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    I see that a lot of areas have got nailed pretty hard by Mother Nature. Any interesting happenings down there because of the storms? Any serious disruptions in service?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanLoader View Post
    I see that a lot of areas have got nailed pretty hard by Mother Nature. Any interesting happenings down there because of the storms? Any serious disruptions in service?
    I don't know about my community, Bryan.. I'm using a personal day off from the firehouse today... use them or lose them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanLoader View Post
    I see that a lot of areas have got nailed pretty hard by Mother Nature. Any interesting happenings down there because of the storms? Any serious disruptions in service?
    Shouldn't be any problems. The highest amount I saw was only 24". Not really enough to get concerned about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    I don't know about my community, Bryan.. I'm using a personal day off from he firehouse today... use them or lose them!
    You have to use all your personal days each year or lose them? No carry over. That sucks.

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    A NJ transit train hit an NJ transit bus that was stuck on the tracks due to a snow mound. I believe all injuries were minor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanLoader View Post
    You have to use all your personal days each year or lose them? No carry over. That sucks.
    We can carry over 4 vacation tours... personal days have to be used in the calendar year. I have to use 5 sick days a year, too as I am maxed out on sick leave accrual.
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    Lots of minor accidents.

    Listened on my scanner to the NJSP pursue a hit and run driver down I 287 through Morristown. This was during the peak of the storm. No traffic, speeds of 35-45, and the guy had a blown tire.

    There was an accident a few miles ahead, and the highway was closed, so they broke off the pursuit.

    Of course, the troopers at the accident scene walked up to this guy who was stopped in traffic.

    He was actively smoking crack when they knocked on his window.
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    Jesus,
    You people sure know how to have a snow storm. We had our heaviest snow in 18 years in London back in February (8 inches ) which pretty much screwed the capital up for a couple of days.

    On Thursday we had our first pre-christmas snow since the 1970's... only about 3 inches.... you'd think we'd had 3 foot the way the transportation network has reacted!!!! God help us we're in for a long Winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveDude View Post
    Jesus,
    You people sure know how to have a snow storm. We had our heaviest snow in 18 years in London back in February (8 inches ) which pretty much screwed the capital up for a couple of days.

    On Thursday we had our first pre-christmas snow since the 1970's... only about 3 inches.... you'd think we'd had 3 foot the way the transportation network has reacted!!!! God help us we're in for a long Winter.
    Yep this global warming sure is working out. London sounds like Victoria. Last year about this time they had a storm. 2-3 inches, the whole blessed city went catatonic.

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    No calls throughout the whole thing. My friends and I were out driving around in our trucks wasting gas and having fun all night. Never seen it snow so hard here. It was so deep on unplowed roads, the snow was hitting my serpentine belt in the engine bay and stalling out the alternator.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanLoader View Post
    I see that a lot of areas have got nailed pretty hard by Mother Nature. Any interesting happenings down there because of the storms? Any serious disruptions in service?
    All quiet in Western Mass. Supposed to get 4" to 8", nothing not even a flake. All the storm is east in the Boston area and the Cape. Great day to watch the Patriots.
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    Default Blurb in the local paper & storm pics ...

    Gallery: Fierce blast of winter heads for eastern Canada
    Eastern U.S. states are enduring a blizzard blast that is delaying flights, closing stores and threatens to dump as much as 50 cm of snow on the last weekend before Christmas.

    http://www.timescolonist.com/Gallery...941/story.html

    Massive U.S. snowstorm on path to Atlantic Canada
    Canwest News Service
    December 20, 2009 9:40 AM
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    More Images Ľ Snow covers a street in Brooklyn, New York December 20, 2009. Heavy snowfall blanketed the East Coast on Saturday, disrupting public transport and air travel, and hampering holiday shoppers on the last weekend before Christmas.
    Photograph by: Brendan McDermid, Reuters

    The fierce snowstorm that gripped the eastern U.S. over the weekend will continue its northeastward path, with as much as 25 centimetres of snow expected to fall on parts of Nova Scotia Sunday.


    The storm, which blanketed Philadelphia in almost 60 centimetres of snow, triggered state of emergencies in Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia.


    Though the heavy snow stopped falling over Washington by Sunday morning, 16 cm had already been dumped on the U.S. capital, prompting Mayor Adrian Fenty to declare a snow emergency Saturday.


    Three people were reported to have died on Virginia roads Saturday, according to the state's department of emergency management.


    Flights out of several U.S. airports were also affected by the wintry weather, leaving some travellers stranded in Canada.


    Toronto's Pearson International Airport cancelled 54 flights, while Montreal's Trudeau International Airport reported 19 cancelled flights as of Sunday morning.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanLoader View Post
    Yep this global warming sure is working out. London sounds like Victoria. Last year about this time they had a storm. 2-3 inches, the whole blessed city went catatonic.
    Dec. 22nd, 2008 after the third storm ... the better picture is already posted on Thread Killer so I can't post it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanLoader View Post
    You have to use all your personal days each year or lose them? No carry over. That sucks.
    We carry a max of 240 hours, after that you stop earning Personal Time Off

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    Talking Well..................

    Just about an exact 20 Miles due East of our Nations Capitol, and we've gotten about 20 inches. Life Goes On Though. Dug ourselves out this morning, had spots of Dry Asphalt showing by Noon. There are quite a few "One Lane" spots on the Roads due to the Wind causing the Snow to Drift. Fire and Rescue calls are very few, folks are staying in.........

    One Point - A prior post in this thread went on at length about how many Centimeters of Snow fell in different Locations. NO Centimeters of Snow fell in The United States Of America. We did however have lots and lots of Snow that fell in INCHES..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Just about an exact 20 Miles due East of our Nations Capitol, and we've gotten about 20 inches. Life Goes On Though. Dug ourselves out this morning, had spots of Dry Asphalt showing by Noon. There are quite a few "One Lane" spots on the Roads due to the Wind causing the Snow to Drift. Fire and Rescue calls are very few, folks are staying in.........

    One Point - A prior post in this thread went on at length about how many Centimeters of Snow fell in different Locations. NO Centimeters of Snow fell in The United States Of America. We did however have lots and lots of Snow that fell in INCHES..........
    Funny, our snow usually falls in flakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanLoader View Post
    Funny, our snow usually falls in flakes
    and no two are alike....
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    and no two are alike....
    Well on here, there a a few flakes that seem very much alike

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanLoader View Post
    Funny, our snow usually falls in flakes
    Excellent comeback LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanLoader View Post
    Well on here, there a a few flakes that seem very much alike
    True.. I can name names, but seeing this is the holiday season...
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