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A little bit of snow and everything closes down. What a joke? What if it snowed like in California?

  • 09-03-2023 9:17pm
    Registered Users Posts: 15,340 ✭✭✭✭

    We would be fecked.

    They really do blow it all out of proportion. I am glad it has not snowed where I am. Its a little bit if rain so not so bad but Coldish.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,172 ✭✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    It's the wrong kind of Snow.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,107 ✭✭✭✭Leg End Reject

    What has closed down? I've just heard that some schools might if the conditions are unsafe and that there will be disruption to transport in some places.

    We get so little snow here that it doesn't make financial sense to buy, maintain and store enough snow ploughs, and to keep crews on standby, to clear all routes when it snows.

    It'll all be over in a day or 2.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,300 ✭✭✭Bits_n_Bobs

    California length is 1200km s to n, so the top bit has a different climate to the south bit.

    Ireland 220km s to n for comparison.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,412 ✭✭✭Allinall

    Everything closes down?

    Nobody told the dozen or so places I’ve been today that were definitely open.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,337 ✭✭✭NSAman

    Getting between 6 and 12 inches of snow here today. Working away watching it fall. Will get off work at 4 jump in the car and drive home. Driveway was salted yesterday evening so I didbnt have to do it today. From the house cameras it’s still free from snow. If it’s very bad, the plow guy will come at 7am and plow the driveway, roads will be all cleared between 4am and 7am (country living here).

    when home, the council throw down a bit of salt but never plow… don’t know if they even have plows..

    we are used to it here… local contractors have the equipment to assist. In Chicago, the mayor was thrown out for not keeping the roads open in a massive blizzard quite a few years ago.

    it’s an unusual event in Ireland so understandable up to a point.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,123 ✭✭✭sprucemoose

    its a rare enough occurance in fairness so i can understand the lack of preparation. where i now live gets snow every year and they are equally underprepared despite it being a much more regular problem

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 21,482 CMod ✭✭✭✭Ten of Swords

    Mod - This can be discussed in the Weather forum op

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