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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:36 PM

Gov.Patrick is calling for cars to be off the roads by 2pm tomorrow in MA!

Public transportation will shut down by 3.

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Reply Gov.Patrick is calling for cars to be off the roads by 2pm tomorrow in MA! (Original post)
sheshe2 Feb 2013 OP
WilliamPitt Feb 2013 #1
Glassunion Feb 2013 #4
JHB Feb 2013 #5
Yavin4 Feb 2013 #30
Glassunion Feb 2013 #2
elleng Feb 2013 #3
monmouth3 Feb 2013 #6
greatauntoftriplets Feb 2013 #7
snooper2 Feb 2013 #8
AndyA Feb 2013 #9
Junkdrawer Feb 2013 #10
distantearlywarning Feb 2013 #18
Junkdrawer Feb 2013 #19
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #26
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 #35
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #36
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 #37
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #38
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 #40
Lint Head Feb 2013 #11
whistler162 Feb 2013 #12
benld74 Feb 2013 #13
malaise Feb 2013 #14
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #31
malaise Feb 2013 #39
Cha Feb 2013 #15
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #16
Cha Feb 2013 #17
Art_from_Ark Feb 2013 #20
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #28
polly7 Feb 2013 #32
libdem4life Feb 2013 #21
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #22
libdem4life Feb 2013 #23
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #24
libdem4life Feb 2013 #27
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 #33
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #34
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #25
libdem4life Feb 2013 #29

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:37 PM

1. Gov. Patrick of Massachusetts

for those without their crystal balls.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:39 PM

4. Ohhhhhh.

My bad

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:40 PM

5. Thanks. Was thinking: Saint? Butch? That starfish guy?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:21 AM

30. It's Also Because of the Coming Blizzard

It's not like Gov. Patrick is mad with power and wants the streets cleared and no public transportation for no good reason.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:39 PM

2. He has plans

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:39 PM

3. Have a nice weekend, all!!!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:40 PM

6. Are the store shelves bare? That usually happens when we get hurricane warnings. Be safe!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:42 PM

7. I hear it's good packing snow!

But heavy to shovel. At least that's what they're saying about the snow currently falling in northern Illinois that is heading east.

Good luck all.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:42 PM

8. Sweet, so that's when you can bust out the snowmobiles!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:43 PM

9. Sending good thoughts to everyone in the bad weather areas

Be safe and stay warm!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:43 PM

10. Last time Pittsburgh got a 2 ft+ snow, we were crippled for a week....

but it looks like the big snow will be followed by a week of 40+ temperatures.

Wild weather swings. Just as the climate scientists predicted when the arctic ice melted.

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Response to Junkdrawer (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:24 PM

18. Yeah, that was nuts.

It took a month and a half for it all to thaw. I had friends whose cars were buried for more than three weeks before they could get them back out again!

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Response to distantearlywarning (Reply #18)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:35 PM

19. Which is why I looked up the Boston Long Term Forecast....

2 ft snow + thaw = a break for the kids...

2 ft snow + 3 weeks of sub 20s temps = massive pain.

Now, if a warm rain comes after, you could be looking at floods.

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Response to Junkdrawer (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:10 AM

26. The biggest issue will be loss of power

everything else is relatively manageable.

very high winds and the storm hitting at high tide will probably cause most of the issues.

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #26)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:53 AM

35. There's a lot of houses right along the ocean front.


Collins Cove, Derby Street...pretty much everywhere.

Keep dry. We're farther inland and sit on a hill. We'll be dryer but will catch the wind.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #35)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:57 AM

36. Are you here in in town?

I'm over near Lafayette about halfway between the college and the center!

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #36)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:11 AM

37. Not in town, but the wife and I love Salem.


We've stayed there several times in a couple of B&Bs when we had the time.
We actually looked at buying a house/condo there a few years back.

Have you ever been to Salem Wine imports on Church Street?

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #37)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:15 AM

38. I have not been in there yet

Good place to go?

I love it here. Tt's full of witchy, liberal, treehugging, artsy, historical goodness

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #38)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:56 AM

40. It's a good store. The owner reminds me of a surfer dude from the 60s


that has matured up a little. My wife is in archives so she loves Salem for the same historical goodness.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:55 PM

11. Hell. During the snow of 1978 the highways around Chicago were barricaded and totally closed.

I was driving a van. Traveling with a band. We had to be back in Nashville TN the next day or lose major money. As I approached a highway overpass from a side road I noticed the barricades but did not realize 'all' roads were closed. I thought it was just the overpass that was closed until I heard the alert on the radio. Needless to say I went around it and proceeded to drive down the interstate. There was not a vehicle on the road. We did not slide and I took my time. We made it back to Nashville in plenty of time. The extremely bad roads ended in southern Indiana.

