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Tennessee bad road conditions #4632898
01/12/18 07:51 PM
01/12/18 07:51 PM
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Tn.
CourierDriver Offline OP
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Tn.


turn in your old jackets, shirts and other clothes to a Salvation Army or any homeless shelter this year...
Re: Tennessee bad road conditions [Re: CourierDriver] #4632911
01/12/18 08:02 PM
01/12/18 08:02 PM
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Campbellsville, KY
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Campbellsville, KY
The vast majority of drivers in this region have one driving mode: as fast as they think they can get away with.


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Re: Tennessee bad road conditions [Re: CourierDriver] #4632919
01/12/18 08:07 PM
01/12/18 08:07 PM
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North Carolina
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Drove east out of Nashville to NC at about 11 AM CST this morning. Glad to get out of there on the leading edge of that mess.


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Re: Tennessee bad road conditions [Re: Alex_V] #4632925
01/12/18 08:09 PM
01/12/18 08:09 PM
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North Carolina
Egg_Head Offline
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North Carolina
Originally Posted By: Alex_V
The vast majority of drivers in this region have one driving mode: as fast as they think they can get away with.
So true. I could not believe the speed some of these clowns were driving given the conditions.


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Re: Tennessee bad road conditions [Re: CourierDriver] #4632932
01/12/18 08:12 PM
01/12/18 08:12 PM
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New England
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New England
Some days it is best to skip work and stay in.

Re: Tennessee bad road conditions [Re: CourierDriver] #4632953
01/12/18 08:26 PM
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Onondaga County
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Onondaga County
I was down there last week on a marathon trip and was amazed at the amount of road salt. Pretty crazy that same interstate was like that!


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Re: Tennessee bad road conditions [Re: Alex_V] #4632961
01/12/18 08:34 PM
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Cincinnati
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Originally Posted By: Alex_V
The vast majority of drivers in this region have one driving mode: as fast as they think they can get away with.



Its similar in most states. Snow is especially dangerous in the south because of low exposure on a yearly basis. As a result many vehicles do not have all season tires. Sport tires, snow, and being unfamiliar with driving in Winter conditions is generally a risky endeavor.


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Re: Tennessee bad road conditions [Re: Egg_Head] #4632966
01/12/18 08:36 PM
01/12/18 08:36 PM
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Virginia
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Very true. One thing of note... It's not just there in Tennessee. In Wisconsin several winters ago there was a big pile up on Rte 41. People driving WAY too fast for snow covered roads. 40 car, truck and tractor trailer pile up caught on a traffic camera.


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Re: Tennessee bad road conditions [Re: CourierDriver] #4633013
01/12/18 09:10 PM
01/12/18 09:10 PM
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S California
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S California
In California, we have tule fog.


Re: Tennessee bad road conditions [Re: CourierDriver] #4633016
01/12/18 09:12 PM
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Michigan
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I saw a car with Texas plates driving up here today in the icy conditions. Felt bad for the guy.


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Re: Tennessee bad road conditions [Re: OneEyeJack] #4633022
01/12/18 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
In California, we have tule fog.







Ice fog is some nasty stuff too. Experienced that in Alaska.


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Re: Tennessee bad road conditions [Re: CourierDriver] #4633076
01/12/18 10:36 PM
01/12/18 10:36 PM
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Well they do watch a lot of Nascar and NHRA. So they like going left or fast. Think I'll stick to WRC.


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Re: Tennessee bad road conditions [Re: CourierDriver] #4633096
01/12/18 11:17 PM
01/12/18 11:17 PM
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Nashville, TN via Memphis
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Nashville, TN via Memphis
Luckily Iím scheduled to be off work today and tomorrow.

I went out for a run around 4:45, and it was mostly dry snow; good traction. The problem is that the overpasses are iced over, and many people donít know how to negotiate an icy overpass/bridge.

I saw at least 3 wrecks that had just occurred, and I witnessed a 4th happen right in front of me.

I try to stay off the roads in this stuff. Not worth some idiot hitting me and wrecking my truck thatís never been hit in the 10 years Iíve had it. And the WRX doesnít get driven in bad weather.


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Re: Tennessee bad road conditions [Re: CourierDriver] #4633188
01/13/18 04:56 AM
01/13/18 04:56 AM
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Lyndhurst NJ
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To quote Ron Swanson, there is no such thing as bad weather, only inadequate clothing and vehicles.


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Re: Tennessee bad road conditions [Re: CourierDriver] #4633198
01/13/18 05:50 AM
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Orlando, FL
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Orlando, FL
Stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.

We only get bad fog in areas near the highways with lots of open land.


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