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17 years 3 months ago #1709 by catskinner
Replied by catskinner on topic Snow
Jim,
We had 2" of rain and woke up this morning to 4" of snow. Sun came out about2pm today and heard thatUP is sending Rotary and a Jordan Spreader down the KP Line., and I can't get out there to see it. I-70 is still closed for Salina to Oakley and probably ole 40 fron there to Sharon Springs as well. There is a deep cut right West of Sharon Springs on West side of bridge on hwy there. That will be full. cataskinner

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17 years 3 months ago #1715 by Kelly
DD,
Yes this side (west) of the Rocky Mountains is the place to be when It comes to Colorado weather, so look us up. But, that’s not saying we don’t have a bad winter now and again. About every four years the snow stays on the ground for a few weeks in some cases. Most of the time the snow is gone by noon after a nightly snow fall….I have to get up early to get the snow blower going before it melts LOL. All the neighbors thought I was “nuts” having a snow blower when I moved back down here……but moving from Routt County Colorado (Steamboat Springs is the County Seat ) it’s not unusual having a snow blower, at one time I had two up there, and both were ready to go.

As far as the news media reporting on the weather in The Rocky Mountains they may stretch it a little, but most of the time there not to far off and one should take heed of here reports if your not a mountain driver. I remember to well before the tunnels under the divide, having to chain up at the Seven Sisters so we could get over the Old Loveland Pass route Check Here
trying to get home for the weekend when working on the east side of the mountains. Most, if not all the hands that worked on the Straight Creek Tunnel, now Eisenhower Tunnels ran studded snow tire on the front as well as the back….you’ll never know what winter driving is till you’ve lost control on the ice going down George Town Hill. LOL. Some of Colorado’s I-70 Winter Roads

Now if I was Trakman wanted to ride his snowmobile I would go to Steamboat Springs, CO with money pouch in hand…of course. LOL!
Have a Happy New Year....Kelly & Maryann.
Kelly

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17 years 3 months ago #1716 by Manx Kat
Replied by Manx Kat on topic Snow sympathy
I really do feel for all you folks with the snow storms. I've seen my share.
But it raises the question of why Canada is still called THE GREAT WHITE NORTH? Seems you all get worse storms then we do. Here our total snowfall
so far this winter is less then 20 inches. Maybe you will have to consider moving north to a better more predictable climate!
Might be if this Global warming keeps up you will have to trade your D2s for
D7s.
I do hope all you people stormed in fair okay.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all

D.K. in S.K.

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17 years 3 months ago #1718 by 2HIGHTEN
Replied by 2HIGHTEN on topic snow , not
we in western ny do not have any and suposed to 60 in the am
normal temp would be 30 and lots of snow. tommorrow should be the day for the maiden trip on the high and wide 7c , small fifteen. we just got this new computer up and running so we will post some pictures soon.

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17 years 3 months ago #1719 by Kelly
Replied by Kelly on topic The Seven Sisters.
Here is the number two picture of the group, check here showing some (5, I think) of the seven sisters. They are avalanche runs. The road was wider there from the snow being plowed off because of the avalanches. So, that where you had to chain-up at, under them. You never messed around chaining up either…didn’t take long. LOL.

I’ll never forget the first time I went through the Straight Creek Tunnel. It had opened while I was working at Allen’s Park. We had a early spring snow storm on a Thursday so we shut down till the coming Monday. I headed home to GJ, having a little trouble up George Town hill but after that, it was through the bore and out the other side and into sunshine...no storm at all.. in about 15 or 20 min. That was the best road money Colorado every spent, those two tunnels. I’ve only been over Loveland Pass once since and that was in the summer. LOL.

Kelly

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17 years 3 months ago #1733 by gwhdiesel75
Replied by gwhdiesel75 on topic D4Jim
Kelly, I really enjoyed the photos of Colorado roads. Some were familiar to me; not all.

2HighTen - I chatted with friends in Franklinville (my home town) who have spoken of the unusual winter (mild, little snow), and green Christmas. Was not like that when I was growing up there 50 - 60 years ago!

GWH

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17 years 3 months ago #1736 by Delta Dirt
Replied by Delta Dirt on topic D4Jim
Kelly---

Great road and mountain pictures----made me move over by the big heater (sorta turned it up a bit).;)

Looked Grand Junction up on the map---you are alot further West than I realized. With regards to the news media----the impression we were getting over here was that the entire Rocky Mountain region was being covered with 12---20" of new snow. That's what was catching me by surprise when you said that ya'll only had about 2".

Had always thought of the tunnels as being "short cuts"----and not necessarily as having such an impact on the driving conditions up in the mountains.

Hey----when we get 2" over here in the Delta----we are snowbound on flat and level highways. :eek:

Wonder where kenmcal is?? Hadn't heard from him in a while---he is the "snow pushing King" here on the board.

This thread is not very "mechanically oriented"----but sure is interesting and educational. Maybe come this summer----I can post ya'll up some pictures of the heat, humidity and mosquitoes here in the Delta to repay the debt.:D

Delta Dirt

Delta Dirt
Avon, Ms 38723

D2 5U and other scrap iron

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17 years 3 months ago #1743 by D4Jim
Replied by D4Jim on topic We had some snow in KS
About 2 feet of the white stuff here. Power has been out two days and probably will be out for a week or more. On Gen now to pump water and cool down freezer. I can't even see the D4 yet!!

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17 years 3 months ago #1752 by Al Letts
Replied by Al Letts on topic D4Jim
Yikes, I haven't seen that much snow since I was in the Calif Hi Country. Hope you remembered where the D4 is parked. LOL

AL
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other small excavating pieces as well.

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