keltor wrote:You (PenGun) also probably drive winter tires year round, and probably sport studded tires during the winter, plus trucks are allowed chains - and your road designs are different to help cut down on ice sheeting. I've driven pretty much all over and can say that I'm not a big fan of snow anywhere where they get a lot of flooding, because a little bit of snow becomes a gigantic sheet of ice.
chuckula wrote:Don't exaggerate the situation!
It was more like 2" of snow that did it.
Neutronbeam wrote:And BTW--after Denver, Atlanta is the second-highest city above sea level. It is built on a ridge and the entire city is hills. When it ices you have to stay put.
Rectal Prolapse wrote:Chains are illegal except on logging roads, and studded tires are illegal in most provinces except maybe parts of Quebec and Ontario (maybe Manitoba?) and of course the northern provinces closer to the arctic circle.
Cars sold here come with all-season tires. That's it.
Arvald wrote:Quebec has a winter tire law that makes them mandatory for Quebec registered cars.
cynan wrote:The Seven Day Forecast. When Canadian winters drag on, government meteorologists go above and beyond to look out for their fellow Canadian's mental health.
The Egg wrote:Lately, whenever I hear a weather report I want to kick someone in the nuts. Lets take these weather reporters to Siberia or the Yukon so they can see a real blizzard.
Captain Ned wrote:The Egg wrote:Lately, whenever I hear a weather report I want to kick someone in the nuts. Lets take these weather reporters to Siberia or the Yukon so they can see a real blizzard.
Blame it on The Weather Channel and its need to drive viewership by "naming" winter storms. Back when I was a kid in the late 1960s one would wake up, notice a fresh foot or so of snow out the window, and comment that it snowed a bit last night. Nowadays the threat of a foot has supermarkets looking like war zones.
Linus Torvalds wrote:You people on the East coast think you have it bad, with snow-storms and whatever.
That's nothing. My coffee maker broke, and calling the service hotline says "we're not open today due to inclement weather".
You guys get a little snow, and suddenly civilization breaks down.
My coffee maker is broken and nobody is answering the phone.
And CNN just keeps talking about snow. What about my coffee? Priorities, people, priorities.
What am I going to do without my coffee maker? I'm going to sit here in a corner, crying, that's what.
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