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Blizzard Warning, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas...UPDATE: National Guard Called In To The Texas Panhandle

 
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Hi guys. I'm fine. Most of the snow is just blowing somewhere else. We don't have anything like Saddletramp has. My front window is covered in ice, though. Visibility is still about 1/4 mile.

I'm mad, though. Hubs just told me he's going in to work tonight. He manages a hotel in our little town and the overnight person already called off. We live as far out of town as she does, but she has a d***ed 4 wheeldrive pick up. We have a d****ed PT Cruiser. Hockley Co. doesn't have snow plows, they have road graters/dirt levelers. I'm not so mad that she called off, I'm mad that hubs thinks that stupid, little car will make it through this mess. AND...the owner lives right behind the hotel. I'm SO sick of no one listening.

Sorry for the rant. He grew up in Ohio, too, so he knows what's out there. I think he's forgotten we're not in snowplow land anymore. He also thinks he's indestructible. We're too old for this!
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If you must drive, best to get a bunch of weight over the rear axial on the PTC. Bags of dog food, cat litter or anything you got. Good Luck!hf
 Quoting: Hard Eight


Really? Wow...And yes it is totally different here than it is back east when these storms hit...
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Hi guys. I'm fine. Most of the snow is just blowing somewhere else. We don't have anything like Saddletramp has. My front window is covered in ice, though. Visibility is still about 1/4 mile.

I'm mad, though. Hubs just told me he's going in to work tonight. He manages a hotel in our little town and the overnight person already called off. We live as far out of town as she does, but she has a d***ed 4 wheeldrive pick up. We have a d****ed PT Cruiser. Hockley Co. doesn't have snow plows, they have road graters/dirt levelers. I'm not so mad that she called off, I'm mad that hubs thinks that stupid, little car will make it through this mess. AND...the owner lives right behind the hotel. I'm SO sick of no one listening.

Sorry for the rant. He grew up in Ohio, too, so he knows what's out there. I think he's forgotten we're not in snowplow land anymore. He also thinks he's indestructible. We're too old for this!
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


If you must drive, best to get a bunch of weight over the rear axial on the PTC. Bags of dog food, cat litter or anything you got. Good Luck!hf
 Quoting: Hard Eight


We can weight down the car. It's just a POS in winter weather. I wish our truck was up and running. Our sil rebuilt the engine, but then realized we would need a new trannie, too. It's paid for, so we kind of want to fix it.
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It's stopped snowing here and the wind is melting some of the snow, but it's still VERY windy. I'm afraid of re-freeze tonight.
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


It will freeze here the temps are going to drop into the 20's...Oh well fuzzy blanket...It;s me and you tonight!...LOL
 Quoting: Settle4It


Our bedrooms are unheated, so it's fleece sheets, fuzzy blanket and electric blanket for us! Heaven! Now all I need is an electric bed pad.
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


If your power is out your electric blanket will be a little cool there.Hard to warm a hot water bottle, too.
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We have a gas wall heater that heats most of the house. It doesn't need electricity to run. Thankfully, it's a small house and it works really well for us. We just keep the bedroom door shut to keep the pets out. That's why it's cold. If we left the door open, it's nice and warm. Cat fur vs. heat? No cat fur wins!LOL
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Any updates from Kansas? How is the I70 corridor looking? Thinking of leaving Loveland Colorado Tuesday morning. Would put me in Central Kansas around noon. Trying to stay behind this storm as we head to Ohio.
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[link to www.kansas.com]

I'm not sure if this will help. What's the nearest city to where you're going? I'll keep looking for more links. Maybe some of the Kansas people can help. I'm not familiar with the state.

[link to www.weather.com]

It's the weather channel, but just click on the town and your forecast will come up.

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Too much information to link each story separately.

[link to www.kctv5.com]

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It's really not that cold outside thankfully, in fact on the ground that the snow has blown off of, or was shaded from the snow fall, is still very wet.

Despite the fact that the snow is very heavy, packed, and wet, the drifts are absolutely staggering. I've never seen the like in my entire life. I've got one drift that is taller than the roof of my greenhouse, another that runs the entire length of my driveway from where my camper is parked to the County Road...at it's shallowest point it's about four feet deep up too eight or nine feet deep and is about fifteen feet across.

Right now I'm going to attempt to dig out my skid-loader and the bucket attachment so I can begin digging out my drive way tomorrow...

