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(WCPO Cincinnati)   Not News: Snow causes 2 accidents. News: Snowfall less than 1/4 of an inch with no accumulation. Fark: In Cincinnati. Total Far-OMFG: 129 cars, 18 commercial trucks... Bonus: Subby's friends were in flipped vehicle, condition OK   (wcpo.com) divider line 139
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2013-01-21 04:45:37 PM  
Which flipped vehicle?

My best friend and her son were in the Jeep that got flip/plowed by the Semi in the middletown wreck.

/All ok, but still at the hospital for observation.

/Was weird to see our Jeep on WLW's front page.
 
2013-01-21 06:40:23 PM  
Authorities say a major gust of snow took visibility down to zero on the interstate which caused the massive accident.

I grew up in Cincinnati decades ago, and if past experience is still true, that accident was caused by zero visibility and 200 assholes still going 80 mph even though they couldn't see shiat.
 
2013-01-21 07:04:34 PM  
If my wife had gone home this weekend to see her mother, she would have been in the middle of that mess.
I'm glad she stayed home with a cold.
 
2013-01-21 07:28:23 PM  

give me doughnuts: If my wife had gone home this weekend to see her mother, she would have been in the middle of that mess.
I'm glad she stayed home with a cold.


Cool, you can see the future.
You should try and make money doing that.
 
2013-01-21 07:37:50 PM  
Learn to bleeping drive.
 
2013-01-21 07:45:48 PM  
The 12-year-old female was struck by a cable median barrier after she exited a damaged vehicle and was standing in the median

I hear a LOT of people get killed this way. They survive the initial accident but then get killed by another driver. I guess the lesson is: if you're in an accident on the highway STAY IN YOUR CAR. At least until emergency workers arrive.
 
2013-01-21 08:02:41 PM  
We gotta great big convoy, ridin' thru the night....
 
2013-01-21 08:04:40 PM  
Spent a year in San Antonio several years back. I told my boss that if it ever snowed that I would not come in to work. She looked at me confused, and asked "but your from Minnesota, you know how to drive in the snow, why?". I explained, "yes, it's everyone else who doesn't know how to drive in the snow that I'm worried about".

Never understood people who treat driving in the snow like driving in the rain, that's how you get these accidents. That being said, hope people like subby's friends didn't get too badly hurt, I've been through that and it really sucks to go through...
 
2013-01-21 08:05:51 PM  
I thought southerners were the only people incapable of driving in snow.
 
2013-01-21 08:05:55 PM  
People drive fast because it's big fluffy snow..how could that hurt you?
 
2013-01-21 08:07:04 PM  

Lsherm: Authorities say a major gust of snow took visibility down to zero on the interstate which caused the massive accident.

I grew up in Cincinnati decades ago, and if past experience is still true, that accident was caused by zero visibility and 200 assholes still going 80 mph even though they couldn't see shiat.


This is what happened. Humans never learn.
 
2013-01-21 08:08:24 PM  
Sounds like Memphis to me
 
2013-01-21 08:09:07 PM  

Sick Old Farker: I thought southerners were the only people incapable of driving in snow.


I'm from Buffalo and currently living just north of Dayton, OH. The people around here are southerners. Cincy is even worse.
 
2013-01-21 08:10:36 PM  
Cincinnati farker here. I was on 275 during this. While its true that Cincinnatians cant generally drive for shiat in snow or even rain, today was a little different...

All the overpass bridges were almost totally iced over, but there was no snow on the roads. You couldn't tell the roads were icy until you hit a bridge while braking.
 
2013-01-21 08:11:34 PM  
Where is subbie getting his information?

News: Snowfall less than 1/4 of an inch with no accumulation. Fark: In Cincinnati. Total Far-OMFG: 129 cars, 18 commercial trucks... Bonus: Subby's friends were in flipped vehicle, condition OK

The article doesn't mention accumulation. It states it was 86 vehicles without any breakdown of type.
 
