Snow causes highway havoc across area

Snow causes highway havoc across area

There are 56 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Dec 21, 2008, titled Snow causes highway havoc across area. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Highways in West Michigan are in rough shape right now, thanks to the winter weather pounding the area has gotten throughout the day.

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auntnana

Grand Rapids, MI

#21 Dec 21, 2008
i live on m -37 i think i have seen total of 4 cars all day.
ExZamboni Driver

Tucson, AZ

#22 Dec 21, 2008
To SUV just because you have 4wd DOES NOT mean you stop any faster. Being a former ice resurfacer at a hockey rink I KNOW how to drive on ice! And when the studs wore down on the tires you skated too. I wish idiot drivers like you could be executed.
sigh

Grand Haven, MI

#23 Dec 21, 2008
I work at Walmart and had to go in today. It amazes me how busy we were all day with people buying non essentials like dog treats and air fresheners.

Believe me, I would not have gone out today if I didn't have to work. If I hadn't gone in, I would have had an unexcused absence -- which would have been a bad thing in this job market/economy.

It's too bad people didn't just refuse to come shopping and some of us cold have gone home early. Little Billy needs those extra toys that they just HAD to buy for him.
Carrie

Brighton, CO

#24 Dec 21, 2008
Hey, I was wondering if WOOD could post the closing of the Heywood Jablowme Bingo Club that I belong to. Oh, and can they please run it at the bottom of the screen with the rest of the crap that takes up 25% of the screen while we watch the football game. I have a great idea, run this junk every 15 minutes instead of over and over again. I'm sure the Allegan wrestling club doesn 't know practice is cancelled tomorrow. Also, we know there is a blizzard warning, I can see it out my frickin window!!!!
TripleH

United States

#25 Dec 21, 2008
I understand that its important to inform the viewers on how bad it is outside. But God damn! I'm sitting here at 6pm to watch other news too. Not hear about the same 2 or 3 accidents over and over again. Then you got Suzanne in the weather center with the big dawg Bill putting in her 2 cents on the situation just in case you missed the other 4 or 5 times she explained it.
TripleH

United States

#26 Dec 21, 2008
Carrie wrote:
Hey, I was wondering if WOOD could post the closing of the Heywood Jablowme Bingo Club that I belong to. Oh, and can they please run it at the bottom of the screen with the rest of the crap that takes up 25% of the screen while we watch the football game. I have a great idea, run this junk every 15 minutes instead of over and over again. I'm sure the Allegan wrestling club doesn 't know practice is cancelled tomorrow. Also, we know there is a blizzard warning, I can see it out my frickin window!!!!
Now thats funny right der!
So true!
auntnana

Grand Rapids, MI

#27 Dec 21, 2008
El Barracho wrote:
I just read about a civil suit being brought against a retail store in Concord, NH. This is one of the towns hit hardest by the major ice storm that went through new england on the 12th of December.
The retailer is being sued by 3 employees for being negligently put in danger by having to report to work or risk losing their jobs. Two of the employees were involved in accidents due to ice and one of the employees slipped in the parking lot and broke her arm.
Those 3 out of 5 employees were fired for not reporting to work.
what??!! thats not right if they cant make it in then they cant make it in
Carrie

Brighton, CO

#28 Dec 21, 2008
Well you know Suzanne "dug deeper", "checked her sources", and "baked a pie" to get you that information, so she's got to tell you 10 times so you know.
Jenison Resident

Madison, WI

#29 Dec 21, 2008
Carrie wrote:
Hey, I was wondering if WOOD could post the closing of the Heywood Jablowme Bingo Club that I belong to. Oh, and can they please run it at the bottom of the screen with the rest of the crap that takes up 25% of the screen while we watch the football game. I have a great idea, run this junk every 15 minutes instead of over and over again. I'm sure the Allegan wrestling club doesn 't know practice is cancelled tomorrow. Also, we know there is a blizzard warning, I can see it out my frickin window!!!!
When did they start going to 3 or 4 lines? They use to use only one line and you didn't notice it. I think its great for people that dont have internet, but seriously.... I agree, every 15 minutes or 20 minutes would be much better.
Jenison Resident

Madison, WI

#30 Dec 21, 2008
auntnana wrote:
<quoted text>
what??!! thats not right if they cant make it in then they cant make it in
I agree. my husband had the samething as "Walmart" today, he works at best buy and if you dont come in even if its because you have a car and you cant get through the snow, they will write you up for not coming to work... its so dangrous. WHY IS AMERICAN CONSUMERS SUCH SLACKERS AND WAITING TILL THE LAST MINUTE BEFORE SHOPING???

