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Off to London on the 7am train from Leeds tomorrow for a "team building" day.

Anyone else reckon I should sack it off and claim I was snowed in?

You may well get there ok, but getting back could be interesting. I'v had the misfortune to have to try and get away from London on a Friday in weather like we have forecast for tomorrow. Not a good place to be I can tell you. If it were me I very much doubt I'd be heading off in this sort of weather unless I really had to.

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Sometimes you have to wonder if people have death wishes. Overtaken today on a very icy A14 by a BMW 3 series that must have been going 90-100mph+. Those rear-wheel things are useless on icy roads yet this guy obviously thought that the laws of physics didn't apply to him.

Unfortunately, I have to get into work in London tomorrow as I have an interview over lunch with my current contract coming to a close soon. (anyone need a top end project manager?)

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Sometimes you have to wonder if people have death wishes. Overtaken today on a very icy A14 by a BMW 3 series that must have been going 90-100mph+. Those rear-wheel things are useless on icy roads yet this guy obviously thought that the laws of physics didn't apply to him.

Unfortunately, I have to get into work in London tomorrow as I have an interview over lunch with my current contract coming to a close soon. (anyone need a top end project manager?)

BMW driver, says it all. Cycling home yesterday by back wheel was all over the place. Might have to take the car in today but as its a rear wheel drive I'm a bit concerned.

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I have 2 cars, so my MX5 sits in the garage all winter as it gets stuck easily on the track to our house due to the low ground clearance and can be a bit of a handful if you're not giving it 110% concentration, as it has none of these new fangled electronic driver aids. Someone in our village however uses one, which at 13 years old is a similar vintage to mine, all year round and simply fits winter tyres to it. If I only had the one car, that's what I'd be doing: the bit that touches the road is probably more important than which of the axles are driven.

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[smug mode]

It's times like this that I am glad I drive one of these:

:happy:

[/smug mode]

Edited by Griff9of13

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There's nowt in Briggus yet.

I worked in Brighouse for seventeen years. Quite often it never got any snow when we had two or three inches of the stuff in (west) Bradford.

The worst thing was working late, never realising how bad the roads would be once I got past Odsal.

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I worked in Brighouse for seventeen years. Quite often it never got any snow when we had two or three inches of the stuff in (west) Bradford.

The worst thing was working late, never realising how bad the roads would be once I got past Odsal.

surely the worst thing was having to leave Brighouse for Bradford full stop

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Brighouse can be fairly lively at night; one of our female staff used to refer to it as "Dodge".

:D

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Snowing lightly, but enough to settle, here on the Herts/Essex border. I may knock off early if it gets heavier.

Edited by Futtocks

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Seems quite heavy here in Westhoughton near Bolton.

Come hometime at 2.30pm can those c**ts please get stuck and drive like dicks somewhere else and not on our route home, ta.

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Perhaps an inch or so in Ealing, west London. I've got the day off too, might take my nephew for a snowball fight if it keeps up.

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and still it continues - been constant since 7am this morning. Will post a pic shortly!

I was in your area (Farnborough) last they had a bit if snow - it was like Armageddon! The panic in the office the afternoon it started you had to see to believe. Problem was every single person headed out onto the roads early to get home and caused grid lock. It took some people until the early hours of the next morning to get from Farnborough to Basingstoke. The trains did a good job of keeping going though, I managed to make it home to the north west the following day with only slight delays.

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I have 2 cars, so my MX5 sits in the garage all winter as it gets stuck easily on the track to our house due to the low ground clearance and can be a bit of a handful if you're not giving it 110% concentration, as it has none of these new fangled electronic driver aids. Someone in our village however uses one, which at 13 years old is a similar vintage to mine, all year round and simply fits winter tyres to it. If I only had the one car, that's what I'd be doing: the bit that touches the road is probably more important than which of the axles are driven.

We use the wife's car in the winter for most things. Audi TT, 4wd with winter tyres. It's fantastic in the snow and ice.

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I was in your area (Farnborough) last they had a bit if snow - it was like Armageddon! The panic in the office the afternoon it started you had to see to believe. Problem was every single person headed out onto the roads early to get home and caused grid lock. It took some people until the early hours of the next morning to get from Farnborough to Basingstoke. The trains did a good job of keeping going though, I managed to make it home to the north west the following day with only slight delays.

Yes I remember you posting at the time. I heard stories of it taking people 8 hrs to drive home 6 miles.

I left my car at work, walked 1 mile into town and caught the train to Hook (Hampshire) - took me about an hour!

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Heard from someone that it was sunny in Morecambe this morning.

Edited by Saint Billinge

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We use the wife's car in the winter for most things. Audi TT, 4wd with winter tyres. It's fantastic in the snow and ice.

I've been quite happy with my 2nd car, (Nissan X-Trail with winter tyres on) for the last couple of winters. You just need to remember that gravity has a bigger effect on a heavier car when going downhill, especially in slippery conditions. :lol:

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