Another day of rain and snow ruins drivers' commute

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Photo Gallery: Winter storm hits the IE Photo Gallery: Oak Glen snowstorm Photo Gallery: High Desert snowstorm Snow forced closure of the Cajon Pass for the second time in three days Wednesday, stranding dozens ...
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OMG

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Dec 18, 2008
 
Oh please!! We have 2ft of snow on the ground here, expecting to get 2 more feet and we dont have a snow day. In fact it being in the teens here and expecting a strong storm to hit us this afternoon. We havent had a snow day in this place in 20 years. Here is the rule for driving in snow. Go slow, give plenty of distance between you and the other cars (remember cars in slick conditions can slide sideways, 30 mph or less is a good rule of thumb if there is snow pack on the road, what for black ice, in snow, never follow the tire tread of the car in front of you, snow will pack down and turn into ice so you will have zero traction, be courteous, dont drive stupid especially with kids in the car. Hopefully my tips will allow you to enjoy your Christmas with your family. One last thing, if you do not know or are unsure of how to drive in slick conditions, dont drive, stay home. The rest of us will carry on our daily lives without you. Peace, love and Merry Christmas.
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Meridian, ID

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Dec 18, 2008
 
HAHAHA Cmon now, how much snow does San Antonio see, 0"? I grew up in the IE and my sister lives in Victorville and I now very well how people drive there, doing 105 down cajon pass in the zero visability fog is just plan stupid. We see so many Californian moving here that cant drive in the snow its funny. I have experience driving in all sorts of weird weather so for me its not an issue but to see people in 4x4's doing slide offs cracks me up, you have as much traction on ice in a pinto than you do with a 4x4, ah but I do miss my 4x4 truck, those were good times :) Let it snow, let it snow, let it now. I thank god that I dont live in ice storm country, that would suck! peace!
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Meridian, ID

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Dec 18, 2008
 
There you go, Chicago has real weather haha. I love getting Christmas cards from my friends in So Cal with all the snow and winter looks to them, I crack up. Why not send me a beach scene Christmas card, thats more like it haha

Merry Christmas!
What the F-

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Dec 18, 2008
 
OMG wrote:
Oh please!! We have 2ft of snow on the ground here, expecting to get 2 more feet and we dont have a snow day. In fact it being in the teens here and expecting a strong storm to hit us this afternoon. We havent had a snow day in this place in 20 years. Here is the rule for driving in snow. Go slow, give plenty of distance between you and the other cars (remember cars in slick conditions can slide sideways, 30 mph or less is a good rule of thumb if there is snow pack on the road, what for black ice, in snow, never follow the tire tread of the car in front of you, snow will pack down and turn into ice so you will have zero traction, be courteous, dont drive stupid especially with kids in the car. Hopefully my tips will allow you to enjoy your Christmas with your family. One last thing, if you do not know or are unsure of how to drive in slick conditions, dont drive, stay home. The rest of us will carry on our daily lives without you. Peace, love and Merry Christmas.
Hey OMG...you said "One last thing, if you do not know or are unsure of how to drive in slick conditions, dont drive, stay home." That's EXACTLY why we have "snow days" here! We don't get enough snow in the lowlands to practice how to drive in those conditions. Please don't act like we're stupid.
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Meridian, ID

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Dec 18, 2008
 
Hey WTF...
You forgot I mentioned that I almost spend the majority of my years living down there in Onterrible. I know how Californians drive because I am a native. Never mentioned anything about acting stupid, my thought was driving stupid. People get in their cars and expect to get from A to B in 3 seconds and thats how they drive. Put a little bad weather in the equation and you get all sorts of accidents. I read the article and it summed up by saying, SLOW DOWN!!! So, my thought with your attitude towards my comments, that you are one of those wreckless drivers who should be the most careful. Later bud, have a Merry Christmas
Be Nice

Victorville, CA

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Dec 18, 2008
 
It is interesting how when people leave an area, they feel they can make fun of it. Many people make Ontario their home and would rather not have someone make fun of it. Should we all assume people from Boise are all conceited because of your comment?

Driving in snow stinks. I love living down here where we only see it on the mountains. I grew up in NE Ohio, and am glad I don't have to fight the white stuff!
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Dec 19, 2008
 
Be Nice.
I love Ontario. I come down there often. When the Cajon Pass isn't covered with snow that is. I do have to keep an eye out for those 4x4s going 100 mph though.
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Ontario, CA

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Dec 22, 2008
 
OMG wrote:
Hey ****...
You forgot I mentioned that I almost spend the majority of my years living down there in Onterrible. I know how Californians drive because I am a native. Never mentioned anything about acting stupid, my thought was driving stupid. People get in their cars and expect to get from A to B in 3 seconds and thats how they drive. Put a little bad weather in the equation and you get all sorts of accidents. I read the article and it summed up by saying, SLOW DOWN!!! So, my thought with your attitude towards my comments, that you are one of those wreckless drivers who should be the most careful. Later bud, have a Merry Christmas
Nice try, but THIS California native (who still calls California HER home) has never received a traffic ticket NOR been in a traffic accident. There goes your theory...
SHADDAP

Lake Arrowhead, CA

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#11
Dec 22, 2008
 
To all of you folks from northern and eastern states. The snow you get is POWDER. You can drive through two feet, and it just blows out of your way.

In so cal (I'm in the mountains) two feet is wet and heavy. We rarely get powder. This carp will stop a 4WD in its tracks. It is thick, wet, heavy, and nasty. When the temp drops and it freezes, it is like a concrete wall.

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