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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/22/2005 10:46:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 10:48:04 AM EDT by Einstein]
Or should I say, "FUBAR."

Highway 290 North (not moving - creeping at best). Notice the Inbound lanes.





Notice the people getting out of their cars (because it's not moving & it's close to 100 F here).



No gas anywhere within at least 100 Miles



People just camping out trying to stay cool





This is what happens when you procrastinate (welcome to Russia):



The littering starts (the parking lot smells like piss):

Link Posted: 9/22/2005 10:49:57 AM EDT
At least Rita will bring cooler temperatures.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 10:50:21 AM EDT
no gas. thats gotta suck, bad...
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 10:53:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 10:57:59 AM EDT by killingmachine123]

Originally Posted By JFP:
no gas. thats gotta suck, bad...



+1 It is raining and I will be driving to work today, so I will probably gas up before the rediculous hike in prices again.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 11:33:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
At least Rita will bring cooler temperatures.



Wrong. Hurricanes are hot, humid, steamy. Nothing like when a cold front moves thru. Like a sauna before during & after.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 11:34:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CS223:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
At least Rita will bring cooler temperatures.



Wrong. Hurricanes are hot, humid, steamy. Nothing like when a cold front moves thru. Like a sauna before during & after.



Oh.
Well darn.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 11:35:26 AM EDT
wow, thanks for the pics
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 11:35:33 AM EDT
I wonder if gas stations don't keep some gas, so the tanks don't float out of the ground.
I suspect they may be safe under concrete though.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 11:43:23 AM EDT
I have seen some of the stations in and around Houston have there tanks float up, but only the cheap quicky marts
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 11:49:42 AM EDT
I think I would have to carefully head up the "wrong way" on the highway, and if I get stopped, claim ignorance and say I heard they had reversed the lanes for evacuation.

Take the ticket and get off the highway. Consider it a toll for the miles you make it before getting stopped.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 11:51:08 AM EDT

Why the fuck don't people just, en masse, haul over to the other four open lanes???

Link Posted: 9/22/2005 11:53:45 AM EDT
I'm surprised they haven't already opened them up.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 11:55:39 AM EDT
A reminder, and a note to self - MORE GAS CANS - MORE GAS CANS - MORE GAS CANS - MORE GAS C...........
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 11:55:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
Why the fuck don't people just, en masse, haul over to the other four open lanes???




One would think the police could safely direct people, makes sense to me
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 11:56:11 AM EDT
I understand they have opened up the opposite lanes in some areas (another Rita thread has pics), but if the highway is in an area or continues nearby into areas that are not in a forced evacuation they keep it closed.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 12:02:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 12:03:07 PM EDT by Colt_SBR]
I just gassed up and paid less than I have in the last three weeks. WTF's up with that? $2.65 per gal.

I see on Fox, they opened the inbound lanes for evacuations. About time.

Link Posted: 9/22/2005 12:15:59 PM EDT
Yep, "they" waited a bit too long for issuing the contra-flow order....

Many drivers are stuck on the freeways now, w/ no gas...

I just put a locking gas cap on my truck last night, after filling it at $2.679 (central Dallas). Thanks Rita, I am now $60.00 lighter...

GF called in a panic earlier, stating that "the news" just said that 18 of 26 South Texas refineries were now closed.

Glad I gassed up when I did...

On another note, Mrs. Madam Mayor Miller says that Dallas cannot accomodate more evacuees. I would have to agree with that - on my way to work this AM, the freeways in and around Dallas were one big clusterphuck.

People in Dallas have a hard enough time driving amongst themselves, and now this?

I think I'm taking the "scenic route" home today...
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 12:35:09 PM EDT
I would bring my pis$ and $hit bucket. I would not be able to hold it on the freeway parking lot.

I know that if Mt. Rainier blows here in WA we are in for some tuff times.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 12:49:39 PM EDT


This is what happens when you procrastinate (welcome to Russia):



What's that - the "pre-looting" line?

Link Posted: 9/22/2005 12:52:51 PM EDT
Gee wild thought, how about opening up some inbound lanes for outbound traffic
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:21:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
Why the fuck don't people just, en masse, haul over to the other four open lanes???

Cross streets. The TX Dept. of Transportation will only open up the highways where there are no cross streets and they can control the on-ramps.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:24:26 PM EDT
Has any looting started yet?
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:40:00 PM EDT
Great pics, thanks.

Im heading down to Dallas on Monday.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:49:31 PM EDT
The highway looks just like a normal day on the Maryland/DC 495 beltway. Only difference is that the traffic would be going both ways. Or not going, considering the congestion.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 3:40:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:


This is what happens when you procrastinate (welcome to Russia):
www.mustangmods.com/data/2/img_2001s.jpg


What's that - the "pre-looting" line?






Twenty items or less only.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 3:43:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PCGuns:
Has any looting started yet?



You wont see that here.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 2:29:31 AM EDT
I've turned away looters already in my Town home complex
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