A little snow here, enough to be pretty yet fuck up traffic.
Anti M, I'm happy for you. We're in the midst of our annual (or so it seems) blizzard.
Drove into work today, not knowing if I'll get home or not. Four inches on the ground and it's still coming. I-70 is closed on both sides of Columbia by serious injury accidents as I write. The temperature is well below 10 degrees F., and salt isn't working too well. The only thing that makes it easier for the driving public is the towplows they have that can do two lanes at once:
These things also have water tanks on the back to spray out a calcium choloride + salt + water brine that clears things up quite nicely. Above 20 degrees F, they use wastewater from sugar beet refining. I hear they're starting to use cheesemaking brine in Wisconsin for the same purpose, with good results.
Remember, if you have to drive in this muck, adjust your speed slower by about 20 miles an hour to start with. And be careful out there, everyone.....please!
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I'm here until the serendipitous synchronicity is ubiquitous.