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Re: Bumper cars on icy roads

Postby Whyme2 » Dec 12th, 2016, 6:23 pm

Noisy Boater wrote:As a part time highways plow operator Hwy conditions were good considering the behavior of most Okanagan drivers. If you only were able to ride around for a nite you would sing a different tune. You do not have a clue.


Maybe being "Part Time" is the problem. :smt045

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Re: Bumper cars on icy roads

Postby Fancy » Dec 12th, 2016, 6:23 pm

I've been out and about all over town the last couple of days and got to where I was going with no problem and no white knuckles.
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Re: Bumper cars on icy roads

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Dec 12th, 2016, 7:59 pm

Whyme2 wrote:
Maybe being "Part Time" is the problem. :smt045

They complain about the job not being done, then when the city hires additional help part time.... they still complain...
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Re: Bumper cars on icy roads

Postby Ken7 » Dec 12th, 2016, 8:31 pm

60-YEARS-in-Ktown wrote: They complain about the job not being done, then when the city hires additional help part time.... they still complain...


My observation this snow fall, is the main roads could be better. I feel when you look at Glenmore being one of the high volume roads it could have had more attention. The turning lanes appeared to be overlooked. I personally had not trouble, however witnessed a number of vehicles in trouble. Fortunately, no-one was involved.

Glenmore and Kane is a high incident accident location, even with dry roads. I feel they should focus on the main roads, my little side street, just for JWs racing, that is not so necessary.

Over all, not bad but not great road care here in Kelowna.

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Re: Bumper cars on icy roads

Postby Atomoa » Dec 12th, 2016, 8:41 pm

Always funny to read these threads when you know a CoK plower.

Everyone's a expert.
The true business of people should be to go back to
school and think about whatever it was they were
thinking about before somebody came along and told
them they had to earn a living.

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Re: Bumper cars on icy roads

Postby Noisy Boater » Dec 13th, 2016, 3:45 am

I have been part time for 12 yrs now. I have a day job. This just makes me my Mexico vacation money. :smt045
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Re: Bumper cars on icy roads

Postby lightspeed » Dec 13th, 2016, 6:39 am

Fancy wrote:I've been out and about all over town the last couple of days and got to where I was going with no problem and no white knuckles.



Same. Way too much drama in Kelowna.

- turn your lights on
- slow down
- keep more space around your vehicle
- leave early
- allow more time
- winter tires
- cut down the unnecessary trips
- fewer trips to Starbucks
- stay home
- anticipate stupidity, and people who do none of the above
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Re: Bumper cars on icy roads

Postby mr.bandaid » Dec 13th, 2016, 7:35 am

I was chatting with a neighbor who admitted he was just over the bridge and heading up the hill doing 95km/hr. Thought he would test how good his winters were!?!?!?!? Nothing you can say about something so dumb.
Never argue with an idiot, they will just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

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Re: Bumper cars on icy roads

Postby the truth » Feb 4th, 2017, 7:30 am

just dropped off the wife at work, i did some driving on harvey ave and springfield, untouched by snow plows , ok maybe just a little what a joke
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Re: Bumper cars on icy roads

Postby eires37 » Feb 4th, 2017, 8:25 am

the truth wrote:just dropped off the wife at work, i did some driving on harvey ave and springfield, untouched by snow plows ,what a joke
this town is :cuss:


I drove in from Revelstoke in a fully loaded Super B last night, seen 1 sanding truck out over the entire journey. Tanker truck stopped on hill in Vernon, right across from hospital - not sure if he was broken down or chaining up. I barely got around him, spinning out and having trouble getting traction. Even through Winfield truck was struggling to maintain traction, feathering the throttle was the only way to maintain traction.

The crew that maintains the Crowsnest Highway is one of the best crews and could teach them all how its done.
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Re: Bumper cars on icy roads

Postby johnny24 » Feb 4th, 2017, 9:13 am

60-YEARS-in-Ktown wrote:Its typical winter driving and snowclearing efforts..
However some folks get bent, EVERY year, when their personal route, does not get cleaned up perfectly with a bricklayers trowel.. Ooohhh snow on my route..lets start a thread about it..
Doesnt much matter, they are going to start a thread about something..anyway...

Sure wish I knew what they did for work...it must be to the HIGHEST level of Perfection attainable... Is the impression I keep getting.
Oh well , no sense in missing a year...complaining about the snowclearing efforts..


I'm not sure why they need to have snow clearing. Reading these threads, sounds like we have a lot of really skillful drivers in this city.

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Re: Bumper cars on icy roads

Postby Ken7 » Feb 4th, 2017, 9:19 am

lightspeed wrote:Same. Way too much drama in Kelowna.

- turn your lights on
- slow down
- keep more space around your vehicle
- leave early
- allow more time
- winter tires
- cut down the unnecessary trips
- fewer trips to Starbucks
- stay home
- anticipate stupidity, and people who do none of the above



You forgot to say "PLEASE SIGNAL" If you are turning right the vehicle traveling towards you or to the right also might have a safe opportunity to turn. IT is common sense I know, but I can't read your mind.

I drive Summit many times a week. It never fails someone tuning off Dilworth will wait and the last 50 feet signal to make the turn. Traffic flows so much better is you drive signalling your intentions. The people who live on Lillooet Drive seem to be the most inconsiderate, blowing stop signs instead of waiting for you to pass by, cutting you off to make their left hand turn....
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Re: Bumper cars on icy roads

Postby ShannonG » Feb 4th, 2017, 9:28 am

We're Canadian. It's Winter. It snows.
That being said, proper winter tires make all the difference in the world, and they don't have to cost a fortune. I discovered a guy in Glenmore who sells used winters on Castanet with free mounting/balance. We got two sets from him and haven't looked back. He does a good job, works out of his backyard shop.

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Re: Bumper cars on icy roads

Postby Noisy Boater » Feb 4th, 2017, 9:45 am

the truth wrote:just dropped off the wife at work, i did some driving on harvey ave and springfield, untouched by snow plows , ok maybe just a little what a joke
this town is :cuss:

Maybe you should call the city and then Argo let them know where you are off to today and they could plow and sand only minutes before you go out.
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Re: Bumper cars on icy roads

Postby Noisy Boater » Feb 4th, 2017, 9:48 am

ShannonG wrote:We're Canadian. It's Winter. It snows.
That being said, proper winter tires make all the difference in the world, and they don't have to cost a fortune. I discovered a guy in Glenmore who sells used winters on Castanet with free mounting/balance. We got two sets from him and haven't looked back. He does a good job, works out of his backyard shop.

We have 4 - 1 yr old winters on rims 4x100 bolt pattern off a VW golf. On Castanet classifieds seller is mck.
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