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Driving cautiously

Last year, one of my friends almost died in an auto collision. This was due to the fact that it was snowing and the other driver couldn’t stop in time. Consequently, during snowstorms, I’m cautious when it comes to driving.

Like many people, I live at a lower elevation than Grass Valley, where I work. Although the road conditions may be fine in Rough and Ready, it might be messy in Grass Valley. There is a Web site that helps me determine road conditions in Grass Valley. The address is: http://www.nevadacounty live.com/grassvalleydowntown webcam.html. This is Cornish Cam. It displays a real-time image of Mill Street. With this data, I am able to calculate when I can leave my house. However, I still have to interpret the image. For instance, Crown Point Circle is not usually plowed first thing in the morning. Another problem with the image is that it doesn’t show ice very well.

I don’t want to disrespect the wonderful people of Nevada City, but their camera doesn’t show any detail during the middle of the night.

Harry Lum

Rough and Ready

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