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Freezing rain and road conditions

Postby lesliepaul » Jan 16th, 2018, 7:17 pm

Warning to all.....the freezing rain and wet snow earlier today has now turned many streets around Kelowna into skating rinks. Came home at 6:30 PM on Sexsmith, no issues........got to Union and from Snowsell to Begbie is PURE ICE. Ice Radials were not making a whole lot of difference going up hill. Beware travelling and test your brakes often. In the matter of 30 minutes it has gotten BAD.
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Re: Freezing rain and road conditions

Postby DarkMagna » Jan 17th, 2018, 10:52 am

While I applaud your concern for your fellow citizens, I'm not sure a forum board is an appropriate way to warn people of road conditions (or weather forecasts, for that matter).
I can't imagine many people log into a forum board and go hunting for road condition warnings before heading out. Road conditions vary by location, day, time of day, etc.....so your warning is really only appropriate to that location and time.
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Re: Freezing rain and road conditions

Postby TheBoss » Jan 17th, 2018, 11:29 am

The roads were sketchy in vernn as well. Some sections dry good braking other sections just pure ice. Everyone in a while i would feel the car skate around on me a little. I made it around town safely, even with all season. Which i don't recommend :D
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Re: Freezing rain and road conditions

Postby Catsumi » Jan 17th, 2018, 9:09 pm

Take care.

It's very slippery here.
nothing wrong with being open minded as long as your brains don't fall out.
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Re: Freezing rain and road conditions

Postby Tootsie » Jan 18th, 2018, 7:56 pm

Be careful out there folks ! I was coming home today at about 5:15 pm in Lake Country. After the beautiful day we had today I couldn't believe it when I hit black ice on Camp Road ! It was in a shaded area but still it really took me by surprise as it was still 2 above outside.
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