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This may be common sense, but this morning, there was about an inch or two of snow on my Volt's hatch - enough such that I could open it without cleaning it off.

I opened it, it seemed to stay up, so I reached in to get what I needed, and a few seconds later the hatch came down on my head fairly hard - the point is, even though the hatch seems like it may support a moderate snow load, take caution so it doesn't come down on you. Or don't be lazy like me, and brush it off first.
 

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LOL I had a snow situation on a car several years ago. The roof had about 4 or 5 inches on it. Something slid off of the armrest and hit the sun roof switch. Before I figured out what had happened the car was full of snow! I too should have brushed the car off.
 

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LOL I had a snow situation on a car several years ago. The roof had about 4 or 5 inches on it. Something slid off of the armrest and hit the sun roof switch. Before I figured out what had happened the car was full of snow! I too should have brushed the car off.
Now that would be funny to see, but I bet you did not think it was to funny at the time.
 

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In NH it is actually against the law to drive around with significant snow on your roof. I have seen first hand what happens when you don't clean it off. I have seen large chunks of ice fly off a car and right through the windshield of the following car.
 

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In NH it is actually against the law to drive around with significant snow on your roof. I have seen first hand what happens when you don't clean it off. I have seen large chunks of ice fly off a car and right through the windshield of the following car.
Being from MA, I wish that law would get more enforcement around here! I even clear the roof of my Suburban! Nothing pisses me off more than some jerk pulling their minivan onto the highway and filling the road with a hazardous cloud of snow mixed with ice chunks. (sorry for stereotyping careless minivan drivers). If I can get the roof of my 3/4 ton suburban or my old 1 ton van cleared (I use a long handled push broom as a snow rake), so can you!!!

Thanks for the hatch/weight warning though!
 

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I bought a snow "plow" at AutoZone last year that uses soft foam-like blades (like a garden hoe) to clear off the windows without scratching the car.
 

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Being from MA, I wish that law would get more enforcement around here! I even clear the roof of my Suburban! Nothing pisses me off more than some jerk pulling their minivan onto the highway and filling the road with a hazardous cloud of snow mixed with ice chunks. (sorry for stereotyping careless minivan drivers). If I can get the roof of my 3/4 ton suburban or my old 1 ton van cleared (I use a long handled push broom as a snow rake), so can you!!!

Thanks for the hatch/weight warning though!
Fortunately I was not driving before cleaning it off, just left something in the back that I needed to get out. :)
 
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