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Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:06 PM

Heading home to VA on Ohio turnpike.

Just passed 7 utility trucks heading E to help with Sandy destruction. Those folks won't get much sleep for the next week. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!

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Reply Heading home to VA on Ohio turnpike. (Original post)
s-cubed Oct 2012 OP
Comrade_McKenzie Oct 2012 #1
glowing Oct 2012 #2
SheilaT Oct 2012 #3
2theleft Oct 2012 #4
BigOkie Oct 2012 #8
fishwax Oct 2012 #13
SheilaT Oct 2012 #19
Curmudgeoness Oct 2012 #21
Dont call me Shirley Oct 2012 #5
ncgrits Oct 2012 #6
Faygo Kid Oct 2012 #7
whistler162 Oct 2012 #10
WCGreen Oct 2012 #9
ffr Oct 2012 #11
countryjake Oct 2012 #12
LadyHawkAZ Oct 2012 #14
SunSeeker Oct 2012 #15
Cooley Hurd Oct 2012 #16
s-cubed Oct 2012 #17
Patiod Oct 2012 #18
Scuba Oct 2012 #20

Response to s-cubed (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:09 PM

1. We're lucky to have hard workers that show concrete results... nt

 

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Response to s-cubed (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:09 PM

2. Hope they voted already!

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Response to s-cubed (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:30 PM

3. I used to live in the Kansas City area, and I can recall

several times when we had massive power outages from snow or freezing rain, and it was always amazing and wonderful to see trucks with utility crews from all over the country working to restore our power.

Utility crews are among the unsung heroes of our country.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:42 PM

4. Totally agreee...

These people are away from their homes, working around the clock to help out when needed. I remember in Irene and Isabelle seeing trucks from OK here in VA. I always stop and offer food, drinks, take them treats when I see them working!!

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Response to 2theleft (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:46 PM

8. And in inverse..

...during Oklahoma's massive ice storm of 2007, my power was out for 10 days. I remember seeing utility crews from LA, PA, VA, KS, MO. I always honked at these guys while driving by with a thumbs up. I offered some of them doing work outside my home some coffee from where I worked (I had a decent sized thermos). They were very appreciative. Nice to know that there are some things we as Americans don't bicker about all the time.

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Response to BigOkie (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:18 PM

13. welcome to DU, BigOkie!



Always good to see folks from the Sooner State sign up. I know it's not always an easy place to live politically speaking (having lived in Norman for several years up until 2005)

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Response to BigOkie (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 05:25 PM

19. Ohh, I remember that storm.

My youngest son was attending the University of Tulsa at the time. The next two years, anytime I drove down to see him, the ravages of that storm were starkly evident at least fifty or sixty miles north of Tulsa.

The power of nature is amazing.

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Response to BigOkie (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 06:29 PM

21. Yep, our utility crews are always ready to go where needed.

Kudos to them all.

And welcome to DU.

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Response to s-cubed (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:13 PM

5. New Mexico has already sent trucks out.

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Response to s-cubed (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:13 PM

6. Back in 1996, when we were evacuating after Fran hit. . . .

the entire eastbound half of the I-40 was nothing but utility trucks. I know it's good business for those guys, but god bless 'em, it sure was something to see the cavalry arriving! Those guys were the best!

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Response to s-cubed (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:19 PM

7. It's dark and cold now in DC.

Not much wind yet, but there's an eerie foreboding here.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:56 PM

10. I thought Congress was gone!

How is the weather there?

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Response to s-cubed (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:54 PM

9. I love that our utility guys and gals are willing to travel help those in need...

Unions...

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Response to s-cubed (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:01 PM

11. "Money Clouds"

Not to discount the dangerous jobs they do, but I've heard that said from their lips.

Overtime and hazard pay.

Be safe everyone.

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Response to s-cubed (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:13 PM

12. Heard on the news last night that San Diego utility crews...

were heading East to help with the aftermath of Sandy.

Praise the brave linemen/women...they know what lies ahead!

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Response to s-cubed (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:24 PM

14. My oldest daughter is an EMT in VA

I'll be sitting on the edge of my seat until this passes.

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Response to s-cubed (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:30 PM

15. We take care of our own.

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Response to s-cubed (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:32 PM

16. Traveling to Myrtle Beach down I-95 yesterday, we passed CONVOYS of power trucks heading north

Made me realize we were heading in the right direction...

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Response to s-cubed (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:35 PM

17. In PA now. Saw 3 red cross emergency vans. Yah y'all! nt

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Response to s-cubed (Reply #17)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 05:04 PM

18. Thanks to all who are helping, from those of us in the path (PA)

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Response to s-cubed (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 06:02 PM

20. Hey guys, if one of Romney's castles is without power you may ignore it.

After all, if you need help, he will ignore you.

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