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  • BigSteamnTurd Jan 18, 5:29 p.m.

    Amazing how many people can't drive on a pip of almost nothing. I mean many here are from up north. Do you drive with your eyes closed? Especially those of you from up north?

    Which is most likely 3 our of every 7 posting on this website. Tally 'O.

  • romneycare Jan 18, 3:58 p.m.

    drivers fault

  • Six String Jan 18, 3:32 p.m.

    "Ignorance is up early today..."
    Nah, Stupid is up early today. Ignorance has lack of knowledge. Stupid has knowledge but doesn't use it.

  • romneycare Jan 18, 3:23 p.m.

    100% drivers fault, icy roads had nothing to do with any accidents...... according to WRAL GOLO Posters!

  • Life-goes-on. Jan 18, 2:56 p.m.

    Yeah it was the snow.. Certainly not the nut that connects the steering wheel to the seat. When your local news and law enforcement are on television saying the roads are slick, that doesn't apply to you if you're in a hurry. Hit the gas and drive like ya mean it.

  • jblake1932 Jan 18, 2:53 p.m.

    No because I really don't care.

  • JDAmbrosio Jan 18, 2:52 p.m.

    Way too many people here just don't know how to drive safely! Very scary for the rest of us who do.

  • jbh422 Jan 18, 2:48 p.m.

    "And thank goodness NC is so very very very much NOT like the north..."

    Yes I agree. If NC was like the north then schools in the north would also close 2 days before a storm hit.

  • vincentwilliam794 Jan 18, 2:46 p.m.

    I know this is comment has nothing to do with the weather yesterday, but, why (no other place to post) is it so hard for all weather personnel to give advice on how to protect the animals in severe weather, weather too hot or freezing temps etc. Sometime ago Elizabeth did segments on this, and has quit. I have even called other stations, but, no luck. Some people out there have to be reminded of this all the time. Please protect our furry friends when bad weather stikes Thank You

  • shanemane1986 Jan 18, 2:40 p.m.

    No, people who can't drive caused dozens of morning wrecks... It really is the drivers fault because they don't know how to drive in these conditions..

  • carolinarox Jan 18, 2:40 p.m.

    I saw that guy skid into the tree, he was cut off by some out of control driver with a Nascar bumper sticker on the back of his pickup. Blues Man Z

    That driver was probably from PA. Bigtime NASCAR fans in PA.

  • romneycare Jan 18, 2:14 p.m.

    @Gravypig, this whole article comments is about northerns driving on icy roads, and how snow wasn't a factor in accidents, it is all the driver's fault...

    snow and ice played a factor in these minor accidents.. there is blame on both road conditions and drivers. But everyone sees it being 100% driver fault.

  • justjean Jan 18, 2:06 p.m.

    Snowfall associated with the storm system proved to be light in most places, with 1 to 2 inches piling up in most parts of the Triangle overnight. Some parts of Person and Granville counties ended up with closer to 4 inches before the storm tracked off the North Carolina coast, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.....Piling up? 1 to 2 inches? My dog makes bigger piles then that. Good grief!

  • GravyPig Jan 18, 1:52 p.m.

    "why do you guys always argue ... every day... whether it's on a storm report, car accidents, what is considered north raleigh, or wake county vs other county discussions.....

    Lets all agree that the snow played a factor in some of these accidents."

    LOL, Tru dat!!

    I knew this would break down into a north/south thing. I'm from the South and have had no issue getting around in any of the crud we've had since I learned to drive in the early 90s. I also drive a two wheel drive truck which is supposed to be even harder to get around in due to the lack of weight on the drive wheels. I think the Jan 2000 storm was the only storm that prompted me to add weight to the rear. The 24" that fell gave me a good head start on filling the bed. :)

  • Blues Man Z Jan 18, 1:52 p.m.

    "And the guy I passed whose car was all messed up due to him skidding into a tree....well, his car had Giants and Yankees emblems on it. I doubt he was born here." KikiNC

    I saw that guy skid into the tree, he was cut off by some out of control driver with a Nascar bumper sticker on the back of his pickup.

  • ncouterbanks69 Jan 18, 1:39 p.m.

    IF you are SCARED to drive in it, then dont if you can help it.. the more scared you are the more likely you are to cause and accident.

    Now that is a comment from a transplant that I can agree with. If you are so scared to drive that you feel the need to go 15mph then stay off the road. You can just about walk that fast.

  • ncouterbanks69 Jan 18, 1:38 p.m.

    Tired of folks moving somewhere then expecting to be like where they just moved from.

    And thank goodness NC is so very very very much NOT like the north.

  • ncouterbanks69 Jan 18, 1:36 p.m.

    Actually, Yes, it is the driver's fault. This northerner can tell you bridges up north can stay icy for months at a time...been there, done that for 20 years. If southerners don't know how to drive on an icy bridge you need to leave your 2,000 lb. weapon at work or at home and carpool with a northerner!

