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Posted: 1/28/2014 2:31:01 PM EDT
I left work in Birmingham at 10:30 am this morning headed home in the snow.  Six hours and 56 miles later, I'm finally able to unwind.  Much stupidity was observed during my journey and I completely agree that southerners cannot drive in snow/ice.  

The only positive was that I finally got to fully utilize and appreciate the all wheel drive of my Audi S4
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 2:37:26 PM EDT
How fast were you driving?
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 2:39:55 PM EDT
Pussies
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 2:40:12 PM EDT
AWD is pretty good in the snow just watch the curves and making tight turns.

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15-20mph when I wasn't setting for an hour at a time waiting for wrecks to be cleared. Actually hit 30 a couple of times on some clearer spots.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 2:40:58 PM EDT
I hate that shit.  The worst part is the idiot drivers around you in traffic.
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This is an excellent situation to develop some basic math skills.




If Sculbert has a 56 mile commute home from work and that commute takes 6 hours to complete, how fast was Sculbert traveling?




I will give you a hint. Miles divided by Hours will equal Miles per Hour.
















Yeah, I'm a smart ass.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 2:42:11 PM EDT
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I think the lack of fear contributed to most of the crashes I saw today.  The pussies are the ones who made it home!  I'm one happy pussy :)
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 2:42:46 PM EDT
amateurs
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 2:43:49 PM EDT
Christ.

Are you for real?

I drove from Denver to Durango in a blizzard in the same timespan once.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 2:45:10 PM EDT
So that was that you that passed me on US 31?
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Christ.

Are you for real?

I drove from Denver to Durango in a blizzard in the same timespan once.
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Hard to make time when the road is a parking lot
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Link Posted: 1/28/2014 2:47:14 PM EDT
I left work downtown at 10:30 and had to hole up in a motel 4 miles from home at 2pm.

I have AWD and insane traction control, but zero friction is zero friction.

My home is 4 miles away, but 1000 feet above me in altitude.

Wife and kids made it home because they left 20 min ahead of me and hiked a mile home.

But I have pizza, a hot tub and HBO. So I am doing alright.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 2:47:24 PM EDT
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Seriously, I would have a stroke driving behind slow people.
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Originally Posted By LurchAddams:
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I started out going hwy 75N, but it was closed when I got to Oneonta, so I back tracked to 231 into 79 on up to Guntersville. Pretty sketchy in the steep hills outside Oneonta.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 2:49:11 PM EDT
Thats everyday rush our here in Dc
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 2:49:36 PM EDT
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Move to fucking Colorado, 56 miles in 45 minutes on ice is the norm.I grew up driving in snow/ice country but never could get use to Colorado.You can be 10 over the speed limit on a sheet of ice with little to no traction and some dumb fuck will pass you.
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Originally Posted By sculbert1:


Hard to make time when the road is a parking lot
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Originally Posted By sculbert1:
Originally Posted By andrasik:
Christ.

Are you for real?

I drove from Denver to Durango in a blizzard in the same timespan once.


Hard to make time when the road is a parking lot

Plus those other areas of the country have these things called "snow plows"  or something like that and other trucks that spread salt instead of just fucking sand like they do around here on bridges.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 2:50:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By sculbert1:


Hard to make time when the road is a parking lot
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Originally Posted By sculbert1:
Originally Posted By andrasik:
Christ.

Are you for real?

I drove from Denver to Durango in a blizzard in the same timespan once.


Hard to make time when the road is a parking lot



Flat landers have no idea. I understand though bro.
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Originally Posted By BGENE:


Move to fucking Colorado, 56 miles in 45 minutes on ice is the norm.I grew up driving in snow/ice country but never could get use to Colorado.You can be 10 over the speed limit on a sheet of ice with little to no traction and some dumb fuck will pass you.
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It is because they are in a blind rage after having to follow people who drove only 10 mph with a 1/4 inch of snow on the ground. People drive me nuts with that shit here.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 2:52:39 PM EDT
You aren't expected to be able to drive in snow and ice, you rarely see it.
We have plenty of people in the north who can't drive in it either.
And I think I got behind all of them today and it wasn't even snowing for a change.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 2:52:50 PM EDT
Geez, seriously? Exactly how deep was the snow in AL at that time?
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 2:53:53 PM EDT
"Much stupidity was observed during my journey"



Yeah, we've got that up here too.
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Originally Posted By sculbert1:
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Originally Posted By sculbert1:



Originally Posted By andrasik:

Christ.



Are you for real?



I drove from Denver to Durango in a blizzard in the same timespan once.




Hard to make time when the road is a parking lot

You never thought to take the back roads?



 
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 2:58:22 PM EDT
54 miles, a little over 5 hours. at least 7 changes in route due to wrecks/stoppages.
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Originally Posted By OverScoped:
You never thought to take the back roads?
 
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Originally Posted By sculbert1:
Originally Posted By andrasik:
Christ.

Are you for real?

I drove from Denver to Durango in a blizzard in the same timespan once.


Hard to make time when the road is a parking lot
You never thought to take the back roads?
 


Take the Shelf Road short cut from Cripple Creek to Canon City, that will save you some time.
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Originally Posted By OverScoped:
You never thought to take the back roads?
 
