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Snowplows Ready To Remove Abandoned Vehicles from Highways When Evacuations Occur

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posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 02:52 PM
reply to post by getreadyalready

That was an interesting article. It seems even though they have no idea what the results would be, and admit it could be a catastrophe, they still might do it as a last resort.

Hope they warn people first, cause even if they don't evacuate, it might be a good time to pack up everything important and take a holiday.

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 03:25 PM

Originally posted by IOfTheStorm
Snowplows??? Wow lets all consider this...I've been a Texan my entire life, born and raised on Galveston Island. There are tarballs and oil washing up on the beaches here all the time in small quantities from 100 yr old ship wrecks, leaks and ocean seeps (none from our current leak as of yet), and galveston has a small armada of "snowplows" that regularly cruise the beaches to scrape off oil, tarballs and refuse, keeping them nice and clean for our tourists. Snowplows on southern beaches are nothing new.
Now, on the flip side of that coin during the mass evacuation of hurricane Rita on the heels of Katrina when everyone here was in panic mode their were thousands of traffick jams, cars overheating and running out of gas which left thousands of cars on the highways up to Houston and beyond. In some places their were traffic jams over a hundred miles long and yes, people were abandoning their cars and walking...but what i saw was towtrucks clearing the snowplows.

[edit on 2-7-2010 by IOfTheStorm]

Seems like they might be used to clear beaches of oil instead of cars.

I wonder if this is how the rumor got started. Maybe someone heard they were trying to collect snow plows. Maybe the person, like me, didn't realize they could be used to clear beaches of oil, so they just thought it might be used to push cars aside.

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 03:41 PM

Originally posted by getreadyalready
OK, I wasn't going to respond, this claim is ludicrous, but it seems the thread is taking off a little, so here is my $.02.

Southern States do not have snow plows! Atlanta, Memphis and anywhere South = no Snow Plows!

Now, if they were shipping in snow plows, we would notice. Sure they could claim it was to move oil soaked booms, or some other lame excuse, but we would at least see them coming.

Secondly, Snow plows do not move cars. The better snow plows have hydraulic blades, and hitting a car would damage and incapacitate the plow. People in the North know this. The plows usually just bury the parked cars in snow! If they happen to hit a car, it is a traffic accident, they don't just push it and drive on.

Now, the military aspect puts a "little bit" of credibility to the claim. Hurlburt Field in Ft. Walton Beach is the home to a military engineering fleet that builds roads. I forget their outfits name, but it has a Red Horse as the emblem and the name is something like Red Horse. Anyway, their plows are probably capable of moving cars, and they have been called in to repair roads after hurricanes. Still, they are not snow plows, and they are not going to be clearing every interstate in the South.

IMHO, this is a dumb claim from another dumb source. As much as I like YouTube and modern information sharing, I hate the fact that any dummy can get a pulpit and say anything they want?

I agree this is silly. Could they use snow plows to scrape up oil from the beaches? BTW Memphis area here, and we do actually have a couple of snow plows. Mainly because if we get snow or ice people freak out like its the last days on earth.

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 04:03 PM

Originally posted by butcherguy
reply to post by tsloan
Some photos would be legs.

Anyone have any of those?

Why in the world would I have taken photo's of snow plows in the interstate???..I'm sorry but thats not a red flag in Maryland and D.C. after this past winter of 90+ inches of snow.

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 04:41 PM
reply to post by Cloudsinthesky

The advisory committee for the CDC just voted recently 11-0 that all seasonal flu shots will be a manditory vaccination.....with very few exceptions.......The CDC always goes along with what the advisory committe advises...........

Mandatory my red-blooded American arse.
Watch me buddy-roo, they'll have to subdue me and my family.
(Probably use Tazers) Can't you see the headline now....?
"!! Father of 3 Goes Beserk at Detainment Camp in Texas ...screams "Please Don't Taze Me BRO !!"
Officials relent, and riddle his body with 9MM slugs, as horrified family watches helplessly.
ATS'ers, it could happen !
That's when you'll know it's time to head for them thar hills !!
I already have a place waiting.

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 04:41 PM

Remove the cutter teeth and replace with scraper teeth and you got a "snow plow".

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 04:46 PM
The very second I hear that a state or states have been evacuated I'm catching the first plane to Europe and I'm not coming back.

Whoever engineered this whether it be our government, BP, or the banksters, I hope they burn in hell and they will for the evil acts theyve commited. The constitution is lost and the warnings by those that founded our once great country have fallen on deaf ears.

Soon will come the day that nobody will be able to afford to even own a home because all wealth has been transfered to the already wealthy and well off. To those of you who have wealth I ask you WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE IT WHEN YOU DIE?! There are people living on the street, starving, and being thrown out of their #ing house so you can hoard all the money and you want more? FOR #ING WHAT?! How many billions and trillions of dollars do you really need?

This whole situation makes me sick to my stomach. Not because it was an accident but because I know damn well someone caused it just to make money. God damn all of you greedy people out there that would rather buy another Lexus than help those in need.

You know.. Abraham Lincoln was a hell of a man:

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."

"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts."

We are not being told the truth.

[edit on 2-7-2010 by AndrewJay]

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 04:47 PM
reply to post by Noromyxo

I'm with ya!
I will go with the Dr's excuse, then I will just say no and avoid it, and then eventually, if they come to my house, they will get to meet "frank," my double pistol grip riot shotgun with the 500,000 candle power xenon light and 6 round tube!

Frank has some big brothers and some little brothers that live with us, but Mr. Frank does all the talking! Hit the thumb switch on that bright light and make that distinctive pump action sound, and those needles will wilt like summer daisies!

[edit on 2-7-2010 by getreadyalready]

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 05:09 PM
i just channeled something from my spirit guide:

She said this is all hog fuel.

