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10-31-2013, 03:41 PM
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For **** sakes

Edit: Good thing he's rarely right.
Come on Jimmi we know the only reason you are mad is because you wanted that snow today so there would be less kids and more candy for you.

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What are you talking about? Its perfectly nice weather outside when it was bumped.
I almost got blown over by the wind today

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10-31-2013, 08:58 PM
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gfs and gem are both going with 25-30cm snow for #yegwx area this weekend. Details tonight on @ctvedmonton
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For the love of god get down now!NOW

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get down now
Josh classen lost some credibility with that statement.

get down now was not warranted that day.

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11-01-2013, 08:08 AM
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Come on Jimmi we know the only reason you are mad is because you wanted that snow today so there would be less kids and more candy for you.
, no problem there sir

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11-16-2013, 12:10 PM
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Dayyyum look at all that snow. Be safe everyone. Hopefully they will be clearing some of this so the main roads arent crap. Stupid me still have my all seasons on.

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11-16-2013, 12:11 PM
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All seasons all I can afford!

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11-16-2013, 12:14 PM
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It's a cavalier. I'm pretty much screwed.

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11-16-2013, 12:28 PM
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Road conditions were worse last night from anywhere from 10pm on. Its better now. Snowpac is actually affording more traction now then the sheet glare ice found everywhere last night.

I'm just on all seasons like I have been my entire life. No fault accidents had for 30yrs.

People seem to be driving sensibly today. There were some real idiots on roads last night. Traffic lights and stop signs mean nothing to some drivers.

Just a reminder to all three things that are harder in these conditions. Stopping, starting, turning. For anybody less experienced at driving
if you're not used to these road conditions don't drive.

Also avoid hills, possibly avoid freeways, highways or henday. Typically can get bad under these conditions.

Also, I find this helpful before heading out;

http://edmontontrafficcam.com/

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11-16-2013, 12:30 PM
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Dayyyum look at all that snow. Be safe everyone. Hopefully they will be clearing some of this so the main roads arent crap. Stupid me still have my all seasons on.
Sometimes clearing is the wrong thing to do. There should be no clearing going on right now. It should be sanding or salting. Clearing would only serve to reintroduce the sheets of glare ice underneath all this snow. The snowpac is actually helping a great deal right now.

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11-16-2013, 12:43 PM
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11-16-2013, 12:47 PM
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Sometimes clearing is the wrong thing to do. There should be no clearing going on right now. It should be sanding or salting. Clearing would only serve to reintroduce the sheets of glare ice underneath all this snow. The snowpac is actually helping a great deal right now.
Thats a good point. Are they atleast sanding? I gotta go watch GSP get KO'd tonight

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11-16-2013, 01:09 PM
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Thats a good point. Are they atleast sanding? I gotta go watch GSP get KO'd tonight
Yep, sanding trucks are out there.

Heard reports earlier today of people sliding backwards downhill on 23ave going to riverbend. Thats the one kind of condition I despise. But the trick is to nest on very edge of road where you can find some snow pac traction. People end up sliding backwards when their tires are right in the established, well glossed, tire tracks.

That said if card slide back into you very little you can do. Better not to be there at all. I avoid such locations at all costs and always use different routes. For instance Capilano bridge and Highlevel bridge are always the best crossings. Bellamy hill and Queen Elizabeth hill and the like are always cluster****s in these conditions. You want to avoid severe hills in these conditions.

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11-16-2013, 01:16 PM
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Dayyyum look at all that snow. Be safe everyone. Hopefully they will be clearing some of this so the main roads arent crap. Stupid me still have my all seasons on.
Same here, good luck getting into a tire shop any time soon as well.

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11-16-2013, 01:23 PM
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The genius in me got my winters installed early October.

The idiot in me got me to buy a sports coupe as a daily driver.

lol snow plow!!!!

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11-16-2013, 01:26 PM
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Same here, good luck getting into a tire shop any time soon as well.
Theres an average of less than 10 days a year where the roads are this bad. I love snow days. Fortunately I have a job where I can take em.

The point that gets lost is that last night the driving conditions were treacherous for EVERYONE. Even people with snowtires were slowing down and not having much luck either.



Snow tires more needed for people that have to drive in these conditions or have to drive in out of town regions. For in city driving not really needed. People drove for generations here without any need of snowtires.

Snow tires don't keep you safe here, only driving habits do. Worst thing I was worried about today or last night was somebody rear ending me or running a light. AS a rule I slow down well before a red light and allow drivers behind me to note slow down. Sometimes I even stop farther from light if nobody is around then when someone approaches from rear I gradually approach intersection. I thus allow buffers for myself and drivers behind me. I'm even attentive enough to detect when someone behind is not paying attention to stopping. I only mention this stuff because people read it and good habits are good to spread.

That said if I was living in BC, Quebec, Ontario, Atlantic canada, I would be using snowtires. But in prairie city, not really so needed.

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11-16-2013, 01:26 PM
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Love it, bring it on.

I know I'll be singing a different tune come March but ****it, lol.

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I'm still amazed by the stupidity of some drivers.

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11-16-2013, 01:56 PM
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Theres an average of less than 10 days a year where the roads are this bad. I love snow days. Fortunately I have a job where I can take em.

The point that gets lost is that last night the driving conditions were treacherous for EVERYONE. Even people with snowtires were slowing down and not having much luck either.



Snow tires more needed for people that have to drive in these conditions or have to drive in out of town regions. For in city driving not really needed. People drove for generations here without any need of snowtires.

Snow tires don't keep you safe here, only driving habits do. Worst thing I was worried about today or last night was somebody rear ending me or running a light. AS a rule I slow down well before a red light and allow drivers behind me to note slow down. Sometimes I even stop farther from light if nobody is around then when someone approaches from rear I gradually approach intersection. I thus allow buffers for myself and drivers behind me. I'm even attentive enough to detect when someone behind is not paying attention to stopping. I only mention this stuff because people read it and good habits are good to spread.

That said if I was living in BC, Quebec, Ontario, Atlantic canada, I would be using snowtires. But in prairie city, not really so needed.
Partially true. I've had all seasons and slip and slide even at 30kph yet Winters are fine.

Winter tires help when temps dip below 7deg. Something with the compound [the treads help too].

If you can afford it, I would recommend.

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11-16-2013, 02:09 PM
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Do sandbags for RWD vehicles do anything or not advised?

Got ice tires, but don't know if I should be using sandbags for additional weight.

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11-16-2013, 02:10 PM
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This is as atrocious as I can remember for a while, even driving around Spruce Grove, it's hard to see where it isn't ploughed, be safe everyone.

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11-16-2013, 02:13 PM
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Do sandbags for RWD vehicles do anything or not advised?

Got ice tires, but don't know if I should be using sandbags for additional weight.
It definitely helps. I used to use that method when I had a RWD. Made a noticeable difference and you also have sand in case you happen to get stuck.

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I'm still amazed by the stupidity of some drivers.
It'll never get old, even up here, where its winter 7months of the year, people do stupid stupid things

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