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Old 01-29-2014, 8:30 AM
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Default The BIG ice of 2014

Here in Cobb county, the last 24 hours have been unimaginable radio traffic wise. The BOE UHF has also been buzzing with buses STILL stuck on the road. I have not monitored any other agencies because there is so much going on around here.

How are the rest of you holding up?
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:25 PM
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Got about 2" in north Gwinnett. Lots to monitor with Forsyth, Gwinnett, and Hall. The DNR repeater, 159.6/NAC 151 was busy with DNR officers helping in Hall and Forsyth.
My street has melted and is drying. USPS made it yesterday before the snow really got going, and today.
Listening to Hall Event TG's, and they are still busy helping stranded motorists.
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:42 PM
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The "big ice"??? I think you're referring to W.S. Leon?

The mail was delivered today. The roads a passable but there are icy patches on the roads in the shade.
The MOG was supposed to open at 1pm but that was set back yet again. The school buses were the most interesting IMO. Then again my county has made their radio traffic secret.
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Was delivering a wrecked car to travelers and had to head back to the shop and was stuck in traffic with a tow truck and loaded with a wrecked car...lets just say it was a experience for me driving a 6 speed..alot of clutch time..but got to hawkins store and they shut canton rd down so I had to ditch the truck in a parking alot and walk the rest of the way...and had to go home last night with my boss...then this morning we went and got the truck out and drove to the shop the rest of the way to the shop...but it still gel out there and will be all freezing over again tonight you all be safe out there...

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Old 01-29-2014, 2:37 PM
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in Rockdale we got 1.25-1.5 of snow, roads froze over last night but have cleared out mostly now. have some video of the neighborhood kids playing. just as the snow started to accumulate around 4PM i checked my phone on google maps. and got the attached image of a Metro ATL traffic shot. the blue dot on the bottom right is me

Color Legend:

Green 45+ MPH
Yellow 20-45 MPH
Red 15-20 MPH
Dark Red <15 MPH

Thank god the clouds cleared out and the sun is relieving us of the ice on roads




and just for FYI: this is now: the second capture
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Btw bus was stopped at our shop and off of Blackwell rd..just ditched them for the night...

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Here's my traffic map screen cap.

I don't think I've ever even seen it in that shade with the black with red polka dots.
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Yeah it was pretty bad and I was in the middle of it with a tow truck and wrecked car on my bed...

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^----- William? Is that you? I hope you made it out ok!
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Im fine we made it back to the shop on this ice...it was a experience for me...

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This made the news here in Toronto (right after the Biebs surrendered to Toronto Police), where you think that 2 inches of snow isnt a big deal, but it is, we dont get much snow up here.

But I grew up in Montreal where they do get cold and snow.


Whomever cleans your roads, tell them to purchase road salt. Or sand when it dips below 10f (I doubt you have to worry about that thou). Kitty litter is also effective if you are stuck.

In addition, carry a bag of sand or kitty litter in your trunk. Weight decreases the chance to get stuck.

I dont know if all-season tires are offered. In many places you need winter tires to drive, its the law in Quebec.

Anyways,the weather is moderating and I dont think that you guys will be seeing any snow anytime soon.
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hey rapid, what phone you have? that black-red-black combo is the indicator for <10MPH IIRC. the newer android its just dark red


or... was that a PC cap?
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Whomever cleans your roads, tell them to purchase road salt. )))
Whoever cleans our roads?!

Did you just say whoever cleans... our... roads??!!

If we had anyone cleaning the roads, we wouldn't be in this predicament to begin with. That's the whole reason the city was paralyzed because nobody did that. I am across the street from one of the DOT maintenance yards where they store the sand and salt and they didn't even salt the road their yard is on. I guess they didn't need to since they had no intention of using any.

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Anyways,the weather is moderating and I dont think that you guys will be seeing any snow anytime soon.
Snow is not the problem.
We've still got ice!! As of Friday morning, there are still buses that cannot make their rounds and vehicles slipping and sliding on ice on the roads. I still have ice in front of my house.

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I dont know if all-season tires are offered. In many places you need winter tires to drive, its the law in Quebec.
Good luck getting 6 million people plus hundreds of thousands of out-of-staters just passing through on their way in and out of other states to change their tires for a once in every 3 years event, especially one that everyone seems to forget about after a few weeks pass by.
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hey rapid, what phone you have? that black-red-black combo is the indicator for <10MPH IIRC. the newer android its just dark red


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I was using a laptop.
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Whoever cleans our roads?!

Did you just say whoever cleans... our... roads??!!

If we had anyone cleaning the roads, we wouldn't be in this predicament to begin with. That's the whole reason the city was paralyzed because nobody did that. I am across the street from one of the DOT maintenance yards where they store the sand and salt and they didn't even salt the road their yard is on. I guess they didn't need to since they had no intention of using any.



Snow is not the problem.
We've still got ice!! As of Friday morning, there are still buses that cannot make their rounds and vehicles slipping and sliding on ice on the roads. I still have ice in front of my house.



Good luck getting 6 million people plus hundreds of thousands of out-of-staters just passing through on their way in and out of other states to change their tires for a once in every 3 years event, especially one that everyone seems to forget about after a few weeks pass by.
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