    LOL...and yet here you are making NC not quite as good as it was. I'll take on anyone from up north as far as driving goes anyday. I know you think you know how to drive but actually being able to is a different story.

  • heelsgirl05 Jan 18, 1:30 p.m.

    somebody passed me last night when the roads were completely covered and it was snowing so hard I could barely see. I was going 25 in a 45 and apparently that was too slow for him so he passed me. told myself that its not even worth calling HP and that I would probably be passing him when his car is off the road in a ditch!

  • kikinc Jan 18, 1:23 p.m.

    taylor2397- You're welcome! I may be from NY, but I call NC home now. And I'm in no rush to go back, if you know what I mean!

  • jblake1932 Jan 18, 1:19 p.m.

    Scubagirl: You said it! Careless folk behind the wheel!

  • Scubagirl Jan 18, 1:04 p.m.

    SNOW did not cause the wrecks, careless drivers did sorry.

  • Cock a doodle doo Jan 18, 12:54 p.m.

    I enjoyed watching Mark Roberts hock 4-wheel drive fords on his million commercials last night.

  • Commentor113 Jan 18, 12:50 p.m.

    Can we just all come to an agreement that we should not have had to come into work today and it is, in fact, our bosses fault there were so many wrecks? Lets be adult here, everyone...and blame it all on our bosses.

  • slcota Jan 18, 12:20 p.m.

    Ok.. being born and raised in the North.. yes.. I tend to tease the "southners" on how they react to winter weather... But I wont trash talk them.. I mean. why should they be experienced with it?? It barley happens here.. up north, of course its no big deal b/c its winter 5 months out of the year! I am scared to drive in it because of the drivers that cant drive in it.. but I dont think its fair to say hurtful things about it.. Up north we act like we are dying when temps hit the low 90's.. same thing.. I just say everyone drive carefully, IF you are SCARED to drive in it, then dont if you can help it.. the more scared you are the more likely you are to cause and accident.

  • romneycare Jan 18, 12:16 p.m.

    why do you guys always argue ... every day... whether it's on a storm report, car accidents, what is considered north raleigh, or wake county vs other county discussions.....

    Lets all agree that the snow played a factor in some of these accidents.

  • taylor3297 Jan 18, 12:14 p.m.

    christinebbd- Since you are a transplant then you need to know that we don't buy as much equipment here in the south because we don't get enough snow and ice to warrant purchasing more.

    Also, we have been driving in the little we get for years before you moved here. Don't like how we drive you can move back. Tired of folks moving somewhere then expecting to be like where they just moved from.

    kikinc- A big thank you.

  • Dan Cooper Jan 18, 12:12 p.m.

    christinebbd,

    If you think anyone in this great state would want to live in the miserable place you came from you're sorely mistaken. Chances are high that the poor drivers you speak of are your fellow Northerers. It's so predictable of small minded people to criticize their new residence only to draw attention to themselves when they did nothing to make their former residence any better other than leave there.

  • tiffanyruth Jan 18, 12:11 p.m.

    We have wrecks every day even during perfect sunny weather. You throw in snow and all hell breaks lose. Doesn't just happen here, happens all over the country with snow. But since we are not a state with proper salt or de icing equipment (since we don't get snow yeaerly) people should use precaution and go on the roads later. Just because you come from a state that has tons of snow a year and have a state that has the salt and chemical trucks to prepare the roads to make them drivable, does not mean this state is the same. Drive based on where you are currently at, not where you once were.

  • 1trhl Jan 18, 12:11 p.m.

    As a southerner, how about you keep your keen northern driving skills and we'll keep our good manners and respect for our neighbors?

  • ctrautman Jan 18, 12:10 p.m.

    The "cause" was a lack of driving skills.

  • kikinc Jan 18, 11:45 a.m.

    christinebbd- Your post is a bit much, and I'm from NY. Accidents happen all the time on LI due to ice. Your rant is why people automatically assume I hate the south since I'm from the north. I hate being put in that category!

    And the guy I passed whose car was all messed up due to him skidding into a tree....well, his car had Giants and Yankees emblems on it. I doubt he was born here.

  • gregg45 Jan 18, 11:38 a.m.

    just remember the year 2000, jan, 2000 to be exact.. the exact samething happened,, a liitle ice and snow.. then , BOOM,, 24 inches of snow,, in moore county, it might take a while, be afraid, be very afraid of nc weather,, !!!!

  • christinebbd Jan 18, 11:36 a.m.

    "When driving 20 mph across non-sanded bridges it's not the drivers fault."

    Actually, Yes, it is the driver's fault. This northerner can tell you bridges up north can stay icy for months at a time...been there, done that for 20 years. If southerners don't know how to drive on an icy bridge you need to leave your 2,000 lb. weapon at work or at home and carpool with a northerner!