This is stunning...but at least we're at or above freezing, so it's already beginning to melt in spots.

We're gonna be weeks though before all of these drifts melt down...
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[link to www.spc.noaa.gov]

This is the national map of all the watches, warnings, etc.


You can see the path of the storm, just by the hazards.
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[link to www.spc.noaa.gov]

This is the national map of all the watches, warnings, etc.


You can see the path of the storm, just by the hazards.
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


This was really something, I feel like my Grandparents, I'll get to tell my grand kids about the Wildfires of '06, the Millennium Drought, and now the Blizzard of '13...

Not to mention our current economic situation...

Funny how history repeats itself...
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"Because he told the truth, and once you've heard the truth, everything else is just cheap whiskey..."
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[link to www.spc.noaa.gov]

This is the national map of all the watches, warnings, etc.


You can see the path of the storm, just by the hazards.
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


This was really something, I feel like my Grandparents, I'll get to tell my grand kids about the Wildfires of '06, the Millennium Drought, and now the Blizzard of '13...

Not to mention our current economic situation...

Funny how history repeats itself...
 Quoting: Saddletramp


Just so you know, Ron Roberts on KAMC just said your part of the blizzard was a record breaker.
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I fart bigger than this blizzard.
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I spent time at Palo Duro Canyon and it is beautiful country. I never thought I would hear of Amarillo getting a foot plus snow. There is another storm coming off the Rockie tomorrow late, hopefully it will avoid you all & let you dig out.
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[link to www.spc.noaa.gov]

This is the national map of all the watches, warnings, etc.


You can see the path of the storm, just by the hazards.
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


This was really something, I feel like my Grandparents, I'll get to tell my grand kids about the Wildfires of '06, the Millennium Drought, and now the Blizzard of '13...

Not to mention our current economic situation...

Funny how history repeats itself...
 Quoting: Saddletramp


Just so you know, Ron Roberts on KAMC just said your part of the blizzard was a record breaker.
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


I don't doubt it, craziest storm I've ever seen...
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I fart bigger than this blizzard.
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Remind me not to come to your house...
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I spent time at Palo Duro Canyon and it is beautiful country. I never thought I would hear of Amarillo getting a foot plus snow. There is another storm coming off the Rockie tomorrow late, hopefully it will avoid you all & let you dig out.
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I've seen some pretty good ones, but I have to say, this is the biggest I've ever seen. I don't think Amarillo quite broke their 24 hour record of 20.3 inches, but NE of Amarillo got it a lot worse that even Amarillo did...

We have 24+ inches right now easy...
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It's really not that cold outside thankfully, in fact on the ground that the snow has blown off of, or was shaded from the snow fall, is still very wet.

Despite the fact that the snow is very heavy, packed, and wet, the drifts are absolutely staggering. I've never seen the like in my entire life. I've got one drift that is taller than the roof of my greenhouse, another that runs the entire length of my driveway from where my camper is parked to the County Road...at it's shallowest point it's about four feet deep up too eight or nine feet deep and is about fifteen feet across.

Right now I'm going to attempt to dig out my skid-loader and the bucket attachment so I can begin digging out my drive way tomorrow...

This is stunning...but at least we're at or above freezing, so it's already beginning to melt in spots.

We're gonna be weeks though before all of these drifts melt down...
 Quoting: Saddletramp


Thanks for the detailed update, it helps to get a grasp on the magnitude of the storm when we get mind photos like that.

You're right, those drifts will be there a while. Sprinkle ashes on them, or even just a thin spattering of dirt and they will melt a lot faster. Or if you have any of that black landscape cloth, it's great for spot melts.
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I'm in KC and it just started snowing. The whole city is racing around preparing. Stood in line at the pharmacy for an hr just to pick up a script I called in two days ago, and another hour at the grocery store. After the foot of snow we got on Thursday, I'm curious to see what happens. The residential side streets were not well plowed and there are cars still buried from the last storm. The shoulders on the interstate weren't cleared, so there is nowhere for vehicles to pull over.

I am prepared enough that I won't need to leave my house for at least a week if need be. If the power goes out, that's another story. My house is all electric, so it will get cold quick. But we didn't lose power with the last storm, so I'm optimistic.
 Quoting: KungPowMeowMeow


We did ok here, but we were on the south end of the storm. Power didn't even flicker, but today, my internet keeps going down.

