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Remember the sleet?

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by DFLS, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. DFLS

    DFLS Senior Member
    Messages: 339


    This was the 10" sleet storm last spring. You can see in the picture without the truck that this was my second trip to this house. Note that ALL the sleet and snow from the roof came off in a big pile and none stuck to the roofs. Some of those piles were 2 feet deep or more below a corner valley of a large roof, and mostly right on the walkways or at the corners of the garage/house. I was shoveling walks for two days after the storm. There was also a flash freeze at the end of the storm which solidified the snow. You could walk on top of it and had to use a dirt shovel to remove it in pieces on the walkways. And yes the backplow saved me but even with that it still took me 26 hrs. to plow everyone 2 or 3 times.



  2. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    wow man bring back images of last weekends mess :( nothing conpaired too that however
  3. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,613

    That storm was brutal last year; the drives that we cleared on the first pass were frozen solid on the second trip. Honestly thought about getting out of the biz after that one...Would give anything for just a normal snowfall; 3-6 inches of powder. Seems like all we get in CT is sleet. How much did that rear plow set you back?
  4. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,866

    Damn I hope you were paid well for that storm. That would suck.
  5. DFLS

    DFLS Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    The backplow is 7 years old and on it's second truck. I think I paid around $2000 back then. One of those things that make you wonder what you did without it.
  6. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,063

    i remember plowing that storm in ct what a b***ch . I really beat on my truck that storm i had to pull a couple people out that storm. at the end of my route i had a bunch of ice chuncks jam up and cut a rubber brakeline near my front tire which was a good way to finish off the day.:dizzy:
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2007
  7. zim bob

    zim bob Member
    from MA
    Messages: 39

    ya i hate when theres a lot of snow there and I'm with my dad and hes like ok get out and shovel from the garage I'm like ugh cant wait till i have my own truck.