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Old 01-20-2013, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why we should probably pay attention to the signs

So, when you see this:

Perhaps don't park there, or you'll get this:

In case it's hard to tell from the picture, the entire windshield and part of the roof has been pushed in. I was there to see the great big shitload of snow come down off the roof. The van actually bounced on its shocks.

Edit: Not my van. Probably should have been more clear about that.

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Old 01-20-2013, 07:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, that sucks. Stay away from loaded roofs, especially on warm days! Snow can fly a lot further from an eave than you'd think, too. Just keep your distance.

This whole video is pretty good, but skip to about 1:00 for photos from a really crazy roof avalanche!

My favorite snow sign around here, on the local Catholic church:
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