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#741 longboard

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:10 PM

Some light snow flurries periodically here in Calderdale on Le Tour route. Heavier snow forecast for tonight.

#742 gazza77

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

Some light snow flurries periodically here in Calderdale on Le Tour route. Heavier snow forecast for tonight.


it was just starting as I set off home. Interestingly, as I headed over higher ground, the roads were in places covered with snow, even though it hadn't been snowing; it was simply from the wind blowing it from where it's been sat for days on the roadside.

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#743 Saintslass

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:13 PM

It's snowing good and proper here in Sintellins and has been doing for over an hour now. Sky has disappeared (that is the satellite TV, not the thing above planet earth). Why were we forced into switching on to digital only again? Analogue TV never suffered from the weather like satellite TV does.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:15 PM

Blummin -20 here in Lithuania, had a 30 minute walk from were I've been working to a hotel in -20, ordered a brandy and bowl of broth to "warm up" waitress scoffed that its a good job I'm not here when its cold!

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:31 PM

Missus is abandoning the car at work and walking home. Praise has to go out to those who have to turn out in awful conditions.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:26 PM

it is a good foot deep here in snowy wigan been coming down since 5pm and still heavy, first friday night i have stayed in for 25 years i must be getting soft.

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#747 Phil

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:49 PM

Some light snow flurries periodically here in Calderdale on Le Tour route. Heavier snow forecast for tonight.


where are you? I'm in Boothtown and its pretty thick (the snow's no joke either :lol: )
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:04 AM

I'm itching to go out but I've never seen flakes as big.

God, I hate dandruff.

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#749 Padge

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:15 AM

it is a good foot deep here in snowy wigan been coming down since 5pm and still heavy, first friday night i have stayed in for 25 years i must be getting soft.


I'll confirm that, its getting deep.

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#750 Wolford6

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:39 AM

Really bad tonight in Bradford. I've given at least half a dozen cars a push on the 3 miles home ... i.e. about 25% of those running.

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#751 Saint Billinge

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:32 AM

it is a good foot deep here in snowy wigan been coming down since 5pm and still heavy, first friday night i have stayed in for 25 years i must be getting soft.


One BBC presenter questioned a guy from the Highways Agency this morning as to how a bit of snow closed the M6 at Wigan. Also, a BBC team had to be put up in a house overnight after being trapped in snow....and they keep telling us not to go out unless necessary.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:07 AM

One BBC presenter questioned a guy from the Highways Agency this morning as to how a bit of snow closed the M6 at Wigan. Also, a BBC team had to be put up in a house overnight after being trapped in snow....and they keep telling us not to go out unless necessary.


I went down into Hebden Bridge early this morning to take some photos. We'd had about 4 inches up in the village, but it was fairly clear on the roads down in the valley bottom. The only thing that caused me any issues was having to find an alternate route home because a gritter was stuck halfway up the hill on a bit of road where you can't get past. :lol:

Edited by gazza77, 26 January 2013 - 10:07 AM.

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#753 John Rhino

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:22 AM

About a foot or so here in Matlock.

Have tickets to go out tonight in Nottingham so will have to get digging this afternoon.

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#754 Ratty

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:31 AM

Had maybe 3 - 4 inches of snow overnight here in Leeds. But as I write it's sunny and bright and the snow is melting big style.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

One BBC presenter questioned a guy from the Highways Agency this morning as to how a bit of snow closed the M6 at Wigan. Also, a BBC team had to be put up in a house overnight after being trapped in snow....and they keep telling us not to go out unless necessary.


The problem on the M6 was the fact that it put down a foot of snow in an hour and lorries were losing traction, on the hills especially.

Struggled gettiing off our estate this morning and the main roads were still dodgy, even where the gritters had been.

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#756 Saintslass

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

The problem on the M6 was the fact that it put down a foot of snow in an hour and lorries were losing traction, on the hills especially.

Heard an interview on the BBC this morning from a guy who said that trapped motorists on the M6 near Wigan were having snowball fights. I guess that would be one story they don't pass on to their children!

#757 longboard

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

Heard an interview on the BBC this morning from a guy who said that trapped motorists on the M6 near Wigan were having snowball fights. I guess that would be one story they don't pass on to their children!


Just shows, we are all children deep down.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:31 PM

I went down into Hebden Bridge early this morning to take some photos. We'd had about 4 inches up in the village, but it was fairly clear on the roads down in the valley bottom. The only thing that caused me any issues was having to find an alternate route home because a gritter was stuck halfway up the hill on a bit of road where you can't get past. :lol:


A few abandoned vehicles about in the Calder Valley this am but the thaw has started.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:35 PM

I went down into Hebden Bridge early this morning to take some photos. We'd had about 4 inches up in the village, but it was fairly clear on the roads down in the valley bottom. The only thing that caused me any issues was having to find an alternate route home because a gritter was stuck halfway up the hill on a bit of road where you can't get past. :lol:


One winter not long ago witnessed a gritter in Oldham end up on its side!

Edited by Saint Billinge, 26 January 2013 - 12:37 PM.

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#760 Saint Billinge

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:38 PM

The problem on the M6 was the fact that it put down a foot of snow in an hour and lorries were losing traction, on the hills especially.

Struggled gettiing off our estate this morning and the main roads were still dodgy, even where the gritters had been.


The presenter questioning a 'bit' of snow was the one left stranded. :D :rolleyes:

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