Snow in the South

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Jaws, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Jaws

    Jaws New Member

    Who else is being force to drive on the unsafe roads to go to work???
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Nobody ... grow some nads!
  3. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Yeah, we know, your snow is greater, whiter, purer, wetter, softer, prettier, etc.

    When cities get snow that don't ordinarily have snow, it's very crippling.
  5. djkre8r

    djkre8r Member

    I was notified at 2:50 am that we were "suspending operations for today". Was suppose to report at 4:30am. (Rome, GA center).
  6. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    They say that 4 times a season! Why don't they prepare???
  7. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    You'ld need to teach those drivers how to drive in snow.
    They already have a problem when it rains there ! (couldn't believe all the accidents in FL, only because of rain) !
  8. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Normally we might get some snow or ice once or twice a year around here. The terrain around here is called "rolling hills". That simply isn't enough to spend a lot of money on snow removal equipment. They will put a plow on DOT trucks to keep the main highways open and throw a little de-icer on the bridges. We don't have snow plows all over the place, meaning no neighbors that can plow the neighborhood clear. I still can't get through on the phone to my Center, it turns out they texted out to drivers about six this morning that the top half of the state is closed down. has a list posted of closed states and zip codes. I don't do cell texting, and none of my management team has answered their cell phones yet.
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Return on Investment. No reason to spend all that money when it only affects travel 2 -4 days a year.
    Did I mention our taxes are much lower in Georgia than Taxachusetts?
    Massachusetts probably spends more on snow/ice remediation in one year than Georgia has in the last 100 years.
    Roll with the flow and enjoy the divine intervention.
  10. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I understand. Don't worry, I'm on my way to plow you guys out!
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    No thanks ... good excuse to relax and kick back.
  12. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Thats what I was hoping, there will be plenty of cold Sammys waiting on you when you get here! Swing by and pick up Big too, I doubt he went to work today either.
  13. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    djkre8r and Scratch,

    Tomorrow will be even more interesting because we'll get freezing rain all day today and the temps won't go above 32, maybe not even until the end of the week and more possible preceipt on Wednesday. Talked with my sup. early morning and then again within the last hour and tomorrow may in fact be iffy but we'll see.

    Enjoy the day and by all means be safe!
  14. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Can you say fire in fireplace, good book and hot coffee ????
  15. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    He's legit!. I've seen over's commercial.

  16. bleedinBROWN

    bleedinBROWN New Member

    Got a text at 0315 from my sup. saying that we were not working out in west Ga. The way it looks out here I seriously doubt we are working tomorrow.
  17. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    That storms supposed to be here Wednesday. 37% of the snow will fall in the early predawn AM, the rest during the day.
  18. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    No one is forced. Call in if it`s above your skill level.
  19. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Yep, there should be at least 3-6" by 8am except maybe up where I live farther north from work.. 10-20" overall.
  20. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    If the low moves across south Georgia, north Florida, into the Atlantic and up the eastern seaboard, you got a Nor'easter coming and that could spell big trouble!