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General Chat Thread, Snow! in General; Originally Posted by witch I don't understand why schools "up north" close because of snow? You get at least some ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    I don't understand why schools "up north" close because of snow? You get at least some most winters and I would have thought the LA etc would be prepared.
    Down here, quite another matter -one flake and everyone runs around hysterically shouting "doomed, doomed!"
    Simple really, the LAs are useless.

    Not sure if the gritters had been out but the roads were completely clear this morning, no problems at all. As forecast it snowed all day but only hovered around 0'C so the roads remained pretty clear but with plenty of water/slush hanging about. Again as forecast it quickly dipped below freezing at 3pm. By the time I left work just before 5pm it was treacherous, car door was froze shut, couldn't stand up in the car park, etc.

    Were the gitters out before 3pm? Were they nowt. Were they out before/during rush hour when the grit would have the best chance of working? I didn't see them or any grit on the roads.

    The council adjacent to us sent all their workers home at 3.30pm as the roads were that bad. A few tonnes of grit (which needs using) vs the entire council getting an early finish, which do you think cost them the most money? Idiots.

    It's supposed to be -6'C tonight so we'll see what the roads are like in the morning...
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    It was -6C when I got in this morning and is now -5C. I like it because the heating kicks in early. Normally it's off when I get in.

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    BBC Breakfast News [Carol Kirkwood] are currently forecasting blizzard conditions and 15 cm of snow in places.The Met Office weather warning webpage does not seem to match the extent of the bad weather as forecast by BBC News:
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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Were the gitters out before 3pm?


    -2C here this morning. Heavy frost on the car - irritatingly as I normally park it up the drive under the vent for the central heating which keeps the windscreen frost-free, but of course I didn't last night.
    Got to work early only to find the caretaker is ill so no-one turned up to unlock the gates for 15 minutes.
    Lovely!

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    -3 here at the moment and pretty cold, but no sign of any further snow. Just a little bit icy.

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    -3.5 here. Icy, but mostly fine.

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    The Met Office has tweeted a picture with the anticipated depth of snow resulting from tomorrow's falls:


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    We're scheduled for heavy snow from 8am. I start work at 8am. Hope it starts earlier so don't have to make the trip in. I fear that once I'm in I won't leave.

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    It's started here (South Worcs) plans are in place to be closed tomorrow by the sounds of it as we are on the edge of the severe warning.

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    -4 on way to work this morning, no snow and judging by the above map, we're in the green area so might get nothing whatsoever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    The Met Office has tweeted a picture with the anticipated depth of snow resulting from tomorrow's falls:

    Wales has a Red warning from the Met Office for tomorrow, pretty serious stuff.

    Looking like it's going to be snow all weekend for us, so fingers crossed for Monday

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    Been watching the county council school closures website today and i've noticed two local schools appear in the past 30 minutes, just hoping to see ours appear there soon

    Downside though........I'm meant to be moving house on saturday :|

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    I'm right at the northern edge of the snow due for England and Wales. I hope we get some. Won't somebody think of the children!

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    As much as I love snow...I need to get from Sheffield to Skegness (both places and inbetween due for some heavy snowfall)straight after work on friday! For a Brass Band contest at Butlin's...i hope its not as bad as the weather people make it sound. Our band are in with a chance of winning a prize this year and the prize money is good, 1000 for 3rd place alone!

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    Snow ruined my honeymoon and I hate it!!!!!!

    On the plus side it made the wedding photos look incredible so I love it too!!!

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