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  • jllovephillips Jan 24, 8:55 p.m.

    BTW, on your school closings list you said that Nash Rocky Mount schools were on a 2 hour delay...yet we received a call from the school message system that said they will be released 2 hours early. This information conflicts. Which is it? I am sure it isn't both!

  • WakeUpAmerica Jan 24, 8:00 p.m.

    Remember, If its to cold for you, it's to cold for your pets. Hope everyone stays safe.

  • Nancy Jan 24, 7:35 p.m.

    You mean they're spreading BRIME??? lol

    Brime


    Brime; which can be known as Brime Slime or Brown Mucas
    is a word describing the fluid secreted by the elusive creature Yava. - See definition of 'Yava'

  • atheistswillrule Jan 24, 7:31 p.m.

    I'm glad I don't have to work. No rat race issues for me. I'm just going to sleep late and wake up for a champagne breakfast with a roaring fire in the fireplace and put on Bach for the day.

  • johnny2times Jan 24, 7:17 p.m.

    use common sense when driving and you should be fine....no matter the weather

    mmtlash
    January 24, 2013 6:29 p.m.

    That's the BIGGEST problem....no one uses COMMON SENSE! Everyone is in a hurry...I just laugh at them when I see them spun out on the side of the road...

  • BigSteamnTurd Jan 24, 7:13 p.m.

    Oh man, this is going to be a nightmare. The schools need to be out all day because if this stuff comes in 2 hours sooner, and they said it might, then it will be just like 2005 all over again. Oh what to do, what to do.

  • Whatev333 Jan 24, 7:04 p.m.

    It is not rocket science, people!

    I drove cab for four years in Wisconsin, including days with a quarter inch of ice on the ground. I never had one "at fault" accident... I was rear ended a few times.

    1. DO NOT TAILGATE
    2. SLOW DOWN, LEAVE EARLY
    3. DO NOT ACCELERATE QUICKLY
    4. DO NOT BRAKE QUICKLY
    5. DO NOT CHANGE LANES QUICKLY

    It is really incredibly simple! If it freaks you out that much, just stay home!!!

  • Rebelyell55 Jan 24, 7:04 p.m.

    The outside dog will be in again tonight, got me some "dog cologn" for him. No matter how much I wash him, that dog will find something to wallow in.

  • Rebelyell55 Jan 24, 7:01 p.m.

    @iamsiam1096
    January 24, 2013 6:45 p.m................ Yep you got it, since I've driven a lot up north and around here I've seen just as many "accidents" up north due to driving too fast for the conditions. What I've also notice is that the older driver tend to be better at driving in bad weather, so I guess experience is a plus no matter where ya come from. (unless it's somewhere that never get any snow).

  • jblake1932 Jan 24, 6:57 p.m.

    Great, more brime on the road to mess my vehicle up, yuck!!

  • iamsiam1096 Jan 24, 6:45 p.m.

    LOL...funny thing is if you talk to LEO probably 2/3 of the accidents are northern transplants. Here it is usually ice then snow or snow then ice. Most of the northern drivers are more used to snow. Not saying all, my hubby is from above Albany and he drives fine because he pays attention to what it is. Just be careful, slow it down and pay attention. Doesn't matter if you are from north or south or the mason dixon line 4 wheel drive is 4 wheel slide on ice. There are good and bad drivers on both sides and the only driver you can be sure of is yourself.

  • mmtlash Jan 24, 6:29 p.m.

    use common sense when driving and you should be fine....no matter the weather

  • Nancy Jan 24, 6:27 p.m.

    Rebelyell, yup, grew up in northern NY (less than 100 miles to Montreal) and many years in Pittsburgh. Made some wicked trips between PA and NY too over the years....

    Here, I'm smart enough not to try to drive among people who are not familiar with such conditions. I can't always get out of the way ;)

  • Rebelyell55 Jan 24, 6:17 p.m.

    LOL - only when I have to share the road with people who don't know how to drive in any amount of snow or ice. Not a problem north of Maryland though, definitely a problem from there south.

    Nancy
    January 24, 2013 6:12 p.m_____________________________________ I'm betting you're a Yankee....

  • Nancy Jan 24, 6:12 p.m.

    "Wimps."

    LOL - only when I have to share the road with people who don't know how to drive in any amount of snow or ice. Not a problem north of Maryland though, definitely a problem from there south.

  • ConservativeVoter Jan 24, 6:08 p.m.

    Wimps.

  • Smart Alex Jan 24, 5:52 p.m.

    It is 31 degrees!!!!!!!! Below freezing!!!!!! How will I get home??????

  • Rebelyell55 Jan 24, 5:52 p.m.

