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11-08-2012, 10:34 AM
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Wimps. Get out there with your shovel, this is Edmonton. It's who we are.

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11-08-2012, 10:43 AM
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Wimps. Get out there with your shovel, this is Edmonton. It's who we are.
pfffft

Morning glory..

I was at this **** with shovel and dynamite twice yesterday and clearing off half a block.

Then, still not tired, I walked to the store uphill both ways. Remembering to kick this punk wannabe snowfall around.

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11-08-2012, 10:45 AM
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Yeah I didnt find it too bad the past couple days but that might just be where I'm at. The east end of town wasnt too bad except for 50th street headed south and I avoided it and took 75th which only added about 10 minutes to my commute time. I've had worse in the summer when I get caught by the trains.

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11-08-2012, 11:57 AM
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Has anyone been out on the highways at all today? My sister is supposed to come up to our place today, just trying to find out if she should come or not. She usually comes up 21 from east of Red Deer.

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11-08-2012, 12:02 PM
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Today was A LOT better. Only 50 minutes and not 2.5 hours.

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11-08-2012, 12:09 PM
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Has anyone been out on the highways at all today? My sister is supposed to come up to our place today, just trying to find out if she should come or not. She usually comes up 21 from east of Red Deer.
Dont know but AMA is your friend.

http://www.ama.ab.ca/road-reports/central

Looks like west of Highway 2 is better than east and there's a bad stretch on Hwy 2 near Lacombe.

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11-08-2012, 12:17 PM
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Dont know but AMA is your friend.

http://www.ama.ab.ca/road-reports/central

Looks like west of Highway 2 is better than east and there's a bad stretch on Hwy 2 near Lacombe.
Well, it is your friend when it's updated recently. But most of the reports on there are from 4 am for where she travels.

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11-08-2012, 12:29 PM
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Well, it is your friend when it's updated recently. But most of the reports on there are from 4 am for where she travels.
Fair enough, you can expect they've sanded and probably done some grading since 4am so if it isnt snowing they wont be any worse than what is listed there and possibly a fair bit better. If it's snowing in the Red Deer area then all bets are off.

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11-08-2012, 12:42 PM
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This winter has not rattled me yet.
Maybe because the gf shoveled the snow when she got home before me last night lol

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11-08-2012, 01:28 PM
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I was on 21 today and it was pretty icy with several cars in the ditch. It wasn't like yesterday but I still wouldn't drive on it if I didn't have to.

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11-08-2012, 01:37 PM
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I was on 21 today and it was pretty icy with several cars in the ditch. It wasn't like yesterday but I still wouldn't drive on it if I didn't have to.
Thanks!

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11-08-2012, 01:38 PM
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Going down 112th ave today was pretty sketchy. The guy in front of me definitely didn't have any idea how to drive on ice, and accidentally swerved into the oncoming lane twice (while going 20). Guy's damn lucky nobody was there both times.

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11-08-2012, 01:40 PM
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how were the roads going up the hills to downtown?

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11-08-2012, 01:57 PM
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This winter has not rattled me yet.
Maybe because the gf shoveled the snow when she got home before me last night lol
So the key is to come home late

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11-08-2012, 02:03 PM
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This winter has not rattled me yet.
Maybe because the gf shoveled the snow when she got home before me last night lol
Like a boss.

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11-08-2012, 02:33 PM
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So the key is to come home late
Well we only have one car, she usually picks me up after she is done, but she went straight home because she didn't want to go through downtown.

So I had to bus home.

But it was worth it. Cause she bought me DQ as well.

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11-08-2012, 03:04 PM
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Well we only have one car, she usually picks me up after she is done, but she went straight home because she didn't want to go through downtown.

So I had to bus home.

But it was worth it. Cause she bought me DQ as well.
Dude, teach me

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11-08-2012, 06:59 PM
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This winter has not rattled me yet.
Maybe because the gf shoveled the snow when she got home before me last night lol

One more reason to stay at the bar with your buddies till closing time!

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11-08-2012, 10:31 PM
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This winter has not rattled me yet.
Maybe because the gf shoveled the snow when she got home before me last night lol
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11-08-2012, 10:49 PM
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Someone kindly talk me into buying a snowblower. Please.

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11-08-2012, 11:13 PM
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Get a snowblower! Think of the long term back troubles!

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11-08-2012, 11:32 PM
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Definitely wouldn't be going up highway 21 unless absolutely positively necessary... Road is always a gongshow... cars in the ditch, jackknifed big rigs, multiple accidents and usually a couple fatalities every year on it... If I'm not mistaken I think the one fatality that occurred after yesterday's dump took place on 21.

And even if it wasn't there were still plenty of accidents, they shut it down if I'm not mistaken, at least going to Fort Sask. I remember driving on it once or twice last year after snowfalls and bitter cold days (even though there weren't that many)... some of the scariest drives of my life, sheer ice. Don't know why it would be much different coming from the south east.

I had some family members and friends supposed to come up for the weekend from Calgary and just told them next week.


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11-08-2012, 11:36 PM
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Someone kindly talk me into buying a snowblower. Please.
Think of all the money you can make going up & down the street clearing neighbours walks

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11-08-2012, 11:41 PM
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Call me crazy but I love this weather. It makes people come together and slows things down. So much fluffy white everywhere. I enjoy shovelling snow too. I don't know what the hells wrong with me, lol. The only thing I dislike is the driving but even then I'm just leaving early and blasting my music, groovin in the car, lol. I'm weird I guess.

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11-08-2012, 11:56 PM
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Definitely wouldn't be going up highway 21 unless absolutely positively necessary... Road is always a gongshow... cars in the ditch, jackknifed big rigs, multiple accidents and usually a couple fatalities every year on it... If I'm not mistaken I think the one fatality that occurred after yesterday's dump took place on 21.

And even if it wasn't there were still plenty of accidents, they shut it down if I'm not mistaken, at least going to Fort Sask. I remember driving on it once or twice last year after snowfalls and bitter cold days (even though there weren't that many)... some of the scariest drives of my life, sheer ice. Don't know why it would be much different coming from the south east.

I had some family members and friends supposed to come up for the weekend from Calgary and just told them next week.
A few reasons this highway is so bad.

1)Its busy and whatever snowpack is on it gets polished into fine ice.

2)The highway elevation is low meaning that whatever snow is on the sides is swept onto the road continuously by the wind meaning that its constantly adding more snow to be polished into glare ice.

3)It runs North-South and exactly perpendicular to prevailing winds.

Its basically a farmer design highway that was never meant to be handling this kind of traffic. They need to dig ditches or elevate the highway or something to prevent the wind drift.

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