Joyanna Adams

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Kentucky Pileup…Why?

This is nothing new: Last week, a little snow caused a huge ca pile up in Virginia. Now, Kentucky. What a mess. I remember this starting to happen a few years ago here in St. Louis…the snowplows didn’t get out ahead of the storms. The people were pissed because it was just a few inches.

People sit in their cars for half a day sometimes.

Growing up, this stuff never happened. So, what is the cause? I don’t think you can just blame it on Covid. Money? Global cooling? Unions? More people on the roads, who can’t drive? Cell phones?

All of the above?

Anybody have any idea? I find it just another cog in the great unraveling of the United States.

January 7, 2022 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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  1. Mrs. O. I can see ….what a mess! Sounds like yu were well prepared and so glad to hear it. And yet, it’s winter. And Covid is keeping so many people out. SO many.

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    Comment by Joyanna Adams | January 8, 2022 | Reply

  2. Same here Tim. The only time the roads are being fixed is when an Amazon hub moves in. Otherwise, they are not so good.

    YET, they raise the gas taxes, and they get money every year to repair, and typically, it does NOT go to repair roads.

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    Comment by Joyanna Adams | January 8, 2022 | Reply

  3. Hi Joyanna,
    Yes, we live near I-95 and it was shut down for MILES on Monday into Tuesday. We had 14.5″ of snow and lost power from about 9:30 a.m. on Monday ’til 11:35 a.m. on Wednesday. It was weird because we had 19.5″ of snow back in ’09 and never lost power!

    Thankfully my hubby was prepared (because of hurricanes/tornadoes in the past) with 2 generators and something called an inverter so we were able to keep warm and help our son and a neighbor who wasn’t prepared.

    Part of the problem was lack of manpower due to C-19 cases (mild they might be but “don’t come to work!”); plus it rained all day Sunday before the snow hit in the night so they couldn’t treat the roads ahead of time as it would be washed away.

    If there had been enough folks to work it probably wouldn’t have been as bad; but we also had an awful lot of trees down due to the heavy wet snow, plus the 24 hrs of rain beforehand soaked the ground so they were easily uprooted. Hubby just got our front yard cleared of limbs and branches today; he still has the back yard to do which is worse.

    Oh well, the temps are STILL way too cold to let the snow melt (and we got another inch early this morning); but I think it’s supposed to warm up to 49 on Sunday and RAIN from 1 – 9 pm ~ what a mess that will be!

    Hope your weather is not so destructive!

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    Comment by Mrs. O | January 7, 2022 | Reply

  4. The Virginia one is where I am. Lost power on Monday and restored on Wednesday. Lot of conspiracy theories as to why no one help those stranded on 95. For me the Democrats do not care about northern VA, except the taxes they collect from us. They are constantly not fixing the roads by us.

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    Comment by Tim | January 7, 2022 | Reply


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