The wind with this storm is crazy and it still hasn't slowed up. I'm watching our local weather channel and the cams are moving all over the place. The streets in Lubbock don't look too bad, TxDOT must be on top of it. I was just going to type that I wish for cams out here in the sticks, but NO! What was I thinking!LOLOL Blizzard brain!?!
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


Lol, yeah, the fewer cams the better. That's good to hear about the power staying on. Hopefully it'll be the same here. The snow started about 2 hrs ago here and is a pretty wet snow, and it was above freezing earlier so the streets were starting to get slushy. Its a double edged sword though. If it stays warm the snow will be heavy and wet, and that increases the chances of power outages due to tree branches falling under the weight and taking power lines with them. If it gets really cold, we will have ice glazed streets and cars with the new 12 inches of snow blowing us to hell. 2 blizzards in one week is unheard of! Even two for the whole winter around here is rare. Some of the trees were already budding out last week, and we should have daffodils popping up in a couple weeks.
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It's really not that cold outside thankfully, in fact on the ground that the snow has blown off of, or was shaded from the snow fall, is still very wet.

Despite the fact that the snow is very heavy, packed, and wet, the drifts are absolutely staggering. I've never seen the like in my entire life. I've got one drift that is taller than the roof of my greenhouse, another that runs the entire length of my driveway from where my camper is parked to the County Road...at it's shallowest point it's about four feet deep up too eight or nine feet deep and is about fifteen feet across.

Right now I'm going to attempt to dig out my skid-loader and the bucket attachment so I can begin digging out my drive way tomorrow...

This is stunning...but at least we're at or above freezing, so it's already beginning to melt in spots.

We're gonna be weeks though before all of these drifts melt down...
 Quoting: Saddletramp


Did you take any pics? I would love to see them!
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It's really not that cold outside thankfully, in fact on the ground that the snow has blown off of, or was shaded from the snow fall, is still very wet.

Despite the fact that the snow is very heavy, packed, and wet, the drifts are absolutely staggering. I've never seen the like in my entire life. I've got one drift that is taller than the roof of my greenhouse, another that runs the entire length of my driveway from where my camper is parked to the County Road...at it's shallowest point it's about four feet deep up too eight or nine feet deep and is about fifteen feet across.

Right now I'm going to attempt to dig out my skid-loader and the bucket attachment so I can begin digging out my drive way tomorrow...

This is stunning...but at least we're at or above freezing, so it's already beginning to melt in spots.

We're gonna be weeks though before all of these drifts melt down...
 Quoting: Saddletramp


Did you take any pics? I would love to see them!
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Tumblr has been really slow today, but let me see what I can get uploaded...
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I'm in KC and it just started snowing. The whole city is racing around preparing. Stood in line at the pharmacy for an hr just to pick up a script I called in two days ago, and another hour at the grocery store. After the foot of snow we got on Thursday, I'm curious to see what happens. The residential side streets were not well plowed and there are cars still buried from the last storm. The shoulders on the interstate weren't cleared, so there is nowhere for vehicles to pull over.

I am prepared enough that I won't need to leave my house for at least a week if need be. If the power goes out, that's another story. My house is all electric, so it will get cold quick. But we didn't lose power with the last storm, so I'm optimistic.
 Quoting: KungPowMeowMeow


We did ok here, but we were on the south end of the storm. Power didn't even flicker, but today, my internet keeps going down.

The wind with this storm is crazy and it still hasn't slowed up. I'm watching our local weather channel and the cams are moving all over the place. The streets in Lubbock don't look too bad, TxDOT must be on top of it. I was just going to type that I wish for cams out here in the sticks, but NO! What was I thinking!LOLOL Blizzard brain!?!
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


Lol, yeah, the fewer cams the better. That's good to hear about the power staying on. Hopefully it'll be the same here. The snow started about 2 hrs ago here and is a pretty wet snow, and it was above freezing earlier so the streets were starting to get slushy. Its a double edged sword though. If it stays warm the snow will be heavy and wet, and that increases the chances of power outages due to tree branches falling under the weight and taking power lines with them. If it gets really cold, we will have ice glazed streets and cars with the new 12 inches of snow blowing us to hell. 2 blizzards in one week is unheard of! Even two for the whole winter around here is rare. Some of the trees were already budding out last week, and we should have daffodils popping up in a couple weeks.
 Quoting: KungPowMeowMeow


