Supposed to be up in the 60's here this weekend.
Lawsuits. If they get up and move themselves, they're taking the risk of furthering injuries in to their own hands. If we move them then treat them, it's all our fault they were even injured in the first place because they felt fine right up until we intervened.Snowing here, lightly, but on and off since yesterday morning. Sat on the road just below the pass for 40 minutes last night as the EMT's and LEO sorted out a car and pickup with trailer, not sure who was going where, but they met pretty hard, two ambulances, three wreckers, and a LOT of pissed off truckers.
What happened to the day when they'd shove all the broken stuff off to the side, and cops would direct traffic around the scene, while the EMTs did their job? It's 4 lanes wide, both vehicles ended up against a guardrail 15' off the road, they could have easily kept all the emergency vehicles in one lane, left one lane as a buffer, and got traffic going slowly both ways in the other two lanes...but no.
Yeah, pretty much. We've been on scoop and go's that were nasty, and simple bumps and bruises that took forever. Then we've pulled all nighters too. Between fire clearing the scene for ems to work and cops doing accident reconstruction, it's really a crap shoot.I get it...but when I got there, the ambulances were already there. No idea how long, I was about 800 yards away from the lights, so that much traffic had been stopped. So it took them more than 40 minutes to get them out of the car, into the ambulance, and headed out. Of course, you can't tell from looking, but the cabins weren't crushed, no rollovers, and the sides we could see weren't crushed in, so it didn't "look" that bad.
But 5 minutes after the ambulances rolled, as we rolled past the place, the wreckers already had the truck up on a flat bed, the car and the trailer ready to go...and they were all 300 feet up the road from where the guard rails and sideways tracks from the ambulances turning around showed the accident to be.
So they must have been out of the truck for at least 10-15 minutes, you'd think. But then, maybe they needed that bus to wait, for passengers from the car, or vice versa...
Yeah...just frustrating. Not meaning to Monday morning QB it all. But the last few accidents I've been around have been clusters. Could be the guys running the show, could be the idiots driving by, lord knows they can be beyond stupid, so I guess I can understand not letting the idiots have a chance to hurt anyone else. Like you said, it would all be someone else's fault, and the guys in uniform would get screwed either way.
Clocked 97mph in springs yesterday. 88mph here in my town. Almost triple the ambient temp at the time. Lol1 more inch of snow this morning, but it only started about 7 AM, and is still trying. Pretty good winds though, if we had a news person out here, he might be leaning over trying to show how bad it is.
The -24° windchill made it bad. Haze, my 14 y/o pitbull almost got in to life threatening trouble tonight. He went outside to go to the bathroom, and he struggles from arthritis from previous injuries. I heard the flap of the dog door followed by him whining and something banging against the door. He slipped coming up the stairs and his back legs weren't strong enough to get back in his feet in this cold and on the ice. He used his front paws to drag himself up far enough to get his head through the flap so we could hear him.T-shirt weather for @moona11
I have to trickle the water for sure. I have a total of 14 gallons of diesel to heat the crawl space if needed to thaw the pipes. Set the heater on 45*. Did that before.
I will be calling "captain of the ship" in the morning. I may have a real short week.
In Texas, maybe. Everywhere else it's just winter. My chick's whole family was freaking out this weekend. They even centralized all the kids at her house because she has back up generators for the house, barns, and stables; plus months of food stores on hand as well as the RV for overflow if the 8 bed main house and 4 bed guest house filled up. She even had a few employees from the shelter stay because they didn't want to drive home in the "dangerous" conditions.Oh yes. This will be remembered as "The Great Storm of '21." For years folks will be reminiscing about where they were during this time. In 9 months babies will be born with names like "Storm", "Snow", and "Ice." In some places power has been out for minutes!!
The sun even came out for an hour today, so we've officially had every form of normal weather in less than 24 hours.As long as you can stay warm! :thumbsup:
Lexie told me to .... off when I sent her the map covering up where she's at. Here at my house is supposed to start snowing this evening and not stop until Thursday sometime.It's winter (February) here in Texas and we're slated to get a week of low 30's°F.
I get to work outdoors for 4 nights of that week.