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Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana Snow & Ice thread

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Plow Meister, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    Seeing as how well a similar thread worked for other parts of the country, I thought I'd start one for Chicago.

    It's 7:45 am on December 14th. It just started snowing and we're expecting 3" to 5" of white gold. Gonna head out in a few minutes to get some salt and pre-salt a few lots and loading docks.
  2. durchins

    durchins Member
    Messages: 36

    Zip, Zero, Nada, Bubkus here right now.
  3. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    Yea, I kinda spoke too soon. It stopped already but I'm sure more is to come. I won't mount the plow until I start seeing accumulation.
  4. phishoook

    phishoook Member
    Messages: 79

    ya 2-3 by evening and then rain/mist until Friday.
  5. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    We have about 1.5 inches here in northwest illinois, but I just checked the weather and the storm's center is just northwest of us and it's turning around and comin' back. We are in for it about 2pm or so, I would say.payup payup
  6. nekos

    nekos Senior Member
    Messages: 586

    weather channel is now saying Chicago may see another half inch and the NW burb's up to 1 inch. got to love Chicago weather :(
  7. clncut

    clncut PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,121

    Made the mistake by mounting up before work (Fire Dept) and currently dry as can be. Talking about possibly 1-2 inches of wet snow tonight. Cross your fingers!

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    Wrong thread.
  9. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    It's all your fault, John!!!!

    You know better than to mount up your plow before the snow hits! That's it... You just lost your official snow plowers card:realmad:
  10. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    Icy by me, going out to saltpayup
  11. clncut

    clncut PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,121

    Chris, LOL. What was I thinking, I should have known better. Rookie mistake. Thanks for the phone call earlier for salt, cell wont work in the thick walls here. Currently no takers for salt but will definatley keep you in mind. Ive been doing the snow dance all night with no luck! Guess Ill just have to sit on the quint tonight making chump change! Happy salting!

    Last edited: Dec 14, 2005
  12. Journier

    Journier Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Got some sleet today 1/2 inch? in frankfort Illinois. 35 miles from chicago

    it was sleeting / sprinkling for 2 hours. got pretty heavy then stopped all of a sudden! I kept hearing about 2-6 inches :/

    sorta foggy out because of all the rain and such.

    Other than the really wet drifts across drives no plowing today :)
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2005

    FSUPERDUTY Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    Snow started at about 3:30 or 4:00am so they tell me, went out about 6:00 plowed about 8hours. Going out to clean up about 9:00 tonight! got about 3 inches total
  14. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    I never even put the blade on.1/2 inch at best so I spent the day salting.Only used three out of 50 trucks #$%^&*%$#@! weatherguessers!
  15. MGardner

    MGardner Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    What a messy storm.By the time mid day got under way it had become rolling boulders of mushy wet snow that sticks to the plow and required 4 wheel drive to push it on flat lots. I service two Checkers drive through. NEVER AGAIN will I take those friggin twisty turn ,inches from the mirrors.... Anything for a buck right ?
  16. Dent82

    Dent82 Member
    Messages: 43

    Hey everyone- Central Illinois saw nothing but rain today. First year in the business. Picked up an account today and after he accepted it, he asked if i would throw some salt on the sidewalks when I came out. Kinda pissed me off but I'll take all I can get right now. I always thought it was bad to throw salt on concrete?
  17. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    Just got back from checking my accounts. Gonna have to go out later and salt. Basically, we got totally screwed! So much for that 3-5" we were supposed to get:rolleyes:
  18. ExplorerPlow

    ExplorerPlow Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Yeah same here in Schaumburg/Elk Grove Village, nothing really accumulated. Kinda disapointed especially huring to get one of our trucks up late last night. Went out and did clean up on one account cause he called and asked for it But hey, like they say if you dont like the weather in Chicago, Wait 5 Minutes. :gunsfiring:
  19. AlwaysGreener

    AlwaysGreener Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    My parents live in Schaumburg..they said they got nothing.. Belvidere and Rockford got hit so I was happy...Had to go to Sun City Del Web and did all of those driveways, so it was a great day..
  20. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    I started pushing around 5:30am yesturday, we got about 2" of wet and heavy snow. It gradually warmed up all day until about 7 or 8pm, then it started refreezing. Saw three accidents this morning in two blocks.

    I started to complain about not having a decent nights sleep in almost a week now, then I remembered how 'great' last year was.....
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2005