UPDATE: Roads snow-covered and slippery in St. John's area, about 20 cm expected
- Brookfield Road at rush hour. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram
- Provincial Department of Works and Transportation plow/sander trucks head out over Pitt's Memorial Drive this afternoon, just prior to the drive home for many people getting off work. — Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram
- Snow-covered Ruby Line in Goulds this afternoon. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram
Late afternoon conditions on the Robert E. Howlett Highway. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram
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- - January 22, 2013 at 20:04:53
To all the critics and experts playing Monday-morning quarterback, second-guessing ESD's wisdom to close schools this afternoon, I offer you a brief sample of tweets regarding this afternoon's weather: RCMP say roads from St. John's to Clarenville are extremely slippery, with whiteout conditions. Public advised to stay off the roads unless necessary. RCMP say TCH westbound at Ocean Pond/Sparkes Farm remains closed to deal with a traffic accident. Crews are trying to clear the road of vehicles and debris. No word on injuries. Just saw a snow plow struggling to get up McBride's Hill. Sure, perfect weather for sending out bus loads of children in! Then again, maybe a walk home, dodging traffic in treacherous road conditions, is what younsters these days need. Get them away from the video games and what not. Enough said.
- - January 22, 2013 at 14:55:27
you are right wavy i don't like your smartass comments, but everyone including me who fought in war have a right to freedom of speech. if you don't like other comments and can't take the heat then get out of the kitchen.
- - January 22, 2013 at 12:42:38
Anyone else getting sick and tired of all these snarky, smart-ass comments from ex-pats who think, because they once resided in this province, they know everything there is to know about 21st century NL and us "newfies back home"? Comparing life in central NL in the 50's to that of modern life on the NE Avalon is like chaulk and cheese. You reek of ignorance and stupidity.
- - January 22, 2013 at 12:21:22
To RJ & CRAIG & GOT TO BE TOUCH & SPOILED..... Really! Must you be so ignorant....Most of the kids have to travel by bus each day to school some of which may take a half hour or more to get home..You would rather see injuries or possible fatalities instead of being proactive...And thats exactly what they are doing!! Your smart comments are uncalled for...And you would be the first ones all over the Media if something happened to a family member of yours...Most people enjoy the SNOW especially the KIDS, but what they dont enjoy is being on board a BUS or CAR when the driving conditions are terrible...And James well said! Instead of being so negative, why not say hats off to the ESD for looking out for the protective of the children!!!!
- got to be tough for the weather
- - January 22, 2013 at 12:05:00
ABSOLUTELY james, salt fish and oatmeal as well, and the good old potbelly stove in the one room classroom. after school the chores we had to do, but not today society. the kids are lazy and spend too much time with video games and thats the reason why obesity rates are high. tough means getting out there, not some field trip to the malls.
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- - January 22, 2013 at 11:55:14
RJ, for many people in the Avalon region that would be a two to three hour walk in freezing temperatures. Would you walk from Paradise to Manuals every single day to go to work? Yeah, thats what I though, this has NOTHING to do with obesity.
- - January 22, 2013 at 11:50:31
Calm down folks......any amount of snow mixed with blowing snow and winds is a receipe for disaster for anyone in the St. John's and surrounding areas. Every try to go up or down the many hills in St John's when the city hasn't plowed them or salted them? Let alone someone trying to get home up the shore! Everything is so open....creates many whiteouts! It is dangerous for sure!
- - January 22, 2013 at 11:41:58
I bet you walked uphill both ways too ;) I agree though!
- - January 22, 2013 at 11:40:41
And let me guess "got to be tough", two boiled eggs in your mittens to keep your hands warm and a sack of firewood on your back for the school woodstove.
- - January 22, 2013 at 11:34:48
Hey tough for weather, your comment is right on, but don't class us newfies on the west coast with the timid eastcoasters. Wow 15cm. If they got half the snow we get, the place would always be in 'state of emergency'. What a waste anyway. Rain will take it away in a few days. Send some more snow our way.
- got to be tough for the weather
- - January 22, 2013 at 11:09:51
you newfies back home are getting spoiled. a little snow and you close the schools. back in my younger days growing up in the former town of windsor nf we walked to school, no buses.