Mcatherine Again

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sahmof3 - February 16

Did you see on the news that 50 mile traffic jam on I-78 and ppl still stuck in their cars? UGH... I can't imagine... (P.S.- sorry about the t_tle with "again" in it. It wouldn't let me just post "to macatherine" because I've used that t_tle before... another weird preg info quirk).

 

mcatherine - February 16

Oh - I saw it - the tail end of it was only 10 miles past our own exit of of 78. The exit up from ours is where they were trying to divert traffic. Sad, isn't it? Alll the stories of truckers helping people by giving out their own food, water and blankets and finding the people who had run out of gas and getting them into the cabs of their own trucks. Even the Keebler truck driver broke open his own cargo and pa__sed food around. We saw this woman on the news last night that had 3 children - one of them was a 6 month old and they had no food, no water and nowhere to go to the bathroom and she had to beg her kids to fall asleep so they wouldn't think about food. They finally got some bottled water (after 12 hours) from a trucker to give to the baby. It made me cry big boo-hoo tears!! Funny that it was the drivers that saved the day and the National Guard didn't even make it there until yesterday morning!! The only thing I have to say about PennDot is SOMEBODYS GETIIN' FIRED....

 

Nita_ - February 16

I saw the big pileup on the news yday but didn't get the whole story. Poor lady with the 3 kids, I can't imagine what I'd do if i'm stuck like that! What really caused that jam?

 

mcatherine - February 16

PA Dept of Transportaion didn't plow or salt the interstate after the first couple hours of the snow/ice storm we had. Two trucks couldn't make it up a hill, jack-knifed and it caused a back-up in traffic, that caused the snow and ice to pile around the cars because they couldn't plow. They closed a 50 mile stretch of the Interstate with people being stranded anywhere from 8-20 hours.

 

Nita_ - February 16

oh my god!!! That's just awful! thanks mcatherine!

 

mcatherine - February 16

Yea, horrile. I don't know what I would do either if in that situation. I guess it makes me wonder why I still don't have an emergency box in the trunk!

 

sahmof3 - February 16

I can't imagine being stuck in a car for that long. UGH! Well, our back roads are truck/van pa__sable, but not lower-sitting cars. We have a Buick Century that dh drives to work and he barely made it out and back. I drove through town today and there are just HUGE blocks of ice blocking people's cars in that have to park along the curb in town. I saw guys out there just lifting a throwing these chunks of ice out of the way that were like 3 feet in width. CRAZY!!!! Those cars are completely frozen in place.

 

mcatherine - February 16

Our roads seem to be pretty good. All of them are open at least! There is on street parking where I live and it is horrible with all of the snow piled high - people are having to double park because there is no where for all the cars to go. Luckily, we have off street in the back, but its so icy back there that I dare not venture out - of course I am at home with bronchitis for a week now :o( My husband is now determined to move me out to the burbs and put me in a subdivision, lol! He drove my Envoy all week and finally took his car this morning and said he could only drive 35mph because the car was shaking and the tires were wobbly. I guess he's hoping that a little sun will melt the ice and warm the tires up a little more! The car is only a little over a year old with brand new snow tires! Who knows???? We couldn't get the 2 inches of ice coating off of my back steps - all those men out there beating it with shovels, pouring sand and rocks on it - finally I just laughed and walked out with two teapots full of boiling water and dumped it on top and watched it melt away. Then, put some salt on it and all is well. Boy, I really want to lounge by a pool...

 

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