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We've had a tiny amount of snow, maybe 4inches tops. And trains have stopped, roads have clogged, mail isn't getting out, people aren't getting into work....

Should we be ashamed?

Does your country wet its ickle girly panties - like the UK does - over an inch or so of snow?

Does your country at least make some effort to clear the snow from the roads and pavements/sidewalks?
 

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4" is nothing. We're still digging out of a 2' snow storm, which did cause all the above problems. Oh, I'm in Virginia for geographic reference.
 

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its been the main story on the news, 24/7 for days.... i guesss it stops us thinking about the banks and Gorgon Brown... but feck me... we've had hours of news items over an inch of snow in the streets even...
 

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Down in Texas, they shut down if they see snow. It takes a little more than that in Northern Indiana, although some towns have been selling off their snowplows to keep the schools open. My city does not pay road crews 3rd shift, so the roads are nice and slick when the masses go to work.
 

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The U.S. varies a lot and the type of snow you get isn't the same from place to place.

In the south, GA AL and so forth when there is snow it is often wet, mixed with ice and sleet and freezing rain and the roads are spotted with black ice. It doesn't happen very often and nobody is typically prepared for it. Nobody is used to driving in it and things shut down after a mad rush to the grocery store when it is forcast. (Mind you while yankees think they can drive in it they are usually the ones in the ditches.)

The Northeast gets snow and people look for their cars under the snow the plows dumped on them while clearing the roads.

Kansas and Oklahoma tend to be flat so when you do have snow the inclines aren't there to make it interesting like it is in North GA.

SoCal doesn't know what snow is in some spots but the hills are often whitecapped and folks who live away from LA and San Diego proper often have to deal with it. For the most part when it starts people go home because if they don't they might not get there. The LEOs tend to close a lot of roads when it is snowing.
 

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Like mentioned above, it depends what part of the country you are in. In Ohio they did so so with the roads and keeping things going at least with under a foot. Colorado cracks me up though. We get 3 feet, 4 feet of snow and it does not even get mentioned in the news. Just another day....4 feet of snow...whohoo grab your skis and hit it. 3 feet of snow in Ohio and they send in the National Guard and it is a national emergency.
 

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I wish I lived in the USA... all those States to explore. Any headmasters here? I am a DT/Art school teacher, a good one, give me a job, I'll give you 10 hours a day.....
 

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1 or 2 inches of snow i can take but we had more than a foot of snow the other day.
it's a total mess and everything looks dirty even as they continue to push the snow away and it melts slowly.
 

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9speed said:
We've had a tiny amount of snow, maybe 4inches tops. And trains have stopped, roads have clogged, mail isn't getting out, people aren't getting into work....

Should we be ashamed?

Does your country wet its ickle girly panties - like the UK does - over an inch or so of snow?

Does your country at least make some effort to clear the snow from the roads and pavements/sidewalks?
In the San Francisco/ Bay Area, traffic grinds to halt with light drizzle or rain. The rain further distracts idiot drivers from their cell phone conversations or text messaging. :madmax:
 

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I wish I lived in the USA... all those States to explore. Any headmasters here? I am a DT/Art school teacher, a good one, give me a job, I'll give you 10 hours a day.....
Ha....I live in California and have spent all my 40 years trying to explore just this one state.....

but I have been to Nevada if you count my trip to Las Vegas........
 

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9speed said:
Does your country wet its ickle girly panties
Must you cut down females?

We've had a tiny amount of snow, maybe 4inches tops. And trains have stopped, roads have clogged, mail isn't getting out, people aren't getting into work....
Can't you see that your country is controlling you?

The States are the same...
 

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In Kansas City the general order of business goes like this:

1st snow of the season: Stay off the roads because the masses fail to realize the roads are slick and think they can drive 60 mph in it - extra wary of SUV drivers who think their vehicle came equipped with a magic fairy that makes them exempt from the physics of snow/ice riding. The road crews just paint mile markers on the SUV's in the ditches because you see one for every mile. LOL.

After that generally it takes about 3 - 6" of snow to make driving an interesting adventure.

Get to 8" and above - Generally I would not want to venture on the roads.
 

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I spent most my life in northen Michigan, snow stopped schools, but that was about it. You just had to deal with it, and it really wasn't that bad. I'll agree that first snow is the worst, people forget it's slick.

I've now lived in Georgia, Arizona, and Arkansas. Saying the word snow in any of these places has people shaking in their boots. Wait, scratch that. They don't have boots because there is zero snow-preparedness here. With no plows or salt trucks of any kind many places do shut down in the rare instance that snow accumulates.

How we handled it in the copper country
Our neighbors cleaning out


My clearing out our old place and the neighbors.
 

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Must you cut down females?

Can't you see that your country is controlling you?

The States are the same...
Absolutely, which is why I now seek to escape the rotten CCTV communist/socialist/capitalist mess England (Britain, UK, etc) has become. I suspect that lack of money is one of the reasons snow hasn't been cleared but can't help wonder whether it's also been left where it is as a means of control..

My country is so skint they are sacking teachers and installing unqualified teachers in their place at half the price. Same with the police, we now have these funny fat things called community support officers who wear a policeman's uniform but have very few of their powers.... the banks have broken the UK.
 
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