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02-08-2010 10:48 PM #556
02-08-2010 10:52 PM #557
Actually, even in a closed space, new-ish cars have such clean exhaust after the first 30-60 seconds or so that people who try to use them to commit suicide from the exhaust can't quite do it. Once the car warms up, you can run out of gas before you kill yourself. (Of course, if you have some old dirty-running thing, that doesn't apply.)
02-08-2010 10:53 PM #558
- Join Date
- Jul 2006
- Bel Air, MD
I'm never seen anything like this. I'm worried about my roof but there's really not much I can do about it. I'm not going to climb up there and start shoveling snow off of an icy roof.
We have a sunroom and the roof is slanted not flat so I guess that helps. I just can't imagine that they are designed to hold this much weight.
02-08-2010 11:22 PM #559
02-08-2010 11:42 PM #560
18th Street got plowed about 30 minutes ago, so VDOT lived up to its pledge to hit every residential street at least once before the second storm hits...at least in my neighborhood.
02-08-2010 11:43 PM #561
I checked the SSA Emergency Line and I have tomorrow off as well.
If the feds are giving us a day off, things must really be bad.
02-09-2010 12:27 AM #562
That's what Harford County did on our court today with a front-end loader. Fortunately it's our neighbor's yard (not for him, obviously...), but somehow that was the only place along here that the guy did that to despite large amounts of snow in the street.
I guess at least they didn't plow over our driveway...
For the record, I'm about 5' 10"; that pile is at least a foot taller than me.
This is my favorite picture, though. The snow from around my car...
02-09-2010 01:13 AM #563
BTerp, that pile in your neighbor's yard makes the mound imprisoning my car look like an anthill. Good grief. Though I did help my roommate dig her car out today and while climbing around the front of it, I was on a pile tall enough that I was using the top of a handicapped parking sign for support. I remember well in the blizzard of 1996, my mom having to go rescue my then-6-year-old brother when he wound up in a snowbank so high he couldn't get out of it.
02-09-2010 02:00 AM #564
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02-09-2010 08:08 AM #566
02-09-2010 08:11 AM #567
02-09-2010 08:13 AM #568
Mr. Foot is worried that they have lowballed estimates for snowfall in this storm as most prognosticators have done all winter:
With BWI Airport as representative location for Central-Northern Maryland, the team projects ~1.5 liquid x 16:1 snow ratio = 24.0" by midnight Wednesday. We are concerned the ratio fpr areas north and east of BWI may actually end up at 18:1, as we have underpredicted ratios by 2" on 3 previous storms.
02-09-2010 08:16 AM #569
02-09-2010 08:59 AM #570
[QUOTE=The Wedge;2043909]And that they are trying to do it the most economical way possible, they're already way in the red from December. The real culprits right now are the businesses that are opening and with liberal leave in effect. Trying to play it both ways, forcing employees to either use their own leave time or go out on roads they're being told to stay off of...[/QUOTE]
That's how it is for me. And it sucks to use vacation. But, I do feel fortunate that I'm salary and not hourly. It really sucks for people who have to go in or won't get paid at all.