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Originally Posted By OverScoped:
Originally Posted By sculbert1:
Originally Posted By andrasik:
Christ.

Are you for real?

I drove from Denver to Durango in a blizzard in the same timespan once.


Hard to make time when the road is a parking lot
You never thought to take the back roads?
 


I never got on the interstate... That was even worse. I traveled 2 lane hi ways.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 3:00:16 PM EDT
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lol atlanta


http://i.imgur.com/HH7Z9gh.jpg
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Originally Posted By David_ESM:

  This is an excellent situation to develop some basic math skills.

If Sculbert has a 56 mile commute home from work and that commute takes 6 hours to complete, how fast was Sculbert traveling?

I will give you a hint. Miles divided by Hours will equal Miles per Hour.





Yeah, I'm a smart ass.
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Originally Posted By David_ESM:
Originally Posted By waltherboy:
How fast were you driving?

  This is an excellent situation to develop some basic math skills.

If Sculbert has a 56 mile commute home from work and that commute takes 6 hours to complete, how fast was Sculbert traveling?

I will give you a hint. Miles divided by Hours will equal Miles per Hour.





Yeah, I'm a smart ass.


That would be assuming he never stopped.  Not very accurate.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 3:02:45 PM EDT
5.5 miles home from work. Took about a half hour to make it home, because I stopped to see the girlfriend, then I found some mud on the way home and couldn't resist hitting the 4WD.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 3:04:56 PM EDT
I spent over 4 hours trying to get home from my kids' school.  It's 8 miles away.    

A school bus full of kids spun out making a turn in an intersection.  Blocked the only way in or out for several hours.


I need a whiskey.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 3:05:23 PM EDT
My brother moved from Chicago to just north of Atlanta.

Yes, his family is used to driving in snow.

He said it took his wife 2 hours to get home 5 miles.

Wrecks blocking every route she tried to take.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 3:05:35 PM EDT
What year is your s4

A UR-S4 is one of my dream cars

My brother just picked up a '92 last month
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Originally Posted By gomulego:
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If Bham is like it is up here there seems to be a sheet of ice under the snow (maybe 1" here on the highways).

Started snowing a bit here (Guntersville area) mid morning. I had an appointment to get my hair cut at 12:30. The snow was dry and powdery but once it blew away the roads were like glass. I guess the first snow hit the road, melted and then froze, to be covered with more snow. The only way I could drive was to keep the right hand tires on the edge of the road for traction. When I got in the middle of the road there was a weird noise coming from my right front tire and I didn't seem to be traveling as fast as I should. I had to take snow covered back roads to get home. If I go in tomorrow I'm going to try an old Altima we have and see if it drives better.

My daughter down in Bham tried to get home but had to return to the UAB health dept where she works. No hotel rooms.
Driving home, her husband slid off the road, got out and started walking home. He slipped and dislocated his shoulder. They had to get a fire dept ATV to take him to Brookwood Hospital. He's still there. She can't get to him. She's going to try and drive a short distance to stay with a couple she goes to church with nearby, else stay at work.

Son in law's mother is stuck in traffic somewhere between UAB and Trussville. Been on the road going on 5 hours.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 3:11:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By David_ESM:

  It is because they are in a blind rage after having to follow people who drove only 10 mph with a 1/4 inch of snow on the ground. People drive me nuts with that shit here.
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Originally Posted By David_ESM:
Originally Posted By BGENE:
Move to fucking Colorado, 56 miles in 45 minutes on ice is the norm.I grew up driving in snow/ice country but never could get use to Colorado.You can be 10 over the speed limit on a sheet of ice with little to no traction and some dumb fuck will pass you.

  It is because they are in a blind rage after having to follow people who drove only 10 mph with a 1/4 inch of snow on the ground. People drive me nuts with that shit here.



This!
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 3:12:49 PM EDT
Haha southerners can't handle the snow
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What year is your s4

A UR-S4 is one of my dream cars

My brother just picked up a '92 last month
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2013 with APR stage 2+.  APR is only about 50 miles from my office
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Originally Posted By David_ESM:

  This is an excellent situation to develop some basic math skills.

If Sculbert has a 56 mile commute home from work and that commute takes 6 hours to complete, how fast was Sculbert traveling?

I will give you a hint. Miles divided by Hours will equal Miles per Hour.





Yeah, I'm a smart ass.
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Originally Posted By David_ESM:
Originally Posted By waltherboy:
How fast were you driving?

  This is an excellent situation to develop some basic math skills.

If Sculbert has a 56 mile commute home from work and that commute takes 6 hours to complete, how fast was Sculbert traveling?

I will give you a hint. Miles divided by Hours will equal Miles per Hour.





Yeah, I'm a smart ass.

Link Posted: 1/28/2014 3:15:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sculbert1:


I left work in Birmingham at 10:30 am this morning headed home in the snow.  Six hours and 56 miles later, I'm finally able to unwind.  Much stupidity was observed during my journey and I completely agree that southerners cannot drive in snow/ice.  



