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(Northumberland News)   There are people who don't quite sweep snow off the top of their vehicle, then there's this guy with 6 feet of snow piled on the top of his transport, hitting power lines as he drives along   ( northumberlandnews.com) divider line
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2018-01-03 11:48:53 AM  
This is really useless without some video.
 
2018-01-03 11:55:27 AM  
There are a LOT of people gonna be real surprised as winter returns to North America.
 
2018-01-03 12:00:03 PM  

snocone: There are a LOT of people gonna be real surprised as winter returns to North America.


I don't know if you've been outside lately, but...winter's been here for a few weeks now.
 
2018-01-03 12:23:44 PM  

Lando Lincoln: snocone: There are a LOT of people gonna be real surprised as winter returns to North America.

I don't know if you've been outside lately, but...winter's been here for a few weeks now.


And it appears to be staying for a while. I'm in Minnesota. This is a rare streak of stable weather.
Sort of heritage winter weather ya know.
Must be for the Super Bowl. They harvested the Ice Palace makings from Green Lake yesterday. The new ice was in early.
 
2018-01-03 12:43:52 PM  
What kind of idiot would do that...

Tweed

Oh.
 
2018-01-03 12:51:49 PM  
Some people just don't care.
 
2018-01-03 12:52:00 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: What kind of idiot would do that...

Tweed

Oh.


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2018-01-03 12:53:29 PM  
FTA:  In Ontario it is not an offence to drive with an accumulation of snow on the roof of your car, truck or trailer, however if that snow or ice flies off and strikes a pedestrian or causes a collision you could be held civilly liable.

Huh, I did not know that was legal to leave it up there like a flaming self-centered idiot.  Well that's disappointing.
 
2018-01-03 12:54:51 PM  
I leave the snow on top for insulation
 
2018-01-03 12:55:01 PM  
Was
He
Charged
?
 
2018-01-03 12:55:57 PM  

CygnusDarius: Some people just don't care.


The week before Xmas the local police went on a blitz pulling over drivers who didn't properly clean off the snow. I hope they ticketed every damned one.  Double for commercial drivers.  We tell our guys to remove excessive snow from the tops of their rigs, no excuses. We have trailer ladders in our yard complete with fall protection.
 
2018-01-03 12:57:50 PM  

snocone: Lando Lincoln: snocone: There are a LOT of people gonna be real surprised as winter returns to North America.

I don't know if you've been outside lately, but...winter's been here for a few weeks now.

And it appears to be staying for a while. I'm in Minnesota. This is a rare streak of stable weather.
Sort of heritage winter weather ya know.
Must be for the Super Bowl. They harvested the Ice Palace makings from Green Lake yesterday. The new ice was in early.


Go Vikings!
 
2018-01-03 12:58:38 PM  

BumpInTheNight: FTA:  In Ontario it is not an offence to drive with an accumulation of snow on the roof of your car, truck or trailer, however if that snow or ice flies off and strikes a pedestrian or causes a collision you could be held civilly liable.

Huh, I did not know that was legal to leave it up there like a flaming self-centered idiot.  Well that's disappointing.


Sadly, yes. The law in most provinces only requires lights, plate and all windows to be cleared (and your hood or trunk lid if it obstructs your view).  It's ridiculous.  The man-made whiteout coming off of cars can often be more dangerous than the road conditions themselves.

If you're physically unable to clean your car, take a damned bus.
 
2018-01-03 12:59:35 PM  

Lando Lincoln: snocone: Lando Lincoln: snocone: There are a LOT of people gonna be real surprised as winter returns to North America.

I don't know if you've been outside lately, but...winter's been here for a few weeks now.

And it appears to be staying for a while. I'm in Minnesota. This is a rare streak of stable weather.
Sort of heritage winter weather ya know.
Must be for the Super Bowl. They harvested the Ice Palace makings from Green Lake yesterday. The new ice was in early.

Go Vikings!


This is gonna be so cool.
 
2018-01-03 12:59:38 PM  
OPPSie!
 
2018-01-03 12:59:51 PM  
I got pulled over by O.P.P. ya you know me.
 
2018-01-03 01:01:03 PM  
What snow piled on top of a truck might look like:
Snow Explodes As Truck Passes Under Bridge (Amazing Footage)
Youtube cIOo9BEou1Y
 
2018-01-03 01:01:13 PM  
You down with OPP?
 
2018-01-03 01:03:16 PM  

BumpInTheNight: FTA:  In Ontario it is not an offence to drive with an accumulation of snow on the roof of your car, truck or trailer, however if that snow or ice flies off and strikes a pedestrian or causes a collision you could be held civilly liable.

Huh, I did not know that was legal to leave it up there like a flaming self-centered idiot.  Well that's disappointing.


It's a hazardous condition waiting to happen.  I thought Ontario could get creative and ticket you for having an unsecured load or something hand-wavey like that.  (Seem to remember a Farkicle from last year to this effect.)

Anyway, six inches of snow on your car's roof becomes can't see anything out your windshield if you have to stop suddenly.
 
