[TriLUG] OFF-TOPIC - Snow "Storm"?
gregbrown at mindspring.com
Fri Jan 21 10:54:39 EST 2005
What a disaster! I work from home so, from that end I was okay.
However my wife drives from youngsville to RTP for work. We were
supposed to get a "light dusting" but, as was perviously stated, it was
a mess in less then an hour. I have an old 1992 Jeep Cherokee that I
keep around for reasons such as this. I told kelly that I would come
to RTP to get her instead of her trying to drive her car home (it's
front wheel drive but I with the hills we would encounter on the drive
home I was certain that she would slip off the road at one point or
Luckily I drive on back roads to RTP and only encounter traffic once I
get Miami and Highway 70. Even at 2:00 there were cars piled up no the
shoulder of the road. I made it to RTP and the drive home, which would
normally take 45 minutes, took two hours. I never put the Jeep in four
low but I did take advantage of grassy shoulders of the road in four
high on the steep hills.
I had a couple significant slips and slides on the way home but I was
thankful for the old Jeep stepping up and getting the job done once
again. I only wish it had the full-time 4x4 transfer case which would
take the shifting into and out of four wheel drive out of the picture.
On Jan 21, 2005, at 10:25 AM, Aaron S. Joyner wrote:
> Jim Ray wrote:
>>> It's the first time I've ever dropped into 4wd-low for snow/ice.
>> I dropped into 2 foot drive, parked my blessed minivan in a gridlock
>> ncsu and walked home with my two children in my arms. What a mess.
>> never seen anything so bad when living in Chicago or in my native NC
>> in my
>> 43 years.
> My regular commute of 15-20 mins took me 6 hours, and it was only that
> short because at 5 and a half hours I got fed up, got out of traffic,
> started driving in the opposing lanes, and generally breaking the law
> en masse in order to get home. Once I started going around the sheep,
> instead of waiting in the line with them, it took another 20 mins to
> get home, across ice-covered hills (ala Millbrook) and past crashed
> school buses.
> Aaron S. Joyner
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