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just found the scort today buried in a snow drift. its white so you couldn´t even see it. hell of a dumping last night. loosing to days of work for this one
 

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i think the sides of my driveway are about 4 ½ feet high piles, and it´s still dumpin :-Y
the thing i don´t get: snow is evil. therefore, it´s the product of Satan. but WHY IS IT COLD!?!?
 

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we wre hit heavy in our area too but my car is fine . story time ! went into work today ,(I live near main roads ,so they were cleared off ) and when i pulled in to park there was a ricer sitting there with his big bumper hanging loose . he had apparently tried to use it as a snowplow coming into our parking lot , perhaps . he was a honda accord hatchback with smallish wheels and this big ol` bumper . it was just about right for plowing snow . shouldn`t have had it out . should have kept it in the garage ! heard him say something about twisting brackets off . where i work is on a main drag and the plows just push it all across our driveway making a nice mess . by the way we got 19 inches in basically 1 day . much more than we have had for a while . drive safely .
 

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18-02-2003 at 01:22, EZH wrote:
by the way we got 19 inches in basically 1 day . much more than we have had for a while . drive safely .
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Yeah, we got a little over 20" here. They didn´t plow out my street until 2pm, but then it didn´t really matter because it took all day to clear the driveway. Now there are 5-6´ walls of snow everywhere. It´ll be a while before everything returns to normal, and yeah, we don´t know how to take it like you Canadian peeps.
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I got an inch of smooth ice accumulation and then a dusting of snow.. and that was it. Fortunately the new Michelin Alpins I just put on the scort are great on ice for a non-studded snow tire.
 

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I feel for you. Though I´d like to do a little Cdn chest-thumping like Juggernaut, I have to admit that even in Ottawa we don´t often see 50cm of snow all at one time. I´m looking forward to the next post from the N-E US on how to do a suspension LIFT on an Escort. :)

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18-02-2003 at 12:44, Rob-from-Ottawa wrote:
I feel for you. Though I´d like to do a little Cdn chest-thumping like Juggernaut, I have to admit that even in Ottawa we don´t often see 50cm of snow all at one time.
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well someone had to sneak in a remark like that from up here :)
but it is very true, it´s not common even here that a huge dump comes all at once screwin stuff up, and a couple feet is A LOT. and dealing with much larger cities / populations, that´s gotta have a much larger effect than in a small prairie town. Good luck down there!
 

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(I´m glad you said it, though, Juggernaut. We wouldn´t want any of them thinking we´re all wimps like those guys in Toronto: "oo-oo-oo! little white things are falling out of the air: call in the army!")
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ahhhhhh, garage privilages, ahhhhhh yes. but i do have to plow a path from teh garage to the street. :-(
 

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18-02-2003 at 19:23, DeathSlinger00 wrote:
ahhhhhh, garage privilages, ahhhhhh yes. but i do have to plow a path from teh garage to the street. :-(
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LMAO hell yeah man. My mom lets me park in the garage because "my car is the oldest and needs the most tender loving care" :-] my car was so dry this morning...hehe To top that off she just went out and got a snow blower too, so after work I went to...play! mwuhahaha I wish we had one of these things YEARS ago.. did the entire drive way and sidewalks in 15 minutes. :-o It used to take me at least an hour or so to shovel the damn "important" parts of the driveway. but now it takes me 15-20 minutes to do THE ENTIRE driveway and sidewalks. This is the start of a BEAUTIFUL relationship :p
 

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an hour??? how big is this mofo driveway?
but don´t get me wrong, snowblowers rule! too bad we don´t have one...we just borrow our relatives´ :-]
 

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I´m a pansy, if I shovel like 4 or 5 times my arms start to hurt. and if I wait and the drive way gets slightly packed. it makes it 10 times harder. I´d say my driveway is about 6 or 7 Escort lengths :-]

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I´m glad someone put a picture up so I could understand what you guys were talking about. I don´t think I´ve seen that much snow in my whole life.

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Man Im living in mountain country right now...and the snow hasnt melted here since the first fall in like November..so I´m around like 5 or 6 feet in some areas...and its not often I see a plow truck coming my way...oh well I love it...
 

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18-02-2003 at 21:15, James92Scort wrote:
I´m a pansy, if I shovel like 4 or 5 times my arms start to hurt. and if I wait and the drive way gets slightly packed. it makes it 10 times harder. I´d say my driveway is about 6 or 7 Escort lengths :-]
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wow that is a long driveway...i´d say mine´s 1.5 x 1.75 Scorts in area, takes about 20 mins to shovel a decent load ´o´ snow off of it. the most annoying thing, however, is that our driveway is gravel-based pavement (not just plain cement kinda deal), and the shovel always catches on loose stones :-Y
 
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