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    Be safe and smart in this weather

    Just heard a story of someone walking 3 miles after going in the ditch today. If you do have problems use your phone to get help and dont leave your car. If you do feel the need to leave you car dont walk by 5 houses in your quest to find help.



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    Re: Be safe and smart in this weather

    3 miles in this weather? Did he live?



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    Re: Be safe and smart in this weather

    Yeah it is really dangerous out there right now. The DOT has pulled the plows and the wind chills are deadly. Stay safe!!



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    Re: Be safe and smart in this weather

    Ya they lived but it was stupid, even dumber not waiting a few extrea mins for us to get there to pull them out.



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    Re: Be safe and smart in this weather

    Wow...that is beyond stupid. It amazes me how many people abandon their cars so fast. Rarely is it necessary.



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    Re: Be safe and smart in this weather

    Quote Originally Posted by M3MEPLEASE View Post
    Wow...that is beyond stupid. It amazes me how many people abandon their cars so fast. Rarely is it necessary.
    Yes they even knew we were on our way to help them.



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    Re: Be safe and smart in this weather

    First of all, I walked six miles. Secondly, I was only wearing boxers (no pants, don't ask why.) Finally, my cell phone battery was dead and I had just finished TPing the five houses and didn't feel like asking them for help.



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    Re: Be safe and smart in this weather

    We drove home today from Chicago. Dumbest decision I've ever been a part of. Even if we really need to get to work on Friday... we need to stay alive even more.

    We were on Highway 20 westbound and the last 15-20 miles before I-35 were nothing but a complete whiteout.. and it was dark. Almost went into the ditch once, but thankfully we didn't get stuck or lose control.

    It's pretty scary driving when you can't see ANY of the lines on the road, not because they are covered with snow, but because of all of the blowing snow in the air!!

    Thankful to have made it and didn't see anyone else in the ditch through that stretch (we weren't the only ones dumb enough to be on the road at that time).



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    Re: Be safe and smart in this weather

    Even us teachers?


    Last edited by Bigguns; 01-08-2010 at 01:37 AM.

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    Re: Be safe and smart in this weather

    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    We drove home today from Chicago. Dumbest decision I've ever been a part of. Even if we really need to get to work on Friday... we need to stay alive even more.

    We were on Highway 20 westbound and the last 15-20 miles before I-35 were nothing but a complete whiteout.. and it was dark. Almost went into the ditch once, but thankfully we didn't get stuck or lose control.

    It's pretty scary driving when you can't see ANY of the lines on the road, not because they are covered with snow, but because of all of the blowing snow in the air!!

    Thankful to have made it and didn't see anyone else in the ditch through that stretch (we weren't the only ones dumb enough to be on the road at that time).
    I always hated those drives. Especially, when somebody attempts to pass you and when they get infront of you, their car kicks up a lot of snow and you can't see anything.


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    Re: Be safe and smart in this weather

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigguns View Post
    Even us teachers?
    We're too busy partying over our day off tomorrow to be safe or smart



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    Re: Be safe and smart in this weather

    Pfft. Ran the snowblower for a couple hours, no problems. Even did the neighbors just to show off the power!

    While this is true, I was layered up about as warm as I can get presently. If you are out, wear ski goggles if you have them. Do not neglect your eyes. And cover your neck up really good.

    Also, after reading this, check your winter emergency bag you keep in your car. If you don't have one, pack one now. Here is what should be in it:

    Winter Emergency Kit

    The Red Cross recommends that every car on the road this winter have a well-stocked emergency supply kit. The kit should contain:
    Battery jumper cables
    First aid kit
    Shovel
    Basic tool kit (pliers, screwdriver, adjustable wrench) and pocket knife
    Sleeping bags or blankets
    Extra winter clothing (caps, socks, mittens, and boots)
    Food supply of high-calorie, non-perishables (canned nuts, candy, nutrition bars)
    Windshield scraper
    Flashlight and transistor radio with extra batteries for each
    Bag of sand
    Bright colored cloth
    Cellular phone, power adapter, extra charged battery

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    This winter safety information was obtained from Ice Pack, a group of public and private agencies in Illinois and Indiana. See their website at icepack.org


    Winter Survival Car List - Pioneer Thinking

    Be smart and be prepared. This weather can indeed be deadly.


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    Re: Be safe and smart in this weather

    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    We drove home today from Chicago. Dumbest decision I've ever been a part of. Even if we really need to get to work on Friday... we need to stay alive even more.

    We were on Highway 20 westbound and the last 15-20 miles before I-35 were nothing but a complete whiteout.. and it was dark. Almost went into the ditch once, but thankfully we didn't get stuck or lose control.

    It's pretty scary driving when you can't see ANY of the lines on the road, not because they are covered with snow, but because of all of the blowing snow in the air!!

    Thankful to have made it and didn't see anyone else in the ditch through that stretch (we weren't the only ones dumb enough to be on the road at that time).

    Thank goodness you did not follow that pickup right on into the ditch...


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