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General Chat Thread, URgent - Road conditions West Kent to Milton Keynes. in General; Hopefully this is the quickest and most accurate way of finding out. My father-in-law has collapsed with a stroke and ...
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    URgent - Road conditions West Kent to Milton Keynes.

    Hopefully this is the quickest and most accurate way of finding out.

    My father-in-law has collapsed with a stroke and is being taken to Milton keynes hospital.

    If you are anywhere en-route, we'd appreciate a quick update on travel conditions in your locality as my husband ideally wants to get to MK today.

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    Sorry can't help with conditions but wanted to pass on my best wishes.

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    constant snow in MK, settled in undisturbed areas to about 1cm. Roads around MK are okay now but getting worse, so if you need to get to MK go now if you can get out of your area but dont expect to get back easy until the morning.
    Last edited by HMCTech; 6th January 2010 at 11:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexPilot View Post
    constant snow in MK, settled in undisturbed areas to about 1cm. Roads around MK are okay now but getting worse, so if you need to get to MK go now if you can get out of your area but dont expect to get back easy until the morning.
    Husband is packing overnight bag, sandwiches and spade... motorways look OKish at moment according to various travel websites. I just wish we owned a 4x4

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    Just asked the in-laws who live just outside MK - they say it isnt too bad ATM so you need to get there quickly

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    Drive safely and we are thinking of you. Include a container you can take a leak in if you are stuck in traffic and a blanket or two.

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    If you have time to look here is Snow info for the area and Travel Info for Bucks, plus tune into the Three Counties Radio on the way for travel news on 90.4 / 92.1 / 94.7 / 95.5 / 98 / 103.8 / 104.5 FM and 630 / 1161 AM

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    Just a note to say go careful buddy we are all thinking of you.. have you tried a quick tweet? (

    #uksnow Map 2.0 has some useful info

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    Husband is on way ... car loaded with emergency supplies and I'm now the worried wife waiting for news that he's arrived safely.

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    Best wishes for a safe arrival, thinking of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Husband is on way ... car loaded with emergency supplies and I'm now the worried wife waiting for news that he's arrived safely.
    I thought you were going as well, hence the container advice. Men don't have quite as much of a problem. A friend who lives in MK has emailed me to say the M1 seems to be moving well and most of the roads up to the hospital have been treated. So that should be one less worry.

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    Good luck, hope you get their safely

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    Husband in car park at MK hospital 2 hours! Wish it was like that normally!!

    Motorways 'Not too bad', but it's snowing heavily. Awaiting news of father-in-law now. Daughter in middle of mocks with AS exam on Monday, so it's better for rest of us to stay home for the moment

    Thanks for 'listening' everyone. It does help.

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    Hope it all turns out OK.

    For general info, do you know this web site: Traffic England - Motorway Traffic Flow - it will show you the state of any motorway including speed and the various overhead signs.

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