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FlatulenceOdor
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 1:33:55 PM

Hundreds of cars got stuck on the Long Island Expressway due to snowy conditions, forcing motorists to spend the night in their disabled cars, police said.

Suffolk County police said cars began getting stuck Friday afternoon due to the worsening weather conditions. Mounds of snow from plows made it difficult for drivers to exit the highway.
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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 3:11:51 AM

typical ny type a's
CivicMA
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 12:22:13 AM

Too many employers want to squeeze every last minute out of their employees before letting them go in a storm. This is the result. BTDT myself, but no more.
dave27johnson
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 11:43:27 PM

What a mess.
TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:27:09 PM

Where were those dolts going anyway in a blizzard? Reminds me of those "victims" od Superstorm Sandy who insisted on staying put in their seaside shacks when authorities had already warned them no to do so, forcing others to risk their lives to save their ass!
endymion
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 5:55:35 PM

Long Island Expressway is known as the "World's Largest Parking Lot".
BigTruc
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 11:49:27 AM

They should have listened to reports & stayed off the roads.
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:54:54 AM

scary
danny999
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 7:42:19 AM

YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID.....
MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 2:33:41 AM

Similar to the great snowstorm of 1967 in Chicago when people abandoned their cars on the Kennedy Expressway.
Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 1:35:35 AM

Goof balls.
This crap hit the GREAT Lake State, better believe the people here would stay home. Then get their sleds out for some real fun.
Vette1967
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 12:32:51 AM

Always a few that don't listen to the warnings.
JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 12:27:02 AM

Nothing like stupid New Yorkers. They were warned , they ignored. Now pay the price for your arrogance.
Norm10
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:22:21 PM

They should be thankful they were not driving electric vehicles.
BobBG
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:00:49 PM

I think most of these people were just trying to get home.
Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:39:34 PM

It amazes me how people heed the warnings and think.....NOT me.....this isn't going to happen to me!!!! The warnings have been days coming and were there for a reason!
esq262
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:24:54 PM

These folks knew the storm was coming.
alterman156
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:19:04 PM

Best not to venture out when the weather conditions get that severe.
Night Owl
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:48:57 PM

Don't underestimate Mother Nature.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:11:11 PM

Didn't heed the warnings
07skydriver
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:09:58 PM

Just stay home.
DrGasPain
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 6:17:58 PM

Expressway, sounds like it needs to be renamed.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:56:42 PM

you just can't fix stupid !
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:50:35 PM

Smart.
JDchefF
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:32:24 PM

Morons, you have been warned, should have stayed home! Next time plan ahead and get home before the storm.
johton
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:12:44 PM

If you can't drive in a blizzard, stay home!
doggod
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:12:41 PM

Let's see, they've been forecasting a monster snowstorm for days now. Would this be a good time to get in the car and drive down the expressway? Sure! Sounds like a good plan to me!

These must be the same people who vote for the politicians based on watching their TV ads.

SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:10:32 PM

I feel sorry for them, but they can't say they weren't warned,
NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 4:38:53 PM


Now when will the political ranters and ravers here demand the elimination of our U.S. Dept. of Commerce's National Weather Service, one more "useless and unnecessary" federal agency?

This was certainly only minor highway stranding in comparison to the Blizzard of '78 which is now fondly remembered by all that had the pleasure of that 'experience'.

Mass. roads were closed at 4:00 pm Friday and NH residents had enough 'Yankee' common sense to get off the roads in time to avoid disaster.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 4:23:16 PM

warnings and cautions meant nothing to them and now they pay the price
whatif81
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 3:36:00 PM

maybe next time, they will obey the warnings.
ErnieK9LO
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 3:30:34 PM

Do as they do in the Midwest, shut down the freeways before they get too bad.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 3:25:04 PM

they were warned .
hpmossii
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 3:24:27 PM

Too bad these people didn't have any access to weather reports. I hope they had the sense to keep a blanket or two in their car.

[Edited by: hpmossii at 2/9/2013 3:25:25 PM EST]
badbonita
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 3:07:02 PM

The local area only got 6.2" and the storm was over for the most part by 9am. Shovelled out the truck, put down some ice melt and the sun - yes, sun and few clouds - took care of the rest. Weather forecasts for the upcoming week have Syracuse over freezing and NYC even warmer so after recovering your breath from all the snowfall, we have to watch out for flooding from all the melting snow. Well, we'll appreciate the water since last year's rainfall totals was low.

As for the people stuck on the LIE, I can feel for them. They all miscalculated and had to spend the night in a cold car - or if they wanted a warm one, they better have filled the full tank beforehand.
CVA19
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 2:41:25 PM

Apparently, bwatchingu, you didn't get the memo. This week, it's being called "climate change"--so the "greenies" are covered.
bwatchingu
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 2:37:23 PM

I'm just waiting for this to be blamed on global warming.The northeast probably wish there was some warming.
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 2:30:29 PM

s if they didnt have enough warning
Gas_Eyes
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 2:20:53 PM

First was Sandy, now the snow storm.
pricewar
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 2:07:04 PM

Stay home knuckle heads
YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 1:52:56 PM

People often underestimate the power of winter storms, either because they don't pay attention to the weather forecasts or because they don't realize the danger.
gizbo123
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 1:50:35 PM

Strange how the ppl that live there have no sense. Year after year snow works the same way.
OHMS
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 1:47:25 PM

but big brother government didn't warn them enough
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