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post #1 of 50 Old 02-06-2010, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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For the first time i can't get the MB station wagon out to the main road. Over 18" on the ground. All the power knocked out. Thank god for my generator I patched into the panel. House temp was dropping into the 50's Warm and toasty and on the internet now. as long as the gas lasts....and it's still coming down. expecting up to another 10".



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Damn that sucks about your power. Hope it doesn't stay off for too long. We got about 30" of snow up this way so far. I've had to dig out around my heat pump twice now.

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Same here, just finished shoveling one lane of my driveway out to the street and thank God it is light snow and not hard. Still a lot of work though given the 30+ inches. Also, we have power, underground lines in great falls so I guess the price is worth the location, maybe you guys should move to the "right" side of the potomac instead of the "left" side.
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nice. i was thinking i need a mercedes snow plow. My wagon can get through anything, but when it gets a certain height, it snow plows in front. if i could deflect it to the sides, i would be good.



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snow

I've been plowing and shoveling since yesterday. It's actually icy under the snow and I can't use my Mule and plow! Had to dig it out twice. Had it for 8 years, never any problems until this one. Might have to get chains for the rear tires!

A fifty foot pine tree is down across my driveway, thank goodness I can go around it , but that way is a lot longer....I have been digging with a shovel....MORE than three feet so far, and very heavy....Taking a break, I actually weighed myself and lost six pounds of sweat from this morning! I feel like I am in Buffalo!

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My old MB is usually great in the snow, too. Both of my BMWs are worthless if one snowflake slips under a tire (but great in dry weather). Right now the snow level is above the door handles of my 3 series convertible. Why doesn't the snow stick to the roof of the convertible top? Weird! The other cars have snow piled high on the roofs.

Here in Montgomery Village, I only lost power for 2 hours and 45 minutes starting at midnight. My parents live near Funrari and 355Dreamer (North Potomac/Darnestown), and they still have no power (since 1 am). Roads are impossible to use, and with 30 inches so far, unlikely to be used anytime soon.

The forecast calls for more snow Tuesday and Wednesday.

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I am sooooo glad I took my car out for a spin y'day before the storm hit. With 26+ inches on the ground and more on the way Tues/Wed it certainly doesn't look like I'll be takin' her out again anytime soon! Really Really looking forward to Springtime and the C&C's.....

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Man I just spent 3 hours digging out and I think I can at least blast the escalade through my driveway and plow my own path to get out of the neighborhood. Getting the itch to not be couped up! A bad time to be shopping around for my new ride though... We have about 30 inches here in Dulles VA. I heard roofs over at the airport housing private planes are collapsing
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tree across driveway

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Hold on Barry, I'll turn my laptop upside down....there! Also, instead of getting exhausted chopping it up, I can photoshop it out of your driveway for a hundred bucks On a serious note, that sucks losing such a beautiful tree, even if I have seen a thousand others on your property.
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My driveway is short, but with 30 inches of snow, I still got lucky today...I was set to shovel, and (in a fun dig) my neighbor said, "Man, I'm sorry for you. I just spent 3 hours shovelling snow and I'm finished. Now, you're just getting started." Then in front of both of us, 3 teenage boys with snow shovels said, "Hey mister, we'll clear your car, walkway and driveway for forty bucks." I said, "You're on, guys!" and smiled at my neighbor as I closed the door. They did the job!
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I would be happy to pay someone, but I didn't see another soul all day! And my street wasn't plowed yet, so no commercial plows to pay either.
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Got about 25" here....
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Man, you guys East must've really got slammed.
Only about 6-8 inches where I live, but just fifteen miles north it's more like 12-16. And we had high winds too.
I really don't mind the snow, other than is sucks for business.
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I had 2 feet up here in PA with drifts of 3 to 4 feet. Took me over 4 hours with a snowblower to clear the driveway and get the cars cleaned off. Fortunately the stuff was light and blew well.

Barry, I had a thin layer of ice underneath also. Don't know about down there, but up here the temp was in the high 30s when the snow started and for the first few hours it melted on contact. Quickly around dusk the temps dropped and caused that to freeze and the pile up of snow began.

SUCKS...I HATE SNOW!

Good luck to you guys south of the Mason Dixon line. You got clobbered.

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Hope everyone is well, losing power in this kind of cold can be scary. Keep safe.
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[QUOTE=wetpet;111046]For the first time i can't get the MB station wagon out to the main road. Over 18" on the ground. All the power knocked out. Thank god for my generator I patched into the panel. House temp was dropping into the 50's Warm and toasty and on the internet now. as long as the gas lasts....and it's still coming down. expecting up to another 10

Don't worry about a thing! There's something called 'Global Warming' that should kick in any minute...



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Looks like I got out just in time! Left Maine Sat. Morning, no snow. Got to Chicago, just a little spitting. In Hong Kong now and on my way home to Singapore. Temp there is about 90. No snow there! I don't plan on going back to USA until all the snow is gone.

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We had so much rain here in NC on Thursday/Friday, that it seemed like a dead-certainty you guys would get hammered in the NoVA area. This winter (and we've had our share of it down here too) seems like the worst, most prolonged cold/wet, that I can remember in many many years. Washington Post reporting shows some amazing accumulations north of DC.

Start digging Ed!

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