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Old 01-30-2014, 12:04 AM   #11
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My grandma lost power and we had to go hook up her generator about 1030am. All kinda people out today. Stopped to fill the gas cans and a lady came over asking for help to get her gas tank open. She's like, came for cigarettes and figured I'd get some gas. Good thing we knew what to do because she came over asking for a screwdriver haha. We gave her some diluted alcohol to pour on it and she was good. Some people shouldn't be out driving if you can't figure out how to thaw ice on your car properly. Asked her how she got in her car and she said she poured hot water on her door and had to let it run for 30 mins to thaw her windshield. Those were some expensive cigs! What a loon. Lol anyways we were doing 30 and sliding. We drove in the right lane and it had dry spots then ice and slush. The left lane was full on ice. There were more people driving in the left lane then the right. They were sliding all over the place. I guess to see how it felt.
She's really lucky she didn't shatter her window! Gotta live idiots. It took me thirty minutes hauling buckets back and forth from the house to my truck to thaw the henges of my door and to thaw my window.Would of been a lot easier if the hose didn't freeze.
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:18 AM   #12
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My dad was stationed on Holloman AFB in NM for 6 years so he learned a few tricks. Next time don't use water. It's not that effective and you need a lot because it re-freezes quickly. Hot water will break stuff and everyone knows it. Just take some rubbing alcohol and mix it with sink water half and half. Pour it slow on the ice and it will melt it. The alcohol is like an antifreeze and will evaporate quickly. Took me 3 mins to thaw my door at 9am. Poured some on the windshield too and then scraped it and I was ready to drive in less than 10 mins.

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Old 01-30-2014, 01:09 AM   #13
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I don't know how anyone lives in this kinda crap!!

Can you imagine having this weather for month's at a time??

I had to leave in it at 9:00 last night to take my dog to the vet (emergency). Don't know why anybody would won't to ride in it if they didn't have too.

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This is what It looked like in Bay Minette. The roads were much worse. Especially driving at night. 20mph all the way in 4High.
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:11 AM   #14
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I did see one guy stop in the middle of the road and lock his hubs and keep going lol
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I can remember driving on a major county road one day after Ivan trying to get to work.
There was a long line of cars backed up. There was an idiot up front sight-seeing. He was going 20 mph with his emergency flashers on, taking pictures out the window.
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