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Old November 20th, 2014, 10:36 AM   #3101
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I'm gonna assume snow and lots of it?
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Old November 20th, 2014, 03:04 PM   #3102
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If you saw my post in Roadside Rest about the five feet Buffalo's had over the last couple of days, the thing about lake-effect snow is you need to be downwind of the lake to get it. It's perfectly common for Buffalo to get enormous amounts and Toronto to get nothing.
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Old November 20th, 2014, 03:18 PM   #3103
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Yeah I realise that, but the Lake Effect doesn't have to be only there, there could be 'regular' snow as well
I sure as hell hope that's not a regular rush hour...
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Old November 20th, 2014, 04:08 PM   #3104
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Lake-effect snow is caused by cold air flowing over the relatively warm lakes, causing huge precipitation downwind. As cold air almost always comes from the northwest in this region, the lake-effect snow side is the most intense on the southern and eastern shores of the lake. This effect diminishes once the lake freezes over.

Then, of course, you have your 'Polar Vortex', 'Arctic Chill' or 'Bering Sea bomb' bearing down on Canada and the United States.
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Old November 20th, 2014, 04:19 PM   #3105
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"Bering Sea bomb"? That's a new one....

Pictures of Buffalo on the top of the front page of the New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer this morning.
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Old November 20th, 2014, 09:37 PM   #3106
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A410, Sherbrooke, Québec

The next phase of A410 around the southern side of Sherbrooke opens to traffic tomorrow (November 21).

http://www.lapresse.ca/la-tribune/sh...e-vendredi.php
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Old November 20th, 2014, 11:54 PM   #3107
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How busy is the Alaskan Highway west of Whitehorse?
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Old November 21st, 2014, 01:55 AM   #3108
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Yeah I realise that, but the Lake Effect doesn't have to be only there, there could be 'regular' snow as well
I sure as hell hope that's not a regular rush hour...
Toronto doesn't get lake effect snow, its upstate new york that gets it. Only the south side of the great lakes, so Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, etc.

It was a regular snowfall yes, but 5cm of it on coming down in the middle of rush hour for the first time this year. Lots of accidents, etc. as people adjust to driving in the snow again. Traffic like this happens a couple times a year usually.

the Alaskan highway west of Whitehorse i presume would be almost empty. its essentially a road to nowhere.
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Old November 21st, 2014, 02:02 AM   #3109
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Toronto doesn't get lake effect snow, its upstate new york that gets it. Only the south side of the great lakes, so Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, etc.
Thank you for repeating what I said

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It was a regular snowfall yes, but 5cm of it on coming down in the middle of rush hour for the first time this year. Lots of accidents, etc. as people adjust to driving in the snow again. Traffic like this happens a couple times a year usually.
I figured it was something like that, thanks.
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Old November 21st, 2014, 03:17 AM   #3110
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the Alaskan highway west of Whitehorse i presume would be almost empty. its essentially a road to nowhere.
Or to Alaska.
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Old November 21st, 2014, 05:16 AM   #3111
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I'm gonna assume snow and lots of it?
It was the first significant snowfall of the season. Once people become re-accustomed to driving in those conditions the general speed will pick up.

If the conditions are right Toronto or usually the area west of Toronto can experience the same conditions as Niagara and Buffalo. If the low pressure system sits over Pennsylvania or southern New York the winds will wind up blowing east across Lake Ontario and the snow falls on the western shores of the lake.

I remember during exam periods while in high school and university hoping a low would drift there and we'd get a snow day instead of an exam!
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How busy is the Alaskan Highway west of Whitehorse?
It varies considerably between summer and winter. The average AADT between Whitehorse and Haines Junction is 500 to 600 vehicles per day, but it is lower between Haines Junction and Alaska, with 200 vehicles per day.
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The highways was never really intended to move goods or services, quite the contrary.
It was actually built in record time by the Americans. The US desperately wanted a road connection to vulnerable Alaska during WW11 so the US Core of Engineers built it in record time. The Canadian government had no problem with them building the road IF the US paid for it which they did.
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Old November 22nd, 2014, 12:03 AM   #3114
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The next phase of A410 around the southern side of Sherbrooke opens to traffic tomorrow (November 21).

http://www.lapresse.ca/la-tribune/sh...e-vendredi.php
I took some pictures of the extension back in October:
http://www.AsphaltPlanet.ca/PQ/A/410/index.html

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Old November 22nd, 2014, 07:31 PM   #3115
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I realize that, but those are very, very far away. the vast majority of trips made to those communities are going to be by plane and boat. its 1,000km from whitehorse to anchorage.
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Old November 22nd, 2014, 07:46 PM   #3116
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Isn't Whitehorse just as remote from Edmonton?
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Old November 23rd, 2014, 03:37 AM   #3117
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and there's plenty of traffic between Edmonton and Whitehorse

but not a 401 level
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Old December 15th, 2014, 12:17 AM   #3118
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The westbound lanes of the 401 realignment to make room for the 407WDL interchange opened 2 weeks ago. The 407 East project is rapidly advancing to its scheduled completion date of December 2015. The steel structure in the forefront of the image is the future overpass for one of the merge lanes between the two highways (structure W7), and the structure in the background is the new Lakeridge Road overpass which was constructed to allow for a realigned 401 (Structure W3). You can see the eastbound lanes on the old alignment still in use on the far left of the image.

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Interchange design upon completion. Note that this image shows the ultimate width of the 401, with the 12 lane Collector - Express system running to the interchange. Upon initial construction it will not have that design, but rather a simple 6 lane configuration.

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Old December 15th, 2014, 01:27 AM   #3119
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Wow, it seems like they are moving really fast!

6 lanes there sucks today and it will suck on opening It's such a relief coming into the GTA and hitting the express sign. 12 lanes to 35/115 wouldn't even be a luxury (well it would be nice today , Oshawa is such a consistent mess)
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Plan is to eventually make it 12 to the WDL (what I just featured), 10 to the EDL (second 407 interchange on the other side of Oshawa), and 8 to 35/115.
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