aaarrrggghhh more snow......

I hope everyone remains safe and warm in their houses.....We managed up to mugdock park yesterday and thought the worst was over....

managed to make it to the car today before deciding not to bother as it wasn't worth the risk. No sky or mobile phone signal....

dvd's and colouring in me thinks
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  • Nosht
    Nosht Posts: 744 Forumite
    Typical, a little poor weather & the country grinds to a halt.
    My street is littered with abandoned cars caused by people not being able to drive in the snow.
    Keep your revs. to a minimum, use as high a gear as possible & do not touch the brakes.
    Be prepared.

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  • welda
    welda Posts: 600 Forumite
    Returned to work after full week off last week, till 11AM. Place now closed again, total white out as I type and peer out from nice toasty house, more on the way apparantley? :(
  • delerium
    delerium Posts: 226 Forumite
    More? I was just enjoying the reprieve. We've had another 6+" this morning, places that weren't shut last week now are and the m8 has ground to a halt.....
  • Nosht wrote: »
    Typical, a little poor weather & the country grinds to a halt.
    My street is littered with abandoned cars caused by people not being able to drive in the snow.
    Keep your revs. to a minimum, use as high a gear as possible & do not touch the brakes.
    Be prepared.

    N.
    Might be a little poor weather where you are but we had 8-10" and I've never seen such a quick snow fall before.
  • Lynn11
    Lynn11 Posts: 674 Forumite
    Well I live in the central belt of scotland and it was snow heavily all day to about 3pm so all paths that were clear have several inches of snow. Hubbie made it to work today as advised to go as off all last week and it now stuck in the office in scotland staying overnight and we will see when the roads are cleared of the backlog of traffic for him to travel home.

    Some people do not know how to drive in snow but today it a really bad weather day to be even attempting to drive, but people have to try to get to work.
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  • bobhawke
    bobhawke Posts: 359 Forumite
    edited 6 December 2010 at 10:29PM
    People had no place being on the roads today unless they knew how to drive in snow, had a 4 wheel drive and or all terrain tyres at the minimum. I drove 130 miles all over Edinburgh today and it was absolute chaos. I saw idiots in 2 wheel drive cars trying to drive up snow covered hills, when they got stuck nobody was letting them reverse out so I had to block off round abouts and roads etc to let them out. People in 4 wheel drives bimbling along at 10mph on well gritted roads, people burning out clutches trying to get unstuck.
  • poppy_f1
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    i know people who left work at 4pm that are still stuck on the roads mainly going what is normally a 10mile journey
  • delerium
    delerium Posts: 226 Forumite
    Hubby has dug out the drive once again after it taking him 3 hours to get from Easterhouse to royston (a 10 min journey at best).

    I have fed the birds and scattered some little extra's on the top of the garden table while the snow was off.

    My thoughts and prayers go with those still stuck on the motorway network. It was so nearly me this morning, if my mum had been able to get out her drive, we were going to meet up.

    The news is saying they should have it cleared in 2 hours and I really hope they do for the sake of everyone but particularly those that have been there for hours!!
  • I wish we would be a bit more prepared for this. In Sweden, you are made by law to have snow tyres by a certain date and they also have heating under certain parts of roads to melt the ice. Might cost a bit but will save a lot more in the long run. I remember reading in the New Scientist that Scotland could be expecting an ice age in 15 years. (That was about 11 years ago!) It seems possible judging by the weather we've had this winter.
  • scotsbob
    scotsbob Posts: 4,632 Forumite
    ........In Sweden.........they also have heating under certain parts of roads to melt the ice

    I recently suggested this on the "Discussion Forum."

    We have undergound heating for our football grounds and also Murrayfield. I am all in favour of underground heating for the motorways and main A class roads in Scotland. If the sports venues can manage it then surely the Highways Agency should make an effort.
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