SNOW

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Felt I had to write about the snow tonight, we do not get it very bad most winters but Britain seems to be unable to predict it and deal with it very well at all. We have gritters and ploughs but they do not get them out quick enough or they just do not seem to work. I have no idea why, roads come to a standstill and trains do not run. The schools either shut as soon as a bit of snow falls from the sky or leave it too late so the children cannot get home as the buses are not running. It is all a complete fiasco, parents worried and trying to walk to the schools to find their children as not all of them have phones.

Cars, buses all abandoned in the snow, blocking roads so gritters will not be able to get through during the night. I am so pleased not to be going anywhere tomorrow as I can see the morning travel to work is going to be horrendous for a lot of people. Then you have the parents that can get to work but cannot go because the school is shut so children are at home for the day.

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The above picture is of a major motorway in Kent, you can see the car pointing sideways and lorry straying to the wrong side. People were taking hours to get home tonight and some are still not home yet! My son-in-law has been stuck in his van for over 5 hours as the road is at a standstill because of a fatal accident, he cannot leave his van as all his tools are in it. Thank god he has got a blanket as he could be there for a few more hours yet.

On a brighter note the children love it and have been sledging, snowman building and having a lot of fun. Will be back tomorrow with further updates so long as there are no power cuts!

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Ready for fun!

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2 Comments

  1. 12th March 2013 / 2:24 pm

    Wow, it looks like quite a storm. I hope your son-in-law is okay.

    • 13th March 2013 / 12:12 pm

      All ok in the end, thank you x

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