IT'S NOT SUCH A GOOD DEAL WHEN YOU TACK ON A $500.00 DEDUCTABLE BECAUSE YOU GOT IN AN ACCIDENT.
QUICK

Salt Lake City, UT

#31 Dec 21, 2008
why is it so hard to just stay off the raods? what could be that important to put yourself and someone elses life in danger? It's just not worth it!!!
justreadingthene ws

Petoskey, MI

#32 Dec 21, 2008
I have a SUV, I am not rich. It is paid for by hard work and going on 10 years old. Never, while driving my SUV have I thought I could drive faster... If anything, I probably piss off more drivers for driving too slow. It doesn't matter the size of the vehicle, losing control is losing control and I being a professional driver, KNOW that no amount of wheels or the power behind them is going to help you when they decide to go in every direction but the one you intended on going.
So like hey... quit generalizing already!
A big problem out there is people not turning on their headlights!!! You should do it every time you start your vehicle.
God Bless all those involved.... It must have been a nightmare.
Pray for the victims and let's have some PEACE ON EARTH for the holidays....
Cheex

United States

#33 Dec 21, 2008
El Barracho wrote:
I just read about a civil suit being brought against a retail store in Concord, NH. This is one of the towns hit hardest by the major ice storm that went through new england on the 12th of December.
The retailer is being sued by 3 employees for being negligently put in danger by having to report to work or risk losing their jobs. Two of the employees were involved in accidents due to ice and one of the employees slipped in the parking lot and broke her arm.
Those 3 out of 5 employees were fired for not reporting to work.
I'd be interested in hearing the business's side of the story. It could be that these three employees have abused the attendance policy long before this storm, and this was the straw that broke the camel's back so to speak. Maybe they called in "sick" on multiple occasions before this when they really weren't sick, and the one time they legitimately couldn't make it in was the last straw.
BigBadMamma

Comstock Park, MI

#34 Dec 21, 2008
LMAO ... 4WDs, that's one of the best TROLLS I've seen in a while.
You knew you'd eventually get someone to bite.
Hillarious.

On a serious note, yeah; it sucks out there.
4WDs wrote:
I drive real fast, right up behind them so they know to get out of my way and some of them don't take the hint that I'm better than they are.
johnny 5

Detroit, MI

#35 Dec 21, 2008
auntnana wrote:
i live on m -37 i think i have seen total of 4 cars all day.
You poor,sad wretch. I hope that someone gets you new glasses for Christmas. Or at least a bottle of Windex and some paper towel.
johnny 5

Detroit, MI

#36 Dec 21, 2008
Jenison Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree. my husband had the samething as "Walmart" today, he works at best buy and if you dont come in even if its because you have a car and you cant get through the snow, they will write you up for not coming to work... its so dangrous. WHY IS AMERICAN CONSUMERS SUCH SLACKERS AND WAITING TILL THE LAST MINUTE BEFORE SHOPING???
IT'S NOT SUCH A GOOD DEAL WHEN YOU TACK ON A $500.00 DEDUCTABLE BECAUSE YOU GOT IN AN ACCIDENT.
'Jenison resident' that explains alot.
justme

Mount Pleasant, MI

#37 Dec 21, 2008
4WDs wrote:
But I have an SUV.
I paid thirty thousand for my SUV and now they're selling it for 12k???
Anyway, I bought this so I could drive fast in the winter and not worry about snow and ice.
I don't see why people don't just get out of my way? I drive real fast, right up behind them so they know to get out of my way and some of them don't take the hint that I'm better than they are.
I paid for my right to not let the weather make me slow. If the roads might make an accident then the government should tell people that there might be trouble. Either get out of my way or things will get ugly.
I hope everyone is alright and they learn to buy bigger vehicles so they don't have to worry about snow and ice.
I sure hope you are being sarcastic. But, if your not i have two words for you....

DUMB A$$!!!!!!!!
Jennifer from IL

Fox River Grove, IL

#38 Dec 21, 2008
LOL...I have been waiting for years for another Blizzard like the one of 78 & it figures I move outta state & the 1st winter I'm gone you guys get nailed right before Christmas! FIGURES!!! I pray for all those traveling & wish everyone a Merry Christmas.
Sorry

Grand Rapids, MI

#39 Dec 21, 2008
I'm the jerk that ran you off the road. It wasn't your fault for driving too fast or braking too late.

I also cause testicular cancer.

I'm really sorry.
Bailie

Grand Rapids, MI

#40 Dec 22, 2008
Dumfounded wrote:
<quoted text>
HUH? You should probably lose your DL.
I agree with you....Some people are just stuck in stupid (4WD)Seeing as though he thinks he can out power good old mother nature because he has A 4wd WOW what a big boy....

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