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12-02-2013, 08:32 AM
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My brother and I kiboshed a trip to Calgary tonight to see Pearl Jam so at this point I almost do want it to storm

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12-02-2013, 08:34 AM
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The roads from Spruce to downtown, atleast at 6am, weren't great, but weren't awful.

I took 16A, looks like it's going to be a gongshow today.


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12-02-2013, 08:42 AM
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Hope the roads are ok tomorrow, I have to go to the airport at about 5:00am Tuesday.
I'd also hate for the outgoing flight to be cancelled.

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12-02-2013, 09:06 AM
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So much for doomsday... seems like it already slipped past to the south.
not so fast...probably still get up to 10cm today
not as bad as originally thought, but still sucks

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12-02-2013, 09:22 AM
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12-02-2013, 10:55 AM
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12-02-2013, 11:05 AM
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Roads weren't so bad for my morning commute considering the buildup to this storm. Only took me about 10-15 mins more than usual to get from Ellerslie to the west end.

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12-02-2013, 11:12 AM
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Roads weren't so bad for my morning commute considering the buildup to this storm. Only took me about 10-15 mins more than usual to get from Ellerslie to the west end.
The Black Friday traffic wreaked more havoc on drive times Friday, and this weekend compared to anything this *storm* tossed up.

lol that all the emergency crews were working OT all night for this thing blading mostly dry roads.

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12-02-2013, 11:19 AM
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Better they give us the heads up and be wrong then say nothing and be stuck on some Godforsaken roadside in the middle of whoknowswhatnow.
It's Alberta you should be prepared regardless in the winter. I'm getting sick of these winter watches or warnings already. Sure if it's -30 and a foot of snow is coming give us a warning. But they are giving warnings for -10 and 5-10cm of snow. You can't handle that you might as well move now.

Get up 30minutes to an hour early in the winter. Have a winter storm pack if you get stranded and you'll be okay.

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12-02-2013, 11:23 AM
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Better they give us the heads up and be wrong then say nothing and be stuck on some Godforsaken roadside in the middle of whoknowswhatnow.
I'd rather that meteorology becomes better science than "looking out the window"

yet another cluster**** forecast that was totally off cost the city maximum crews out all night last night paid OT for something that didn't come and that could have been dealt with with typical crew. Every bit of road clearing equipment and contractors were out last night while we slept. They probably slept as well, but got paid OT.

Watch next time a real storm comes up and theres nothing done because of too many cried wolf storm scenarios.

Get down now!!!

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12-02-2013, 11:30 AM
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Buses didn't run today in Drayton Valley, Rocky Mountain House and area. I have 4 kids between 2 classes today.

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12-02-2013, 11:31 AM
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Weather isn't nearly as bad as I'd been led to believe but it still isn't a fun day to work outdoors or be on the roads.

I expect traffic to get worse during the day now that the snow has started somewhat.

I'm always disappointed when a storm doesn't live up to expectations even though it's probably a good thing.

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12-02-2013, 11:37 AM
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The Black Friday traffic wreaked more havoc on drive times Friday, and this weekend compared to anything this *storm* tossed up.

lol that all the emergency crews were working OT all night for this thing blading mostly dry roads.
Well taxpayer money has got to go somewhere right?

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12-02-2013, 11:51 AM
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Coming down steady and hard now. Gonna be a nasty drive home in rush hour.

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12-02-2013, 12:29 PM
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Really? I see the precipitation radar and it says that we could get hit with something in a matter of minutes.
Many areas that were forecasted just south Edmonton were expected to get as much as 25 centimeters by Monday afternoon.As of 11:28 am,some places have only reported as much as 5 centimeters.



Major botch.

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12-02-2013, 04:44 PM
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Public Service Announcement: If your car can't go over 20km/h in this ****, stay home please.

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12-02-2013, 04:53 PM
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Henday is a disaster.

Never seen this many cars in the ditches.

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12-02-2013, 04:56 PM
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Public Service Announcement: If your car can't go over 20km/h in this ****, stay home please.
On the flip side:

Public Service Announcement: Not all vehicles are 4x4. Have some patience.

Both the slow and the fast are real hazards on these roads.

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12-02-2013, 05:11 PM
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On the flip side:

Public Service Announcement: Not all vehicles are 4x4. Have some patience.

Both the slow and the fast are real hazards on these roads.
Oh most definitely, but if theres no one in front of you for 400m on a straight road, it's probably safe to do at least half the speed limit.

If you leave that extra time to start and stop, the space in between really isn't that dangerous.

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12-02-2013, 05:18 PM
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Oh most definitely, but if theres no one in front of you for 400m on a straight road, it's probably safe to do at least half the speed limit.

If you leave that extra time to start and stop, the space in between really isn't that dangerous.
With you there.

I'm always hesitant to criticize someone for driving cautiously but some people do go over board with it.

At some point you're just making things even worse by driving so slow.

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12-02-2013, 05:19 PM
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Glad I booked it back home from Calgary late last night. It was still pretty bad (saw 16 separate ditch incidents), but today would be even more of a gongshow.

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12-02-2013, 05:33 PM
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It's actually a really bad storm out there right now. My apartment is facing south on Jasper avenue and I can't see the other side of the river.

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12-02-2013, 05:35 PM
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I have never seen the Henday this bad

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12-02-2013, 05:47 PM
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I have never seen the Henday this bad
Let me guess, horribly icy on all the sections with the longitudinally tined concrete?

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12-02-2013, 06:01 PM
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It's Alberta you should be prepared regardless in the winter. I'm getting sick of these winter watches or warnings already. Sure if it's -30 and a foot of snow is coming give us a warning. But they are giving warnings for -10 and 5-10cm of snow. You can't handle that you might as well move now.

Get up 30minutes to an hour early in the winter. Have a winter storm pack if you get stranded and you'll be okay.
I hear that.

I have lived in Alberia a long time and am usually ready for winter driving even before the first flake flies.

Hell I keep a hakapik in the trunk just in case one of those baby seals come through the ice on the QE II.

I pwn that ****.

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