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Reader says It’s the northeast; its winter; it’s a snowstorm; it’s really not a big deal.

snow storm paterson

photo from Paterson NJ 03/07/18

Anti-icing prep sprayed on the roads, plows out before the storm ends, All wheel drive, Advanced Compound Radial Winter Tires, Antilock brakes, Special “snow and sand” mode, 10 speed automatic transmissions, cylinder deactivation systems, collision avoidance systems, hill descent control and many, many other automotive babysitters…
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…and still I probably drove better in the snow in my youth with my V8 powered, rear wheel drive car on bias (non snow) tires than most drivers today with all the special aids and assists.
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It’s the northeast; its winter; it’s a snowstorm; it’s really not a big deal.

6 thoughts on “Reader says It’s the northeast; its winter; it’s a snowstorm; it’s really not a big deal.

  1. Two Nor’easters in 5 days….not normal.

  2. Hey Butt Munch- take a look around the Village and see the damage old trees to to property. That’s a bid deal.

  3. Not a big deal? Pretty bad with downed trees and power outages. We also dodged a bullet (politically incorrect utterance these days) as Franklin Lakes got 24″.

  4. Oh no – not one more of those ‘In my days….” guys.

    Hey genius, have you ever looked up the road fatality rate ‘then’ vs. now? In 1970, it was 25.7 fatalities per 100,000 people. In 2016, it was 11.6.

    You people were not quite that hotshot drivers, were you?

  5. What a bunch a big snowflakes..
    Its winter.
    Its snow.
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    Its not the end of the world… not even in the top 100 of horrible things to happen in your life..
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    My God.. what a bunch of whining, dependent babies.
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    Toughen up and tough it out.
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  6. And Denver is crying for some snow to fall. They’ve had almost none this whole winter which leads to those big bad forest fires.

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