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Where is the road?

Uploaded by: MNTornado

Wednesday December 12, 2012

Chaska, MN (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: My school bus driving son turned the corner to pick up a student only to find the road blocked by a large snow drift on Monday 12-10-2012.

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Image Description: While making a right turn to pick up a student with my school bus, I discovered that the road was block with this snow drift. It was necessary to get help to back up the school bus 150 feel back on the the main road, which has a lot of traffic.

Software: PaintShop Pro 14.00

Artist: Peter J. Chase

Copyright: 2012_12_10_Peter_J_Chase (Photographer) - (Editor)

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10. MNTornado
4:54 PM GMT on January 05, 2013
Thank you Trailhiker44. I will pass the compliment on to my son. Yes, he does take his responsibility very seriously and has become a very good and safe driver.
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9. trailhiker44
5:22 AM GMT on January 05, 2013
Great weather shot ! Remember Minnesota winters from my time when I lived there !
The kids are lucky to have such excellent drivers as your son to transport them safely to their respective destinations in these awesome weather conditions !
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8. MNTornado
5:20 AM GMT on December 16, 2012
I am sure my son wished that he would have gotten a snow day, but around these parts, they don't give snow days to school bus transportation personal unless the schools shuts down for more then a day. Even if we get a blizzard, if there are children that need to be transported home from the school, then my son and others like him have to go out and pick them up and take them home. It's not a fun job some times.

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7. 36Bravo
12:30 PM GMT on December 15, 2012
I'm certainly glad I live on the Texas Gulf Coast. I'm not at all fond of ice and snow; the cold makes my bones ache.
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6. jsimq
1:38 PM GMT on December 13, 2012
Looks like someone had a snow day! I looove winter.
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5. WigglesMom
9:14 AM GMT on December 13, 2012
What a scene to literally stop someone in their tracks! I'm SO GLAD your school bus driving son saw this in his headlights -- great photo! This photo may be worth 10,000 words!!!! - Julie in Ohio, who once saw something like this traveling north on Interstate 65 in northern Indiana during a blizzard, when trees between the north and southbound lanes created a "snow fence effect" that very effectively drifted the northbound left land totally closed with very little advance notice! Also, once upon a time, driving for Roadway Express in the late 1970s, I was trying to get to the Muskegon, Michigan, terminal, and saw a similar sight in the middle of the night in downtown Muskegon!
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4. MNTornado
2:40 AM GMT on December 13, 2012
Yep, the forecast was for 1 to 4 inches of snow. We ended up with an average of 10 to 11 inches with some area out West getting up to 17 inches of snow. Thought we were going to have a warm brown Christmas again this year, but the weather maker had a big surprise for us.

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3. katy99780
2:33 AM GMT on December 13, 2012
Good to see you Don! Boyoboy you sure are getting winter!
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2. MNTornado
2:17 AM GMT on December 13, 2012
Unfortunately even snow tires are not enough if you don't have a vehicle with lots of ground clearance. In the case of this picture, the snow drift came up to the bumper of the school bus.

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1. gilg72
2:11 AM GMT on December 13, 2012
Lotsa snow Don. Better get the snow shoes out.
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MNTornado

Electronics Engineering Technician forced into retirement do to illness. Amateur photographer, expert in parrots with 35 years experience in raising them. Family man married to the same women for 40 years and one son. And someone who just enjoys looking at the beautiful things in life and trying to enjoy them as long as I can. Also I support my son's activities in TaeKwonDo which develops muscle and mental conditioning and discipline.

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