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    Rain-X is good. It stops the ice from sticking to the glass.

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    thats a good idea i've got some rainx at home will give it a go

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    Quote Originally Posted by glen_j View Post
    thats a good idea i've got some rainx at home will give it a go
    It's not something I have done for a couple of winters, but that was due to memory problems. I do remember just putting the wipers on when I had it applied and sheets of ice just wiped off. I'll hunt out my container of it tonight.

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    I've just checked the school weather station... the temperature hasn't shifted from -1.6 degrees C all morning.... lovely sunshine.

    So much for being in the warm South!

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    I went to Clapham last night and it was unbearable. So cold standing around the train platforms after missing my train. Went further south near midnight and Croydon felt warm by comparison!

    I've been watching MetCheck closely and the weekend looks clear in the south, most of the snow appears to be hanging round the coast. But with the temperature hovering near 0 any rain could easily turn to snow making it hard to predict. You guys in the North and East just need to brace for more. :P

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    -2 in the car this morning, will see what its like, off to Essex this weekend, and snow is forecast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    You guys in the North and East just need to brace for more. :P
    Doesn't bother me, its only snow. As long as the council bother gritting the roads that is :grrr:

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Doesn't bother me, its only snow. As long as the council bother gritting the roads that is :grrr:
    This is the only thing that annoys me, when i cant get into work because my RWD just wont function near or on snow and there's no grit on the road.

    However i heard majority of councils have more salt this year than they know what to do with after last year due to the media bashing, which is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanlaz View Post
    This is the only thing that annoys me, when i cant get into work because my RWD just wont function near or on snow and there's no grit on the road.

    However i heard majority of councils have more salt this year than they know what to do with after last year due to the media bashing, which is good.
    If they have more salt then they know what to do with maybe they should try putting some on the bloody roads!!! It does annoy me when the weather forcast says for days in advance "snow, ice..." yet the council risk it and not salt anywhere. Took me 1h40m to get to work yesterday, on a good day i can make it in less than 10mins.

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    We have had a positive deluge of snow......oh, must have been 5 or 6 flakes this evening...

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    We have had a positive deluge of snow......oh, must have been 5 or 6 flakes this evening...
    We got an entire hour of sleet. Now its going to get nice and cold, and freeze all the water on the roads. Lovely.

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    Here in Dundee they grit in advance, and sometimes several times. They also have little tractors with snow ploughs on the front they use to clear and grit the pavements. I guess that's one of the benefits of living where snow and ice are guaranteed. It's currently snowing reasonably heavily, and the roads are remaining clear.

    Back home in the south of England it's a different story though, only one road in the village gets gritted, meaning the bus can have some difficulties on it's route (watching a double decker bus slide was funny until it was rather close!).

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    That's loads by Dorset standards!

    I had to scrape frost off the car before I took my son to scouts at 7.30pm... I'm just about to start scraping again...

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    TBF it did actually snow for about an hour but it has stopped now and it didnt settle. But then this is South Dorset and it is still November so any snow is a huge event

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    I had a massive deluge of Snow this afternoon!!!! It was an epic snow shower for all of about 30 seconds leaving a massive volume of the stuff, but it went in about 5 minutes



    Never mind, I'll make some more on Sunday






    I love my Snow Machine that i've hired for the School Show Shame Snow Fluid is around £34 a bottle That is the only snow I want to see between now and Monday 6th December please, snow that I make and control how its made and when and doesn't stop me getting to work or the public getting to our show!

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