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RE: Who sent this weather out here?? Vancouver Island


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Time to call out the army?

(Toronto joke)


 Yes, lived through that in T.O.biggrin



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I assume a lot of you Vancouver guys don't bother with snow tires?

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I can lend you my Honda snowblower if you like, havent used it yet this winter. Its great on hills.

My grandchildren enjoy the Vancouver snow, son in law drives a bike to work, hope he has studs.

Tire chains work pretty good on hills on a rwd, with lots of sand in the trunk. I had a set back and n the day when I lived in pei, they were woods chains with welded cross links, no need for 4wd.



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I am sure I don't want to play with your wet snow on the hills.

But I am also sure you don't want any part of this from Saturday, -27* and windy, there is a trailer under there somewhere, I could see it last week.......

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Oh there it is..

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Had to go get a load of hay for the girls' hay burners...



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Some people do have snow tires as a few years back DOT was stating that if going on certain roads

you must have Snowflake symbol on tires or face a fine. But other signs say M+S so if you buy any tire

now it is rated as M-S so lots of people still use those. I realize most of you guys think this is funny, yes it is, 

but we are not prepared for this, don't have that many plows to keep roads clear. Driving my beater Corolla 

so will play hooky today from work. No I would not like to play in your -27 either Dan. Lots of people here

try and drive to fast and end up causing mayhem on the roads. Wife went into town yesterday afternoon 

and on one hill, 2 cars parked on the side of road and everyone going 5mph down the hill, without touching the brakes

they were sliding sideways. 



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A few pics.



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Came back to Surrey from Victoria last nite, stuck 3 kms from ferry terminal by dumb people with summer tires
took from 3:30 to 6:30 to get to the ferry
All my cars have snow tires and i just drove around these fools
the ferry people could not even figure out how to mark the lanes !! since i had a reservation and was in line 1 i was ok
they would not load the upper decks cause they did not trust people to drive up the incline



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I am liking this stuff. I used a leaf blower to clear the driveway and sidewalk. Went to store, had some fun doing doughnuts all over the place. Do not have to go to work. I have the rest of the day to do minor repairs and detail the interior panels on the project. Later I get to sit back and watch the 6:00 news coverage of the snow tire less demolition derby that happened during the day.

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yup took day off today super great snowing again like crazy goin for another snow day tomorrow!

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yup we had snow day down here as well, gonna try to get in tomorrow, still snowing heavily so 

gonna be a tough go. 



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Here is the cure to your problems.......

 

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every real islander knows to stay away from vic at the best of times anyway schoools and unuversety closed again so im smart enuf to take another snow day off fire up the woodstove and hang in the shop!

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May as well shut the place down if nobody has proper tires and you don't have enough snow clearing equipment.  I'm sure it would save a lot of money for your provincially run insurance, which would in turn save you all on taxes (maybe).

Winter conditions can be tough for people used to it with proper tires and experience, so I can't imagine the mayhem that happens out there in a snow storm.  Not to mention that you probably don't have salt trucks, so when the snow falls and people drive over it, you will get packed down ice that's even more difficult to drive on, and can be somewhat unpredictable.

I wish we could have snow days here... tomorrow we are getting about 15 - 25 cm of snow/ice pellets/freezing rain, with winds up to 80 km/h... but I'll be coming in to work.  It's just a normal winter day for us on the east coast.



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Our shop didn't even open today, and we had less than half staff yesterday. I have winter tires on both vehicles, but most people here don't bother.

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I see it snowed on Maui and they had flurries in Vegas.

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I am in the construction industry. Its near impossible to do form work when everything gets cover up every night by a layer of snow. And you cannot pour concrete in sub zero temperatures. Normally we have a wharhouse or commercial renovation happening that we can jump on but right all we have are outside concrete projects. So it looks like I get to play at home.

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I always and still do run 12 pin studs in my snow tires, makes a difference on ice , works really well with a all wheel drive



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Shovelled the driveway out twice yesterday. This is this morning, and it's started again.

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MC wrote:
Tomorrow we are getting about 15 - 25 cm of snow/ice pellets/freezing rain, with winds up to 80 km/h... it's just a normal winter day for us on the east coast.

 Yep.

... and then there is the abnormal:

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Uh-huh.  I hear ya, Darryl...

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Do you know that (some of you do) BC Ferries cancelled all of it's sailings betwwen the island and the mainland yesterday? Due to a snowfall "warning" lol. What IS going on?.....I run heavy equipment these days for a living....just finished a shift in the grader(770 Deere) plowing 13.5k of logging road to the local ski hill here on the Sunshine Coast lol A bit of a bummer for me all this Wintery stuff cause I need good weather to get my new/old ride home!! We are a bunch of woosies out here in the West

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Yeah, I feel for you guys. Man, we got almost an inch of snow today too......

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No snow days for me......45 km's each way to and from work. Wen't from 30,000 cars a day on Sooke rd to about a dozen.

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How did you get past the trees on the road, LOL. or was that past you guys?

Measured close to 20 inches tonight and still snowing. Oh ya we do has have salt truck up island

so afternoon roads are ok when temp rise enough for the salt to melt everything, But evening

and early morning is a mess. We have a concrete barrier to divide our lanes, 2 lanes each side, 

yesterday the wife was driving home and had an oncoming car our her side, she called me and told me to call son in law 

( fireman ) in local area to tell him possible accident waiting to happen. Have it on dash cam but can't see license plate

so hard to prove who it was.

 



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Man I hope this is over for you guys soon. It sounds like it's dangerous and going to be very costly as well.

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