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Old 03-31-2005, 15:02   #1 (permalink)
RichA
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The salt is almost gone...

From Toronto streets. We had our first rainstorm today,
not much of one though. However, Sat. looks like a possible
return to snow, and I'm hoping not much, not enough for them
to bring out the frigging salt trucks again.
-Rich
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Old 03-31-2005, 17:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: The salt is almost gone...

Well starting tonight man they are calling for rain till Monday and I am in
the Hawkesbury area! Let it rain!
"RichA" <none@none.com> wrote in message
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> From Toronto streets. We had our first rainstorm today,
> not much of one though. However, Sat. looks like a possible
> return to snow, and I'm hoping not much, not enough for them
> to bring out the frigging salt trucks again.
> -Rich



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Old 03-31-2005, 18:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: The salt is almost gone...


haha. It was 12C out west today. Not a lick of snow for a couple of
weeks now.

Steph wrote:
> Well starting tonight man they are calling for rain till Monday and I am in
> the Hawkesbury area! Let it rain!
> "RichA" <none@none.com> wrote in message
> news:p7to4198dj6rbdil31fjmj3g77i8omib8l@4ax.com...
>
>>From Toronto streets. We had our first rainstorm today,
>>not much of one though. However, Sat. looks like a possible
>>return to snow, and I'm hoping not much, not enough for them
>>to bring out the frigging salt trucks again.
>>-Rich

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Old 03-31-2005, 22:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: The salt is almost gone...

Bring on the summer so I can work on my car in my Garage all day long,,
Great!!!!! Soon she'll be back on the road!!!!


<cprice@here.com> wrote in message news:424C9C76.50600@here.com...
>
> haha. It was 12C out west today. Not a lick of snow for a couple of weeks
> now.
>
> Steph wrote:
>> Well starting tonight man they are calling for rain till Monday and I am
>> in
>> the Hawkesbury area! Let it rain!
>> "RichA" <none@none.com> wrote in message
>> news:p7to4198dj6rbdil31fjmj3g77i8omib8l@4ax.com...
>>
>>>From Toronto streets. We had our first rainstorm today,
>>>not much of one though. However, Sat. looks like a possible
>>>return to snow, and I'm hoping not much, not enough for them
>>>to bring out the frigging salt trucks again.
>>>-Rich

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>>


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Old 04-01-2005, 11:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: The salt is almost gone...

RichA wrote:
> From Toronto streets. We had our first rainstorm today,
> not much of one though. However, Sat. looks like a possible
> return to snow, and I'm hoping not much, not enough for them
> to bring out the frigging salt trucks again.


We've had a couple of good days of rain and it looks like a few more in
the forecast. I don't know what it's like up north where people are
more accustomed to driving in the snow; but here in MD, they use WAY too
much salt.

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Old 04-01-2005, 16:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: The salt is almost gone...

On Fri, 01 Apr 2005 10:25:48 -0500, "Fao, Sean"
<enceladus311@yahoo.comI-WANT-NO-SPAM> wrote:

>RichA wrote:
>> From Toronto streets. We had our first rainstorm today,
>> not much of one though. However, Sat. looks like a possible
>> return to snow, and I'm hoping not much, not enough for them
>> to bring out the frigging salt trucks again.

>
>We've had a couple of good days of rain and it looks like a few more in
>the forecast. I don't know what it's like up north where people are
>more accustomed to driving in the snow; but here in MD, they use WAY too
>much salt.


They seem incapable of developing trucks that are little more than
oversized garden fertilizer sprinklers. If they stop in one place,
you end up with a pile of salt. They should be have
computer-controlled distribution that would be programmed to
distribute the salt evenly and determined by the conditions
they expect.
-Rich
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Old 04-01-2005, 18:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: The salt is almost gone...

Great idea...but that will never happen because our govt is too cheap to pay
the cost. Same reason they do not use enviroment friendly alternatives to
salt. To cheap to pay for it. They don't even fix our roads any more here in
Toronto. Look how many pot holes there are! They're everywhere and I'm
constantly swerving to avoid them. Our roads are a joke compared to the
roads in the southern U.S. I know that our climate creates bad road
conditions, but this is too much.

Gumby
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"RichA" <none@none.com> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 01 Apr 2005 10:25:48 -0500, "Fao, Sean"
> <enceladus311@yahoo.comI-WANT-NO-SPAM> wrote:
>
> >RichA wrote:

> They seem incapable of developing trucks that are little more than
> oversized garden fertilizer sprinklers. If they stop in one place,
> you end up with a pile of salt. They should be have
> computer-controlled distribution that would be programmed to
> distribute the salt evenly and determined by the conditions
> they expect.
> -Rich



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Old 04-01-2005, 20:01   #8 (permalink)
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On Fri, 1 Apr 2005 20:09:56 -0500, "Gumby" <mackerel20@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>Great idea...but that will never happen because our govt is too cheap to pay
>the cost. Same reason they do not use enviroment friendly alternatives to
>salt. To cheap to pay for it. They don't even fix our roads any more here in
>Toronto. Look how many pot holes there are! They're everywhere and I'm
>constantly swerving to avoid them. Our roads are a joke compared to the
>roads in the southern U.S. I know that our climate creates bad road
>conditions, but this is too much.
>
>Gumby



I've seen the studies on this. Climate is one thing, but the biggest
destroyer of roads are large, heavy vehicles. The Toronto corridor
is so heavily travelled by them it's no wonder the roads suck.
The other problem is the technology. European roads last far longer
than ours. The construction techniques are different. So why haven't
they adopted those techniques here? Because of the political influence
of the huge contracting firms here. They don't want roads that last,
they want to be back on them every six months, FOR six months fixing
them. Lastly, the exhorbitant gasoline taxes we pay, that used to go
to fixing roads are now being diverted "elsewhere." Meanwhile, our
Federal government sits on a $5 billion+ surplus every year, thinking
up ways to blow the money to make sure votes keep coming in to Liberal
party in Canada.
Oh yeah; I just heard; 4" of snow due on Saturday!
-Rich
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