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#216287 - 02/02/11 07:36 PM Chicago Blizzard pic
GarlyDog Offline
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If you think you live too close to civilization to get trapped in your car during a storm, check out this picture of Lake Shore Drive, just miles from downtown Chicago from this morning.

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#216295 - 02/02/11 10:03 PM Re: Chicago Blizzard pic [Re: GarlyDog]
CANOEDOGS Offline
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maybe it is---

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#216298 - 02/02/11 10:55 PM Re: Chicago Blizzard pic [Re: CANOEDOGS]
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Quote:
maybe it is---




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#216300 - 02/02/11 11:10 PM Re: Chicago Blizzard pic [Re: GarlyDog]
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Nasty drifts on the road, especially if it's wet stuff. Sets up mighty hard. It's that chain link fence that's acting as a "snow fence," slowing down the wind-blown snow and causing it to deposit in drifts.

But blown snow often leaves areas that are quite bare. Looking at the photo, it seems to me that if someone had proper clothing and footwear they could walk out. (Yeah, I know, "if.")


Edited by dougwalkabout (02/02/11 11:12 PM)

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#216304 - 02/03/11 01:01 AM Re: Chicago Blizzard pic [Re: GarlyDog]
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Another photo...

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#216318 - 02/03/11 03:23 AM Re: Chicago Blizzard pic [Re: GarlyDog]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Almost looks like they were massively gridlocked, and then the snow drifted in.

Not a whole lot of fun, for sure.

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#216320 - 02/03/11 03:56 AM Re: Chicago Blizzard pic [Re: GarlyDog]
ireckon Offline
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Wow, I wonder what the update of this photo is. At some point, the road becomes usable again. I'm sure some cars will be sitting there because the owners skipped town, said "screw it" or whatever. The sitting cars would be towed I guess.
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#216325 - 02/03/11 05:33 AM Re: Chicago Blizzard pic [Re: GarlyDog]
CANOEDOGS Offline
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in the second photo whats with all the windshield wipers?the ones on the drivers side seem to be all standing up.

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#216326 - 02/03/11 05:55 AM Re: Chicago Blizzard pic [Re: CANOEDOGS]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Originally Posted By: CANOEDOGS
in the second photo whats with all the windshield wipers?the ones on the drivers side seem to be all standing up.


Good eyes, Canoedogs. Something is screwy with this photo.

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#216334 - 02/03/11 01:00 PM Re: Chicago Blizzard pic [Re: dougwalkabout]
Blast Offline
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Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout
Originally Posted By: CANOEDOGS
in the second photo whats with all the windshield wipers?the ones on the drivers side seem to be all standing up.


Good eyes, Canoedogs. Something is screwy with this photo.


Maybe it's a way of indicating the car is empty, it's been abandonned?
Or just bored neighborhood kids.
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