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  • Omaha Steve (1103 posts)
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    Omaha wind chills in the -30's, accidents all over town, etc

    We have been here 10 years. We had our first pipe freeze. It has been colder here. It was the wind chill that did it.


    2 in critical condition after wreck at I-480, 10th Street ramp; Omaha marks coldest day since early 2014
    By Kevin Cole / World-Herald staff writer Updated 44 min ago

    Law enforcement agencies were kept busy covering vehicle crashes Sunday morning due to slick roads in the subzero temperatures.
    Two people were taken to the Creighton University Medical Center in critical condition after a two-vehicle wreck at the top of the Interstate 480 and 10th Street entrance ramp. The crash occurred about 7:30 a.m., according to a 911 dispatcher.
    An Omaha police cruiser blocked the ramp, preventing eastbound travel while the crash was investigated. Officers called for sand and salt trucks to treat the roadway before reopening the Interstate.

    The ramp remained closed at 9:45 a.m.

    FULL story: http://www.omaha.com/weather/in-critical-condition-after-wreck-at-i–th-street/article_a9b7b482-c537-11e6-94e2-d7e0e7b03aaa.html

    Paper Roses, Sunflower, NVBirdlady and 4 othersMom Cat, Live and Learn, Babel 17, jwirr like this
    "P.S. please if you get a chanse put some flowrs on Algernons grave in the bak yard.": Flowers for Algernon

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  • jwirr (3373 posts)
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    1. We are cold up here in NE MN also. Fortunately I live in a rural area and not

    many out today. Have family living down in your area. Hope they stay home if they can.

  • Babel 17 (2541 posts)
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    2. "-30's", aka, outer space dropping down for a visit

    That’s beyond cold, that’s the absence of warmth. :brrr:

  • INTJ (2071 posts)
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    3. Ja, makes me glad I kept my artic expedition parka…I'm good to -40F

    except for my hands.

    I never had a cold-intolerance event like the one I experienced this morning.   Wearing a good pair of thinsulate gloves just 15 minutes into clearing snow it felt like someone had hit every fingertip with a hammer.   Hard.

    I am now on the lookout for electric mitten shells with heating wires that go to the finger tip.

    Grant us the vision to see what must be changed and save us from making it even worse.
  • Sunflower (519 posts)
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    4. Frozen pipes suck

    I’ve had that happen before as well.  When I was a kid I remember my Mother running the water just a trickle so the pipes would not freeze.  We’ve had many accidents here too (Missouri).

    Stay safe.

    • Omaha Steve (1103 posts)
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      6. Pipe busted with water damage

      We are covered. 

      "P.S. please if you get a chanse put some flowrs on Algernons grave in the bak yard.": Flowers for Algernon
  • Paper Roses (248 posts)
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    5. I'm in MA. Yesterday, 1 degree,( 57 in my kitchen),minus 20 wind chill. Coming:

    More nasty weather due, below freezing, severe wind chill.. We New Englanders with old houses are not equipped to deal with this severe cold. Furnace(oil) chugging along but can’t keep up, out come the oil filled radiators near the rooms w/pipes Up goes the electric bill. I have been in this same house for 47 years(don’t laugh), and, except for last year, have never had a pipe problem.

    Please don’t tell me…anyone…that there is no such thing as climate change. The extremes are off the chart.