SNOW AND MORE SNOW!!!

Re: SNOW AND MORE SNOW!!!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:14 pm

There,now that's the spirit ;) --just an inch or so up here so far--as always--time will tell :)
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Re: SNOW AND MORE SNOW!!!

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:06 pm

Well, I was privledged enough to be out driving all through the night in that mess... Started here at home in Harleysville, Pa. at 7:00PM last night leaving in my 09' Peterbilt daycab tractor, bobtailed down to Cape May, NJ. where I hitched up to my wagon... Pulled my wagon (mobile P.E.T./C.T. medical imaging coach, 53' long, 102" wide, 13' 6" tall and 58,000#) from there up the coast on the Garden State Parkway over to the N.J. TPK exit 13 tothe Elizabeth, NJ.... Arrived at my stop, backed it into place and was told not to set it up unless a full width ambulance would be able to drive past the coach without any issues... Well, that wasn't gonna happen, they didn't clear enough snow out of the path to accomodate the coach and an ambulance at the same time!!! So, here comes the plowman, in his new Jeep Wrangler with about a 5' blade on it and tried to move the snow outta there... Not gonna happen!!! So, about 3 hours later after countless phone calls to the boss and others I was told to get it outta there, can't leave it... No big deal right??? Yeah, right!!!! Ya see, whenever it rains or snows or anything 'wet' the speedometer stops working on my tractor and so does the odometer as a result, well thats what happened, no speedo at all then while traveling up the G.S.P. en-route to Elizabeth the 'DPF regeneration required' indicator light came on, had no choice but to keep running the truck, no where to pull over, shoulders untouched, so once I arrived at Elizabeth I attempted to initiate 'regeneration', won't work, won't regenerate... The trouble there is that eventually the engine will shut off at random and not restart if regeneration is not done in time... So now I have nowhere to go with the trailer (company home base is in Ohio, not going there) and even if I did I can't regenerate so if the thing decides it wants to shut down again I'll be a sitting duck with no place to chuck it off the shoulder of the road!!! Finally got the DPF to regenerate and was directed to start heading toward Phila, Pa... Got about 1/2 hr. from Philly and the bossman says I'm gonna need to kill some time, they aren't ready for me there for a few more hours... So took the trailer to Conshohocken, Pa. and had a D.O.T. inspection performed, then headed down to N.E. Philly, set up the coach there and bobtailed back home to Harleysville... Got home here at 2:15 PM this afternoon!!! Yikes :shock:

No more snow please!!!

Murdoc
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Re: SNOW AND MORE SNOW!!!

PostBy: tsb On: Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:49 pm

I think were heading into a period here in eastern pa where
if it's snowing it must be Wednesday. We had one of these a few
years ago. Every seven days we got snow. Looks like it's setting up
do do it again.
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Re: SNOW AND MORE SNOW!!!

PostBy: Cap On: Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:51 pm

Sounds like Adam got himself a nice tour of the Delaware Valley plus some. Glad you made it home without a breakdown.
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Re: SNOW AND MORE SNOW!!!

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:51 pm

So... we folks south of the Potomac River finally got some snow; 7 inches of heavy wet snow which brought down huge amounts of trees and power lines with it. We had a small branch come down on the roof but it did no damage. DK had to go up on the roof in the middle of the storm because it was on the skylight. Thank heavens there was no wind with this storm. We have been without power since Tuesday evening. Now it comes and goes. There are still 400,000 in the Mid Atlantic region still without power; no school again tomorrow. The showers at the Rec Center are packed. I'm thankful they had power. ;)

They say that yesterday was the worst commute ever for the DC area. A normal commute of one hour turned in to 12 hours. People were abandoning cars in the middle of the street because they couldn't tell where the shoulders were. I heard the County towed something like 400 cars overnight. I saw one car, half on/half off the parkway which had been buried by the plows so when the next plow came by to finish the job he crashed right into the back of the car. The car was pretty much totaled.

Our family emergency planning worked well and we had everything we needed to hunker down without making a last minute trip to the store. The oil lamps I recently brought worked well and we at least had a light source in every room. Unfortunately, my computer got fried when the transformer blew. Yes, I had a surge suppressor but it didn't save it. My computer is the oldest in the house and I was able to restore it to factory standards. From there I will see if I can restore the rest of my files. I don't know how long that will take, if ever. It is what it is, I have some back up on a pocket drive but I don't how much is there. I'm starting from scratch.

The Harman didn't miss a beat! We were warm and cozy even without the distribution fan on. I can safely say this is the best money I've ever spent.

I hope everyone else is making out ok as the storm reaches you. Take care and keep warm, Lisa
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Re: SNOW AND MORE SNOW!!!

