andrew_kerr at iamnos.ca
Thu Nov 6 14:02:07 UTC 2003
> For those who have never visited Fairbanks, there is a phenomena
> observed at -15C and lower known as "square tire". The rubber in tires
> of parked vehicles will become stiff and freeze into position, making
> the vehicle impossible to move without destroying the tires. To the
> best of my knowledge the ARSC does have conventional AC units, as
> Fairbanks reaches +24C and higher in mid summer.
As someone who has lived in Saskatchewan all his life, I can tell you
that "square tire" does not usually involve destruction of the tire. If
your tire is slightly flat, it can certainly freeze with a flat side.
This makes driving interesting for a while, but the tire will thaw as it
is driven on.
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