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    New for me

    PA issued highway restrictions last night due to high winds and snow forecast starting today.

    Included in those restrictions was a reference to "ATD" which I found to be an acronym for "Alternative Traction Device"----which failed to solve anything for me

    So---the next search did yield an answer----they are "tire socks"!

    I have no idea how durable they are but at first glance they appear interesting----and far easier to put on! I do question their use on ice

    One of the great winter events that everyone should have is "chaining up" a big rig during a driving snow storm

    There is another advantage offered----weight. A set of truck chains can weigh 120 lbs/axel for single tire chains. Depending on how many tires and axels you chain up you can shave off a lot of pay load----and you carry them if they are on the tires or hanging on the frame in the ready.
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    I watched a couple of their videos and those things don't look like they would get any more traction than a street tire. I guess it's something I would have to see to understand. Fortunately, we don't need 'em in my part of Texas!

    BTW, what is this "snow" in your forecast?

    Yesterday:

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    What is the green in your photo?
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ---Sir Winston Churchill
    "Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all." ---John W. Gardner
    “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” ---C. S. Lewis

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    It is a metamorphosis your snow will undergo after a few weeks of warm sunshine.
    The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible - Arthur C. Clarke

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    Not soon enough for me
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ---Sir Winston Churchill
    "Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all." ---John W. Gardner
    “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” ---C. S. Lewis

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    One of our Aspens popped open this week. But, it typically snows again before it's fully opened. If we're lucky, it won't snow when all the leaves are out, cause that results in broken branches as many deciduous trees cant support both leaves and snow at the same time.

    Tire socks? Hadn't heard of them till now. Personally, I've found the BFG AT to have just enough sipes and flow-through tread arrangement to tackle snow/ice. Mud tires are the worst at it.

    Hunter
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