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So far had to work 24 hrs OT plowing this stuff. Electric, cable, phone wires hanging everywheres. People driveing no wheres just cruiseing. HEading back in for 12 more. Hope somebody out there is enjoying. I've seen enough and there forcasting 8-12 more tues weds.:eek:
 

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Roger...

I just got home after pulling 32 hours straight between Storm #3 and Engine #3. Lots of storm related damage in the south end of O.C. from this one. As you said about the wires down, and many low hanging TV cable wires caked with ice. Electric pole snapped in half on 57th Str. pulling on the primary overhead lines, pole on 32nd Str burnt off at the top, Friday night was like a fireworks show with high voltage lines breaking and transformers blowing all over the place. Fire Sta.#3 has been running on the backup generator since 6:00 am Saturday, and was still running when I left there 8:00 am Sunday morning.
Had a foot of solid ice / snow frozen to my windshield that took over an hour to thaw and remove before I could drive home. Over the bridge here in Somers Point it stayed all snow, and is much deeper then on the island....

I'm officially over this winter crap, I'm hoping for an early spring and get some fishing time in, with all this snow melt I'm afraid the spring Striper run might get delayed a few weeks since it'll take that much longer for the back bay waters to warm up.....
 

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My son is tired-maybe he will chip in with me and get a snowblower next year:D

He has done my sidewalks and 30 feet of driveway along with my dads in sea isle(doublewide)2.5 cars with my help and my dads deck,my neighbors driveway last nite now over to elderly neighbor behind us to dig her out.

Then he & I gotta dig mom's car out and some sort of sidewalk

Oh the kids have off school tomorrow
 

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I was down in Sea Isle City this morning and the place looks like what was described about Ocean City..lowe haning cable wires, a snapped off pole on 53rd street...amny streets closed due to wires and ice everywhere..I had to fix some stuff at my parents house as they are down in the keys for the winter...the ice and wind knocked over the divider between their deck and the neighbors and it was laying on the neighbors deck furniture..I had to chip off the 1" of ice from the side of the wall before I could move it...I am on the water in Mystic, but we had all snow..no ice...
 

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Took 4 hours digging out my drive and the front of my street to my drive. Double wide drive over 100' long. Get to the finish line and the plow truck came by and covered twenty feet over:mad:a$$holes. Then my neighbors daughter in her new jeep try's to turn around infront of my house gets stuck blocking my exit. I ask her what the hell are you doing stay on the raod and turn around in someones open driveway. Oh, I have a jeep and it can go through anything:huh::nuts:. Well 20 min. digging her out. Now I can go pick up my inlaws , their 3 grandkids nad the two dogs to my house in cmch. They live in north cape may, no electric... time to drink full bottles of the Captain and Kettle One...see ya gentlemen
 

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Took 4 hours digging out my drive and the front of my street to my drive. Double wide drive over 100' long. Get to the finish line and the plow truck came by and covered twenty feet over:mad:a$$holes. Then my neighbors daughter in her new jeep try's to turn around infront of my house gets stuck blocking my exit. I ask her what the hell are you doing stay on the raod and turn around in someones open driveway. Oh, I have a jeep and it can go through anything:huh::nuts:. Well 20 min. digging her out. Now I can go pick up my inlaws , their 3 grandkids nad the two dogs to my house in cmch. They live in north cape may, no electric... time to drink full bottles of the Captain and Kettle One...see ya gentlemen
Have 1 for me
 

