Any weather related incidents this holiday season?

@AmbiePam (51194)
United States
December 29, 2009 8:08pm CST
We had a blizzard last week, complete with 50mph winds that made one's face hurt by being pelted with snow. There is a lot of ice and snow left, and more snow is on the way today. But at least the mail has resumed. So yesterday the UPS guy knocked on my apartment door and handed me a package. As he turned to go down the stairs, he did a little dance. Not on purpose. The walkway between the stairs and my door is pure ice (you can imagine my joy considering my recent back surgeries). It looked like he was ice skating there for a second. He didn't fall, so when I closed the door I didn't feel too bad about laughing. Any weather related incidents this time of the year that set you to giggling? Or wincing?
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@maezee (38191)
• United States
30 Dec 09
Ha! I can relate to that UPS guy. I fell twice last week (on Christmas eve) walking down my own steps, which were also pure ice. The unfortunate thing was that I slipped on the first step, landed on my butt/lower back, and then fell down the other 5 stairs to the very bottom. It hurt. Very bad. And the worst thing was is that the same day, leaving again, I did the same exact thing. I still have a rather large (but healing) bruise in that general area. Luckily I don't have back problems to add to the mix, but still, what a pain in the butt (literally). I've also had a few people cut me off in traffic that almost had me getting into accidents/hitting other cars, but luckily nothing happened. That one wasn't so funny. lol.
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@AmbiePam (51194)
• United States
30 Dec 09
I sympathize with you! The steps are pure ice that's for sure. The first day there were a couple of steps I stared at for a while, trying to figure out how to get down them without tumbling to the ground. The ice was crazy slick. Glad you didn't break any bones!
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
9 Jan 10
My daughter and I drove to Winnipeg, Manitoba, from Calgary, Alberta, which is 1400KM, for christmas. We left here on Dec. 24th around 7 in the morning and should have made into Winnipeg by 8 in the evening, which normally is about a 13 hour drive comfortably. We had good roads till we hit Brandon, Manitoba. Once there we hit a storm and the highway was really slippery and evertime a semi passed us we had white out conditions and had to litterly stop in the middle of the highway because we couldn't see a thing. That hair raising trip of 200KM took us 5 hours when it should have taken us less than 2 hours. It was really scary but we finally made it into Winnipeg by midnight.
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@AmbiePam (51194)
• United States
9 Jan 10
I would have been terrified the entire way.
@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
6 Jan 10
Well it has been below Zero here for the past 2 weeks and today I woke up to a white World We are covered in Snow, freezing cold and expecting more Snow This aparently is the worse Winter in 25 years here in the UK and I do not like it lol
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@AmbiePam (51194)
• United States
6 Jan 10
I'm starting to wonder about that global warming thing. It's colder here this time of year than it has been in decades. We're going back down in the teens for temperatures tonight. Not all of the snow from the blizzard we had on Christmas Eve has even melted. We don't have any new snow though to come, so that's good.
• United States
31 Dec 09
I live in Indiana. So im not familiar with blizzards just snow. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't like blizzards. Heck I dont even like snow, but that's just because I can't drive my car out in the stuff!
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@AmbiePam (51194)
• United States
1 Jan 10
Up until last week I don't think I ever experienced a blizzard.
@punjab911 (241)
• Canada
30 Dec 09
Nice question AmbiePam. Well I have a had one incident this holiday season where my driveway (which is huge!) was full of snow up to my knees. I took me a long time to shovel it all and it was also snowing like crazy outside. It was 8pm at night and I was the only one out. It was very very dark outside and it was pretty creepy with he dim lights. But it felt good when I got back inside because I took a warm shower, wrapped myself with a very warm, and colorful blanket, made myself hot chocolate and lied down on the couch and went on mylot while drinking hot chocolate. It was fun! Not the actual shoveling. The time and warmness after shoveling! I hope this answers your question! Have a great day and also have loads of fun mylotting! Also have a Happy New Year! Enjoy your day! Punjab911
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@AmbiePam (51194)
• United States
30 Dec 09
I bet you worked some muscles doing that!
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
30 Dec 09
Yes. We have not had much snow this year but we got a little bit the other day along with some ice. We had several accidents on the highway because of it. We seen some vehicles turned over on their side.
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@AmbiePam (51194)
• United States
30 Dec 09
The night of the blizzard, all interstates were closed. Tons of cars were abandoned because they got stuck. I haven't seen anything like this here in 8 years.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
2 Jan 10
Well right now it way below freezing....and already I am tired of the winter. We had a bunch of snow/rain mixture on Christmas and it has left everything looking very stiff....and me feeling tired. I have't ran into any weather related things yet....but we got a couple of months left and I might be giggling sometime soon!