    @Squirreling Dervish
    January 24, 2013 5:25 p.m>>>>>>>>>>>>>> it's also great for soak for chicken, turkey etc. before cooking, about 1lbs per hour soak, add in pepper and season to boost flavor.....

  • jaimie0830 Jan 24, 5:48 p.m.

    Great evening for a fire in the fireplace, a glass of wine and a board game with the kiddos! Snow or not - I absolutely LOVE when it's cold enough for a fire in the fireplace!

  • djofraleigh Jan 24, 5:43 p.m.

    The salt in the brine soaks thru the concrete and causes the iron reenforcing rods to corrode over time, which expands and bursts the concrete causing very expensive damage to repair. There are crop based solutions which cost more at first, but could save money over twenty years.

    If everyone would prepare beforehand, stay at home and let the ice melt while enjoying family then it would be more natural and happy times.

  • Scubagirl Jan 24, 5:38 p.m.

    some of you people are just unreal!!! Complain no matter what! I was in the gridlock as well and it took me 8 hrs to do a 20 minute drive-it was horrible. So if they take measures and nothing happens GOOD (although some will complain as always), if they don't take measures and something DOES happen BAD and some of you will STILL complain. Grow up already!

  • Uhavenoclu Jan 24, 5:37 p.m.

    Get real. .Advisory is a step under watch which is a step below warning which is a step below actually happening.
    Wintry mix is rain sleet or freezing rain with possible snow.
    Might as well close the malls and all other businesses in the state.

  • Nancy Jan 24, 5:37 p.m.

    If it's ice, doesn't matter if you have chains, four wheel drive etc - nothing controls driving on ice. All you're doing is controlled skidding and that's IF you know what you're doing at all.

    I don't drive in bad weather here because I can only dodge so many bullets on 4 wheels.

  • djofraleigh Jan 24, 5:36 p.m.

    I support Wake & other schools trusting the weather forecasts and announcing early so parents can prepare for child care. Wake has been very wrong not to do this in the past.

  • Squirreling Dervish Jan 24, 5:25 p.m.

    Hey, People, it's BRINE...Not BRIME... Holy Mackeral...Must people go crazy about it every years when bad weather comes

    Brine – or liquid salt – is an effective, pre-wet solution for combating icy winter roadways. As a pre-treatment, brine is becoming increasingly more effective and economically beneficial for anti-icing programs because it helps prevent freezing precipitation from bonding to the pavement and keeps roads clear from ice and snow. As a result, roads stay wet and clear, and the driving public benefits from safer traveling.

  • InTheNo Jan 24, 5:25 p.m.

    Some of y'all need to remember that we DO get the the Weather Channel here in the South. We are able to see footage of what happens on the roadways up north when y'all get snow. "Mayhem" comes to mind... just sayin'...

  • cantstandgoloanymore Jan 24, 5:05 p.m.

    fishon - it is the same group that keeps calling it "brime". As Ron White says - "you can't fix stupid".

  • archangel44369 Jan 24, 5:03 p.m.

    Oh hey folks, better hurry and buy all the milk and bread from the stores before it's all gone ;)

  • archangel44369 Jan 24, 5:02 p.m.

    I would love to see a couple of feet of snow drop in 24 hrs.

  • bubbba Jan 24, 5:02 p.m.

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    That's funny bubba. My dad stayed at his office until 6 pm, too. It still took him two hours to make it the mile and a half to my house where he spent the night since he couldn't get home because of all the gridlock that was still ongoing in North Raleigh.
    rescuefan
    January 24, 2013 10:36 a.m.
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    Dont know what to say, I was not in North Raleigh, I was on Peace st. in downtown Raleigh. A normal 13 miles to my house. Took me about 20 mins.
    I was home by 6:30. Course I spend some time in Colorado, Wyoming, etc. School Bus in 20 inch snow at 5 in the morning. Yep we dont have the equipment they use. A tractor with a snowplow on the front. Oh yeah its not icy out there. Heard that one too. Yawn, go get the milk and bread.

  • lsdhome Jan 24, 5:00 p.m.

    Once again, the state is applying brime to the roads for no reason. Waste of money!

    Famous last words!!!

  • Smart Alex Jan 24, 4:59 p.m.

    I get so tired of saying this, WRAL...no proofreader?

  • BigSteamnTurd Jan 24, 4:58 p.m.

    impatientgirl, sure I do. But when those roads MIGHT be covered by a 1/2" of light snow, and that ridiculous almost nothing amount is being forecast by the very people who almost always get it incorrect, I think I'd rather see my tax dollars put to better use.

    I'll keep my little precious ones home all day tomorrow. Just incase we get 2 feet.

    Which has about as much chance of happening as getting the big 1/2" that apparently is going to shut the state down.

  • lsdhome Jan 24, 4:57 p.m.