Because there was no traffic on the roads there were no other drivers to bump into and people who were frightened at the first snowflake were locked up tight in their cozy homes. It was great. The snow was beautiful. The only people in danger was us and I felt we were all in safe hands. Also there were no police cars patrolling the roads because they thought everyone was staying off of the roads.

I would like to add that I was also young a crazy.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:59 PM

12. And they have pre shut the schools.

cousin's son is a teacher in Mass.

Now to see if they do the same around here, central NY, and if they do hopefully they do it before I leave for the district I am working in on Friday.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:12 PM

13. Last 2 ft snowfall I was in and saw was St. Louis in 1982 January,,,

man it was a female dog, but I got me some stories, that will last my grandkids lifetimes!
Oh and my car is off MA roads right now!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:16 PM

14. I'd put a nice pot of split peas and chicken soup on the fire about now

Stay safe DUers!!

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Response to malaise (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:21 AM

31. Hi malaise.

I made Portuguese Soup today. Then got an invite to my sister's. She has a fireplace and a small gererator. Way to go. Will try to see if I can find someone to dig out my walk way and stairs while I am gone. to all in harms way. Be safe.

PS...great vid!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #31)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:41 AM

39. Stay safe

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:40 PM

15. Nice of the Nor'easter to be coming for a long weekend! Stay

safe, she And, all you Mass Peeps!

Looks like it's going hit my old stomping grounds in Central New York, too.

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Response to Cha (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:29 PM

16. This is what happens when you don,t listen to the Governor....

Blizzard of 78.

People were let out of work far to late. Rt 128 became a parking lot!



My sister just invited me to stay at her place. They have a fire place, plenty of wine ...and a generator. For the fridge anyway. Mom lives upstairs from them. I may go, however I have no idea how I will be able to clear 2 feet of snow from my walkway and stairs! I am on the second floor and the stairs are outside. I usually go out every few hours to keep up with the accumulation! They plow the drive...but no shoveling! Yikes what to do.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:47 PM

17. Oh wow! that pic is sooo self Explanatory!

Such a dilemma.. let us know what you decide to do. Your sister's place sounds cozy!

This is reminding me of all the snow I left in New York.. on Christmas Day 2003 we had the record snowfall in the US. The next day I had to plow through by hand to get in the Co-op's door(I was the first one to work). Do you think I can find anything on google about it.. nooooo.

Guessing everyone is listening to The Gov's warnings now.. especially with Sandy being so fresh in everyone's mind.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:40 PM

20. What a nightmare

And here's what happened in Chicago in 2011

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:13 AM

28. With all our updated intel...

That happened in 2001! Amazing.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:28 AM

32. I remember one winter when I was about 10, our car was completely covered.

Sooo much snow, and so much fun! .... but I guess not so much for people who actually had to work in it.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:45 PM

21. West Coaster with a question...do the cars run OK after they have been in all that snow?

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:48 PM

22. Our cars sit like that a lot of times...

So yeah I think they are ok. At least I hope they are.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:54 PM

23. Thanks. I was just trying to imagine how and when they would all get moving to clear the road

to even get the snow plows in.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #23)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:08 AM

24. In most of our cities we have parking bans for storms.

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An example is my city of Salem: We have to have every parked car off the streets by noon tomorrow. They open up municipal parking areas, train stations, parks, etc as designated emergency parking. It's a pain in the ass, but it does allow the plows to get around.

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:11 AM

27. That's hard to imagine.

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:28 AM

33. Hope the Friendship sits tight.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #33)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:43 AM

34. I'm sure she will weather the storm like a true New Englander!

She is a beautiful ship

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #23)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:09 AM

25. That was the problem with that storm, libdem.

They had to plow around the cars and then tow them before they could clear the roads. Many roads were a parking lot. People died in their cars. It was so very sad. Back in 78 they did not have the intel that we have today. The warnings may not have been great. However the response was.

Everything was closed for a week. Only a few small food stores opened in my area. You were not allowed on the roads for almost a week. I walked to a store after several days...no food left. Amazing. This too will hit hard.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #25)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:18 AM

29. It's an unforgettable visual, let alone experience. We have come a long way in disaster preparednes

Thank goodness.

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