Skip to comments.News! It is so Snowy in Maine this AM That I Can't Get to Work in My 4 Wheel Drive with Diff Lock
Posted on 02/11/2005 4:17:23 AM PST by mlmr
I went out at 530 this AM to drive the fory miles to work. I have a 1/4 mile driveway but I was unfazed. Until I backed my fourwheel drive with diff lock on out of the garage. The snow was so deep and packed that it just lifted the body up. I managed to crab it into the garage, and called to say I would be late.
I called my plow man and his wife said that he was out and stuck in his two ton plow rig. He was waiting for some help to arrive in the form of his giant tractor plow.
Haven't seen a snow like this for a while.... and I am no wuss.
When I was a kid in the snowy north, the power wasn't so stable.
Sure does make you wish for some of that global warming we hear so much about. All kidding aside, good luck.
The power is on here. Five minutes east of here it isnt though. Have had calls from friends asking whether there is any school.
Spent 11 days without power a few years ago.
Hang in there buddy. I know what its like.
Good excuse to have a beer (or 6) for breakfast.
75 and sunny today.
The tractor just arrived.
Time to go to work. Wish me Godspeed.
This Global Warming's Hell, isn't it, neighbor?
Where in Maine are you? I have a sister and brother-in-law outside of Bangor. They live in the sticks.
I moved to Florida from the Northeast 20 years ago. I really don't miss fighting snow storms like these.
Which diff lock do you have?
Don't sell yourself short - you're a great wuss. < / sarc >
You guys are definitely getting buried up there. Thank God for the northward shift in the storm track. We only got about 4" instead of the 18" predicted as late as Wednesday afternoon. The weather folks definitely blew it this time.
Enjoy digging out.
D**n global warming!
Isn't that redundant? Maine is the sticks, came from there myself.....
Have you considered drinking a lot of beer, and "tinkling" a path down the driveway?
That needed asking!?! lol, down here if there is more than 2 flakes it's a snow day for schools.
Delightful tag line.
Are you near Windham? We have a brother in law there
I thought all of Maine was "the Sticks". Kind of like Vermont, New Hampshire and Canada back forty where they threw old appliances, busted down vehicles and other flotsam in the gullies.
Hold on for one minute while I get my Asbestos Suit on!
A buddy just got back this week from SERE school in Maine.
-47 degrees, and was also considered Cold Weather Survival Training qualled.
My mother's family lived in Hermon, outside of Bangor. My dad was stationed at Dow AFB in Bangor back in the 50's/60's and I always wondered why he hates snow so much - until I spent a week up there one January.
I am in Maine and snowbound this morning. No plow and no paper but power, cable and the phones are working.
Got stuck in the driveway 3 times last evening as I was trying to get the Monte Carlo into the garage! The snow was compacting under the tires and lifting the car up off the ground.
I live in the mountains in Arizona and am looking lustfully at a rebuilt 1953 Powerwagon.
Barely a dusting here in SW Mass.
Getting snowed in can be fun, if you have everything you need at home and the power stays on. It's happened to me once this winter and I didn't get out of the drive the entire weekend.
I guess having my wife retire last spring makes it all the harder to get motivated to go out in the crappy weather these wintry mornings. To me, I would have preferred to make a fire, stay in my pajamas, and just hang out this morning rather than coming to work.
I woke up to 40º weather here in Miami. They might be right about global warming/sacarasm. Good luck up there!
As a good "Sea Bee", I will not comment on your tag line, other than to say I understand your confusion. ;)
I plowed all night to stay with it. We got some serious snow after eight. The weather people called it right on Wednesday and started to hedge and reduce the forcast amounts yesterday. If they had shut up we would have been better prepared. I don't know how they expect us to believe a hundred year forcast of climate change when they can't even get the next 4 hours right.
It amazes me how many do not back into there drives prior to a storm. Time for a nap now.
You're nuts to live like that.
I live in the mtns of Georgia and had a 1953 powerwagon. I remember getting it stuck once in the woods and needed to get out. I began just driving through and over brush and small trees. I finally had only one tree between me and freedom - an oak about 8 inches in diameter at the base. It took me three tries, but I finally pushed it down and climbed over it - root ball and all. When those vehicles are in low, they can climb trees.
Just another reason why I live in Texas! About the only thing we have to shovel here is Bull Sh*t--LOL!
hey boot - 61 & Sunny. But down here that's cold! And I'm scared! :-)
Spent two hours here in Corinna (outside of Bangor)shoveling. The wifes car is stuck at the end of the driveway. I know what you mean about the deep snow... and I have lived here since I was 5.
Oh well, guess I will just snuggle with the wife today...hehehe
You could have 5 foot snow on the ground and then clear; temps bottom out at minus 50-60 degrees and stay there for a month. That was january here on the yukon. Then you don't even start vehicles or even worry about going to work; just feed the fire and hope everything doesn't break down.
We also went thru a 7.9 earthquake once and had the ground open up 6 foot deep 3 foot wide in our front yard and it was in november to boot; no water,electric,heat, or travel for over a week. The worst was having a 200,000 acre forest fire less than a mile from the house; burning embers floating down and hotshots setting up firehoses/sprayers to soak our cabin as fire burnt past.
Go fire up those summits and enjoy that powder.
Front and rear diff locks.
20 inches of clearance at the diffs.
Drives through 3 feet of snow with ease.
With these particular tires gets stuck in 4 inches of wet snow though.
With tire chains will plow through 4 feet of any snow.
It was like that in Western NY from December to April. We used snowmobiles to get to our cars at the end of the streets miles away.
Not when the owner of the site is a sailor.
My wife says that you are not helping me deal constructively with my "problem." ROTFLMAO
Just take the day off, relax and have some of that great Maine Chowder. Mmmm. sounds good to me.
Well, you'd be wrong! You should grab a shovel and dig!
I understand. I spent three nights on the tundra next to the Arctic Ocean to celebrate the Winter solstice. Nature is a siren.
This New England transplant has lived here for almost 20
years. Still get a laugh when even a snowflake is threatened to appear in the skies and everything shuts down.
Must be Global Warming