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Old 10-26-2019, 12:33 PM   #2661
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I was driving north on Deerfoot, around 16th ave it looked like a wall of cloud to the north, maybe an hour away. by the time I got to Airport trail it hit with great vengeance. Couldn't see 100m. I can't believe how quickly it moved. Time to put the winters on the truck!
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Old 10-28-2019, 09:48 AM   #2662
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How are the roads this morning?
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Old 10-28-2019, 09:49 AM   #2663
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Fine from the west to downtown.
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Old 10-28-2019, 01:06 PM   #2664
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Was cruising at about 10kph all the way down Deerfoot until after Blackfoot. Then it picked up a little bit.
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Old 10-28-2019, 01:56 PM   #2665
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Was cruising at about 10kph all the way down Deerfoot until after Blackfoot. Then it picked up a little bit.
I was on Deerfoot this morning around 10am and it was pretty decent. Traffic was going 100-110. One of the scariest moments for me was pulling off northbound Deerfoot onto the Memorial exit. It was complete ice so hitting that at 100 was scary as hell. I couldn't brake as I would likely spin out so my only hope was that the vehicle would lose enough speed that I would make it around the corner without sliding off it.

Out by my house we have a pretty brutal exit ramp going off Crowchild Onto Brisebois/40th/Brentwood and that was crazy icy as well but I learnt my lesson at Memorial and slowed way down. Good thing I did because there was a car stopped on the left side of the ramp on the blind side of the corner after the driver lost control and hit the barrier.
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Old 10-28-2019, 01:57 PM   #2666
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What is with the wind lately? Friday was bad and today is also bad. Feels like being in Waterton.
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I was on Deerfoot this morning around 10am and it was pretty decent. Traffic was going 100-110. One of the scariest moments for me was pulling off northbound Deerfoot onto the Memorial exit. It was complete ice so hitting that at 100 was scary as hell. I couldn't brake as I would likely spin out so my only hope was that the vehicle would lose enough speed that I would make it around the corner without sliding off it.

Out by my house we have a pretty brutal exit ramp going off Crowchild Onto Brisebois/40th/Brentwood and that was crazy icy as well but I learnt my lesson at Memorial and slowed way down. Good thing I did because there was a car stopped on the left side of the ramp on the blind side of the corner after the driver lost control and hit the barrier.

I was out there during the morning rush going SB at around 8am.. Nobody was going fast. I suppose NB traffic might have been alright. There was nothing really perilous about the conditions at that time though.
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Old 10-29-2019, 05:40 PM   #2668
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Hands painful trying to work outside. Constantly cold feet. Dog tracking in snow. Waiting for windshields to defrost.
Yep, pretty much ####ing hate winter.
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So the roads were in decent winter shape outside my house, but the city nevertheless decided to throw so much salt on it that once everything dried up tonight, it almost looked like a spray painter went by. My kids were even asking what was all over the road. I can only imagine what kind of damage all that salt does to the eco system once it ends up in the storm sewers...
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:45 AM   #2670
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So the roads were in decent winter shape outside my house, but the city nevertheless decided to throw so much salt on it that once everything dried up tonight, it almost looked like a spray painter went by. My kids were even asking what was all over the road. I can only imagine what kind of damage all that salt does to the eco system once it ends up in the storm sewers...
The white roads are gross and I hate that the city puts on the calcium chloride for light snow as that stuff should be only used when we are getting a lot of snow. I hate to say it but Edmonton's is taking a better approach to the usage of this stuff as it's not great for the environment. They don't have to completely eliminate it like Edmonton but they should only be using it when absolutely necessary.
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:02 AM   #2671
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The white roads are gross and I hate that the city puts on the calcium chloride for light snow as that stuff should be only used when we are getting a lot of snow. I hate to say it but Edmonton's is taking a better approach to the usage of this stuff as it's not great for the environment. They don't have to completely eliminate it like Edmonton but they should only be using it when absolutely necessary.

Edmonton only stopped using it because people fought it. That #### ruins cars and concrete.
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:57 AM   #2672
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Nobody wants that stuff, as far as I can determine. I agree that during a snowpocalypse I'm fine with it, but it's like -2 right now. Why is this still a thing?
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Old 10-30-2019, 12:13 PM   #2673
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Like I've said before there has to be a salt cartel nothing else explains the massive amounts used. Unless the city is run by complete morons.
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Old 10-30-2019, 12:18 PM   #2674
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Old 10-30-2019, 12:34 PM   #2675
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Like I've said before there has to be a salt cartel nothing else explains the massive amounts used. Unless the city is run by complete morons.
They're in league with the Cabby Lobby and The United Mulchers of America.

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Old 10-30-2019, 01:23 PM   #2676
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Like I've said before there has to be a salt cartel nothing else explains the massive amounts used. Unless the city is run by complete morons.
It never used to be this way. It's only in recent years they have been using more and more of the stuff. It never goes away as even in the summer when it rains you see the white froth in puddles.

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Edmonton only stopped using it because people fought it. That #### ruins cars and concrete.
Part of the byproduct of the increase in rust from cars and snow removal equipment is that you end up with higher metal content in the runoff water to the sewers. I typically don't own cars long enough to worry about rust but there's little doubt older cars in Calgary are starting to look more like cars out east with rust around fenders and undercarriage. There is a guy with an older WRX at work and he's kept it immaculate over the years but the thing literally is falling apart from rust now and it happened really quick and suddenly like terminal cancer in the last year.

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Old 10-30-2019, 01:24 PM   #2677
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Hands painful trying to work outside. Constantly cold feet. Dog tracking in snow. Waiting for windshields to defrost.
Yep, pretty much ####ing hate winter.
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It never used to be this way. It's only in recent years they have been using more and more of the stuff. It never goes away as even in the summer when it rains you see the white froth in puddles.
How recent are you taking? I've been back in Canada since 2005 first winter back I still remember thinking, damn they are going all in on the salt dumping.

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Not only does it destroy your car it eats away at anything concrete, which cracks and exposes the rebar. That rusts and the concrete crumbles I see this effect all over the city.

There are less corrosive compounds why are we not using them?
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Before automobiles, and it was just horse and buggy, did anyone do anything to the roads or paths when it snowed and iced?
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