Skip to comments.Ice, more snow, threaten to extend Triangle shutdown
Posted on 02/12/2014 7:19:56 PM PST by Kartographer
Subfreezing temperatures and a night of rain and sleet on top of Wednesdays snow promise to keep the Triangle largely shut down through Thursday night and possibly into Friday.
The second stage of the storm was setting in even as police and tow trucks tried to clear the vehicles abandoned on the sides of roads and highways Wednesday. Forecasters had predicted the storm for days, prompting Wake County schools to close Wednesday, but the snow seemed to catch thousands off guard, trapping columns of cars on snow-whitened streets and highways.
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The Bermuda Triangle?
Ice storm wallops Southeast, stranding drivers, cutting power
From the article: Gridlock gripped portions of the state, including Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte, as cars and trucks got stuck on snow- and ice-covered roads.
“We saw so many people ... cars piled up and left on the side of the road, and wrecks,” said Christina Martinson, who was stuck in the snow-bound traffic with her husband and son for hours in Durham.
“It’s really, really bad, and it got so bad so quickly that people just weren’t ready. Even though we were warned, it just happened more quickly than you would think possible.”
For some, there just wasn’t enough time.
Michael Crosswhite, 44, planned on leaving work in Raleigh, in Wake County, by midafternoon, well ahead of when forecasters initially predicted a snow and ice storm to hit the area.
But by noon, the snow and icy rain was coming down.
‘Nothing you can do but hope you don’t get stuck’
“We just passed an 18-wheeler that spun out into a ditch,” he said by telephone more than two hours into his journey home to Durham, a trip that typically takes less than 30 minutes.
Moments later, a car ahead of him spun out in front of him.
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory?
Nertz. I’m betting the Envirothon team won’t get to go to Raleigh on Saturday for Soil Science, and nobody worth mentioning can go the next weekend. Gripe, grump, dang and blast.
One year in the late 90’s we had ice storm after ice storm for about a month (in PA). I had a blast with my 4-wheel drive Toyota pickup. I would go out with a six-pack of beer and drive around pulling folks out of ditches on the sides of roads.
Every state and beyond has a triangle. Indicating which state might help.
Some will never learn.
North Carolina. This current Weather Thing is what we call a big deal in these parts. We might run out of the supplies for milk sandwiches before we can safely get to the Walmart again! Everyone Panic!!!
The NC natives are generally nice, normal people. There are very few natives in that particular area...
I just saw a picture of the interstate in Atlanta.
Looks like they learned their lesson from the last storm.
There wasn’t a vehicle to be seen on the road.
I have a 1 lb coffee can that I carry in the car. Its got a couple of space blankets, box cutter, multitool, 2 pairs of 72 inch shoelaces, roll of gorilla tape, a dozen tea candles, pair of pliers and a couple of screwdrivers and flashlights. Since it’s winter I always carry my carhartt coveralls, extra gloves, clean socks, toilet paper etc.
Nothing for long term survival but enough to get through the night if I have to.
I do not understand this being such a big deal.
I spent my first 50+ years near Memphis. We had low to sub teen temps, average 4-6 inch snows in many winters, and 1963 with a 14 inch snow and -13f temp. That was a fun year. The park commission set up barrels of burning wood around the park ponds to keep the ice skaters warm. I was only a teenage driver, but had no problem on the snow and ice covered streets.
We did have a big ice storm with power out in the early 50s, when my parents, and the 3 of us boys, evacuated to a downtown hotel.
What are the two images of?
I’m never good at guessing stuff like that.
It is a winter wonderland here in HSV. The kids will be out of school tomorrow. I love the few snow days we have. No complaining from me. I am a kid at heart, anyway.
On the other hand, there are some of us who keep the woodrack high and the generator fuel tank full...and who cut up those tree limbs alongside the road to raise the rack even higher.
Spent last Wednesday morning using my snow blade to bulldoze tree limbs from the township road. My motto is “make things better than you found them.”