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[–] OcculusResurrectio 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I love how freaked out people get about this stuff. I may be spoiled bc I've never been poor and always had a 4wd vehicle. But only once in my whole life have I been stuck in my house for more than a couple of days. People get so panicky when, as much as I hate to say it, the state does a good job with snow removal and salting the roads.

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[–] Titus-of-Voat [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I have a fwd full sized sedan, heavy enough that it does well in the snow. I do miss my 4wd GMC Jimmy from ages ago, that was amazing in the snow.

Snow removal around here is good too. At least our taxes do a few useful things.

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[–] OcculusResurrectio 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I have an AWD GMC Terrain that has been terrific in the snow. Its a crossover though, so its clearance is low. But for practical driving in reasonable amounts of snow, its incredible.

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[–] carnold03 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The only thing on my mind is if the snow guy will be able to remove the snow from my grandmothers walkway before the city decides to dole out tickets.

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[–] Titus-of-Voat [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

That's lame of the city.

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[–] SocratesOP 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Is it a public sidewalk on private property? Can't imagine why the city would do that otherwise

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[–] carnold03 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

@Titus-of-Voat @SocratesOP

v/newyorkcity's city hall is now more like an overzealous tenants association. They're so redundant at this point that they're left expanding sensible legislation from prior council sessions to the point of inane laws whenever its members think doing so might make them look productive to the votership. I don't understand how ticketing vacant properties, seniors too broke or physically/mentally feeble to remove snow themselves solves the problem. Sure, it would be an ideal and friendly gesture for a nearby relative or neighbor to do it, but in the north east it can snow heavily fairly often during the winter months and not everyone has a working snow blower on hand to tackle that problem or a relative close by to help. There are a lot of retirees who've decided due to situation or circumstance not to head south for their retirement years and my grandmother was one of them.

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[–] Voopin__Voopin 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Ya know what?

I kinda had that realisation too. People kept telling me I needed to go get milk and bread, and I just responded "I could live at least a month out of my freezers."

.....and I'm not even a prepper (yet).

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[–] Plavonica 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Ayup, I've always thought that it was normal to have a month or two of supplies in the house. Not for prep purposes, but just for economies sake. That and I don't do bread or milk.

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[–] moreAkin 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm not a prepper, but I never understood this phenomenon. Do people really not keep at least a few days of supplies on hand?

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[–] Titus-of-Voat [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Apparently not. Probably why if a real emergency strikes people are SOL and waiting with open arms for FEMA.

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[–] crankypants15 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You have earned The Smugness. Enjoy. :)

Snow removal is usually good in Michigan. We tend to get a lot of it. But when we get an inch an hour for 12 hours+ it's hard for them to keep up. And I still have to go to work in 12 inches of snow that they plows haven't reached yet on my street. Main streets are usually fine though.

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[–] Lt_Gonville_Bromhead 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

I always have a hard time not being a couple descending asshole in times like that. I mean... I just want to scream HAHA in their faces when their worried about milk.

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[–] Titus-of-Voat [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Lawl.

Milk and bread are the only things I could feasibly need. I do have alternatives, Wasa makes good flatbread crackers to substitute for bread and I have powdered, evaporated, and almond milk on hand. Although I prefer the real stuff.