2013-01-21 08:13:41 PM  
My rule of thumb: If a car has an NHL bumper sticker, you can probably drive near it safely in the snow. If it has a NASCAR bumper sticker, stay the fark away from it!

/Didn't realize how far south I was moving when I took the gig.
 
2013-01-21 08:15:26 PM  

Glancing Blow: Where is subbie getting his information?

News: Snowfall less than 1/4 of an inch with no accumulation. Fark: In Cincinnati. Total Far-OMFG: 129 cars, 18 commercial trucks... Bonus: Subby's friends were in flipped vehicle, condition OK

The article doesn't mention accumulation. It states it was 86 vehicles without any breakdown of type.


Not Subby, but the linked article is only one of the 2 mentioned mass accidents in the Cincinnati area today.  The other was http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/traffic/multiple-vehicle-crash-causes-major-d e lays-on-sb-i-75-between-middletown-and-monroe
 
2013-01-21 08:17:36 PM  

Anderson's Pooper: Sick Old Farker: I thought southerners were the only people incapable of driving in snow.

I'm from Buffalo and currently living just north of Dayton, OH. The people around here are southerners. Cincy is even worse.


I spent two years teaching at UD. I feel your pain.
 
2013-01-21 08:20:06 PM  

Glancing Blow: Where is subbie getting his information?

News: Snowfall less than 1/4 of an inch with no accumulation. Fark: In Cincinnati. Total Far-OMFG: 129 cars, 18 commercial trucks... Bonus: Subby's friends were in flipped vehicle, condition OK

The article doesn't mention accumulation. It states it was 86 vehicles without any breakdown of type.


I'm guessing since subby mentioned his/her friends were involved in the pileup, subby most likely lives here in the area.

Anderson's Pooper: Sick Old Farker: I thought southerners were the only people incapable of driving in snow.

I'm from Buffalo and currently living just north of Dayton, OH. The people around here are southerners. Cincy is even worse.


Having also lived in Buffalo and currently living just east of Dayton, I concur.
 
2013-01-21 08:20:39 PM  
It's January 20th and we've had no snow in the Chicago area. WTF is going on?
 
2013-01-21 08:20:43 PM  
It's not much better here in Vermont. During the first few snowfalls of the winter it's obvious most people completely forgot how to drive in snow over the summer and must relearn it all from scratch. And with my luck I almost always get either the moron in front of me who forgot to replace his bald summer tires with snows or the idiot shooting out from a side street into the path of my car who doesn't understand that brakes don't work on ice.
 
2013-01-21 08:21:27 PM  

Sick Old Farker: I thought southerners were the only people incapable of driving in snow.


Cincinnatians are practically Southerners.
 
2013-01-21 08:22:08 PM  
That's why the cable barriers are nicknamed cheesecutters.

They're cheap, but if a body hits one it won't survive.

/motorcyclist
 
2013-01-21 08:26:22 PM  
Pussies. Last week we had fifty centimeters of snow in less than 24 hours, and nobody was even late getting to work.

Of course, being Canuckistan, we are used to driving in snow.

Hope the injured recover soon.
 
2013-01-21 08:26:29 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: It's January 20th and we've had no snow in the Chicago area. WTF is going on?


During the Bilandic-Byrne primary, Bilandic joked that if he built a weather machine that would keep it from snowing except for at Christmas, he would win the election. Bilandic lost the election largely because he bungled the response to the Blizzard of '79, and ever since Chicago greets every snowfall with a Parade of Snow Plows.

Maybe Emmanuel has found out that it's cheaper to divert snowstorms to the north and south than it is to pay snowplow drivers overtime.
 
2013-01-21 08:28:59 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: It's January 20th and we've had no snow in the Chicago area. WTF is going on?


I'm freezing my ball off right now.
/Pro tip long johns make me feel naked
 
2013-01-21 08:30:10 PM  
As someone who gets to drive up 24 to 128 in the middle of the snow here in SE Massachusetts tomorrow morning, I'm getting a kick...

