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#761 hindle xiii

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:03 PM

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

There was one in the T&A the other week, it might've been in Dec when we had that one black ice morning.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:07 PM

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


Yes. It's a complete myth that other countries just carry on as normal. I've been in America when there's been gridlock and airport chaos in places like Detriot and Minneapolis when the snow comes down quickly.
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#763 Ullman

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:22 PM

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

They were ginormous, the size of saucers. Rapid thaw underway today though.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:35 PM

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


I've seen em stuck a few times round here, steep hills and narrow roads isn't really condusive to vehicles that size. Tractors are often used up on the hillside roads and tracks, but this wasn't that far out of the town centre. I'm sure he'd have got it shifted fairly quickly, but speaking to the driver, I don't think he was being helped by the fact he was loosing compression on the mechanism to operate the plough.

It has melted fairly quickly today, but it's still well over a foot deep in places. I can foresee issues later on if it does get really wet and consequently melts quickly, as the ground has never dried out from the summer flooding, so it will all head down the valley pretty quickly.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

The problem gritters have is nobody has gritted in front of them.

They interviewed a gritter driver on TV the other day and he told a tale of an impatient driver behind him seeing his chance and overtook the gritter at speed.

Moments later he saw red lights, white lights, red lights, white lights, red lights, white lights as the car spun out of control on the ungritted road ahead.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

The problem gritters have is nobody has gritted in front of them.

They interviewed a gritter driver on TV the other day and he told a tale of an impatient driver behind him seeing his chance and overtook the gritter at speed.

Moments later he saw red lights, white lights, red lights, white lights, red lights, white lights as the car spun out of control on the ungritted road ahead.


And how many times will that have happened? :lol:

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:50 PM

Yes. It's a complete myth that other countries just carry on as normal. I've been in America when there's been gridlock and airport chaos in places like Detriot and Minneapolis when the snow comes down quickly.

just been to Belgium, they had a lot of snow and no hint of chaos or problems.

I was there about 8 years ago as well, it put down about eighteen inches in the day and next morning everything was running as normal. I asked did they get a lot of snow in Brugge so they were used to it, the reply was that it was the first snow they had seen there for 11 years.

Last weekend they had gritters continually cruising, and I mean continually, they also had tractors with gritting pods fitted behind helping out.

They seem to be committed to keeping everything moving, especially the economy.

In this country we only ever see costs and never see benefits.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

Yes. It's a complete myth that other countries just carry on as normal. I've been in America when there's been gridlock and airport chaos in places like Detriot and Minneapolis when the snow comes down quickly.


Places carry on as normal when they get what's normal for them.

Odd that.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:33 PM

The one way I hate to see snow go is by being washed away by torrential rain. It's smashing it down in Sintellins just now. Floods galore by tomorrow I'd say.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:27 PM

The one way I hate to see snow go is by being washed away by torrential rain. It's smashing it down in Sintellins just now. Floods galore by tomorrow I'd say.


I consider myself very fortunate living in Billinge, especially at the top end as we don't have widespread flooding, that apart from some minor problems on the road to Wigan. It must be devastating suffering year-on-year.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:33 PM

About a foot or so here in Matlock.

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


Dug myself out of the drive and the road was clear by 15.30.

Driving through inches of water on the way though so expect some places to be flooded. Like St Billinge I'm glad we live well up the hillside away from the Derwent even if the road down can be a pain in winter at times.

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#772 Wolford6

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:27 PM

The snow is just about gone now in Bradford.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

My garden looks like it's got a dusting of snow. In fact, we've just had a really heavy hailstorm.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

some really fierce hail storms wandering around this area as well.

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#775 hindle xiii

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:19 AM

<_<

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:41 AM

Here it comes again!

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#777 longboard

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:44 AM

It's coming down in the Calder Valley.

#778 gazza77

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:49 AM

It's coming down in the Calder Valley.


As it is in the Aire Valley. Might make the journey between the two a bit more interesting this evening. B)

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:02 AM

<_< <_<

It'll be gone by tomorrow anyway.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:15 AM

As it is in the Aire Valley. Might make the journey between the two a bit more interesting this evening. B)


Sleet then rain this evening supposedly. Nice skiddy conditions. ;)




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