    Nothing shuts down up north unless the snow is coming down sideways and you can't see. So the next time snow if forecast please remember this when you look at the roads and see cars out there... it's Northerners behind the wheel and we'd like to politely ask that you leave your 2000 lb. weapon in PARK and stay home. Thank you!

  • kckauf Jan 18, 11:34 a.m.

    terriersrfun: Bad headline. Snow did not cause morning wrecks; bad drivers caused the wrecks. Driving too fast for conditions and not paying attention while driving are the probable causes.

    Agreed. Snow was a factor, not the cause.

  • injameswetrust2003 Jan 18, 10:48 a.m.

    "I told my two young children not to get there hopes up about the snow because usually the weather people are wrong. I was right and yet again you all were wrong."

    Who is all of you? The bloggers? Anyone who has lived here knows the pattern...winter stomr warning, Roxboro gets 5 inches, Raleigh gets 0. Still, it was pretty to look at.

  • Pretzel Logic Jan 18, 10:46 a.m.

    RE : I told my two young children not to get there hopes up about the snow because usually the weather people are wrong. I was right and yet again you all were wrong.

    Ignorance is up early today, Weather was Spot On but only if you were paying any attention to it.

  • PanthersFan45 Jan 18, 10:45 a.m.

    "I told my two young children not to get there hopes up about the snow because usually the weather people are wrong. I was right and yet again you all were wrong." - aprilhunter220

    A good choice on your part, but I'd like to point out that I saw a number of people posting yesterday who didn't expect anything out of this (myself included). I know the news agencies feel obligated to report the weather and err on the side of cautioun, but they always tend to build it up with too much hype IMHO. I've seen it too many times where they forecast something and we get a trace or nothing at all.

  • Zorg Jan 18, 10:30 a.m.

    "I told my two young children not to get there hopes up about the snow because usually the weather people are wrong. I was right and yet again you all were wrong."

    Jeez, I guess you really showed us, huh? You sound like a lot of fun at parties.

  • Commentor113 Jan 18, 10:27 a.m.

    I like how the article said law enforcement officials were busy. I have mucho respect for law enforcement, but from what I saw on I-40 this morning, two guys were cleaning debris off the road while 10 guys stood around with their hands in their pockets. Get moving a little bit and you'll warm up I swear!

  • gt_football Jan 18, 10:26 a.m.

    When driving 20 mph across non-sanded bridges it's not the drivers fault.

    NC DOT needs to put at least one grain of sand on the Timber Drive extension bridge in Garner. (there is none) A bridge that dips down and no sand on it at all at 8am, what did they do all night, as far as I know you can spread sand even in rain, sounds like NCDOT needs to think harder about what they are doing, maybe one day.

    WHY???? Drove over that bidge this morning at 6:30 and there was not one problem. Geezzzz....

  • Bball Mom Jan 18, 10:26 a.m.

    on a positive note... the snow was just beautiful! All 3 flakes...

  • 2redline2 Jan 18, 10:24 a.m.

    The picture attached to this news article showing the sand truck spreading after a rear end collision has already happened sums up NCDOT's timing, only there after it is too late for the citizens.

  • aprilhunter220 Jan 18, 10:22 a.m.

    I told my two young children not to get there hopes up about the snow because usually the weather people are wrong. I was right and yet again you all were wrong.

  • kellypsnll Jan 18, 10:16 a.m.

    acetrainer, don't you think they would have put salt or sand down earlier if it wasn't raining cats and dogs? What is the point of putting anything down if it is gonna just get washed away.

  • North Carolina Cutie Jan 18, 10:15 a.m.

    People just need to stay home until the roads are drivable employers should encourage employees not to get on the roads and have delays just as schools do.Just use your own judgement unless they don't care about their employees.

  • NC_Beach_n_Mtn_guy Jan 18, 10:07 a.m.

    WRAL can put a crawl on the tv instead of CANCELING regular broadcasting too!!!!! Is there ANYONE that didn't know the roads were icy in all the same places that DOT doesn't spread sand?????

  • Pretzel Logic Jan 18, 10:02 a.m.

    Your not suggesting any personal responsibility are you ?

    How dare you... We all know it the Snows fault,

  • Walkin Man Jan 18, 9:59 a.m.

    So DOT waits until the last minute to do any sanding especially over bridges where they know, or should know from experience, that these are always trouble spots.

  • 2redline2 Jan 18, 9:48 a.m.

    When driving 20 mph across non-sanded bridges it's not the drivers fault.

    NC DOT needs to put at least one grain of sand on the Timber Drive extension bridge in Garner. (there is none) A bridge that dips down and no sand on it at all at 8am, what did they do all night, as far as I know you can spread sand even in rain, sounds like NCDOT needs to think harder about what they are doing, maybe one day.

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