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PentaxRocks

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 08:28
Well here in the West of Wales we've got about 16". Loads of roads are closed, while I was on shift last night we had in the region of 270 car and lorry accidents and we're only trying to use the police 4x4's to deal with them.
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K10D

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 08:47
Pentaxophile wrote:
Can I borrow your tinfoil helmet, K10D!

Hurray, no more snow overnight in Brum!

Never use one. However, I have seen people wearing them at Stone Henge?

Just back in from dropping the eldest lad off at work, traffic down to 20 mph on most roads here in Cleveland (Teesside). Light snow still falling.
Currently 3.3'C with light easterly breeze.

Road conditions are not good with a lot of snow on main roads.

Regards

Hyram

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 09:17
3" - 4" where we are in mid-Hampshire and snowing again now.
Hyram

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Mongoose

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 09:57
~5-6" here in Oxfordshire and still snowing.
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johnriley

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 10:06
Can anyone give me a status update for conditions around Helmsley, Yorkshire?
Best regards, John

Greytop

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 10:16
Now 10" to 12" in West Reading and still snowing (lightly).
Regards Huw

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Father Ted

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 10:49
We had about 4" in Birkenhead, which is pretty much unheard of. Unfortunately this brought everything to a halt and it took me 3 hours to get home from work; a journey which usually takes 45 mins

However, as we don't usually get it, I'm not complaining. As soon as I got in I took the kids over to the park with their sleds!! Great fun was had by all!!

If it hangs around until the weekend, I 'll get out with my camera.
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

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GlynM

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 11:07
6 Inches outside the back door here on the Surrey/Hampshire boarder.

I have this morning walked up on the Ash Ranges and in the open it was well over my boots.

The roads are awful and I witnessed vehicles having trouble with our modest hump-back bridge.

The debate with the few other people I met was whether it was deeper than last February. The consensus was that it is deeper and of course it is still snowing.

Glyn
Last Edited by GlynM on 06/01/2010 - 11:13

shanegeach

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 11:14
i'm glad to hear every1 is enjoying snow, but as for travelling for god sakes be careful, especially with those cameras and yourselves. i might be able to get some pics on my way to work this afternoon.

tin foil helmet lmao, i think those will come in handy at night though, unless i'm in a world of my own again.

I say lets enjoy it while we have it, even if we cant get to work, lucky for me i only 25mins walk and stick my golf shoes on for the walk, YES you read it right i ADMIT i wear golf shoes in the snow to get to my work. Its either that or i spend 50 mins trying to crawl to work or just slide on my backside all the way there.

HAVE FUN...................
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Hyram

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 12:28
shanegeach wrote:
.................lucky for me i only 25mins walk and stick my golf shoes on for the walk.............

Very lucky indeed, it would take me about 6 - 7 hours to walk to work
Hyram

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K10D

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 12:50
johnriley wrote:
Can anyone give me a status update for conditions around Helmsley, Yorkshire?

It won't be good John. Roads are only just clear here in the town and Helmsley is also foercast -6 this evening. At 250 feet above sea level they have had heavy snow.

It is very sunny here in Stockton at the moment, clear skies, hence the drop in temp later...

Regards

pentaxian450

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 13:53
Unlocker wrote:
We've got enough snow here to completely shut down the country, paralyse all local public transport, close all the local schools and ensure that I'll probably get no customers tomorrow.
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Yup, we've got a couple of inches too!

I really feel sorry for you, guys. Now, would anybody be willing to help me shovel the couple of feet we have at my place?
Yves (another one of those crazy Canucks)

Unlocker

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 15:08
To make matters worse, went out for a walk with the camera last night and ended up filming a gritting lorry with a snow plough, who wasn't gritting or ploughing!

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Greytop

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 15:34
Did anybody end up having to throw snow balls at their Sky dish to clear it and get reception?

I had to do it three times last night (for the wife and daughters of course)
Regards Huw

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Mongoose

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 15:38
I just tried to get into my garden (which is detached, ~50m from my house) to find that the gate is jammed shut with snow and the lock is frozen solid. I can't build a snowman
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