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1-26-2011 Snow

It snowed about 9 inches here in the DC Metro area yesterday. I live about 45 minutes north of DC and we got about the same amount of snow. It was snowing 2-3 inches per hour yesterday starting about 4pm (prime time for DC traffic). I left work about 2pm yesterday and made it home with no traffic. Others that left work by the time it started snowing drove for over 4 hours to get home. Highways were shut down, gridlock traffic for miles.

This was the first time I have driven the XK in a decent amount of snow and it was AWESOME!! It met all my expectations!! The only thing that troubled me was the other cars on the road. When I left the house this morning to come to work I had to drive over a 3 foot pile of snow at the end of the driveway and had no troubles. For the first time in a long time I actually had fun on my way to work!! It was great.

I also counted over 50 cars stuck on the North bound side of the highway that were stuck from last night....HaHa SUCKERS
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It is amazing what how these Commanders handle deep snow.
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Again, we miss out on the snow. Maybe an inch today. There is hope for some early next week, but I'll keep my fingers crossed. For me to get to work, I have to cross a very, steep RR bridge. The Commander just digs in and succeeds at the task. Lesser vehicles just sit in the right lane and spin. I just take off in the unplowed left lane and head for the top. Then, I'll get a few hardy souls to follow in my tracks!
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Again, we miss out on the snow. Maybe an inch today. There is hope for some early next week, but I'll keep my fingers crossed. For me to get to work, I have to cross a very, steep RR bridge. The Commander just digs in and succeeds at the task. Lesser vehicles just sit in the right lane and spin. I just take off in the unplowed left lane and head for the top. Then, I'll get a few hardy souls to follow in my tracks!
Dhh3, you get the award for the most emoticons in one post.
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We got about 2 inches, very wet and heavy. Over the mountain in the Shenandoah Valley they got 8 to 10 inches which means Flagpole probably got a solid foot and a half.
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Snow Warnings for North East Insania

NEWS:
Snowplows are being pulled off secondary roads in Indiana early this
afternoon because of dangerous driving conditions caused by blowing and
drifting snow.

Department of Transportion officials says plows will continue to work roads in
East Indiana, at least until mid-afternoon.

A winter storm warning remains in effect for the area today but the snowfall
totals are unknown.

Snow began falling across Northern Indiana before dawn this morning and
with an ominous forecast, all schools across the the state closed today as
all three counties are now under a winter storm warning.

Fort Wayne had earlier been forecast to escape the worst of the weather as
snow was expected to change over to rain. But the powerful, quick-moving
nor’easter is tracking just off the coast of Lake Michigan.

Winds are still expected to become strong with gusts as high as 80 MPH
in the forecast this afternoon.

Department of transportation officials says that blowing and drifting snow
are now a problem in many rural sections, especially in the Huntington, Ft
Wayne, Traverse City, and St. Petersburg areas.

All schools in the Eastern District, Western board, French board and Insania
College campuses decided to close for the day before 8 a.m.

WEPEE, which had delayed opening until the afternoon, has also decided to
close for the day.

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My daughter teaches high school near Crawfordsville, IN. I'll have to call and check on her and her husband.
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They were calling for 3-7" down here in Roanoke... what'd we get? Absofrigginlutely nothing. Sure, it was snowing buckets... but not a bit of it stuck. Having temps near 50 degrees the day before sure didn't help it any. Yeesh. So jealous right now.
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Snow Warnings for **North East Insania**

Ok, you gotta read this carefully....
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NEWS:
Snowplows are being pulled off secondary roads in Indiana early this
afternoon because of dangerous driving conditions caused by blowing and
drifting snow.

Department of Transportion officials says plows will continue to work roads in
East Indiana, at least until mid-afternoon.

A winter storm warning remains in effect for the area today but the snowfall
totals are unknown.

Snow began falling across Northern Indiana before dawn this morning and
with an ominous forecast, all schools across the the state closed today as
all three counties are now under a winter storm warning.

Fort Wayne had earlier been forecast to escape the worst of the weather as
snow was expected to change over to rain. But the powerful, quick-moving
nor’easter is tracking just off the coast of Lake Michigan.

Winds are still expected to become strong with gusts as high as 80 MPH in
the forecast this afternoon.

Department of transportation officials says that blowing and drifting snow
are now a problem in many rural sections, especially in the Huntington, Ft
Wayne, Traverse City, and St. Petersburg areas.

All schools in the Eastern District, Western board, French board and Insania
College
campuses decided to close for the day before 8 a.m.

WEPEE, which had delayed opening until the afternoon, has also decided to
close for the day.
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