WE were at 70 yesterday, before the front came through. We've been in the 60's - 70 for a few weeks. I'm kind of surprised there wasn't more severe weather on the east side. It sure felt like tornado weather here for a little bit yesterday. At least you guys have snowplows up there. We don't have very many. There's not normally a need for them.
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Any updates from Kansas? How is the I70 corridor looking? Thinking of leaving Loveland Colorado Tuesday morning. Would put me in Central Kansas around noon. Trying to stay behind this storm as we head to Ohio.
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[link to www.kansas.com]

I'm not sure if this will help. What's the nearest city to where you're going? I'll keep looking for more links. Maybe some of the Kansas people can help. I'm not familiar with the state.

[link to www.weather.com]

It's the weather channel, but just click on the town and your forecast will come up.
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


I70 is looking pretty bad between Topeka, KS and St Louis, MO. They have a no travel advisory for most of the I70 corridor for today and tomorrow. Here's a quote and link:

"For your safety and the safety of our crews, we ask everyone to avoid travel once this storm begins, unless it is a dire emergency," said Elizabeth Wright, MoDOT state maintenance engineer. "This will be different from last week's storm. Strong winds will blow the snow around, creating a whiteout effect that makes travel extremely hazardous."

The high rate of snowfall, coupled with 30 mph winds, can create drifts that will seriously challenge even four-wheel drive vehicles.


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I'm in KC and it just started snowing. The whole city is racing around preparing. Stood in line at the pharmacy for an hr just to pick up a script I called in two days ago, and another hour at the grocery store. After the foot of snow we got on Thursday, I'm curious to see what happens. The residential side streets were not well plowed and there are cars still buried from the last storm. The shoulders on the interstate weren't cleared, so there is nowhere for vehicles to pull over.

I am prepared enough that I won't need to leave my house for at least a week if need be. If the power goes out, that's another story. My house is all electric, so it will get cold quick. But we didn't lose power with the last storm, so I'm optimistic.
 Quoting: KungPowMeowMeow


We did ok here, but we were on the south end of the storm. Power didn't even flicker, but today, my internet keeps going down.

The wind with this storm is crazy and it still hasn't slowed up. I'm watching our local weather channel and the cams are moving all over the place. The streets in Lubbock don't look too bad, TxDOT must be on top of it. I was just going to type that I wish for cams out here in the sticks, but NO! What was I thinking!LOLOL Blizzard brain!?!
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


Lol, yeah, the fewer cams the better. That's good to hear about the power staying on. Hopefully it'll be the same here. The snow started about 2 hrs ago here and is a pretty wet snow, and it was above freezing earlier so the streets were starting to get slushy. Its a double edged sword though. If it stays warm the snow will be heavy and wet, and that increases the chances of power outages due to tree branches falling under the weight and taking power lines with them. If it gets really cold, we will have ice glazed streets and cars with the new 12 inches of snow blowing us to hell. 2 blizzards in one week is unheard of! Even two for the whole winter around here is rare. Some of the trees were already budding out last week, and we should have daffodils popping up in a couple weeks.
 Quoting: KungPowMeowMeow


WE were at 70 yesterday, before the front came through. We've been in the 60's - 70 for a few weeks. I'm kind of surprised there wasn't more severe weather on the east side. It sure felt like tornado weather here for a little bit yesterday. At least you guys have snowplows up there. We don't have very many. There's not normally a need for them.
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


We used to have frequent deep snow here in the inland NW, but then we had a decade of so of "global warming" and had mild winters. So one of the counties nearby sold all their snowplows and when the inevitable big storm came through, there were main county roads that were drifted closed for weeks after the snow went on by. They just couldn't handle the drifts with road graders. :-) People had some looong drives to work for a while.
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I'm in KC and it just started snowing. The whole city is racing around preparing. Stood in line at the pharmacy for an hr just to pick up a script I called in two days ago, and another hour at the grocery store. After the foot of snow we got on Thursday, I'm curious to see what happens. The residential side streets were not well plowed and there are cars still buried from the last storm. The shoulders on the interstate weren't cleared, so there is nowhere for vehicles to pull over.

