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#3481 rjag

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:30 PM

Woke up at 5:00 am, went to the office and shoveled and salted the driveway and the parking lot.

Came home and shoveled and salted the driveway. Came inside for a little rest after all that exercise. Just looked out the window.

Jesus Christ!

 

Yup, did the same thing, thought I'd surprise the neighbours and do their sidewalks....futile!!! 



#3482 Cats4Hire

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:33 PM

Uvic is closing at 3:30. A little late but better than Camosun still being open https://twitter.com/...069241479491586. Not really sure the point of Camosun staying open anyway. Almost every one I've talked to (including myself) with classes today were cancelled by the instructor so why not just make it official?

Camosun also closing at 3:30 https://twitter.com/...075165615112195



#3483 Redd42

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:46 PM

Environment Canada meteorologist quoted in the TC today:

 

“The overnight period is when the main event is really going to hit.”

 

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#3484 Rob Randall

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:02 PM

Canada Post is still picking up Downtown, not only that, the dude is wearing shorts.


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#3485 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:10 PM

Economic impact of a snow day could be millions, say business leaders

State of infrastructure also under scrutiny across Greater Victoria

https://www.vicnews....siness-leaders/


here is what seems odd to me. every employer ought to have some type of online training or safety or some type of module available for days like today. especially the ones that are going to have to pay staff like teachers. surely viking air employees could get the same.

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#3486 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:20 PM

this protocol could be in place when there is a power outage or like an all-day plant evacuation due to a gas leak or nearby emergency etc. always have a backup plan for at least some level of productivity.

 

viking air employees could be required to watch this episode of mayday air crash disasters then answer questions:

 

https://en.wikipedia...rea_Flight_1121

 

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school teachers could be required to watch saved by the bell or fast times at ridgemont high or bowling for columbine then answer questions.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 11 February 2019 - 03:24 PM.

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#3487 PraiseKek

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:20 PM

This is before rush hour. Although probably a lot of people didn't drive today.

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#3488 Gary H

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:29 PM

Tip one:  If you get caught on a hill just off the main car tracks and you loose traction - well, you're screwed.  The snow keeps building up in front of you and your RWD just spins in the snow.

 

Tip two:  Just because you're in a car don't forget to bring a jacket/parka, just you know, in case you get stuck.  The poor guy has nothing more than a t-shirt.

 

On Esquimalt Rd. just west of the gas station.

 

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#3489 Mike K.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:24 PM

Everyone needs to learn. He’s never going to repeat that t-shirt mistake ever again. Or the four banger mistake.

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#3490 Mike K.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:25 PM

What he should be doing is slowly backing up into the gas station parking lot. He’s not that far from it.

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#3491 Cassidy

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:47 PM

What he really should be doing is walking or taking the bus!

All-Season or Winter tires don't spin on a little hill like that ... he's obviously on (likely bald) summer tires.

 

Doing the math, if we get 20cm overnight, and the forecast is for 5-10 cm tomorrow ... does that not equal (potentially) 30cm (or ONE FOOT of snow)?

Add in some wind (not very much is required) and you could easily have two or three foot high drifts.

 

Gonna be a crazy town between about 6:00am and noon tomorrow!!



#3492 Gary H

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:48 PM

It's getting worse, stuck truck, stuck car, stuck double-decker bus.  The third pic is of the abandoned bus passengers walking up Esquimalt Rd. to catch another bus at the top of the hill.

 

The problem is when many of these vehicles stop for the red light they are unable to get moving again.  The hill in front of our condo (Esquimalt Rd.) is becoming particularly treacherous.

 

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#3493 Gary H

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:20 PM

The bus has now driven away.  It might have stalled or had some other temporary mechanical problem.  There is now only one abandoned car left on this stretch of road (across from the BMW dealership).


Edited by Gary H, 11 February 2019 - 05:21 PM.


#3494 qwerty

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:28 PM

Gary H I love your photos!


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#3495 tjv

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:29 PM

I've already told all my crews they have the day off tomorrow



#3496 Gary H

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:37 PM

The abandoned car has now been rescued as well.   :)



#3497 sebberry

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 06:44 PM

This intersection is always a mess

 

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#3498 LJ

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:24 PM

After the big snowfall in 2007? a friend of mine bought the biggest baddest snow blower he could get. Just got a text from his wife, he spent all day in the garage trying to get it to run. Yikes.


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#3499 Midnightly

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:17 PM

looks like the schools are getting another snow day tomorrow.. for both sd61 and sd62 schools..


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#3500 exc911ence

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:36 PM

looks like the schools are getting another snow day tomorrow.. for both sd61 and sd62 schools..

 

SD63 as well.



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