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709 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 19 years ago by KikiPeepers

Does your city pretty much shut down when there is any kind of ice or snowfall, or is it just business as usual with snow?

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19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/7/02 - 12:51:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
It would be an ecological disaster of global proportions if Sydney got snow...
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/7/02 - 12:54:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
I have to work no matter what kind of weather we have. The schools are pretty much the only things I can think of that shut down because of bad weather.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/7/02 - 1:09:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
Schools shut down at the first sight of snow, but workers still have to work. It happens so rarely here that people get all hyper about it.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/7/02 - 10:58:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
Here it's so common no one thinks twice about driving in ice or snow. Well I do, I get scared driving in it but no one else here seems to - they'll be going down the interstate at 65mph in the middle of a blizzard :P They don't usually close schools for snow either, they will if there is an ice storm or like a ton of snow overnight they couldn't get cleared in time for the busses. But then again people here will walk around wearing shorts when it's a 'balmy' 40 degrees out :P
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/7/02 - 11:00:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
poor polar bear^^^^^^^ have to watch out for my fellow bears.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/7/02 - 11:04:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
If it snowed like that picture on the left here, It'd be the second coming of Christ.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/7/02 - 11:06:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
oh c'mon. if it snowed like the picture on the LEFT in dallas, it would be like the second coming.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/7/02 - 11:07:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
I know I know! I changed it :P
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/7/02 - 11:08:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
It snows like the picture on the left here every year. NO big deal.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/7/02 - 11:08:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
originally you said the one on the right. we both know better.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/7/02 - 11:10:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yep I did say right at first but I meant left of course. We get ice all the time and people here don't leave their houses when that happens. Its a blessing for people who *can* drive. I only had one weather day in all my 13 years of school here. :P
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/7/02 - 12:18:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
I remember being in North Carolina as a kid, my mom's best friend lives there and we'd visit every few years. The one time I was there when it snowed was absolutely hilarious! It was just some flurries, there was hardly anything on the streets at all and people were rushing grocery stores to buy supplies, and the radio and TV were telling people to stay in their houses. I think they MAYBE got a half inch total, LOL :)
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/7/02 - 12:24:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
In Toledo we always get dumped on so we don't shut down like other sissy cities down South. We keep movin'
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/8/02 - 3:26:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
it really is one of the jokes about moving south, that at the first sign or hint of snow, your presence is immediatly demanded at the local grocery store to stock up like it was a blizzard...we get absolutely paralyzed by a snow..., but we'll go out and make snowmen at midnight if there's enough snow around.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/8/02 - 5:02:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
haha.. well since we get blizzards once ina while, schools shut down so that busses dont have to drive on snow, and lately our superintendant moved down from Buffalo so he could care less about the snow. Othrewise business shut down if its hard to get out and such but no one freaks out about it. Just gets excited since it hasnt snowed a lot in about a year
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/8/02 - 5:09:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
once i was in tucson and it was 75 degrees on the friday after christmas. there was a sign on an overpass that warned drivers that wet roads may be icy. i almost lost it..
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/8/02 - 5:10:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
it's kind of half and half. we get snow often enough, but we get a fair amount of shut-downs, too.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/8/02 - 5:39:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
yeah... and its so silly cuz its not that bad and people go all crazy
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 12/12/02 - 5:58:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hahaha this is a funny question to come upon because today everythign closed down in preparation for a storm, it didn't even start snowing until late enough so school WOULD'VE been done intime, if it wasn't cancelled...which it was
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/2/03 - 8:45:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
we dont get that stuff... it was 70 something degrees on Christmas
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 1/17/03 - 4:02:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
LMAO ... Okay I do feel sorry for all of you in the south that don't get it too often, but stuff like this cracks me up. It sucks someone died in a wreck, that part I'm not making fun of ... but a 15 minute commute turning into 4 hours because people get so freaked out is amazing! The schools let out at 9 a.m. and some kids didn't get home until after 10 p.m. ... THIRTEEN HOURS it took them to get the kids home. I think the problem is more that just the scared drivers - do you all in the south (or should I say y'all?) not have snow plows and salt/sand trucks? Here before snow is even close to starting the salt trucks are out and the snowplows are sitting at the sides of the interstates waiting. That may be part of the problem...
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 1/17/03 - 4:04:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
that = than
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 1/17/03 - 4:05:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
I live in Florida.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 1/17/03 - 4:38:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
We freak out and shut down. Today was such a day, in fact. I easily could have gone to work, but it's not often that I have my choice, so I stayed home. It seemed ridiculous to me when I moved to the South that one inch of snow could paralyze the area, but we get so little snow, there's no sense having a fleet of snow equipment. We just accept the fact that we'll have a couple surprise vacation days. It's kind of like the way Northerners without AC just gut it out for a couple days in the summer.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 1/17/03 - 7:39:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
Those are Canadians Unclelaughie! LOL I'm pretty far north but I could never live without an air conditioner, it still can get to above 100 here easily. I say this as it is 3 right now :P

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