Friday, December 6, 2013

Bus in Snow



OK, today's picture sows a couple getting on a bus in Ohio after a snow storm. The picture was taken in 1940.

Don't know what the weather is like where you are, but we had another winter storm blow in. For us, we rarely get much snow, but the issue is almost always sleet and ice storms. Right now everything is covered in ice, and the schools are on a two hour delay (for now). If the roads don't thaw, then they will cancel school for the day.

People that live in really cold climates may scoff at our "winter storms", but what they don't realize is that they really are bad, because the infrastructure is not set up to handle ice. For example, they do not do anything for the ice on the roads. Last weekend when the ice storm hit, there were two fatalities in two separate wrecks on a 20 mile stretch of road between where I live and work. What happens is the roads appear to be fairly clear, and people think things are OK, and then hit ice patches on bridges and spin out. 

Anyway, let us know what your weather is looking like today.

7 comments:

  1. There is no good way to drive on ice. Love the photo; those store fronts resemble our downtown area.
    The weather from SW MI today is a heavily overcast sky, high of 27 degrees with light snow showers predicted. Due to the proximity of this half of the state to Lake Michigan, we get what meteorologists call "lake effect snow." The big lake adds significant moisture to the atmosphere and can really get the snow machine going.
    -Anne K.

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  2. It has been my experience that the cities and counties spend enough on winter storm clean up to barely get through a typical winter for that particular area. Who likes to pay taxes? So a sleet storm for you in west Texas might stress your street department the same way a 2 foot snow stress's the Erie Pa. street department.

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    1. I agree with what you are saying. I also agree that I dont like paying taxes. But, my gripe is that I am paying lots of taxes, and getting lots of "services" that I and no one else wants. I wish they would at least just keep the bridges clear of ice. That would be a great role for government. Keep ice off bridges.

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  3. Snow can be coped with. Likewise, cold. But here in Houston, it's ice that gets us, and it gets us particularly badly because of all the elevated roadways. It's not just the occasional bridge, it's overpasses all over the city. And black ice can be there in a second, before anyone even realizes it.

    Yesterday morning? 78 degrees. Last night? 42. Brrrrr!

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  4. love these snow pictures, keep them coming as we approach the Holidays please!

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  5. Here in southwestern Indiana we got some sleet then about 10 inches of snow

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  6. Ice is always bad.

    But up north people learn to expect it.

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