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 05:09 PM

Originally posted by darkelf
If you remember the footage from the Rita evacuation, people on the highways were running out of gas. I know that when I drove back to Corpus from Slidell, I had several gas cans in my jeep because there was no gas from Slidell to Victoria. I think that is the scenario here except instead of trucks bringing in fuel, they would just make the people leave their vehicles and push them off of the roads. They could then put these people on busses to transport them where ever.

I'd have to agree I used to live in Nederland Texas before Rita, it took 19 hours to move 120 miles with all lanes heading North. I don't remember vehicles stranded directly on the highway but the shoulders had lots of vehicles that couldn't take the 100+ degree heat or ran out of gas.

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 05:31 PM
Honestly, with the shape of things down there, and the air quality at frightening levels, harmful chemicals, etc.. How could a mass-evacuation not seem plausible? Personally, I'm expecting it.

Remember, there's plenty of different types of snow plows, they will probably used a reinforced plow type in the shape of an "A" that will send the inertial force in the right direction.

[edit on 2-7-2010 by porschedrifter]

[edit on 2-7-2010 by porschedrifter]

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 06:40 PM
I signed up....Yes indeed, and this article inspired me too, I called 25 different counties in that region about this subject and all replied with confusion. So thought I would sign up to ATS and let everyone know. There are NO plows modified to move cars, most of them did express though there concern and mystery of why so many armed military people are there, and FEMA is preparing for somehting, setting up already. I do not know what this means just letting you all know. GO AHEAD AND CALL THEM ALL YOURSELF.

The Dr. Speaks

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 06:44 PM
Hurricanes dont really make people panic do they? You have lots of notice now days. If I was told there was a methane cloud heading inland I would be freaking out! Possibly driving like a bat out of hell. Maybe there are expecting panic freaked out mode!

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 06:48 PM
reply to post by LiveForever8

I am unsure if a snow plow actually has the strength to push one car let alone a few cars at a time. It's basically a small dump truck with a plow, or some cities use trucks.

I also don't see what would cause the evacuation? Chemicals, a storm, earthquake? What exactly?

And why would the military be running away?

Even so the video was sad.. all that oil.. I've been to those beaches several times, I can't imagine it with all that oil..

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 07:29 PM
Just playing Devil's Advocate here for a moment, and putting aside the whole snowplow debate..

If this gets worse and they do find elevated levels of dangerous gasses, etc, in the air and in the ground, they would have to evacuate or the motives for keeping people in a toxic area would be called into question, can anyone remember Love Canal?

The government isn't as stupid as everyone here seems to make them out to be, I'm sure they have an evac plan in the wings in case this thing a) gets a lot worse, or b) cannot be stopped, which will lead to a.

If the government turned a blind eye to the population dying, they would be open to all sorts of inquiries and lawsuits for not evacing people. Just something to think about when you say it could never happen etc. If they don't have that plan, they would be committing murder, and no politician would like to be remembered for an entire city dropping dead from a cloud of methane gas.

Now I'm not saying that the releif well won't work, it may very well work, also I am not discounting Mr Clinton's remarked about the nuke option, or trying to state one way or the other how this is going to turn out, none of us really know for sure, it's still early in the whole picture and there could be other options we all don't know about at this time.

In the end, the toxicity will be the tell, if it gets to Love Canal levels, yes there will be manditory (read the word manditory) evac to avoid the hordes of civilians dropping dead and creating an even bigger problem.

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 07:41 PM
Hello ATS'ers. I have been reading the site for awhile now, but this is my first reply. I used to work for an underground coal mining equipment suppilier and have been underground in coal mines quite a few times. I can tell you that if it was methane bubbling out of the water in that video it would be more than obvious. Methan is given off when coal is cut and sheared off of a coal seam, and for lack of a better explanation, it smells like a giant fart. If you were anywhere near these bubbles, you would be able to smell it as it is a very strong and easily noticable smell. Just thought I would point that out.

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 07:42 PM
so ,do we have any pictures of these plows on Florida streets and Highways?
Anyone with video? anything to make this a true statement?
Cause there sure is allot of Bulls#&^ flyin around

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 08:13 PM
Living in Louisiana most of my life i felt the need to reply to this thread as others before me. The use of Corexit cannot be good but destroying crops? Howis itdoing that when they are using in the gulf to break-up and sink the oil? The salt water from the Gulf would do more damage to our crops than Corexit would and if the Gulf waters are making it inland to crops in Louisiana we are in loads of troulble as there are very few if any crops in the coastal regions of Louisiana, mostly swamp lands.

As far as snowplows, as stated before not many in the region and the Goverment is unable or was unable to plan any evacuation for N.O. when Katrina struck how are they possiable going to plan a mass evacuation of the coast which would almost certainly include 4 coastal states.

Just not likely IMO.

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 08:47 PM
Not sure how it works in the US, but here in the UK a snow plough simply refers to the "plough blade" they attach to the front of the vehicle, the vehicles they use here are frequently used with no plough blade attached to simply grit the roads.

The point being the plough blade could be attached to any suitable vehicle, you could attach it to a 38 ton truck if necessary.

So people looking out for a fleet of snow ploughs heading to the Gulf may be will probably just be plough blades loaded on a container ready to be stuck on the front of whatever vehicle is deemed appropriate.

Or this whole story could all be a load of cr*p

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 08:58 PM
If this was an issue, forget snowplows and tanks with blades.

Komatsu makes a bulldozer called the D575A that can push half a million pounds out of the way and break solid rock; I'm pretty sure there are lots of Cat dozers in the region that can handle a truck or two.

EDIT: of course, I wouldn't want to think of what the asphalt would look like if that happened.

[edit on 2-7-2010 by mydarkpassenger]

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