Snow Storm Entry [Updated 2:30pm]

The roads in and around Raleigh are INSANE right now!

And, the snow continues to come down. So, we thought we would do our part to contribute to information sharing and hopefully add a little value with an ‘open thread’ for people to share whatever they would like about the storm and what they are seeing and experiencing.

I guess it isn’t just Raleigh that is currently experiencing gridlock:

At 1:15pm I was out in the storm near the intersection of Wake Forest Road and Hardimont and everything was complete gridlock. There was no moving. I ended up taking Hardimont around the back of North Hills and was able to get through Six Forks and North Hills with no problem. (One thing is for sure…there is nobody at Target!) As I crossed over the beltline all you can see is bumper to bumper cars in each direction.

My experience was the exact same as “Not a Fan of Blue’s” below. The roads are full of MORONS right now!!

I also experienced the following as I was trying to call my wife to give her an update.

It’s good to see the best coming out in some people:

Elsewhere close to NC State:

About StateFans

'StateFansNation' is the shared profile used by any/all of the dozen or so authors that contribute to the blog. You may not always agree with us, but you will have little doubt about where we stand on most issues. Please follow us on Twitter and FaceBook

General

Home Forums Open Snow Entry

This topic contains 58 replies, has 26 voices, and was last updated by  Radman 2 months, 1 week ago.

Viewing 25 posts - 1 through 25 (of 59 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #40501

    StateFans
    Keymaster

    here’s that in screenshot form pic.twitter.com/EKK0ndL4Oj— State Football (@NCStateFootball) February 12, 2014 The roads in and around Raleigh a
    [See the full post at: Open Snow Entry]

    #40504

    tobaccordshow
    Keymaster

    But… but… but… how will this effect the game agains the blew’s tonight?

    #40505

    JohnGalt78
    Participant

    UNCheat hoping for a “no-show” game tonight perhaps????? Then they can mail in a victory to Swoffy’s office, hang a banner and order rings.

    #40506

    Pack78
    Participant

    ^Good call-the holes do ‘no-show’ better than anyone else in the nation…

    #40509

    SqlWolf
    Participant

    I hope they don’t call this game off. I want to see the game shown on TV with lots of empty seats. I fully expect the Dukies to totally demolish the holes.

    #40510

    Pack85EE
    Participant

    When folks ask who I pull for in the battle of the turds, I always say, I’m pulling for the roof to cave in. This may be the best chance yet (said with a unc eating grin).

    #40511

    tjfoose1
    Participant
    #40514

    tjfoose1
    Participant

    WRAL just announced, @ 4:10 pm EST, that the blews game is still on. u*nc is requesting non-ticket holding students to start lining up at 7pm to fill empty seats.

    #40515

    PapaWolf
    Participant

    SFN does PSA! Awesome.

    My daughter got stuck about a mile from the house. I went to the rescue in the 4WD pickup. Took 2 1/2 hours. Stay away from New Hope Church Rd. The hill going up to the Green Road intersection was completely stopped.

    #40516

    13OT
    Participant

    Local tv and ESPN are both carrying this game. The only way it would be called off at this point would be if Dickie V couldn’t get there.

    Re roads: it took me almost an hour and a half to go from Jones Franklin Road at Western Boulevard to Jones Franklin at Tryon Road around 2pm. Half the problem was the stoplight at the Sumter Square entrance.

    #40517

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    If you get stuck a mile or two away from someplace…WALK.

    #40518

    tjfoose1
    Participant

    Aren’t you always a mile or two from someplace? :)

    #40519

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    True! Existential, but true.

    The sound of pinging is making me uber nervous.

    #40520

    LRM
    Keymaster

    Utter chaos reigns in Cary. I was out for a while this afternoon and had to help push several cars just to clear an opening to get things moving. It got nasty fast. Snow movers don’t do much good when it’s gridlock. I’ve navigated blizzards in the Wasatch, Sierra Nevada, Loveland Pass, Chicago and of course back home on Highway 421 from Boone — it’s fun if you’re equipped for it.

    I remember when State-UNC was cancelled in ’91 the night Desert Storm began. They played back-to-back the next two nights.

    It’s irresponsible for the ACC to play this game, simply because it is, in fact, so important to so many folks, that people will get killed trying to get there.

    #40521

    Gowolves
    Participant

    LRM

    I have driven those same places. That road up to Alta has one of the highest occurrences of avalanches. Great skiing though!

    #40522

    Gowolves
    Participant

    Houndstooth pass in Colorado is a bitch too!

    #40523

    tjfoose1
    Participant

    Houndstooth pass in Colorado is a bitch too!

    Ha, that ain’t nuttin. You shoulda seen the braintrusts tying to navigate S Boylan today.

    #40524

    Gowolves
    Participant

    The blues have been cancelled. Too bad. Boo hoo

    #40525

    TheCOWDOG
    Participant

    All fantastic roads to the above peeps.

    For my money, “dropping” into Bishop through Montgomery Pass is the most treacherous in the lower 48.

    #40526

    redcanine
    Participant

    Gonna have to go acoustic tonight. Unplugged. Dont want the amp to blow.

    Any requests?

    #40527

    tjfoose1
    Participant

    Blews game is off. Postponed.

    #40528

    tjfoose1
    Participant

    Blews game is off. Postponed.

    [Edit]

    Oops. Hadn’t refreshed. Old news, Gowolves already posted.

    #40530

    highstick
    Participant

    My understanding is that K had Sarah Palin’s husband lined up with several sleds and dog teams to get them to Chapel Hill…When Roy heard that, they decided to postpone the game!

    #40533

    LRM
    Keymaster

    Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons are two of the finest drives on earth. Solitude is my favorite ski hill in the Wasatch.

    The coldest I’ve ever been was either on the Italy-France border at La Rosier or the Alta-Snowbird pass a few years ago.

    The most nerve-racking, treacherous drive I had was through a whiteout on California 88 from Kirkwood back to Tahoe.

    #40534

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    You guys have a lot more fun and adventure than me.

Viewing 25 posts - 1 through 25 (of 59 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.