2018-01-03 01:03:33 PM  
Hey Canada? What the hell is a transport truck? Isn't that kinda vague?
 
2018-01-03 01:04:47 PM  

snocone: The new ice was in early.


Right next to the Oldsmobiles.
 
2018-01-03 01:06:00 PM  

mandyer: Hey Canada? What the hell is a transport truck? Isn't that kinda vague?


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/I just wanted to post that again
 
2018-01-03 01:06:34 PM  

mandyer: Hey Canada? What the hell is a transport truck? Isn't that kinda vague?


Any commercial vehicle with a licensed GVW of over 5,000KG (11,000lbs), if you want to get specific.
 
2018-01-03 01:12:27 PM  

anustart: mandyer: Hey Canada? What the hell is a transport truck? Isn't that kinda vague?

Any commercial vehicle with a licensed GVW of over 5,000KG (11,000lbs), if you want to get specific.


I was going to go with "a truck that transports hockey pucks and poutine."

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2018-01-03 01:13:13 PM  
I'm guessing htis is somewhere in Canada, mostly due to snootiness of language, but nothing in that article or on that website specifies this. And Canada is a sorta big place.

And what's an OOP?
 
2018-01-03 01:17:00 PM  

BumpInTheNight: mandyer: Hey Canada? What the hell is a transport truck? Isn't that kinda vague?

[img.fark.net image 500x389]

/I just wanted to post that again


Heh, I never noticed the similar slant they did for China until now.

Seems like putting a tarp on a short panel truck, tying it to the ground in the back and driving off after the storm might be a simple & fun way to take care of the snow buildup.
 
2018-01-03 01:18:47 PM  
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2018-01-03 01:19:18 PM  

Sailing Starflower: I'm guessing htis is somewhere in Canada, mostly due to snootiness of language, but nothing in that article or on that website specifies this. And Canada is a sorta big place.


Dafuq?

Actual words from the article:
"Bell Canada"
"Ontario"
"Brighton"
"Tweed"
and, "OPP" (Ontario Provincial Police - Roughly similar to State Troopers but also with municipal responsibilities in towns without their own force.)
 
2018-01-03 01:19:53 PM  
Automated Snow Removal for Truck Trailer Roofs | Scraper Systems
Youtube 1ZNi2YnaiR8
 
2018-01-03 01:20:30 PM  

Maturin: What snow piled on top of a truck might look like:
[Youtube cIOo9BEou1Y image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/cIOo9BEo​u1Y]


jebus, first people complain about folks that leave snow on, and then they try to micromanage how folks take the snow off.
this is nanny outrage culture state at its finest
 
2018-01-03 01:28:29 PM  

anustart: mandyer: Hey Canada? What the hell is a transport truck? Isn't that kinda vague?

Any commercial vehicle with a licensed GVW of over 5,000KG (11,000lbs), if you want to get specific.


Thanks. I was guessing a semi and since the article said trailer...

/Been through Canada but never TO Canada.


Ker_Thwap: anustart: mandyer: Hey Canada? What the hell is a transport truck? Isn't that kinda vague?

Any commercial vehicle with a licensed GVW of over 5,000KG (11,000lbs), if you want to get specific.

I was going to go with "a truck that transports hockey pucks and poutine."

[i.imgur.com image 640x478]


Makes sense.
 
2018-01-03 01:30:55 PM  

Maturin: What snow piled on top of a truck might look like:
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/cIOo9BEo​u1Y]


What?  It cleaned it off didn't it?....
 
2018-01-03 01:34:57 PM  

Recoil Therapy: Maturin: What snow piled on top of a truck might look like:
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/cIOo9BEo​u1Y]

What?  It cleaned it off didn't it?....


And the bridge was still standing afterwards too.

Happens a lot on the Northern State Parkway on Long Island. Low Bridges and trucks are not allowed yet, they don't read the signs, jump on the parkway and within a mile, the truck becomes a convertible.

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2018-01-03 01:50:46 PM  
Yknow, if you back off a little bit, that snow wont hit your car nearly as much.

/never had a problem with snow coming off someone elses car
//doesnt tailgate
///there may be some correlation there.
 
2018-01-03 01:55:25 PM  

Chuck Wagon: You down with OPP?


Yeah. You know me.
 
2018-01-03 01:56:04 PM  

chewd: Yknow, if you back off a little bit, that snow wont hit your car nearly as much.

/never had a problem with snow coming off someone elses car
//doesnt tailgate
///there may be some correlation there.


You've got a point there, not tailgating. But not everyone is us and keeps safe distance.

Hypothetically, if a car didn't clean off the top and stuff was falling off, and a car following was driving to close, and caused an accident, who's to say that tailgating car wouldn't serve and hit another car and or cause a pile up?
 
2018-01-03 01:57:14 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: I leave the snow on top for insulation


Do you also leave loaded guns around the house, and broken glass on your walkways?

/You're part of the problem 'cause you're lazy
 
2018-01-03 02:08:49 PM  

give me doughnuts: Chuck Wagon: You down with OPP?

Yeah. You know me.


