Pages: 1 2 [3]   Go Down
Author Topic: Snow Removal Ideas  (Read 5067 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Wigan, UK
Offline Offline
God Member
*****
Karma: 18
Posts: 814
View Profile
WWW
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

Over here they seem to close the schools now when theres little more than an inch of snow on the ground.  Health and Safety!

Don't be daft, it's nothing to do with health and safety. 
It's not worth spending money on a decent snow infrastructure to cope with the three days of snow a year we have.  Also, in an increasingly litigious society it's not worth getting sued for, safer to close.  That's not health and safety, that's idiots thinking they deserve money because ice is slippy and they ended up on their arse.
Logged

0
Offline Offline
Newbie
*
Karma: 1
Posts: 43
Arduino rocks
View Profile
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

Our local schools closed because they cannot and do not want to deal with the possibility of children getting hurt - be it from slippage, or most likely, snowballs fights.

When I was a kid and there was snow all everyone wanted to do at break times was get outside and play in it - we even had snowball fights against the teachers.  Trying to wrap everyone/thing up in cotton wool today can't be good.

Logged

field road, jupiter creek
Offline Offline
Sr. Member
****
Karma: 3
Posts: 348
Arduino rocks
View Profile
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

I'm in South Australia, a few thousand km south from where all the weather is happening.
We are finally getting some real summer here, just had a couple of days of over 40C, looks like it'll be high 20's to mid 30's for a few more days.
The main worry here is some idiot starting a fire, either accidentally or worse, on purpose.

That cyclone is headed inland now, gone from cat5 cyclone to cat3 severe storm, some places got 300mm of rain, like they needed it.
Looks like no one was hurt as far as anyone can tell.
That area took a pretty heavy hit a few years ago with cyclone larry, all the new houses were built to a higher standard.
The agricultural damage is pretty heavy, again, a lot of banana and sugar growers were just starting to get back on their feet.

We might get some rain from the storm system as it breaks up, but the Bureau of Meteorology is saying it will reach as far inland as Alice Springs, in centre of the country!
Logged

Wigan, UK
Offline Offline
God Member
*****
Karma: 18
Posts: 814
View Profile
WWW
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

Cat5 cyclone sounds like a nasty network problem.

It's 19° here (sat in front of the fire).
Logged

Global Moderator
Boston area, metrowest
Offline Offline
Brattain Member
*****
Karma: 437
Posts: 23650
Author of "Arduino for Teens". Available for Design & Build services. Now with Unlimited Eagle board sizes!
View Profile
WWW
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

They're doing a good job keeping the roads cleared tho, so we can stil get around.
More snow coming Saturday, just a couple of inches tho.
Logged

Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years. Check out the ATMega1284P based Bobuino and other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17.
Arduino for Teens available at Amazon.com.

Boston
Offline Offline
God Member
*****
Karma: 3
Posts: 574
Arduino rocks
View Profile
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

When the City of Boston asked MIT for flamethrowers to combat the snow.
http://www.boingboing.net/2011/02/02/when-the-mayor-of-bo.html
Logged

Pages: 1 2 [3]   Go Up
Jump to: