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Lack of snowplow drivers and 31% increase in price of road salt
« on: November 14, 2021, 09:37:38 AM »
Those of you in snow country may want to think about alternate emergency forms of transportation this winter. Maybe make friends with the guy/gal with the offroad truck.
https://www.wxyz.com/news/national/how-a-nationwide-shortage-of-plow-drivers-could-make-for-a-long-winter
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Re: Lack of snowplow drivers and 31% increase in price of road salt
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2021, 09:42:10 AM »
Those of you in snow country may want to think about alternate emergency forms of transportation this winter. Maybe make friends with the guy/gal with the offroad truck.
https://www.wxyz.com/news/national/how-a-nationwide-shortage-of-plow-drivers-could-make-for-a-long-winter
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Two very capable 4x4s in the family, both with heavy snow-rated tires and tire chains, and two drivers with years of experience driving in snow means never having to say, "Shit!  Well, it looks like we're stuck here."
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Re: Lack of snowplow drivers and 31% increase in price of road salt
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2021, 11:25:12 AM »
Two very capable 4x4s in the family, both with heavy snow-rated tires and tire chains, and two drivers with years of experience driving in snow means never having to say, "Shit!  Well, it looks like we're stuck here."

Might be a good opening to bond with neighbors - share this article and let them know you may be available in an emergency.
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Re: Lack of snowplow drivers and 31% increase in price of road salt
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2021, 01:21:33 PM »
I'm working on a sleigh and reindeer as alternative transportation.

On a serious note, thanks for the heads up! And I was amused at your sig, "Loving Texas more and more"

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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2021, 02:54:59 PM »
I always just wanted to hibernate through the winter anyway. 
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Re: Lack of snowplow drivers and 31% increase in price of road salt
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2021, 04:42:22 PM »
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