\ya, it's gonna suck
\\especially all the retarded contractors, swear it's a requirement that they can't drive for shiat
 
2013-01-21 08:30:54 PM  
Small amounts of snow often cause the worst accidents. People don't drive slowly enough and they hit black ice and then your bassist is dead and you have to cancel the tour.
 
2013-01-21 08:38:04 PM  
Clearly now is the time for America to have the discussion on banning this assault snow.
 
2013-01-21 08:38:20 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: 'm freezing my ball off right now.


Yeah, it's cold as fark out there right now. -6 windchill, expected to hit -20 later tonight.
 
2013-01-21 08:39:38 PM  
Yes, yes, this is all well and fine and I am sure very interesting, but is BrunelloBabe O.K.??
 
2013-01-21 08:41:09 PM  

fusillade762: The 12-year-old female was struck by a cable median barrier after she exited a damaged vehicle and was standing in the median

I hear a LOT of people get killed this way. They survive the initial accident but then get killed by another driver. I guess the lesson is: if you're in an accident on the highway STAY IN YOUR CAR. At least until emergency workers arrive.


i.imgur.com

Should have listened to Groove.
 
2013-01-21 08:42:01 PM  

FriarReb98: As someone who gets to drive up 24 to 128 in the middle of the snow here in SE Massachusetts tomorrow morning, I'm getting a kick...

\ya, it's gonna suck
\\especially all the retarded contractors, swear it's a requirement that they can't drive for shiat


2wd pickup truck or van without a lot of weight in it + snow = suck.
 
2013-01-21 08:42:31 PM  
Idiots...

-Minnesotiab
 
2013-01-21 08:46:28 PM  
Seen leaving the scene.

i141.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-21 08:48:58 PM  

Yamaneko2: Sick Old Farker: I thought southerners were the only people incapable of driving in snow.

Cincinnatians are practically Southerners.


Correction, they ARE southerners, there's a reason for a long time Cincinatti was the farthest point north you could get proper sweet tea. The south end of Columbus is also when you lose most decent radio stations and it becomes 90% country and jesus.
 
2013-01-21 08:53:29 PM  
FTA: The 12-year-old female was struck by a cable median barrier after she exited a damaged vehicle and was standing in the median

To be fair, those cable median barriers are sneaky and will strike without warning.
 
2013-01-21 08:55:38 PM  

onyxruby: Spent a year in San Antonio several years back. I told my boss that if it ever snowed that I would not come in to work. She looked at me confused, and asked "but your from Minnesota, you know how to drive in the snow, why?". I explained, "yes, it's everyone else who doesn't know how to drive in the snow that I'm worried about".

Never understood people who treat driving in the snow like driving in the rain, that's how you get these accidents. That being said, hope people like subby's friends didn't get too badly hurt, I've been through that and it really sucks to go through...


On my way home from school (southern tier NY) I watched the woman in front of me tailgate various drivers in front of her for a couple of miles, in whiteout conditions, when one clearly signaled ahead of time and did what was basically a safe turn. Because she didn't leave enough space to slow, she tried to go around, and slid straight into a road sign at slow speed. It was amazing. 200 feet beyond that, the snow let up and the road was pretty clear.

I almost pulled over and help, but the others behind me probably would have plowed into ME had I done so, plus I saw one of them (with a pickup much less) pull over so I continued. Rural residents may be somewhat annoying at times but at least they're 99% likely to help each other out on the road.

I blame the start of classes; probably someone's mom dropped them off and doesn't normally drive in those conditions...
 
2013-01-21 08:58:47 PM  
Not in Cincy, but not too far away (near Dayton).

I could imagine something like that happening here today.

It was supposed to mostly be flurries today, but wound up being more than that. It came down as pretty heavy snow over a short period of time.

The problem is since just flurries were expected, they didn't prep the roads beforehand, and it was cold enough that what fell didn't immediately melt. So despite there not being much snow, it was enough to cover lane markers, but wasn't enough to get people to really slow down, making for a bad combination.
 
