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Here in central NC, it has been nice. A few highs of 70-72, mostly 60s, a few 50s, dogwood trees in town been in bloom for weeks, mine have a lot of shade so not yet. I get ready to go to town today, decided to check the weather first. Snow, 100%, stopping in the evening, with 1-3 inches predicted. Hmm, just rain, so went to the town, first stop post office. Then someone said it was snowing, and it was, huge soft flakes. Go out, roads starting to get slick already. OK, get a sandwich, go home, forget my other errands. By the time I got my sandwich the roads were almost like glare ice. I was going slow before I got to the loop road I live on, even pumping the brakes gently, and started braking long before I got there, still thought I would slide past the road. Then crawling, again gently tapping the brakes, still thought I was going to go past my drive. Winter is once again upon me. When I got my sandwich, I could see traffic on the main road, a 4 lane highway, just zipping along, just like it was a sunny day. Gonna be a lot of accidents I'm thinking. Just hope my sons and grand-daughter make it home OK. Don't recall ever having seen roads slick up so fast.
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Here in Maine, we're bracing for another 12-18 inches of that crap. This is the third big storm inside of a month...the last one was last Wednesday night, and that one dumped about 16 inches here. Of course, we are a tad more used to it than you guys down there, but it's still not a lot of fun.
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Beautiful today (currently sunny and 54F); tomorrow, not so much...
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Here in central NC, it has been nice. A few highs of 70-72, mostly 60s, a few 50s, dogwood trees in town been in bloom for weeks, mine have a lot of shade so not yet. I get ready to go to town today, decided to check the weather first. Snow, 100%, stopping in the evening, with 1-3 inches predicted. Hmm, just rain, so went to the town, first stop post office. Then someone said it was snowing, and it was, huge soft flakes. Go out, roads starting to get slick already. OK, get a sandwich, go home, forget my other errands. By the time I got my sandwich the roads were almost like glare ice. I was going slow before I got to the loop road I live on, even pumping the brakes gently, and started braking long before I got there, still thought I would slide past the road. Then crawling, again gently tapping the brakes, still thought I was going to go past my drive. Winter is once again upon me. When I got my sandwich, I could see traffic on the main road, a 4 lane highway, just zipping along, just like it was a sunny day. Gonna be a lot of accidents I'm thinking. Just hope my sons and grand-daughter make it home OK. Don't recall ever having seen roads slick up so fast.
WOW! Time to break out the Prepper stuff you have been hoarding for just such a time when travel is all but impossible!

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Here in Maine, we're bracing for another 12-18 inches of that crap. This is the third big storm inside of a month...the last one was last Wednesday night, and that one dumped about 16 inches here. Of course, we are a tad more used to it than you guys down there, but it's still not a lot of fun.
Been there, done that. I grew up in Michigan, we regularly got winters like that, usually here our last snow of the years is in Feb. So I don't worry so much about driving, it's the guys who are not used to driving in it, or are just flat out idiots, that make me get off the road. The roads got really slick, really fast. Even in Michigan, I've seen people, who should have known better from living there, lock their brakes and slide, and slide, and slide, and too often eventually wind up hitting someone. If you don't tap, tap, tap, the brakes, gently, you usually wind up SOL.
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WOW! Time to break out the Prepper stuff you have been hoarding for just such a time when travel is all but impossible!

Spam, peanut butter, and little Vienna sausages.
I'm all set. Got a .22 rifle, ammo, and squirrels in the front yard. Laid in a supply of coffee the other day, so good to go.

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Here in Maine, we're bracing for another 12-18 inches of that crap. This is the third big storm inside of a month...the last one was last Wednesday night, and that one dumped about 16 inches here. Of course, we are a tad more used to it than you guys down there, but it's still not a lot of fun.
18s yet to come? Id be choked . Its finally nice here in BC , drop dead gorgeous in fact

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Been there, done that. I grew up in Michigan, we regularly got winters like that, usually here our last snow of the years is in Feb. So I don't worry so much about driving, it's the guys who are not used to driving in it, or are just flat out idiots, that make me get off the road. The roads got really slick, really fast. Even in Michigan, I've seen people, who should have known better from living there, lock their brakes and slide, and slide, and slide, and too often eventually wind up hitting someone. If you don't tap, tap, tap, the brakes, gently, you usually wind up SOL.


If you have antilock braking system ABS you should NOT pump your brakes. The majority of cars produced these days have antilock braking systems so if your not sure check your owners manual.


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If you have antilock braking system ABS you should NOT pump your brakes. The majority of cars produced these days have antilock braking systems so if your not sure check your owners manual.
Regardless of what they say, I have found tapping the brakes, ABS or not, works best on slick roads.

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