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
1 Jan 10
I can’t contribute any weather related incidents because it has been hot here as we are in the first month of summer. It is not overly warm every single day which is perfect because there is always relief after a really boiling day! Aside from ending up with a bright red face and slight sunburn just for standing outside my child’s school having a quick chat with another mum, I have nothing to report...
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
30 Dec 09
Hey Amber! I am so deathly afraid at this time of year! I have fallen too many times on the ice, without ice, in the wet hallway of may apartment building where I slipped and fell and broke my shoulder! I am very breakable so at this time of year I am deathly afraid of walking out my door! I know it is kind of funny when someone elses falls (my mother always laughs at other people falling, she even laughed when she dislocated her shoulder!) But, for people like us it is really very frightening! And where I live if it snows on the weekend, God forbid (which it usually seems to) it can take forever for the maintenance people to shovel or salt and sand! Thank God I don't work right now or I would be risking my life everytime I tried to leave my apartment! We have two sets of steps to the street once we get outside and I'm not ready to break anything else!
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
30 Dec 09
I am afraid that I would have laughed too but I am glad that he didn't fall. We are having good weather. It reaches the high 80's during the day and goes into the high sixties at night. No funny incidents to relate really.
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• United States
30 Dec 09
On the personal front, I never have experienced an acident during this holiday season fortunately. There were a lot of times where there were close calls. I was in a car yesterday with my mom, when we found out that we were going down the wrong way on a one-way street. Got really lucky that time.
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
30 Dec 09
If it had been me I probably would have ended up on my butt. We have gotten some snow here today, so I am sure if I go out in it there will be some sort of incident. People around here don't know how to drive in the snow. Heck people around here don't know how to drive period. The other day when we got about a 1/2 inch of snow after a few days of rain there was a little bit of ice on the roads in shady spots. I was driving down my sisters street (about 20 mph) and the guy in the opposite lane hit a patch of ice and his truck went all over the road. It is a good thing I was paying attention or he would have slid into me. I noticed him in time to stop and avoid it.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
30 Dec 09
Sorry u are having that kind of bad weather. So far we have been luvky & not had any of that nasty precipatation but they are predicting some today. Hope they are wrong. Be safe & stay inside if u can.
• United States
30 Dec 09
Hi Ambie, no, nothing drastic yet but I know it's coming for sure. Wow, 50mph winds is high, and what's worse is the cold, brrrrr! I'm not a winter person anyway so I'm just in such a good mood when spring comes. We did get a few inches here a couple of days ago but no high winds, just pretty little snow all over the place with lots of ice. I'm realllllllyyyyyyy careful going down the steps and walking on the sidewalk so I don't fall. I was going to walk to the store the other day but decided against it because of the icy walks and didn't want to chance a fall. Poor UPS guy, I can just picture what he looked like too, dancing, haha.
@sirill (48)
• India
30 Dec 09
wow awesome whether... we dont hav any snow in our india only in few palces...
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@GardenGerty (113543)
• United States
30 Dec 09
I just find an occasional slick spot when I am driving. I have spinning wheels and then move right along. I would have liked to see Mr. UPS do his dance, since he did not get hurt.
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@greenline (14858)
• Canada
30 Dec 09
Oh yes, a couple of weeks ago there was record-breaking snow falls. The streets and roads in the city and in the suburbs had mountains of snow. That mad it so dangerous for driving and even for walking along the side-walks. There were many accidents along the roads. Besides, the temperatures were just freezing and blizzards making things worse.
@ElicBxn (61039)
• United States
30 Dec 09
no, but we had a little sleet today, it was too warm to stick, but ice - again, back in early December we saw a few flakes of snow - happily, so far, Austin has missed any of the icy stuff.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
30 Dec 09
If ya put salt on that ice it will melt! and no one will get hurt. Your aptment maintanace should have taken gare of this but sometimes they dont I have had to use the salt trick alot of times to get out my door when I lived where it snowed.
@AmbiePam (51194)
• United States
30 Dec 09
Oh yes, we have some salt that helped. The maint. man tries to make it easier for everyone. But the snow kept coming, and as the snow melts, it drips through a hole in the roof right outside my apartment door. Since the temps are freezing again, then it just turns into ice again. And yes, I've talked to management about the hole many a time.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
30 Dec 09
Well lets hope ythey get that hole FIXED! and SOON!
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• United States
30 Dec 09
There are weather related incidents happening all around the world during the holiday season. I remember all the deaths that happened in the midwest in America because of all of that heavy snow and extremely cold weather. They got a lot of snow over there.
@AmbiePam (51194)
• United States
30 Dec 09
Yes, I experienced that firsthand. But I was thinking mor along the lines of personal incidents.