What are the solutions available to tackle the major snow storm

Snow Storm  - The picture taken in my backyard during the storm
@navinshan (3940)
Canada
December 19, 2008 11:47am CST
As christmas is just a week ahead, there is chirstmas party arranged at my friends place and I have long waiting for this gathering where you could chill. But the major snow storm that is currenty prevailing in Toronto has stagnated my plans, I am wondering what should i do to prepare myself to have a safe trip to my friends place. I already thought that i am not going to drive since the road conditions are detioriating and there is also white out conditions prevailing. Their is going to be a long wait if i book a cab. What should wear so that i do not feel cold. The distance from my frinds place is around an hour. I am hoping that users of mylot would have surely faced a situation that i am undergoing. Hoping to hear from you all.
2 responses
@spalladino (17921)
• United States
19 Dec 08
Personally, I wouldn't put my faith in a strange cab driver in bad weather. If you're determined to go to this party then you would probably be safer if you drove yourself. You can drive as slowly as you need to without worrying about getting to the next fare like a cabbie will be. Keep up with your local news for reports on road and weather conditions. The highway department will probably be abel to keep the major roads cleared but, if your friend lives off the main roads, the side streets may not be cleared. You should also talk to your friend before you leave to make sure that you're going to be able to get all the way there. As far as clothes, dress in layers and take along a couple of blankets incase you get stuck somewhere. Have a flashlight with you, too, incase you need to flag down some help. Is it possible for your friend to postpone the party until the weather clears? That would be the safest choice by far.
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• United States
19 Dec 08
Hope it doesn't sound as if I'm gloating, but you could just move to Miami, where I've lived since infancy. It's expected to be about 82 degrees here today. I wouldn't have the first clue what to do in snow! I also can't imagine why people put themselves through all that except, maybe, for a change of pace vacation.
@spalladino (17921)
• United States
19 Dec 08
LOL, you're rotten! I used to live up north and you couldn't drag me back up there to live with a tank! It's very nice up here near Lake O today, too. I have the windows open right now but it looks like I may have to turn the AC on shortly. My sister-in-law is a born n bred Floridian, too, and she takes a trip up north in search of snow every winter. She thinks it's great but she's never had to live with it. It's niceness wears off quickly when you do.
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• United States
19 Dec 08
Millions of people get up early every morning and fight their way to work in all that! The weather shouldn't be hanging around like that. Rain a little, go down the drain, and bring the sun back out! Are there enough clothes to keep a person warm? I think I'd have to stay under the covers until at least springtime! OK, we Floridians are weather wimps, but at least we don't lose fingers and toes to frost! Yep, I'm horrible, but I just don't know why so many people are willing to shiver themselves silly!