@Danny Chipman, @mrjj69 read the caption labeling the photo as being taken of
"Commuters... near the University of Utah in a snow storm Thursday, Jan. 10,
2013." The caption was to inform readers that the photograph is NOT
depticting the event in the article. The event in the article did take place
last weekend. This is just a random picture of cars stuck on a road in a
snowstorm which was chosen to accompany an article about cars stuck on a road in
a snowstorm. Interesting that a multi-car pileup including jack-knifed semis
was a little aside buried in the middle of the article.
The same precautions when you travel by plane. I am surprised how many people
take off their coats and put them in their car before they board a plane to a
sunny destination. I have had more than my share of emergency landings in
below zero conditions.
Mountain Bird -The Arizona Strip is the entire area north of the Grand
Canyon and Colorado River, in Arizona.There's even a sign at the
southern end of the Gorge, stating that it's the Arizona Strip.
procuradorfiscal,I agree that Arizona has no interest in this
section of I-15. They never have. The solution is for Congress to annex this
small corner of Arizona to either Utah or Nevada. That way it will be
maintained and taken care of by an interested party.
An emergency kit with food, baby supplies, blankets, etc. would be a really
good thing to have in the car for situations like this.And mrjj69,
where did you find that information that this happened 11 months ago?
Meanwhile in San Diego, my brother calls from the golf course just to tell me
how nice it is there. Think I'll call a realtor!
The headline has me a little confused. When I lived in St. George, "The
Strip" (aka the Arizona Strip) as mentioned in the headline was the area
south of Kanab, Fredonia, etc and not the Gorge. Eventually The Strip took you
to the North Rim. Did the name/terminology change since I left?
Exactly. 6 inches of snow? Phhhhtttt that's nothing when you grew up in
the Midwest. You learn early on that in the winter you always keep a full tank
of gas if you are traveling very far
This is why, when I travel, particularly in the winter time, that I make sure I
have blankets in the car, along with water and food. We had this happen many
years ago in another area. It's not fun if you aren't prepared. What
I don't understand is why the state troopers don't start turning
people around when they close the road. It doesn't make sense to me.
this was 11 months ago. HELLO!!
Re: "Ice in the Virgin River Gorge? Be ready for far more than that; it is
going to happen."This is not the first time it has happened --
or even the one-hundredth. It's an unusual, but not unheard of
situation.The real root of the problem is Arizona's political
attempt to hold up Nevada, Utah, and the federal government for highway
maintenance funds. Arizona officials claim it's unfair to require them to
maintain the I-15 strip across their northwestern corner, since none of the
motorists there are enroute to anywhere in Arizona.So they've
suspended normal maintenance routines in this attempt to hold up other states
and the federal government for more money.This has absolutely
nothing to do with global warming.Follow the money -- it's
usually the right answer.
Six inches of snow is not a natural disaster, no matter where it falls. It might
seem like it though with all the drama that evolves from people who can't
function with a trace of snow on the ground.
Or it could be that increased carbon in the atmosphere has warmed the arctic
enough to cause the differentiation between warmer and colder air that causes a
distinct westerly jet stream to now undulate more north and south at times
causing cold to dip farther south than is usual. You can blame it on
morality if disregard and destruction of our environment in the name of greed is
immoral. Otherwise, I don't believe that the climate has any correlation
to R-rated movies.
I am among those that believe that changes in weather and natural disasters are
signs of "the last days", as is the extreme dichotomy that has taken
place in the last few decades over what constitutes morality. Isaiah 5:20, for
instance, reads "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put
darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet
for bitter!" What is the point in posting this? Not to try to convince
those who are adamantly opposed to this way of thinking, to be sure, but rather
to remind those who have allowed themselves to fall somewhere in between that
there still exists an absolute standard. Its opponents are doing everything in
their power to overwhelm and silence those who hold fast to it, so increasingly
more effort is required to recognize what is truth. But those who do make that
effort will be prepared as the world changes not only socially and politically,
but with regard to the natural environment in ways not previously imagined. Six
inches of snow in St. George? Ice in the Virgin River Gorge? Be ready for far
more than that; it is going to happen.