I am prepared enough that I won't need to leave my house for at least a week if need be. If the power goes out, that's another story. My house is all electric, so it will get cold quick. But we didn't lose power with the last storm, so I'm optimistic.
 Quoting: KungPowMeowMeow


We did ok here, but we were on the south end of the storm. Power didn't even flicker, but today, my internet keeps going down.

The wind with this storm is crazy and it still hasn't slowed up. I'm watching our local weather channel and the cams are moving all over the place. The streets in Lubbock don't look too bad, TxDOT must be on top of it. I was just going to type that I wish for cams out here in the sticks, but NO! What was I thinking!LOLOL Blizzard brain!?!
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


Lol, yeah, the fewer cams the better. That's good to hear about the power staying on. Hopefully it'll be the same here. The snow started about 2 hrs ago here and is a pretty wet snow, and it was above freezing earlier so the streets were starting to get slushy. Its a double edged sword though. If it stays warm the snow will be heavy and wet, and that increases the chances of power outages due to tree branches falling under the weight and taking power lines with them. If it gets really cold, we will have ice glazed streets and cars with the new 12 inches of snow blowing us to hell. 2 blizzards in one week is unheard of! Even two for the whole winter around here is rare. Some of the trees were already budding out last week, and we should have daffodils popping up in a couple weeks.
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WE were at 70 yesterday, before the front came through. We've been in the 60's - 70 for a few weeks. I'm kind of surprised there wasn't more severe weather on the east side. It sure felt like tornado weather here for a little bit yesterday. At least you guys have snowplows up there. We don't have very many. There's not normally a need for them.
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Yes, we have the plows, but probably not as many as we need for a mess like this. Usually the snow doesn't stick around for more than a couple of days, because the temp normally hovers just above freezing (or 60 like we had two weeks ago). I know down in the Springfield area they have one plow for some countries. I guess they'll just have to wait for it to melt, lol. I grew up in Iowa, so I'm used to driving on snow, but the locals here....not so much. I think they are more dangerous on the roads than the actual snow or ice most of the time.

Hopefully you will get warm temps soon to melt it all.
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We're hearing the roads aren't too bad in the way of snow, but I'm concerned about the re-freeze. It'll make life interesting, that's for sure.
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We're hearing the roads aren't too bad in the way of snow, but I'm concerned about the re-freeze. It'll make life interesting, that's for sure.
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If the roads are well traveled with enough traffic, a refreeze shouldn't be too bad. It'd have to get really cold for a busy road to ice over (if it has been treated with sand or salt).
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Any updates from Kansas? How is the I70 corridor looking? Thinking of leaving Loveland Colorado Tuesday morning. Would put me in Central Kansas around noon. Trying to stay behind this storm as we head to Ohio.
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[link to www.kansas.com]

I'm not sure if this will help. What's the nearest city to where you're going? I'll keep looking for more links. Maybe some of the Kansas people can help. I'm not familiar with the state.

[link to www.weather.com]

It's the weather channel, but just click on the town and your forecast will come up.
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I70 is looking pretty bad between Topeka, KS and St Louis, MO. They have a no travel advisory for most of the I70 corridor for today and tomorrow. Here's a quote and link:

"For your safety and the safety of our crews, we ask everyone to avoid travel once this storm begins, unless it is a dire emergency," said Elizabeth Wright, MoDOT state maintenance engineer. "This will be different from last week's storm. Strong winds will blow the snow around, creating a whiteout effect that makes travel extremely hazardous."

The high rate of snowfall, coupled with 30 mph winds, can create drifts that will seriously challenge even four-wheel drive vehicles.


[link to www.wgem.com]
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If it were me, I would jog up to I80 through Nebraska and Iowa. They are much better equiped for snow, and the roads would be much better since they aren't going to get as much snow.
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We're hearing the roads aren't too bad in the way of snow, but I'm concerned about the re-freeze. It'll make life interesting, that's for sure.
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If the roads are well traveled with enough traffic, a refreeze shouldn't be too bad. It'd have to get really cold for a busy road to ice over (if it has been treated with sand or salt).
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There hasn't been any traffic out here at all. Usually, there's quit a bit out on the paved road. We're about 13 miles from town, so I don't know how it really is. Crossing my fingers, though. It should be ok, TxDot will have kept the main road clear and that's the road I'm worried about.
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Ho-Lee Cow!
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COOL!
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COOL!
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Uploaded a couple of more, same link...
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