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(KHOU Houston)   A story about two brothers who just moved to Texas from Southern California and are hoping to experience their first ever school cancellation because of bad weather. "I want to sleep in definitely"   (khou.com) divider line 62
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2014-01-24 11:30:10 AM  

RobSeace: "I want to sleep in definitely"

I read that as "indefinitely", and thought man, there's no need to wish for the sweet release of death just because of bad weather...


Me too.  It took several reads for that space to appear.   It makes a difference.
 
2014-01-24 11:34:33 AM  
I tried to go to work about 8am, turned around because of the 100 or so cars and trucks that blocked the only major intersection I have to get through.
Had a 1/4 inch of ice on my truck when I left work yesterday.

Gonna be 60 degrees tomorrow.
 
2014-01-24 12:29:03 PM  

TheSneakerWhore: This is stupid.

The last ice-storm we had in DFW truly did make driving all but impossible--I lost $1,000 in wages that weekend. I managed to make the 4 block commute, but only after getting stuck 4 times, and could barely get into my parking lot. This, this is just pathetic.

/Yankee living in Texas--learn to drive in/on the ice.
//If it is too dangerous (like 5 weeks ago) stay home.


Almost as stupid as not simply walking the four blocks to work?
You lost $1000 in wages because you couldn't walk FOUR BLOCKS.
You definitely sound like a Texan to me.
 
2014-01-24 12:57:12 PM  

ColTomParker: Anyone know what the over/under is for car accidents in San Antonio today? I'm betting 500.


I heard on the radio earlier that the cops where at least 200 accidents this morning...  I drifted back off to sleep, so I don't know how high it got...
 
2014-01-24 12:57:49 PM  
preview is my friend!!!! gaaaarrrrgggggg!

/smashes head into table
 
2014-01-24 01:00:37 PM  

Maul555: preview is my friend!!!! gaaaarrrrgggggg!

/smashes head into table


You're this jumpy after sleeping in?  Hate to see you on a normal day.
 
2014-01-24 01:43:09 PM  

Izunbacol: [scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x405]
This was posted by KSAT in San Antonio this morning.  People at  I-410 and US 281 abandoned their cars on an icy flyover.  My question... where did they go?

I wouldn't want to be on that stacked interchange with ice and no salt.  And lets face it - if they salted the roads, San Antonians would be trying to dress Corona bottles and Margarita glasses.



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2014-01-24 03:59:06 PM  

reillan: First ever?  What kind of weird conservative school did they go to?  Last I remember, SoCal schools closed for rain.


Just plain rain--no; floods, mudslides, and earthquakes--yes.
 
2014-01-24 05:40:01 PM  
The other problem with Houston roads & ice is that we having so many elevated roads/freeways (or sections of freeways that are elevated) that it's difficult to get around the city without using an elevated road. And the elevated roads/bridges are the first to ice up. Drivers here rarely see ice so they think if the surface roads aren't icy that the elevated roads are okay to use & they either spin out or get stuck on the overpasses. I enjoyed staying home today & watching the idiot drivers on TV from my cozy bed. Tomorrow we're back to 60 degrees.
 
2014-01-24 06:16:33 PM  

BinderWoman: The other problem with Houston roads & ice is that we having so many elevated roads/freeways (or sections of freeways that are elevated) that it's difficult to get around the city without using an elevated road. And the elevated roads/bridges are the first to ice up. Drivers here rarely see ice so they think if the surface roads aren't icy that the elevated roads are okay to use & they either spin out or get stuck on the overpasses. I enjoyed staying home today & watching the idiot drivers on TV from my cozy bed. Tomorrow we're back to 60 degrees.


There were a couple of ugly deaths here a few years back. The snow plows would leave the snow banked on the sides of the overpasses, and then we'd get the ice like you're talking about. People from Away, not used to it, would lose it on the overpass, and the packed snow on the sides would act like a launching ramp when they caught it just wrong. Launched a couple of SUVs up and over the sides and down to the roadway below.  Both drivers died.
 
2014-01-24 06:16:52 PM  

tommyl66: lack of warmth: "We may not be the best prepared for it.  It was nice to know the school district was."

How?  They did nothing, and surrendered.  France did that, you don't want a school district going full France.

It takes being in the heart of the Polar Vortex for our schools to close.  Only a few days, their open today.

Such a shame a Polar Vortex struck and closed school the day they were supposed to teach there/they're/their, huh?


No, because of the Polar Vortex, I had my mind on whether or not my truck was going to start this morning.   I wrote that while trying to not freak out, letting the battery charger do its thing.

/dick.
 
2014-01-24 07:09:21 PM  

BWeed6: TheSneakerWhore: This is stupid.

The last ice-storm we had in DFW truly did make driving all but impossible--I lost $1,000 in wages that weekend. I managed to make the 4 block commute, but only after getting stuck 4 times, and could barely get into my parking lot. This, this is just pathetic.

/Yankee living in Texas--learn to drive in/on the ice.
//If it is too dangerous (like 5 weeks ago) stay home.

Almost as stupid as not simply walking the four blocks to work?
You lost $1000 in wages because you couldn't walk FOUR BLOCKS.
You definitely sound like a Texan to me.


That's unfair. I have almost killed myself in slippery conditions trying to walk, when it wasn't that bad in my car. Four wheels are generally more stable than two feet.

/not a texan
 
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