    No, it's not unknown to smell snow... I catch the scent every now and then and sho' 'nuff, it happens!

  • blkmamba Jan 24, 4:50 p.m.

    Run for your lives, run to the store, make sure you get ALL the BREAD and MILK!!!!

  • EnoughWhiningAlready Jan 24, 4:49 p.m.

    I totally get the "it smells like snow" thing. Many a time while growing up in the mid-west everyone would say how feels like snow or smells like snow.......something about the cold dampness in the air and purple-looking clouds.

  • ob1 Jan 24, 4:48 p.m.

    No I get it impatientgirl ....just think we are jumping the gun...let's see what they say in the a.m. about this..and then make a decision...why make it so far in advance..they can rally the buses just as easy at 10 am as they can the night before...yes I know they are planning ahead...but since the debacle that would be the gridlock 7-8 yrs ago...I believe they plan to far in advance for these situations...but WRAL will jump on a chance of inclement weather and run with it way too far in advance...just sayin

  • Rebelyell55 Jan 24, 4:48 p.m.

    I guess some people don't get the "better safe than sorry" advice.

  • Lone Voice in the Wilderness Jan 24, 4:47 p.m.

    @WakeTheSpitUp: I dunno about you, but I grew up in the South. I know Raleigh doesn't really have snow & winter weather equipment. I also know that I don't have snow tires or chains. I also know that if I were on ice, I can't control my car.

    So, I do everyone a favor--including myself. I don't try to drive when I know I can't. I don't know about people from the Northeast, but I try to exercise common sense.

  • Just One Opinion Jan 24, 4:40 p.m.

    "This is going to sound strange but it smells like snow when you step outside." ~ guitar88 ~ January 24, 2013 1:32 p.m.

    That does sound a little strange, but perhaps its different signs for different people.

    To me, there is an indescribable quitness and calmness all around just before it snows.

    I have not experienced the quiet yet, but if you smell it, perhaps it is imminent.

  • housemanagercary Jan 24, 4:35 p.m.

    WakeTheSpitUp-You do realize the ground squirrel is laughing his nuts off at you all? Don't you?

    Obviously you do not realize that all the rural and secondary roads the school buses go down do NOT get salted. THAT'S why schools let out early, to get the kids home safely.

  • ob1 Jan 24, 4:29 p.m.

    WCPS has seen the WRAL panic soon weather forcast...and again jumping the gun closing 3 hr early

  • BigSteamnTurd Jan 24, 4:29 p.m.

    "Advisory has been issued"

    What should we do, evacuate? I mean accumulation maybe 1/2", are you people serious? School closings? Work shut downs? Panic? Over 1/2"?

    You do realize the ground squirrel is laughing his nuts off at you all?

    Don't you?

  • NCishome Jan 24, 4:19 p.m.

    "We've been putting sale brine down since yesterday,"

    "sale"???

  • Rebelyell55 Jan 24, 4:16 p.m.

    It's cold and windy, it'll be cold and windy tomorrow, Yep you heard it here first, or last, or maybe ya just dreamt it?

  • atheistswillrule Jan 24, 4:01 p.m.

    Why do they always post the weather conditions as it is at the airport? Nobody lives there. terd ferguson

    Because the weather readings at the airport is extremely important for the safety of aircraft carrying hundreds of passengers as opposed to a used pickup truck in Sanford? Think that MIGHT be a reason?

  • yukonjohn3 Jan 24, 4:00 p.m.

    JohnFLob, it is kind of funny how different places react differently. Our snow is different that the snow there. I grew up in Moore County and the snow there is SLICK!! Our snow here just blows right off the road when it falls. It does not STICK, it LAYS. It is MUCH drier than the snow there and even has traction to it. Our roads are mostly dry in the wintertime, even though we get 70 inches of snow on average and it does not melt until April/May. Our schools never close for snow (I have seen them close twice for snow in 33 yrs.) Nor do they close for cold. We hold school down to and below 50 below!! The kids don't go outside for recess after it is below 20 below though. They dress for it, and play outside right up to 20 below like a normal day at school. It is just a little surprising how differently places that are used to cold weather react to storms. Oh, and we don't run to get milk and bread...I have never understood that...milk sandwiches???

  • more cowbell Jan 24, 3:59 p.m.

    I have always wondered that. At least forecast temps or whatever from the new station LOL
    wakemom

    I live in rural Franklin County and it's usually always 7 to 8 degrees colder there than at the airport.

  • oleguy Jan 24, 3:53 p.m.

    The northern states cannot drive any better than we can on Ice,, The only way to ride ice is with studs,, and its still not very nice, Dont compaire southern Ice with northern Snow

  • Willie_11 Jan 24, 3:49 p.m.

    Oh well, since they are using social media: problem solved!!

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