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Well, it IS very important that we have refrigerated food stuff and bread to toast in case we loose power to all our appliances. I am still amazed at the number of people who rush the grocery store whenever snow is predicted. I am a little worried about food - because I only have enough for a few days (as I normally do), and I don't know if the grocery markets will be able to recover after this storm!

About 4" up here in Worcester. Most schools closed at noon. Our college closed at 2:00 but almost everyone left before then. I have not seen traffic this bad in years!

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the people at PC decided at 1 to close at 3 (of course we're in the middle of finals). there was alraedy about 3 inches at 1, but they wanted a few more before they closed and everyone ahd to drive home. took me 2.5 hours to get home. i wish i had taken the bus today, i would've just walked home and it would've been faster. there was a bus stuck between valley and academy on atwells, couldn't make it up the hill, and what looked like an accident blocking the other lane. i have never seen this city come to such a standstill because of snow. this was ridiculous. the only plowed streets were the smaller ones. and no one is courteous on the road, everyone wants to block intersections just so they can get 2 feet farther.

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It took my neighbor 5 hours to get home from Coventry last night. He said 95 had people just leaving their cars and walking for a while. My roomate got stuck on North Main along with many others. Me and my neighbors had a fun night of pushing cars one by one up North Main to Whole Foods. We shoulda started charging!

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It took my neighbor 5 hours to get home from Coventry last night. He said 95 had people just leaving their cars and walking for a while. My roomate got stuck on North Main along with many others. Me and my neighbors had a fun night of pushing cars one by one up North Main to Whole Foods. We shoulda started charging!

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I don't understand what the hell happened yesterday. Were smarter than that. We've learned from past storms what to do, and what not to do. What the hell happened!!!??? :shok:

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the people at PC decided at 1 to close at 3 (of course we're in the middle of finals). there was alraedy about 3 inches at 1, but they wanted a few more before they closed and everyone ahd to drive home. took me 2.5 hours to get home. i wish i had taken the bus today, i would've just walked home and it would've been faster. there was a bus stuck between valley and academy on atwells, couldn't make it up the hill, and what looked like an accident blocking the other lane. i have never seen this city come to such a standstill because of snow. this was ridiculous. the only plowed streets were the smaller ones. and no one is courteous on the road, everyone wants to block intersections just so they can get 2 feet farther.

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That was the problem. EVERYONE left right around 1:00. Up here in Mass we had people who took 7 or more hours to do what is normally a 45 minute commute. There were a lot of people who never made it home - they ended up making it to a relatives house and stayed there. Needless to say there is a LOT of discussion going on at the state level about this. The general consensus is that people should have started leaving BEFORE the snow started to fall - it was falling to much to fast right at the beginning and the plows could barely keep up without the traffic.

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That was the problem. EVERYONE left right around 1:00. Up here in Mass we had people who took 7 or more hours to do what is normally a 45 minute commute. There were a lot of people who never made it home - they ended up making it to a relatives house and stayed there. Needless to say there is a LOT of discussion going on at the state level about this. The general consensus is that people should have started leaving BEFORE the snow started to fall - it was falling to much to fast right at the beginning and the plows could barely keep up without the traffic.

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the problem in providence was that the city and state decided they were closing at 3. i heard all the businesses were waiting to hear what the city was gonna do before letting their employees out, and then used that same time. they told us at PC at 1 that we could leave at 3. my fiancee now works at brown and they didn't even officially close, so she stayed until 4:30 and took the bus to north main where it hit traffic and she walked home from there. i left PC at 3 and she got home like 2 min before me.

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I took the 2PM train from Boston (which was standing room only all the way to Attleboro), got off at 3:20 and walked to doctor's office on Promenade (which was a parking lot)near Pleasant Valley, walked back to the East Side near Wayland Square and was home by 5:30, including a stop at City Sports to check out parkas. Apparently it never occurred to healthy people who live in the city to just walk home!

For the 41 percent of Rhode Islanders who, when polled about use of mass transit of any kind, said there was absolutely nothing anyone could do to get them out of their cars --- I really wanted to wave a sign saying "NOW would you support a subway system, or at least a dedicated light rail line?"

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I wonder how much the city would profit if it enforced sidewalk snow removal as much as red light running.

I walked from my house in the Bucket all the way down Hope St. through Thayer and down to Wickenden this morning. I came back on Brook for that portion. I would say roughly 40% of sidewalks were uncleared. That's completely stupid.

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I wonder how much the city would profit if it enforced sidewalk snow removal as much as red light running.

I walked from my house in the Bucket all the way down Hope St. through Thayer and down to Wickenden this morning. I came back on Brook for that portion. I would say roughly 40% of sidewalks were uncleared. That's completely stupid.

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I have to say the sidewalks in my hood are pretty good, most people put in some effort to clear them. The roads, however, are still terrible. If it not a majot cut through, its a sheet of icey snow.

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it looks like the city didn't want to take any heat for snow cleanup after the last storm... i just saw 2 plows go by in different directions! 2 plows!

of course, i don't have to work today because the college is closed!!! :yahoo:

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