2013-01-21 09:00:55 PM  
Doesn't take much. You combine a wind gust, icy roads and sudden lack of visibility and everyone dies. The Carson Valley in Nevada is prone to those conditions, just luckily not enough traffic to cause huge multi-car pileups. I was once driving south from Carson City and got caught by a wind burst and found myself  three lanes over looking at the northbound lanes.

Hope subby's friends are okay.
 
2013-01-21 09:06:03 PM  
I lived in Cinci for a bit and that place has the worst drivers Ive ever seen. The highway will come to a dead stop because of onramps and the inability to understand how merging works. Also its the only place Ive seen people dodge snowflakes in their car.

/not a joke
 
2013-01-21 09:08:07 PM  

ladyfortuna: I almost pulled over and help, but the others behind me probably would have plowed into ME had I done so, plus I saw one of them (with a pickup much less) pull over so I continued. Rural residents may be somewhat annoying at times but at least they're 99% likely to help each other out on the road.


I used to pull over and help people out like that quite a bit until I got rear ended on the freeway one day. That put an end to that in a really bad way, I can't do it anymore because I will get flashbacks. Your right about people in rural areas though, your more likely to have someone pull over and help on a quite country road than a busy city road with several times the traffic.

As for the bad driver, there isn't much you can except keep your distance and try to avoid them.
 
2013-01-21 09:11:58 PM  

onyxruby: As for the bad driver, there isn't much you can except keep your distance and try to avoid them.


Hence my rule of thumb from upthread.
 
2013-01-21 09:13:59 PM  
Meanwhile, 2 hours north of Cinci on I-71 at the exact same friggin' time...

graphics1.wmfd.com

21-car pile-up

/light flurries
//whiteout conditions
///Ohio idiots again forgetting ice = slick
 
2013-01-21 09:18:15 PM  

frostus: the idiot shooting out from a side street into the path of my car who doesn't understand that brakes don't work on ice.


I hate that guy.
 
2013-01-21 09:25:09 PM  

frostus: he idiot shooting out from a side street into the path of my car who doesn't understand that brakes don't work on ice.


But I have 4 wheel drive.
 
2013-01-21 09:26:56 PM  
Can we please get an Ohio tag ...

A quick batch of whiteout conditions ... stupid people slam on their brakes, more stupid people run into them, hilarity ensues ... it's the same story everywhere with fog because people are too stupid to rationally control their cars in competent ways.

Ohio drivers + a little bit of snow = HERPADERPAHERP OMGAHHHHHHHHH


Northeast Ohio laughs at these pitiful excuses for drivers we have in the inbred portion of our state.
 
2013-01-21 09:28:01 PM  

BokChoy: Cincinnati farker here. I was on 275 during this. While its true that Cincinnatians cant generally drive for shiat in snow or even rain, today was a little different...

All the overpass bridges were almost totally iced over, but there was no snow on the roads. You couldn't tell the roads were icy until you hit a bridge while braking.


That is one of the golden rules in the "what not to do when driving in winter" book.
 
2013-01-21 09:29:55 PM  

Anderson's Pooper: Sick Old Farker: I thought southerners were the only people incapable of driving in snow.

I'm from Buffalo and currently living just north of Dayton, OH. The people around here are southerners. Cincy is even worse.


You missed the Dayton hate thread a few days back.

Also, these people are the WORST drivers I've ever encountered, and I lived in Moscow. Ok...on second thought, Russian drivers are way worse, but I put Ohians up there.
 
2013-01-21 09:29:56 PM  

Malky: I lived in Cinci for a bit and that place has the worst drivers Ive ever seen. The highway will come to a dead stop because of onramps and the inability to understand how merging works. Also its the only place Ive seen people dodge snowflakes in their car.

/not a joke


I currently live here. I love my city but goddamn THIS. My main goal is to get a job downtown so I don't have to drive to work anymore. The farking come to a stop for a slight curve, the stop to let people on from a ramp, they can't drive when the roads are wet, when it snows ohio crews wait until AFTER weather starts to do something about it. it's a farking nightmare.
 
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