Trust me, that song was confusing as hell for us who live in Ontraio, Canada when it came out.

And yeah, I hate people who don't sweep the snow off their cars, so this article struck a nerve.

/Subby.
 
2018-01-03 02:14:13 PM  

Maturin: What snow piled on top of a truck might look like:
[Youtube cIOo9BEou1Y image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/cIOo9BEo​u1Y]


It looks cool, but, yeah, I can see that being a problem...
 
2018-01-03 02:15:38 PM  
Nick Cave - Fifteen Feet Of Pure White Snow
Youtube 44ZUmL0dIx0
 
2018-01-03 02:28:46 PM  

chewd: Yknow, if you back off a little bit, that snow wont hit your car nearly as much.

/never had a problem with snow coming off someone elses car
//doesnt tailgate
///there may be some correlation there.


Yeah, sure.  Tell me that when you are behind a car or van -- even at a good distance--  who decided when they left their house that they wanted to pretend to be a rocket ship or a graceful comet leaving a glorious plume of rushing white dust as they rush down the highway on a sunny day, leaving a blinding white plume in their wake.  Best part is, it can affect traffic going both ways.

/idiots, the lot of them
 
2018-01-03 02:38:47 PM  

ObscureNameHere: chewd: Yknow, if you back off a little bit, that snow wont hit your car nearly as much.

/never had a problem with snow coming off someone elses car
//doesnt tailgate
///there may be some correlation there.

Yeah, sure.  Tell me that when you are behind a car or van -- even at a good distance--  who decided when they left their house that they wanted to pretend to be a rocket ship or a graceful comet leaving a glorious plume of rushing white dust as they rush down the highway on a sunny day, leaving a blinding white plume in their wake.  Best part is, it can affect traffic going both ways.

/idiots, the lot of them


This isn't so much the problem as when that slab of snow melts, then refreezes into a slab of ice and flies off their car on the highway smashing the windshield of the car behind.
 
2018-01-03 02:41:37 PM  
Seen it all. Even in SEFL I've seen minivans driven straight down from Canada with 2 feet of snow/ice encrusted on the roof. The flying ice scares me more.

When I'm in TN it rarely snows, but the bridges ice and condense and as it warms the ice breaks off especially when trucks pass. Never be beside or behind a truck in the winter in TN around a bridge.
 
2018-01-03 04:04:41 PM  

AloysiusSnuffleupagus: BumpInTheNight: FTA:  In Ontario it is not an offence to drive with an accumulation of snow on the roof of your car, truck or trailer, however if that snow or ice flies off and strikes a pedestrian or causes a collision you could be held civilly liable.

Huh, I did not know that was legal to leave it up there like a flaming self-centered idiot.  Well that's disappointing.

It's a hazardous condition waiting to happen.  I thought Ontario could get creative and ticket you for having an unsecured load or something hand-wavey like that.  (Seem to remember a Farkicle from last year to this effect.)

Anyway, six inches of snow on your car's roof becomes can't see anything out your windshield if you have to stop suddenly.


I have to say too, the idiot that only cleans out a circle in front of the driver windshield...know how I know you don't use your mirrors?
 
2018-01-03 04:26:48 PM  

Incog_Neeto: I got pulled over by O.P.P. ya you know me.


OPP- Other People's Precipitation
 
2018-01-03 04:54:11 PM  

anustart: CygnusDarius: Some people just don't care.

The week before Xmas the local police went on a blitz pulling over drivers who didn't properly clean off the snow. I hope they ticketed every damned one.  Double for commercial drivers.  We tell our guys to remove excessive snow from the tops of their rigs, no excuses. We have trailer ladders in our yard complete with fall protection.


I looked up "ladder fall protection" and I'm completely disappointed that it doesn't involved a trampoline at the bottom of the ladder.
 
2018-01-03 04:58:25 PM  
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2018-01-03 05:27:32 PM  

ObscureNameHere: Yeah, sure.  Tell me that when you are behind a car or van -- even at a good distance--  who decided when they left their house (blardy blardy blardy)


Yeah its hard to tell from way back here, but it looks like its a real problem for that guy driving right on his ass.
 
2018-01-03 05:39:27 PM  

anustart: CygnusDarius: Some people just don't care.

The week before Xmas the local police went on a blitz pulling over drivers who didn't properly clean off the snow. I hope they ticketed every damned one.  Double for commercial drivers.  We tell our guys to remove excessive snow from the tops of their rigs, no excuses. We have trailer ladders in our yard complete with fall protection.


CSB/
A few years ago I worked in an office in Queens that looked out over the LIE just before the Midtown Tunnel. Since it was a spot where traffic usually backed up a bit, they had a cop standing out there going through traffic and pointing out the assholes who didn't clean off their car to pull over and receive their ticket.

It ended up being very slow at the office, so I really enjoyed passing the time by watching that all day.
/CSB
 
2018-01-03 05:50:39 PM  

soupafi: [Youtube 1ZNi2YnaiR8 image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/1ZNi2Yna​iR8]


Is that a Canadian Automated Snow Removal device?
It's manually operated.
 
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