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CHEESE2009
02-03-2011, 02:27 AM
You wanna come and dig me out of the snow? LOL


(yesterday Night) First pass, looks perfect - I go to bed... Customers didn't even get a chance to see my work, it started snowing right as I hit the pillow.

(Today) Get up, do my local homes.... I then travel to the distant customers...
The plowed banks are up to my waist and solid. Past the banks, the snow is up to my knees...

I am armed with a shovel, snowblower is too big to fit in the truck...
It's been snowing for longer than 24 hours straight.


What happened? Nothing, I left the job (parking lot)... Gonna get some rest, tomorrow is going to be brutal............................................ ............ lol



NEWS:


MONTREAL — Amid a heavy blanket of snow and strong winds, motorists and their passengers in some 100 vehicles were stranded Wednesday on a South Shore highway for a gruelling eight hours.

They were immobilized behind or among a chain-reaction smash-up involving a total of 70 other vehicles – from 10:45 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., Constable Daniel Thibeaudeau of the Sûreté du Québec said.

It was the worst of the weather-caused chaos in the region.

As dark fell and the evening rush hour began, however, that remarkable tie-up proved just a small piece of widespread traffic havoc police suggested had been augmented by inappropriate speed in perilous conditions.

About 30 tractor-trailer units and an empty school bus were among the vehicles damaged or disabled, Thibeaudeau said of the spectacular morning smash-up – along 1.5 kilometres of eastbound Highway 20 near Ste. Julie, close to the exit to Highway 30.

He reported three injuries, none serious.

With winds gusting to a forecast 60 kilometres an hour, and 16 centimetres of snow recorded after the snowstorm began in earnest about 6:30 a.m., Environment Canada at 3:30 p.m. extended a winter storm warning.

The storm alert was originally issued shortly before 11 a.m.

The latest outlook called for “5 to 10 centimetres of additional snow with zero visibility in blowing snow, until tonight.”

Another pileup accident, this one about 9:50 a.m. along Highway 10 near St. Jean sur Richelieu, also south of the city, was of a much smaller scale.

It involved 10 vehicles and sent at least one person to hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

North of Montreal, along Highway 640, 30 vehicles slammed into each other near Mascouche just before 11 a.m., in conditions of near-zero visibility.

One serious injury was reported, along with three minor injuries.

Dozens of smaller accidents were also reported on highways and roadways in Montreal and surrounding regions.

The toll triggered a reminder from police that motorists should slow down and exercise extreme caution as they ventured out.

Anyone who can avoid driving should do so, police advised.

Steve
02-03-2011, 05:43 AM
http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/11656623/2/istockphoto_11656623-buried-in-snow.jpg

Hedgemaster
02-03-2011, 12:03 PM
Seems like everyone has snow but me.

I'm in Pittsburgh, and so all the local news people are in Dallas reporting for the Superbowl - there's more freaking snow in Dallas than there is HERE.

We got nothing to speak of. Rain melted the snow mostly, then left a layer of ice and then we got a dusting of snow.

No money being made HERE.

Growing Green
02-03-2011, 12:27 PM
We supposed to get up to an inch of snow tonight up in Austin. I'm a HUGE snow lover, since we don't get much or any down here, and we are going out of town tonight to go visit family. They live 3 hours south and are not expecting any snow. Of course, we finally are going to get some and I'm going out of town. Argh!

Matt

picframer
02-03-2011, 07:52 PM
When you are finished with him send him my way, I started plowing yesterday morning at 7 a.m., I just finished 30 min ago, beat tired, 55 cm of snow (anout 23 inches), made over seven hundred just pulling people out of the ditch and four wheel drive trucks that got stuck, these tractors are almost impossible to get stuck, but I am running pick chains as it's all ice underneath.

I have a pile of emails on my blackberry from people I don't know wantig to be plowed but as soon as I finish eating it's bed.

CHEESE2009
02-03-2011, 10:08 PM
It's official, I'm dead and my ghost is typing this. The pain I have is unbearable! LOL




I forgot to mention that yesterday I almost lost my truck.
Explanation:

I was driving home, and I saw what looked like a possible accident... Nope, a guy jumps in front of my truck causing me to break hard.

I get out and see that his plow had ripped off a manhole cover. If I drove one more foot forward, my left tire would have been under the road!!!!!!!!

That would be an interesting news story....
"Man dies from driving into a sewer" lol







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Today was brutal, got 2hrs sleep from yesterday because for me it's hard to go to sleep when I'm stressed or overworked :( I feel like I was hit by two trains, one yesterday and one today. I wanna go to bed now, but I need some "me time" lol... I hate life sometimes hahaha.

MAKLawnCutter
02-05-2011, 07:38 PM
I was talking to my wife about a week ago about purchasing a small house in the north so i could make money during the winter, lol. Live in FL for 9 months, live in the north for 3 months. Year round money, Long Summers, short Falls. I would never REALLY have a day off tho, she is already hating the spring, i havent had a day off in two weeks lol. If im not working, im designing something for someone.

Matt

Hedgemaster
02-05-2011, 10:43 PM
I was talking to my wife about a week ago about purchasing a small house in the north so i could make money during the winter, lol. Live in FL for 9 months, live in the north for 3 months. Year round money, Long Summers, short Falls. I would never REALLY have a day off tho, she is already hating the spring, i havent had a day off in two weeks lol. If im not working, im designing something for someone.

Matt


Better get a motorhome so you can go where the snow is.

I'm "north", and we've got nuthin'

If I could shovel rain, I'd be rolling in money right now.

CHEESE2009
02-06-2011, 07:28 AM
DAMN! LOL, I hate winter.

Shoveled from 10PM till 7:30AM..........

Why does snow hate my city so much :(



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I used my truck to push another vehicle out of a mound of snow, which was pretty fun....... Then I saw two cop cars totaled, they smacked each other lol.... Makes you wonder what happened. The cops were both female, just saying. They were very nice. .................................................. .

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I got an extra $20.00 to make a path into the backyard of a customers property... I raped the snow so hard with my shovel and the money was well worth it... lmao

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My walkway is a disaster, I just left it as mother nature intended. Stupid snow...

Steve
02-06-2011, 09:13 AM
I used my truck to push another vehicle out of a mound of snow, which was pretty fun....... Then I saw two cop cars totaled, they smacked each other lol.... Makes you wonder what happened. The cops were both female, just saying. They were very nice.

Scott, you didn't stop and offer them a ride back to the station? ;)

http://image.linkinn.com/userfile/pictures_0907/Image/Hot_Cop_babes_2.jpg

CHEESE2009
02-06-2011, 07:28 PM
Scott, you didn't stop and offer them a ride back to the station? ;)

http://image.linkinn.com/userfile/pictures_0907/Image/Hot_Cop_babes_2.jpg


LOL. I asked if they needed help.

One lady said, "No no, it's ok were just trying to get it up the hill right now"

If "it" was going up the hill... it was facing the wrong direction... lol

If I helped them, they'd probably give me a ticket after a few miles of driving for something random. Maybe I got lucky by them not saying "ok, help us"


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cops should drive trucks in bad winter conditions.... seriously.... anyone else agree?

Steve
02-07-2011, 08:49 AM
cops should drive trucks in bad winter conditions.... seriously.... anyone else agree?

In my area, they wait up on hills and do radar. If you are going to fast, they send the youngest member of the force down on a sled to chase after you.

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/8MEiEWUbpKk/0.jpg