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Old 01-27-2011, 03:13 PM   #31
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8 inches or so here in Central Maryland. No power for almost 4 hours last night. My source of entertainment after putting the kids to bed was watching the snow plow clear our street. Amazing how tiring it is when it's night and you have no electricity. Your urge to sleep increases tenfold.

Took my Dad over 4 hours to go 15 miles on 270. Then my neighbor took about 9 hours to get from Hyattsville to the south side of Frederick, including a trip northbound on southbound 270. Cars left abandoned on a major highway, people need to have some sense to try and at least get/push the car to the side of the road. I know the gas stations lining 270 made bank yesterday with all the cars having to pull off the highway for gas.
100% agree! I almost hit an abandoned car on 100 this morning. It was right at a curve so as I approached it I thought it was off to the shoulder. Luckily I realized it was actually completely in the left lane and there was no one behind me or else I could have been in big trouble.

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Old 01-27-2011, 03:16 PM   #32
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100% agree! I almost hit an abandoned car on 100 this morning. It was right at a curve so as I approached it I thought it was off to the shoulder. Luckily I realized it was actually completely in the left lane and there was no one behind me or else I could have been in big trouble.

It's days like this when I REALLY regret not becoming a teacher!
Latest news says that there are still abandoned cars in parts of pennsylvania along I70, and Maryland 68 is dealing with abandoned cars as well....crazy
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:18 PM   #33
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There is a abandon Lexus GS outside my development, if no one takes it by Saturday it is mine! LOL!
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:18 PM   #34
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I'm sick of this snow. Right now I'm home in bed with a back pain because of all this shoveling. Ugh, now I know why old people move to Florida.
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:01 PM   #35
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Here is the thing with abandoned cars, how can you move them to the shoulder if the snow is physically too high to drive into?
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:30 PM   #36
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I think getting as far left or right as you can would suffice. From what I understand, people were leaving cars in the center lanes on 270 abandoned with traffic still moving around them. While shoulders might be hard to navigate to, it's better to try and move it out of the way. 8-10 inches, while a good amount of snow, should not leave the shoulders impassible. But then again I wasn't there and it's quite easy for me to play armchair quarterback.
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:00 PM   #37
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Yeah, I think it is bad to leave cars in the center lane. However if you are pimping 13's on your Corolla, I doubt you would be able to move onto the shoulder.
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If you live up 270 chances are you aren't pimping 13's or a corolla.
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Whats the deal with all the stuck cars in 6 to 8 inches of snow? Was there something else going on that was making it tough driving? Snow that deep is actually not that hard to drive in and traction is usually not that bad.
Traffic was stop and go. Most of the cars that got stuck were at a dead stop and then tried to move up hill and could get any momentum or traction. They couldn't back up because it was bumper to bumper.
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It has to do with the rate of snowfall during rush hour. Bad combination.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:50 PM   #41
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Snow, you can drive in. They slushy ass mix of snow/ice/whatever the hell it is with water sure as hell doesn't provide enough traction for going up hills.
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Snow, you can drive in. They slushy ass mix of snow/ice/whatever the hell it is with water sure as hell doesn't provide enough traction for going up hills.
You're exactly right. The temperature was just at or even above freezing, so this wasn't powder that just gets brushed away. Like you said, this was slushy and thick and it just packed in on top of itself.

I drive a Jeep and for the most part last year I was able to drive over the snow to get out of my parking space (unless it was well over a foot, in which case I didn't even try) but when I tried to drive over this yesterday I just spun my wheels. I ended up having to dig a lot more than expected since it was so heavy.
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One other thing, F' Pepco. Lost power at around 9ish during the storm and didn't get it back till 3-4PM Thursday. F' 'em. From Regents Drive southward on Route 1, NO ONE had power.
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