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Posted January 22, 2016 - 11:33 PM

Ouch! That hurt...

We got about 10" and then the drifts. My ol tractor made me proud today. North East hang in there!
Every once in a while I can hear the timber breaking in the woods. Recon the weight of the ice and the wind is the culprit. I'm in for the nite.

Glad the tractor did you proud and you've got your feet up.

 

10" is more that you usually get, I'm certain.  Get pics to show the grandkids.

 

Be careful and watch out for the people driving on the roads youre crossing... They usually forget that stopping distance is 10 fold what it was yesterday.


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 06:16 AM

Hope all you folks getting this are okay! Glad I missed out!


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 06:16 AM

Anyone get their tape measures out yet?

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Posted January 23, 2016 - 06:55 AM

Anyone get their tape measures out yet?

Depending where I check. From nothing to three feet. I don't have anywhere to check the actual depth. I have a lot of drifts and a few bare spots. My guess is around 8 inches so far.
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Posted January 23, 2016 - 06:56 AM

14" at the camp according to my buddy down there! Metz wv. 6 inches in st Clairsville ohio
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Posted January 23, 2016 - 09:51 AM

We got maybe 3 inches but it is starting to come down again!!!!


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 10:02 AM

According to our local newspaper we have 12 inches with another 12 today into tonite.
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Posted January 23, 2016 - 10:12 AM

We didn't get but around 6" before changing to rain last night at 11, hasn't stopped snowing 12 miles from here, they have about 12", we're down to a sloppy mess with howling winds. They're saying more snow tonight from the wrap around effect.
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Posted January 23, 2016 - 10:13 AM

Our son and his family live in Front Royal, VA, they're getting hammered.

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Posted January 23, 2016 - 12:07 PM

Sorry for all you getting hammered. We were supposed to get 2-4", ended up not getting a single snow flake. I'm not complaining.

 

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Posted January 23, 2016 - 12:20 PM

Well that just sucked! Was out for almost 2 1/2 hours, and all that I got done was moving snow around the drifted in truck. There is no way the blade is going to move all of this snow, so once I'm warmed up a little, it's off to attaching the snowthrower. Not into making a fool of myself!!  :(

 

There is nobody on the roads right now. A four wheel drive truck came down the alleyway earlier, only to get stuck at the stop sign. Took him quite a bit of time to get loose and moving again, but he was the only one I saw out driving. 

 

This storm for sure, will take some time to move. I'm guessing we have around 12"-14" on the ground right now, with 24"-30" drifts everywhere. Wind is still blowing roughly 30-40 mph, so that won't help the state trucks. If fact, there is a state truck stuck just down from the square. Nobody around it, so not sure just how long it has been setting there. Judging by the snow around it, I'd say he's been there since maybe 4 this morning. 

 

Here's some thoughts for you guys in the path of this storm:

 

If you aren't in good health, or your back isn't what it used to be, maybe swallow hard and pay the neighborhood boy a few bucks this year to remove the snow for you. Not calling anybody old, but it takes a real man to know when he just can't do what he used to anymore.

 

When putting your snow removal equipment away, be sure to let the muffler cool down first, especially if you are one to cover your equipment. Keep all gas can's, paint cans, paint thinner, and even gas grille propane tanks away from the muffler. I know this sounds simple or useless, however when you are cold and just want to get into the house to warm up, it's easy to overlook the simple things.

 

When out removing snow, let a family member or close neighbor know where you'll be. Maybe have them check on you from time to time, just to make sure you are alright and safe. Try to coax your wife, child, or neighbor into bringing you some coffee or hot chocolate if you plan on being out for an extended time, as this will help warm up your insides, as well as give them the assurance that you're OK. 

 

If out plowing or blowing snow on the roads, be sure to wear a reflective vest of some sorts, just to make sure you are visible to others. With blowing snow either from mother nature, or from your piece of equipment, it can really cut down on visibility, and make it hard to see you.

 

Know your surroundings, be safe, and don't try to get everything done at once. There is plenty of time to get the snow removed, so don't push yourself, and remember to take a break every now and then.

 

Have fun guys, enjoy the seat time. and remember, WE LIKE PICTURES!!!!!  :thumbs:


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 12:32 PM

I have been seeing more snowmobiles than vehicles today.
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Posted January 23, 2016 - 12:35 PM

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My son with our 1973 blower.
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Posted January 23, 2016 - 07:18 PM

I pushed again today at my house and my neighbor's plus our road...then the sun came out! No wind like yesterday. Finally was able to get in both of our vehicles after the ice melted. I consider us lucky with 10", what I just seen on the news...the Carolina's dealing with heavier ice than we got then the folks in West VA,VA,PA,MD, and so on. 70+ mph winds...oh my! Please take caution folks!

I have got to get me a set of chains...and maybe a small walk behind blower.

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Posted January 23, 2016 - 07:26 PM


Know your surroundings, be safe, and don't try to get everything done at once. There is plenty of time to get the snow removed, so don't push yourself, and remember to take a break every now and then.

 

Have fun guys, enjoy the seat time. and remember, WE LIKE PICTURES!!!!!  :thumbs:

Glad you are OK and switching to the stuff slinger.

Two things:

I'd like to add to Also make sure you're good on oil and gas

and

Troy, specifically Which kid did you ask? 


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