People Of Georgia Freak Out Over Snow, Empty Walmart Shelves

People Of Georgia Freak Out Over Snow, Empty Walmart Shelves

Winter has not been kind to the states on the eastern seaboard, and the current snowstorm closing in on the mid-Atlantic has already wreaked havoc in the snow-averse state of Georgia, where three to five inches of the white stuff was enough to send people rushing to stock up at Walmart. [More]

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Don't Unclog A Snowblower With Your Hand

As another batch of snow descends on America, it’s important to remember that if your snowblower blades get stuck, do not use your hands when trying to unclog the auger. A recent accident on Long Island resulted in the victim’s hands looking like “Bolognese sauce,” [More]

Sanitation Whistleblowers Say Department Intentionally Delayed NYC Snow Removal

Sanitation Whistleblowers Say Department Intentionally Delayed NYC Snow Removal

Was the slow snow removal in New York City the result of a planned Sanitation Department protest to make the Mayor pay for reducing their staff? That’s what several whistleblowers are reportedly saying, according to the New York Post. [More]

Woman Breaks Ankle, Waits 30 Hours For Ambulance In NYC Blizzard

Woman Breaks Ankle, Waits 30 Hours For Ambulance In NYC Blizzard

A Brooklyn woman who slipped and broke her ankle on Sunday had to wait 30 hours for the ambulance to show up after she called 911. The blizzard, and the city’s sub-optimal response to clearing it up, left cars and even emergency service vehicles stranded in the snow. [More]

Snow Lays Waste To Metrodome, Sends Football Game To Detroit

Snow Lays Waste To Metrodome, Sends Football Game To Detroit

A colossal snowstorm in Minnesota did to the Metrodome what other teams have been doing to the Vikings most of the season, making it collapse under intense pressure. Snow punctured the puffy, Teflon roof of the 28-year-old structure, forcing tonight’s Vikings-Giants game to be played in Detroit. The game had already been delayed because the Giants couldn’t get a flight into Minneapolis. [More]

Please Donate Blood Despite The Fact That You Are Covered In Snow

Please Donate Blood Despite The Fact That You Are Covered In Snow

The New York Blood Center just sent out a notice asking people to donate blood despite the nasty weather — because people still have surgery and whatnot even when it snows. Apparently, drives have been cancelled and people have been staying away because of the awful weather and the shelf life of platelets is only 5 days. So, if you’re in a place that has been having nasty weather, why not call your local blood bank and help them out? [More]

How To F@#$ing Shovel Snow

How To F@#$ing Shovel Snow

There’s a lot of snow in parts of the country that don’t seem to get snow that often. Thankfully, The Awl has some f*cking instructions about how to f*cking shovel the snow. [More]

Impending Snow Makes Washington, D.C. Residents Lose Their Damn Minds

Impending Snow Makes Washington, D.C. Residents Lose Their Damn Minds

Gawker shared photos of pillaged Safeway and Wegmans stores in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Maybe it’s my roots in upstate New York’s snow belt, but I have to ask: D.C., you do remember that snow melts, right?

See, this is the effect of mass weather-induced panic and, apparently, an area almost wholly dependent on takeout food.

UPS Dumped My Christmas Presents All Over The Street

UPS Dumped My Christmas Presents All Over The Street

Warren was expecting some gifts to arrive via UPS this week, and understandably hoped they might be dropped off in front of his door. That didn’t happen, he says, thanks to a snow storm and some less than diligent delivery efforts. He found his packages nowhere near his house. [More]

Man In Wheelchair Unimpressed With Greyhound

Man In Wheelchair Unimpressed With Greyhound

According to Richard, Greyhound has some real work to do when it comes to making people in wheelchairs not feel like second-class citizens. Even in snowy weather and with delays, you don’t really want a driver telling a passenger that he should have brought an attendant if he wanted to get on the bus. [More]

Delta Cancels Flights Due To Storm, Plays "Let it Snow" For Customers On Hold

Delta Cancels Flights Due To Storm, Plays "Let it Snow" For Customers On Hold

The massive snowstorm on the East Coast this weekend has led to canceled and delayed flights–and a lot of aggravation on the part of Delta Air Lines customers. Because the only thing better than waiting for hours on hold to learn your flight’s status or reschedule a flight canceled due to snow is listening to “Let it Snow.” On a loop. [More]

Power-Saving LED Traffic Lights Can't Melt Snow, Cause Accident

Power-Saving LED Traffic Lights Can't Melt Snow, Cause Accident

Sure, LEDs are a great new energy-saving technology. The problem is, they’re no match for a Midwestern winter. That’s what the town of West Bend, Wis. learned when they installed LED traffic signals. LEDs don’t generate heat, which is normally a selling point. It’s not so appealing when you’re trying to keep traffic signals snow-free, and the ostensibly green move has caused at least one accident. [More]

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FUN FACT: Sawdust is an accepted industry analog for snow when testing snowblowers. (Photo: thievingjoker)

Greyhound Abandons 60 Passengers In Seattle, Locks Up For The Night

Greyhound Abandons 60 Passengers In Seattle, Locks Up For The Night

Unsafe road conditions in Seattle brought Greyhound’s fleet to a standstill on Sunday, which apparently is why they abandoned riders outside in 25 degree weather last night.

Personal Finance Roundup

Personal Finance Roundup

Our weekly roundup of the best personal finance news. Inside: Good charity-dar, scam detection, snow-removal tactics, rebuild your 401k, and warnings about store credit-cards.

Nasty Spring Snowstorm Affecting Flights In And Out Of Chicago

Nasty Spring Snowstorm Affecting Flights In And Out Of Chicago

Just thought I’d get the word out… Chicago is getting smacked with a spring snowstorm. I just went outside and it’s nearly white-out conditions outside.

The FAA says:

Make Your Own Replacement Snow Shovel Blade

Make Your Own Replacement Snow Shovel Blade

“This last winter broken snow shovels starting appearing everywhere. I tried to track down replacement parts, but it turns out that replacement scoops don’t seem to exist. So I set about to make a simple replacement scoop using basic tools and found materials,” writes the author of this Instructable.

United Airlines: Avoid Denver For Free

United Airlines: Avoid Denver For Free

It looks like another snowstorm is going to hit the Rockies, and United Airlines is issuing a fee waiver for all passengers with travel plans to/from Denver through Dec. 30.