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Old 01-28-2014, 11:52 PM   #1
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Had to leave my Mustang on the side of the road about a mile from home.

I'm in metro Atlanta. Roads are TOTALLY SCREWED with ice and snow - mostly ice. I came as far up a long hill and that was pretty much IT. I walked to it a couple of hours ago. I guess nothing but good news...nobody hit it - yet. It is driving me crazy to have just left it there. I probably will not be able to move it tomorrow either. Man those P Zero Neros suck in the conditions.
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why would you leave your car there! you have to get it regardless... bring a shovel and a buncha kitty litter or something and go back and work on getting that car home. if you cant make it up the hill, back down turn around and go a different way or atleast park somewhere suitable. I get stuck all the time haha just work on it man you will get it out
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Sounds good in theory but isnt practical. There are basicly three ways to get to my house...all involve big hills. I came the easiest one (the others are now closed). If I went to move it, it would have to be further away leaving me a longer walk. I really hate to think this way...but I guess that is what insurance is for. I have no other options at this point - besides going down with any control is almost worse than trying to come up.
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call a tow truck.. your going to get a ticket regardless for leaving your car on the side of the road. let alone someone or the plow may hit you.. might as well spend a lil more then the ticket will be and have her towed home
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Damn I wouldn't be able to sleep well at all... Hell when I go out and am forced to park on/by the street I'll wonder out and check on my pony every hour or two just to make sure. Got a clean Carfax and wanna keep it that way.

I'm crossin my fingers for you bud.
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yeah my cars only a 2000 GT and I would never leave it on a random hill overnight in shi tty weather... it will probably get towed anyways because the plow and sander will call in. hopefully you don't get towed that on top of parking on the side of the road in the winter over night will be way more expensive then a tow
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Maybe try some snow chains.
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We don't have snow plows in Atlanta. Nobody will issue tickets. Have you seen the news of what is going on here?

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nah bro but Im from Canada hahha so whatever your getting I have already got.
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We don't have snow plows in Atlanta. Nobody will issue tickets. Have you seen the news of what is going on here?

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Lol. These guys don't understand. There are thousands of cars left everywhere. Interstates, surface streets, ditches, etc.

No salt, no plows, nothing.

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Oh I understand. Just another city that people don't know how to drive in the weather!... do you really think are plows clear the roads all the time.. nah.you have no idea bud
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I have lived in the north. Plows are great when it's snow....hence the name snow plows. This is 1/2"+ sheet off ice. DOT dropped the ball getting ice out early but even that help is limited since it has been around 10 degrees.

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Oh I understand. Just another city that people don't know how to drive in the weather!... do you really think are plows clear the roads all the time.. nah.you have no idea bud
Ok...so you can drive on solid sheets of ice? Amazing skills man.

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CHAINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I don't care how good your tires are, on a sheet of ice all you are going to do is slide. And if you start sliding downhill on even a slight slope, you aren't going to stop until you hit something. And you are probably just going to pick up more momentum the further you slide.

Chains might also be illegal in your state, just like studded tires. And even if you do run chains, if you don't get them on there right you are going to risk tearing up a fender or quarter panel.

You are in quite the predicament. I guess you need to weigh everything out and pick the least of all evils. Good luck! Hopefully you guys thaw out soon!
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Best to just leave it there

The Ice will be gone in a couple of days and you can drive it home. If you try turning it around you just may slide down the hill and really have problems.
I seen what is happening in Atlanta on the news and you are not the only one that had to leave your car on the side of the road.
I just hope some idiot jerk with a four wheel drive anything don't try to go up a hill on a sheet of ice and slide down into your car. Four wheel drive is not much good on a sheet of ice. Not much except "STUDDED" snow tires will work on solid ice.
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Years ago, I was trying to make it up an icy hill in my four wheel drive truck. I didn't make it and went sliding back down. BACKWARDS! A snow bank stopped me from going off over the side of the mountain.
As I'm sitting there contemplating what a POS that my truck is for not making the hill, here comes an old Volkswagen bus, DOWN THE HILL, with snow chains on.
He, apparently, had successfully made it UP that same hill earlier.


