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Old 01-10-2017, 07:22 PM   #31
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No idea what the "official snowfall amount" last night/this AM was but I moved about 6 inches off the driveway/sidewalk this AM.

Of course, as soon as I finished, the motor grader came by and left a nice ridge of snow across the driveway so had to go out and clear it.

I'm guessing tomorrow they will clear the other street (live on a corner) and I will get to clear the snow from in front of that driveway and the sidewalk again as there is no boulevard between the curb and sidewalk.
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:34 PM   #32
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Snow forecast for here too over the weekend.......and 20 - 25 below zero tomorrow night.

Keeps the riff raff away and skeeters too.
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:51 PM   #33
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Snow forecast for here too over the weekend.......and 20 - 25 below zero tomorrow night.

Keeps the riff raff away and skeeters too.


I don't know about the Rif Raf, buy it will definitely keep the skeeters away...

We must have a snow plow driver trained by the same school that trained ours... I cleared anther 5" off the driveway and in front of the driveway, mailbox, and yard... AND, the snowplow threw a pile right back... I was just getting warm too...
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:03 PM   #34
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We must have a snow plow driver trained by the same school that trained ours... I cleared anther 5" off the driveway and in front of the driveway, mailbox, and yard... AND, the snowplow threw a pile right back... I was just getting warm too...
Yup ...... I view it as my "winter exercise" program.

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Ha, Ha, Yep... I use it for the same thing... hopefully to keep my weight down, an ongoing project...
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We love to complain about the plow drivers but heck, what are they supposed to do? Stop and shovel out each drive? Or maybe lift the blade at each one? Lol!! Up here people get creative with those shields they place in front of their mailboxes so they won't get plowed over. We've been lucky up here; no shield and no plow over. Downstate we had a box that we would find lying in the yard when we got home frequently. It was quick release. Lol! Only once did the mail fly out of it.
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We love to complain about the plow drivers but heck, what are they supposed to do? Stop and shovel out each drive? Or maybe lift the blade at each one? Lol!! Up here people get creative with those shields they place in front of their mailboxes so they won't get plowed over. We've been lucky up here; no shield and no plow over. Downstate we had a box that we would find lying in the yard when we got home frequently. It was quick release. Lol! Only once did the mail fly out of it.

There are "snow gates" that are installed on motor graders that the driver can lower .. it holds the snow back until past a driveway and then lifted to let the snow out the end of the blade.

Many cities use 'snow gates' on the motor graders for snow removal.

Here is a video: https://vimeo.com/773143
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I remember those snowplows from when I was kid in upstate NY. The snowplows always seemed to show up right after I shoveled the driveway like they did it on purpose.
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There are "snow gates" that are installed on motor graders that the driver can lower .. it holds the snow back until past a driveway and then lifted to let the snow out the end of the blade.

Many cities use 'snow gates' on the motor graders for snow removal.

Here is a video: https://vimeo.com/773143
All trucks here in rural Michigan...and they go about 50mph. I guess they figure time is money. Maybe they use graders in cities. That thing was creeping along.
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I remember those snowplows from when I was kid in upstate NY. The snowplows always seemed to show up right after I shoveled the driveway like they did it on purpose.
Lol! Yeah, they were probably waiting around the corner till you finished. Lol!
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