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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

I've seen many examples where a coulple of centimeters of snow in say Britain or the US, have cause "chaos" resulting in closed schools etc.

I wonder how these places would react if they opened the door one morning and saw this:


This is what it looks like in some southern partsof Norway today.The woman who lives in this house, and took the photo, had to dig her way through the snow, and over to the shed in order to get some wood for the fireplace.

http://gfx.dagbladet.no/pub/artikkel/4/49/492/492876/UntitledX3_1172138496_1172138511.jpg

http://gfx.dagbladet.no/pub/artikkel/4/49/492/492876/UntitledX4_1172138554_1172138569.jpg

Schools are closed, and motorists are advised to leave their cars. Buses are running but heavily delayed.

The snowfall in southern Norway has been quite intense lately, and has caused several roads to close, in some cases trapping motorists in the snow. Between the cities Grimstad and Kristiansand, several cars are stuck because of the extreme weather. Some of the drivers have been stuck there for over 20 hours.




The police are getting worried, saying it is starting to become critical to get the drivers out of the blizzard. They don't know exactly how many cars or peolpe are trapped (estimated 1000 people), but as the time passes, the situation is getting worse. Ambulances are standing by. Some of the people have been evacuated, including a diabetic.

The heavy snowfall is also causing problems in Denmark.

sources: www.vg.no and www.dagbladet.no

Thom@s


"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
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User currently offlineMalmoaviation From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 385 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

Well, you still don't get traffic chaos by one inch snow as the population in southern Sweden get.


 biggrin 


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1667 times:

What is it with this unfair spread of snow?! I want some of that, too!  hissyfit   Wink


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User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 2):
What is it with this unfair spread of snow?! I want some of that, too!     

Karl Marx's redistribution of snow...

Thing is, keep the fluffy stuff out of Berlin!


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 2):
What is it with this unfair spread of snow?! I want some of that, too!

Come get it.

When the snow didn't bother coming around for Christmas, it can eff off now that we are approaching March...

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1639 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Thread starter):
motorists are advised to leave their cars

Not that they had much of a choice, seeing the pic above that statement...  Smile


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

Quoting ZakHH (Reply 5):

Indeed.  Smile

And if anyone is wondering what that last pic is, it's a roadsign. (As if it was possible to go faster than the speedlimit in these conditions...)

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1617 times:

Looks like Syracuse a few weeks ago. They got hammered with over 146 inches or approximately 4.5 meters of the stuff. Glad I didn't have to drive through that! Driving through what eastern AP got was bad enough, considering the DOT took their sweet freaking time one some of the hills. To go 68 miles (110 kms) took me 11 hours.

Rumour has it the Governor of PA has some explaining to do, as they said some people were stranded on the roads for upwards of 48 hours with no food, shelter or sanitary facilities. I can see a few lawsuits coming out of this, if it's true. And from what I saw while I was out there, it probably is true.



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1610 times:

Quoting Don81603 (Reply 7):
Rumour has it the Governor of PA has some explaining to do, as they said some people were stranded on the roads for upwards of 48 hours with no food, shelter or sanitary facilities.

That sounds pretty bad. In the case of the people stranded on the roads in Norway today, it appears they are at least getting some aid.

Btw, I see that some schools in the area are still open today, despite the weather. How long is it gonna take to get to school when it looks like this through the living room window?


Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

To add perspective to the snow in Syracuse...

Big version: Width: 460 Height: 345 File size: 39kb



Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3771 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

Quoting Malmoaviation (Reply 1):
Well, you still don't get traffic chaos by one inch snow as the population in southern Sweden get.

It's not our fault, if our winter lasted from september to may like those of you north of Göta Kanal, we'd be able to handle it as well!  duck   wink 

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1583 times:

Quoting Don81603 (Reply 7):
Rumour has it the Governor of PA has some explaining to do, as they said some people were stranded on the roads for upwards of 48 hours with no food, shelter or sanitary facilities. I can see a few lawsuits coming out of this, if it's true. And from what I saw while I was out there, it probably is true.

Why, did he make it snow?  Yeah sure

I don't see how the Govenor can be held responsible. The DOT "took their sweet freaking time"

Imagine that, it's not like they had easy traveling either.


User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1583 times:

Wow! I hope nobody dies because of this amount of snow.
We didn't get snow at all this winter (I don't coun't a few days with a little bit white stuff).
Instead we've already something like early spring.

pelican


User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1574 times:

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 11):
Why, did he make it snow?

I don't see how the Govenor can be held responsible. The DOT "took their sweet freaking time"

No he didn't cause the snow, but like the captain of a sinking ship, he is ultimately responsible, because he is the person in charge. As for getting the DOT out on the highways, we all know Government employees do SROFA without instructions, and for some reason, that area never received the orders to get the roads cleared. 35 miles of I-80, 90 miles of I-81, and 40 miles of I-78 were closed for between 48 and 60 hours. The reasons given on the radio were the state was trying to save a few bucks by not using road salt. They may have saved some there, but nowhere near what they'll be paying in lawsuits, overtime (extra police needed for traffic control to get stranded vehicles out of the mess so they could finally clear the roads) and bad publicity which will definately affect tourism. I know I for one will think twice obout running that stretch of road if the weather looks nasty. I'll be staying on the toll road. It was in fantastic condition during the storm.



Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
User currently offlineMalmoaviation From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 385 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

Quoting Doona (Reply 10):
It's not our fault, if our winter lasted from september to may like those of you north of Göta Kanal, we'd be able to handle it as well! duck wink

Cheers
Mats

It's north of Dalälven ffs!!  Wink


User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

Quoting Don81603 (Reply 13):
Government employees do SROFA without instructions

??? What's SROFA?

I'm still not convinced he could have done anything about it, or should be held responsible. In that area of the US, people should expect delays and bad raods when the weather is like it is. It shouldn't be a surprize.


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

Quoting Don81603 (Reply 9):

That might just be a very small woman...  Wink

Anyway, the stranded motorists in southern Norway have all been "rescued" now.

One of the rescued people from a Bus that got stuck said they had waited for 17 hours in the snow. They had no information from the police, and had to keep up to date on the situation via the radio. In the news they had heard that the Police and others were going around handing out blankets and food to the motorists, but he and the others on the bus saw nothing of it. "The only ones who came to our bus were Jehova's witnesses, bringing bread, water and pamphlets."

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
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