What the Beep???

United States
January 25, 2016 9:56am CST
Beep...beep....beep From about 7:30 PM last night until after 3 AM this morning that's what I was hearing. The snow removal company was back clearing the street, sidewalks and driveways in my community. They had two small bobcats that would gather the snow and dump it in various areas around the community. Lucky me that one of those designated spots was next to my house. Living on a corner has it's advantages except in this case. Throughout all those hours all I could heard was beeping every time the bobcat moved forward or backwards. I don't know how my neighbors were able to sleep especially those with small children or those who had to get up early and go to work today. I finally drifted off to sleep after 3 AM and I can feel the effects of a horrible nights sleep this morning. I'm happy that the snow is being taken care of but good golly it's a noisy process. I'm hoping this second cup of coffee gets rid of my dull headache. What's new in your neck of the woods?
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
25 Jan 16
We had a freeze warning again last night s it is still colder than normal here but the warm weather is coming soon.
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@DianneN (78116)
• United States
25 Jan 16
Our low last night was in the upper fifties. I consider it good sleeping weather. The temp should reach the low 70s today. Not too hot or too cold.
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25 Jan 16
that can be so annoying. hope you get some rest.
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@Missmwngi (9764)
• Nairobi, Kenya
25 Jan 16
Oooh yeah and aftermath of hearing the sound replay in the mind even after it is over
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• United States
25 Jan 16
@jillybean12222 it was annoying and loud but after my coffee this morning and a nap this afternoon I'm okay now
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• United States
25 Jan 16
Nothing new here, it is sunny but cold today. No beeping snow removers. That must have been quite awful Marilyn. I guess they need the beeps sound for safety reasons.
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• United States
25 Jan 16
@tiarasoceanview yes they need the beeping for safety especially backing up. I"m really hoping they don't show up again tonight
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@amnabas (10282)
• Karachi, Pakistan
25 Jan 16
Ohhh thst beep was really annoying i can assume that.
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@LadyDuck (157285)
• Switzerland
25 Jan 16
It is still sunny here, less cold that the past few days. We were lucky, no snow at all.
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• United States
25 Jan 16
@ladyduck sunny here all day too but pretty chilly.
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@LadyDuck (157285)
• Switzerland
26 Jan 16
@Marilynda1225 Last week it was very cold, my pond is frozen.
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@silvermist (20100)
• India
25 Jan 16
@Marilynda1225 Sorry about the sleepless night you had to spend.But then it is for a good cause.Hope you are alright now.
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• United States
25 Jan 16
@silvermist coffee this morning and nap this afternoon worked wonders. I'm good now
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@silvermist (20100)
• India
26 Jan 16
@Marilynda1225 Good to hear.Hope today you can sleep peacefully.
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@TheHorse (65779)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Jan 16
No beep beep beep here. Just a sunny and cool day. Perfect for going to the Warriors game tonight.
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• United States
26 Jan 16
Enjoy your game!!
@cintol (6378)
• United States
25 Jan 16
Did you get a lot of snow up where your at? That would be awful to hear that all night long, we live on a corner too but our room is in the back corner so we don't hear much from the corner. Hopefully tonight will be a better night for you.
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• United States
25 Jan 16
@cintrol yes we got about 30 inches of snow so it's taken them awhile to clear it all
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@DianneN (78116)
• United States
25 Jan 16
We live in a corner unit, too, but no snow removal here. However, we are lucky enough to hear the trash removal twice a week and the gardeners. At least they have rules, so it is after 8:00AM. Orville wakes me up every day, but is decent enough to wait until 7 sharp! That beeping is annoying, but at least the snow has been moved.
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• United States
25 Jan 16
@DianneN usually there's no noise here until 8 am either but i guess this was the exception so that they could get the snow done for everyone to go to work today. The schools were closed. I think Orville being the alarm clock is better than a blasted beeping
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• United States
25 Jan 16
Not much beep going on here beep at all beep beep.
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• United States
25 Jan 16
@abbygreenhill glad that you're beep free
@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
26 Jan 16
I do understand the need for the beeping, but there should also be a turn off switch for times like this, the middle of the night when there is no one to actually warn they are backing up.
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• United States
26 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 I felt bad for those who couldn't sleep and had to get up early for work
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
26 Jan 16
@Marilynda1225 And those beeps are really really loud.
@whiteream (3521)
• United States
26 Jan 16
Those truck were here all night long. It's the flashing lights that get to me.
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• United States
26 Jan 16
the lights are annoying too and they were shining right in my bedroom window. The beeping was impossible to sleep through
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@whiteream (3521)
• United States
27 Jan 16
@Marilynda1225 I know what you mean they keep turning around by my window.
@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
26 Jan 16
I wouldn't have been able to sleep through that either. What a nuisance, you think that they could have turned the bleeper off.
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• United States
26 Jan 16
@jabouk I don't think they can turn the beeper off as they need it when backing up
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@Juliaacv (30304)
• Canada
25 Jan 16
I hope that is it for the snow removal at your place, that would annoy me too. Hopefully now everything is clean and clear and safe for walking and driving on. I had an early wake up today, our grandpuppy woke me about thirty minutes before my alarm was set-she needed to go outside and use the grass!
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• United States
26 Jan 16
@juliaacv everything is getting plowed and the snow is being removed from the street and dumped in a vacant area in our community. Pretty soon we'll see blacktop on the streets again. Guess you'll be at the mercy of your little furbaby for awhile and won't need an alarm as she'll be your wake-up-call
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@AnneEJ (5014)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
25 Jan 16
I am sure that was a common sound over a big part of the country this weekend. Sorry you didn't get much sleep, but the snow has to be cleared.
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• United States
25 Jan 16
@anneej the snow does need to be cleared and I'm happy that I don't have to shovel it so it's worth losing a little sleep I guess
@Missmwngi (9764)
• Nairobi, Kenya
25 Jan 16
Maybe that is how those working were communicating Sorry for the noise but it was for a good purpose Atleast i am sure those using the roads there were happy
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• United States
25 Jan 16
@missmwngi I'm sure those who had to go to work today were happy that the roads were cleared but the schools were closed so there were a lot of happy kids this morning
@marlina (73885)
• Canada
25 Jan 16
No beep here today. All clear!
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@amadeo (65836)
• United States
25 Jan 16
no problem here and no bleep.
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@Blondie2222 (21794)
• United States
26 Jan 16
Sorry you did not get sleep again. Hopefully you can get a nap in today and that your 2nd cup of coffee did the trick
• United States
26 Jan 16
@blondie2222 I did manage a nap and it was wonderful
@PainsOnSlate (20254)
• Canada
27 Jan 16
I'm just delighted we missed every flake that fell north of us.