The only positive was that I finally got to fully utilize and appreciate the all wheel drive of my Audi S4
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Originally Posted By callgood:


If Bham is like it is up here there seems to be a sheet of ice under the snow (maybe 1" here on the highways).

Started snowing a bit here (Guntersville area) mid morning. I had an appointment to get my hair cut at 12:30. The snow was dry and powdery but once it blew away the roads were like glass. I guess the first snow hit the road, melted and then froze, to be covered with more snow. The only way I could drive was to keep the right hand tires on the edge of the road for traction. When I got in the middle of the road there was a weird noise coming from my right front tire and I didn't seem to be traveling as fast as I should. I had to take snow covered back roads to get home. If I go in tomorrow I'm going to try an old Altima we have and see if it drives better.

My daughter down in Bham tried to get home but had to return to the UAB health dept where she works. No hotel rooms.
Driving home, her husband slid off the road, got out and started walking home. He slipped and dislocated his shoulder. They had to get a fire dept ATV to take him to Brookwood Hospital. He's still there. She can't get to him. She's going to try and drive a short distance to stay with a couple she goes to church with nearby, else stay at work.

Son in law's mother is stuck in traffic somewhere between UAB and Trussville. Been on the road going on 5 hours.
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Originally Posted By callgood:
Originally Posted By gomulego:
Geez, seriously? Exactly how deep was the snow in AL at that time?


If Bham is like it is up here there seems to be a sheet of ice under the snow (maybe 1" here on the highways).

Started snowing a bit here (Guntersville area) mid morning. I had an appointment to get my hair cut at 12:30. The snow was dry and powdery but once it blew away the roads were like glass. I guess the first snow hit the road, melted and then froze, to be covered with more snow. The only way I could drive was to keep the right hand tires on the edge of the road for traction. When I got in the middle of the road there was a weird noise coming from my right front tire and I didn't seem to be traveling as fast as I should. I had to take snow covered back roads to get home. If I go in tomorrow I'm going to try an old Altima we have and see if it drives better.

My daughter down in Bham tried to get home but had to return to the UAB health dept where she works. No hotel rooms.
Driving home, her husband slid off the road, got out and started walking home. He slipped and dislocated his shoulder. They had to get a fire dept ATV to take him to Brookwood Hospital. He's still there. She can't get to him. She's going to try and drive a short distance to stay with a couple she goes to church with nearby, else stay at work.

Son in law's mother is stuck in traffic somewhere between UAB and Trussville. Been on the road going on 5 hours.


I live between Albertville and Guntersville. I was lucky enough to leave Birmingham when I did, there are literally thousands of people stranded and it will be single digit temps tonight.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 3:18:09 PM EDT
Northerners can't drive in this stuff either.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 3:18:47 PM EDT
So you're saying there was about 18" of snow on the road, right?
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 3:18:48 PM EDT
It took me 1 1/2 hours to go 4 miles today..............
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Maybe, but all life doesn't shut down as we know it either.



No wonder the south lost the Civil War.







 
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 3:22:47 PM EDT
oh snap
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Maybe, but all life doesn't shut down as we know it either.

No wonder the south lost the Civil War.


 
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Originally Posted By gunham:
Northerners can't drive in this stuff either.
Maybe, but all life doesn't shut down as we know it either.

No wonder the south lost the Civil War.


 


You went back up north.  You lost.
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This is NOT snow.  It is slick ice that practically no one can drive on.



http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2014/01/aldot_crews_to_work_through_th.html
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 3:31:31 PM EDT
I drove from ft. Payne to the acton road exit on 459 in less than 2.5 hours. I then had to wait 4 hours for traffic to clear on acton thanks to all the morons who just abandoned their cars for no explainable reason other than their own stupidity in driving them. Finally, it then took me another 45 minutes to get the last mile thanks to all of the aforementioned morons. To all southerners who have lost the ability to utilize critical thinking skills because ZOMG!! SNNNNOOOOWW!!!!!: let some air out of your tires, drive slowly, do not stop or accelerate when there is not an absolute need to do so, keep a straight course where possible, maintain 3-4 car lengths distance for every 10-15 mph of speed, do not panic when your traction control bites, and do not drive onto the ice sheet created by preceding cars when there's nice soft snow on a grippy shoulder for you to hang on to. If you can't follow these directions, shelter is place and complain to people who care.

To all the idiots who refuse to understand the principles of driving in winter weather conditions, specifically including (but certainly not limited to) the silver hyundai Santa Fe that tailgated me up old rocky ridge road even after I motioned at you to stay back and then got out of my car and specifically told you that you were driving dangerously given the low traction conditions, the black Chrysler 300 dub edition that stopped coming down an icy hill in a lane opposite me and then had to be pushed off the road in front of my car coming about 6 inches from hitting me and snarling traffic unnecessarily for over 20 minutes, and most especially the gold Cadillac SUV with the handicap placard and obviously non handicapped occupants that slammed on their brakes for no legitimate reason while navigating the turn from an unnamed side street onto rocky ridge road causing me to have to bail into a ditch that I almost never got out of - I genuinely hope you reap the rewards of your selfish and infinite stupidity in everything that you attempt and that fail as miserably at life as you do at driving. That is all.
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