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The problem is one that I see all the time. If you don't get snow and ice very much, the road maintenance crews cannot afford dedicated equipment that will not be used. The most to hope for is sand spreaders on the dump trucks. And forget anyone knowing how to drive on the stuff. I learned to drive in northern mountains a long time ago, but every now and then I still take awhile to acclimate. If you never learn young, you never will. Also, a lot of the problem is that what is a good road in Minnesota, is not going to be built in Atlanta. Hills and curves have different design meanings in different parts of the country.

As for chains, good luck finding them south of the Mason-Dixon where I doubt they even carry snow tires.
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I keep hearing about bad weather east of us, so far Nashville TN area has been spared by mother nature.

Atlanta and Nashville are about the same as far as bad weather goes.

Although we salt the roads with brine or something in the Nashville area, but with temps at 10 deg F thats pointless lol.

It was 4 deg over night and that's really cold for us.

As for the OP and his car..... I WOULD BE MENTAL with worry.

I kept my truck for bad days like these.
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Just saw a clip on the news in Georgia. What a mess! The freeway is a parking lot. With everyone abandoning their vehicles, which I understand they had no choice from the clips I saw, I don't know how they are going to coordinate getting everything out of there. I wonder how many people ran out of gas or are just about ready to when they get back in their cars.
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Got my car home today. I had some chains that are a bit too big but they worked for a short dirve. Looks funny in chains.

Hell of a day. BTW, Chains were awesome - never drove with them before. I have had that set about 10 years - never used them before.

I got out in my friend's truck and saw lots of typical fender benders and creative body work. This was one of the worst.



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I'm in metro Atlanta. Roads are TOTALLY SCREWED with ice and snow - mostly ice. I came as far up a long hill and that was pretty much IT. I walked to it a couple of hours ago. I guess nothing but good news...nobody hit it - yet. It is driving me crazy to have just left it there. I probably will not be able to move it tomorrow either. Man those P Zero Neros suck in the conditions.
I have to run down to the store to pick up some Purple and Gold paint. EXACTLY where did you park your car again?
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Got my car home today. I had some chains that are a bit too big but they worked for a short dirve. Looks funny in chains.

Hell of a day. BTW, Chains were awesome - never drove with them before. I have had that set about 10 years - never used them before.
Good to see you know to put the chains on the drive axle wheels haha. You'd be surprised by how many people I see with them on the wrong axle. For example:

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what a joke. that guys in the ditch and you can see grass!... hahha like I said another city who doesn't know how to drive in the weather.
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Your city would probably shut down if you had our winters
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Hey, KraftDinner, do you really want to start comparing weather events? Give me a call when your city - in one calendar year - can be affected by snow/ice, hurricanes and tornadoes. Oh....don't forget the brutal heat and humidity in the summer.
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Hey, KraftDinner, do you really want to start comparing weather events? Give me a call when your city - in one calendar year - can be affected by snow/ice, hurricanes and tornadoes. Oh....don't forget the brutal heat and humidity in the summer.
You guys are about to argue who's city is the worse place to live. That's awesome, and yet kinda sad.
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You guys are about to argue who's city is the worse place to live. That's awesome, and yet kinda sad.
Yeah, I kind of got that vibe as well but didn't want to say/start anything.
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got so cold here this winter all the trees froze and split in half
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got so cold here this winter all the trees froze and split in half
Looks like a Tim Burton movie. That must have sucked
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Hey don't get me wrong we have terrible weather but I am far from saying my city is terrible to live in lol I love winter driving. Im just saying if we do it... why cant other citys lol.. people get some snow and ice and there city shuts down. we just deal with it
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Mother nature is nothing new man, it's been around for quite a while now.

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m just saying if we do it... why cant other citys lol..
Simply because we don't deal with this type of weather enough to invest in expensive anti-snow and freezing equipment, our remedies are just to stay home a day or two until the snow thaws out.
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Every neighbour hood looked like this in the morning
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I'm going to stop replying now. You're hi-jacking the OP's Mustang-related thread with pictures we did not ask for and are not Mustang-related at all.
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Simply because we don't deal with this type of weather enough to invest in expensive anti-snow and freezing equipment, our remedies are just to stay home a day or two until the snow thaws out.

lol you think when the snow or ice forms on are streets we instantly have it removed? that's hardly the case. looking out my window rite now theres over a foot of snow on the road and obv under that snow is slick ice... ill be going to get a coffee soon regardless
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