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Old 12-26-2016, 08:44 PM   #4951
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At my parents place in Fraser heights shit was coming down strong still st 8pm and they have like 2+ feet in most places and piles 5'+ for cleared driveways lol. They always have more than most areas but it's crazy there



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Left the north shore heading for Richmond around 6PM - Boundary and Kingsway was a warzone lol
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Rupert and 22nd area was terrible. No problem in my truck but some people were having issues getting out of the side streets. The main streets are no good either.
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Saw a bus by Joyce station half crashed up onto a curb tilted over with part of its underside exposed. I'd imagine that was a pretty bad day for the driver lols
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drove from richmond to the north shore @ 9pm to drop le gf home, headed back around 10.30. almost an hour each way, normally an hour to and from. richmond + south van was fine until about 49th. took granville to nvan and boundary home, both had their fair share of stalled cars, but unlike boundary, granville had the 10+ bus stall going on blocking all lanes but 1. once again no plow trucks in sight.. hoping this is all cleared up for the commute to work tomorrow
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tips on getting car out of side of road, anyone?
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Friend with a truck + tow rope. You need a hand? RS Crew to come and rescue?
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tips on getting car out of side of road, anyone?
Shovel, sand/kitty litter, winter tires, etc.
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Very nice Mercedes stuck on Boundary. Police have the southbound traffic detoured. I'm going Northbound and see how hopeless things looked. I got out the handy tow rope and pulled the car out. Ridgeline to the rescue! Lol. Driver had no idea that the car had provisions for a tow hook. He got it out, screwed it in and he was on his way. Had no idea where the cop went. He wasn't in the car or visible anywhere. Apparently, the Mercedes was stuck there for an hour. Didn't look like he had snow tires on. Ambulances going down Kingsway. It was nuts.
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Saw a bus by Joyce station half crashed up onto a curb tilted over with part of its underside exposed. I'd imagine that was a pretty bad day for the driver lols

yea saw it too. it got beached sideways right on the crosswalk corner
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Left metrotown around 8:00pm and kingsway was a shitshow. Everyone just slamming on the gas thinking that is how tires will grip in the snow...

Coming down Rupurt was fine, despite lots of snow - but saw some abandoned cars going up Rupurt. Deerlake parkway had a bit of traffic as well but got to Hwy 1 in about 5 mins in that stretch of road. Cops were directing traffic in the rupurt/DL pkwy intersection.

Majority of Coquitlam just has slushy roads.

I'd say winter tires are a must for getting up Westwood Plateau. Too many people spinning out and hitting oncoming traffic around the various bends, going up AND down the plateau. Witnessed two accidents happen in front of me - both involving multiple cars.
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I can't believe all the morons that still drive without winter tires in this weather.

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lol i hear a snow plow going down 49th towards SW Marine right now. They're a few hours late to the party.
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Can't be too hard to upload a vid, right? I found the footage of my Ridgeline pulling the poor Mercedes out of trouble.

EDIT: Hope it works, lol.

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Coming down Rupert was fine, despite lots of snow - but saw some abandoned cars going up Rupert. Deerlake parkway had a bit of traffic as well but got to Hwy 1 in about 5 mins in that stretch of road. Cops were directing traffic in the Rupert/DL pkwy intersection.
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Thanks for helping out the random person. Very nice gesture of yours.
I do it often. I was at my mom's care facility on Christmas Day and dude in an old school Volkswagen Van was stuck on the side of the road. I thought I had my tow rope with me, but forgot to put it back into the trunk of the Ridgeline that day. I did however, have one of those military fold-up shovels. Had it for at least three years and never took it out of the plastic bag until that day, LOL. Got good use out of it. The beauty of those fold up shovels is the size. It takes up little to no room whatsoever.

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There are better ones out there. Some have multiple use features built in. I can't remember where, but there's a video of one where the Chinese? Army was showing off how much better theirs was compared to the American Army ones. Someone please send link if they find it.


As for tow ropes, they are cheap and come in handy. I got my shovel and tow rope from Princess Auto. Just make sure you get a good quality tow rope with well designed hooks and high rated strength.
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Roads weren't too bad. Weird how Lower North Van was pouring rain cats and dogs and Burnaby/Vancouver snowing.
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Drove from Westwood on Barnet to DT.. It is 4C most of the way.. this Pacific Front is pretty strong. There are some pretty good patches of black ice on the upper Johnston/ Plateau Blvd bits.. don't press the brakes until ABS kicks in.. that's bad!!

I am out of tow rope for the season.. I usually buy 5 from Princess Auto.. I want to see if they would monogram my next purchase with "A token to remind you that you need winter tires, God Bless!!" as a call back to MG1. I tend to give the tow rope to the person whom I towed. I don't want to pack a wet and stressed rope back in my kit. I see PA ropes as one use wonders. In Vancouver, there is a good chance the person will need another one after I left!

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I do it often. I was at my mom's care facility on Christmas Day and dude in an old school Volkswagen Van was stuck on the side of the road. I thought I had my tow rope with me, but forgot to put it back into the trunk of the Ridgeline that day. I did however, have one of those military fold-up shovels. Had it for at least three years and never took it out of the plastic bag until that day, LOL. Got good use out of it. The beauty of those fold up shovels is the size. It takes up little to no room whatsoever.

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There are better ones out there. Some have multiple use features built in. I can't remember where, but there's a video of one where the Chinese? Army was showing off how much better theirs was compared to the American Army ones. Someone please send link if they find it.


As for tow ropes, they are cheap and come in handy. I got my shovel and tow rope from Princess Auto. Just make sure you get a good quality tow rope with well designed hooks and high rated strength.
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Up on SFU, it is wet slush. Plows have gone through but some areas are still shit. Lots of abandoned cars on the side of the road which makes it hard to plow cleanly.
Coming downtown, there were a few spots on Hastings where people parked overnight and the plows couldn't do their job so the Bus/HOV lane is useless.
Plus, people are still acting like it is a holiday today and are still parked in that lane.
Going home, east bound on Hastings may be a gong show as the Bus/HOV lane isn't plowed because of the people parked in that lane.
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someone from ontario once told me back when he used to live in missaugua(sp?) they plow trucks would come with a fleet of tow trucks and they would tow away any cars in the way and move then to nearest street, and it would be on the owners to find their own cars? is this trueor is he pulling my leg?
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someone from ontario once told me back when he used to live in missaugua(sp?) they plow trucks would come with a fleet of tow trucks and they would tow away any cars in the way and move then to nearest street, and it would be on the owners to find their own cars? is this trueor is he pulling my leg?
I've seen them do that here for street cleaning for the leaves. But, with that they do put up the signs and notice that they're coming through. Neighbor's car ended up a block away. She thought it was stolen at first.
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