PostBy: ceccil On: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:24 pm

Holy cow Fred, I'm not to far SW and we seem to be getting missed by everything this year. I think we have about 6" on the ground now. I think we may have about 10" total for the season so far. We also seem to be in the dead zone for lake effect this year also. Not that we get a lot from the lakes as it is, but I think we have got less than usual.
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Re: SNOW AND MORE SNOW!!!

PostBy: Bear038 On: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:56 pm

I see the old ritual did not return to central PA this year. It used to be that you knew what week the big snow was going to hit central PA because the farm show would be going on in Harrisburg. Well, the show was either early ( it was the 8th thru the 15th) or the storm was late.
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Re: SNOW AND MORE SNOW!!!

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:09 pm

[quote="Cap"]Sounds like Adam got himself a nice tour of the Delaware Valley plus some.

yeah Cap a bunch of years ago when I started this gig it used to be 'nice'!!! Been doing the same exact routes 6 nights a week for many years now, kinda got old a long while back!!! But, I do still enjoy the scenery along the Delaware Water Gap when hauling from N. Jersey to E. Stroudsburg then back again to N. Jersey... I always spot something new when going through that area, never gets old... Also glad that they repaved most of Rt. 33 North of Wind Gap there... That used to brutal when bobtail like I am so often...
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Re: SNOW AND MORE SNOW!!!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:26 pm

Gotta love "regeneration" -- another fine government brainstorm straight from the EPA. :mad: Who cares if your life is in danger -- we have to save the planet! :mad3: What a friggin' joke.


I haven't seen this much snow in over 10 years. This is the way I remember winters when I was a kid in the 70's. As the years went by, the snow got less & less. We've certainly made up for lost time this season!! I've got at least 3 feet sitting in the yard, and pathways with at least 6' along the sides. 8' tall piles plowed up all over the place too. Haven't seen any of the neighborhood cats around -- they can't move! :lol:

Last night dumped about a foot, on top of the 4" we got the night before. I guess that little 4" blast caused the city of Worcester to lock down again. Complete & total chaos. Every road gridlocked solid. No way out!! :fear: I have nightmares about being trapped in that hellhole!
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Re: SNOW AND MORE SNOW!!!

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:19 am

Not that much snow on The Cape but wet and heavy...
Went to P'town for a job...
On the way past the old sand pit on the Truro/P'town line...
AKA the big ass walking sand dunes...
http://gonewengland.about.com/library/bldunetour6.htm
I see from a distance Kite Boarding Sails...
The ocean is kinda far from there...
And it was not the kind of weather that you wanted to be on the water...
WTF is going on...
Snowkiting...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowkiting
There were four snowboarders ripin' the dunes...
The wind and snowpack was perfect for this adventure...
They had been there all day...
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Re: SNOW AND MORE SNOW!!!

PostBy: Paulie On: Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:05 am

We got 15" of medium weight snow here a little south of Boston. Just one more in a series of big snows, have and easy 3ft + on the ground. This kind of snow is not unheard of here, similar winter 04-05. What is unusual is the temps, consistently cold,
no melting! I move snow for a living, so no heart ache for me. Starting Sunday, we are going out with a small loader to push back
snow banks for 130 customers. There is just no place left to push it if more comes-and it will. Winter is only half over! :o
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Re: SNOW AND MORE SNOW!!!

PostBy: paulfun On: Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:02 am

robb wrote:got 12 inches here in Southern Lanc at the house....supposed to get an additional snow Friday and Saturday....they are watching another storm that could be big for Tuesday and weds!!!! Just bought a big Toro Snowblower.......can do whatever it wants now HA HA!!


I,m with you ! I picked this up just after winter last year so I dont have to worry about being snow bound out here!
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Re: SNOW AND MORE SNOW!!!

PostBy: Bear038 On: Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:04 am

[quote="SMITTY"]Gotta love "regeneration" -- another fine government brainstorm straight from the EPA. :mad: Who cares if your life is in danger -- we have to save the planet! :mad3: What a friggin' joke.

This is exactly why I own OLDER diesels. My truck is a 94 dodge with the 12 valve and mechanical pump. All my farm tractors or 60's and 70's with mechanical pumps. God bless simplicity!

Years ago Mass. used to have large heaters to go into the rotaries. They would find a storm drain, park the heater over it in the back of the dump truck that was hauling it. They ran on large amounts of propane. Then loaders would dump the snow in, and the water would come flowing out. Baltimore rented some last year during the Feb. snowmageden to try and clear up the down town area.
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Re: SNOW AND MORE SNOW!!!

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:20 pm

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Re: SNOW AND MORE SNOW!!!

PostBy: offcoursey On: Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:00 am

I'm hearing more snow on the way for us around philly on Tuesday/Wednesday!
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