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Sam the Cinema Snob

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« on: February 03, 2022, 12:16:52 PM »
I couldn't find a thread of this so here goes.

We've got icy roads here that probably will stay until sometime tomorrow. Sucks that we always get this icy rain mix at least once a year. We're better equipped after the Texas snow disaster of last year, not nearly as many power outages, but still just bad conditions with drivers who don't know how to handle winter weather.

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Re: Weather
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2022, 01:31:09 PM »
Itís tricky in places that get adverse road conditions infrequently enough and for short enough durations that it doesnít justify investing in a lot of the mitigation tactics. Unfortunately people donít like to hear (and some people canít afford) stay home for two days until it clears up.

Meanwhile after setting a record for latest first snow weíre now above average and each notable snowfall costs my HOA $10K+ for snow clearance. Companies that do it are so short staffed they donít accept new customers which means you canít leave ones underperforming or that feel overpriced (though obviously arenít per the market).

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Re: Weather
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2022, 03:11:45 PM »
I once spent twelve hours driving from Texarkana to Austin in an ice storm (having started the day in Tennessee). It was one of the most exhilarating nights of my life.

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