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Took 4 hours digging out my drive and the front of my street to my drive. Double wide drive over 100' long. Get to the finish line and the plow truck came by and covered twenty feet over:mad:a$$holes.
Don't be too hard on the plow guys, they have hundreds of miles of road to clear, and not enough people to do the work. Like Roger said in the opening post here, he went 24 hours driving a plow in O.C. because they've cut back the work force to the point where they just don't have the people needed to deal with a situation like this....(or the equipment for that matter)
These guys are putting in extra long hours, and doing the best they can.
You also need to understand that they will plow you back in with prejudice because they do not want you on the road getting in their way. The first thing every Tom, Dick, and Harriett does after it stops snowing is go for a joyride to see all the snow and subsequent damage, all they do is get in the way of the snow plows and utility trucks out there trying to fix all the downed power lines.
The only way to keep your driveway from getting plowed back in is to dig out, then park your car out to the end of the clearing, this forces the plow driver to swerve around your vehicle, as he does that most of the snow in front of the plow will dump out before he gets to your driveway, you might end up with a little snow furl, but it won't be as bad as it would if he goes straight by dumping a full blade of snow across your driveway.....
 

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Man dont tell them that tony. IT would make it worse for them. Biggger pile, possible hit from a plow if the driver doesn't see em. Most of us try to straighten the blade as we pass a finished driveway but after about 600 driveways that gets tiresem. But we try to help out. Got to put that snow somewheres. this was like 20lbs of **** in a 10 lb bag. HArd to find a place for it over here.
 

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thanks for the plow out yest. roger! :thumbsup: i was gettin tired of jumpin that mound of snow in the street with my van every time i wanted to park.

i couldnt believe how many people on Saturday were out driving around for no apparent reason, at least my drive had purpose when i went for a drive to check the waves, ide get all these nasty looks from people shoveling out their driveways and walking down the street with shovels.
 

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I just picked up my wife from work. Bank was open, but she said she was leaving. On the flip side of plowing, as I was driving Black Horse Pike, a guy with an ATV and plow was pushing snow out on the pike. Everyone was swerving around that pile of yucky post white stuff being pushed into right lane, that can be dangerous.:mad:
 

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On the flip side of plowing, as I was driving Black Horse Pike, a guy with an ATV and plow was pushing snow out on the pike. Everyone was swerving around that pile of yucky post white stuff being pushed into right lane, that can be dangerous.:mad:
it's also illegal....
Technically you are not allowed to dispense snow back onto any street, road or highway after it has been plowed, so everyone you see digging their cars out, and throwing the snow out onto the street is in violation.
Most times it's just an annoyance at best, and such a minor infraction that most LEO's won't bother enforcing it, but I've seen some people take it to the extreme leaving dangerous large size piles in the middle of the road.....
 

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Man dont tell them that tony. IT would make it worse for them. Biggger pile, possible hit from a plow if the driver doesn't see em. Most of us try to straighten the blade as we pass a finished driveway but after about 600 driveways that gets tiresem. But we try to help out. Got to put that snow somewheres. this was like 20lbs of **** in a 10 lb bag. HArd to find a place for it over here.
Roger,
Not sure if you did my neighborhood or not but i give a big thanks to the plow driver on my street..I am fanatical about keeping my driveway open and clear and the plow driver lifted to blade at my drive and dropped past my openining...:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: OC street look pretty good in my opinion all things considered..Keep up the good work.:thumbsup:
 

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I just did 4 houses
each was 2.5 cars wide and average was 30 feet long.
Not to mention all the ice underneath.
Im dead tired
started at 8 finished at 2.
In the past 3 storms ive made 350. combined me and my friend we have made 700. We do it all with shovels no snow blowers.
 

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phishbone If you were in the gardens that was probably me. We try at all possible to leave as little snow in front of a cleared driveway. This last blast was brutal. snow rain sleet ice. FUN FUN. now another one monday.
 

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Lost labor

Having lost my labor force ( 3 sons all growed up) I think I am going to have to break down and buy a snow blower. First 2 storms I got stuck at work for 24 and 32 hours. No love for comming home to shovel after that. This storm I got lucky and was home for the storm. But watching the guys with snow blowers was strating to get to me. So the rest of you guys can rest easy for the next couple of winters cause at the end of the season I'll buy a snow blower and you won't see any snow for at least 3 or 4 years after that.:cool: Old guys love to nap.
 
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