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6 hours to get back to Bradford from South Wales. Usually takes four.

 

My son made the mistake of going by rail to London for Christmas. 11 of them are stuck at Finsbury Park with no train coming back tonight.

I had the same experience from Salisbury. Delays on the A34, delays on the M40, but mainly the M1.  All the way from 15A they were flagging long delays between 31 & 34.  There were certainly long delays to 31 because of all the sodding roadworks!  At 34 the sign said "incident" the only incident I saw was that it was clear the road had not been ploughed.  It snows nearly every year, and the weather forecasters have been flagging this for days but we are still "taken by surprise!"  I blame the Tories :tongue:

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Snowed a little bit last night in Bradford. Nothing too drastic and lots of it melted today. ...now leaving an ice rink everywhere with no gritters in sight. Could be fun

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Still nerr snerr in 'ull

I would even go so far as to say there's probably "Nerr snerr in Frerm Rerd"

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Had a day on Ingleborough today. Not a lot of snow until about 300 - 400 metres up, then quite a bit on top.

 

Never surprises me how poorly kitted out people are for a day out in this weather. Granted it was fine and warm on the lower slopes in the winter sunshine, but for the highest third it was icy and treacherous. Arctic in the very cold wind on the summit, and passed people with nothing more than a t-shirt, leggings or jeans and trainers on.

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I'm just back from visiting my friends at the "waiting room" cottage at Cromford just outside Matlock. There was an inch or so of lying now. Very picturesque.

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No snow in Sussex. We went for a nice walk this afternoon at a local Nation Trust place, it was cold but blue skies and sunshine made for a very pleasant walk.

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No snow in Sussex. We went for a nice walk this afternoon at a local Nation Trust place, it was cold but blue skies and sunshine made for a very pleasant walk.

 

I presume you got as far as Dorset.

;)

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Arctic in the very cold wind on the summit, and passed people with nothing more than a t-shirt, leggings or jeans and trainers on.

Big Jessie. They were the ones correctly dressed. ;)

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Big Jessie. They were the ones correctly dressed. ;)

I get so hot when hill walking that I often wear shorts and a t-shirt in the winter.

In the summer I swap the boots for flip flops.

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Spent yesterday afternoon on ilkley moor, bliss

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Out of the window, i see salmon-coloured evening sunlight on snow-capped Cheviots - beautiful.

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40cm of new snow today and spent a couple of hours doing some cross Country skiing. Supposed to snow again tomorrow as well :-)

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Finally, we have some snerr in Hull.

 

And it's a near blizzard!  :)

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Finally, we have some snerr in Hull.

 

And it's a near blizzard!  :)

Just heard a rather loud crunch outside. Somebody had gone round the fountain a little too quickly for the conditions, come off the road and smacked into a bollard. The bollard was trapped under the front of the car. It took three of us to get her off.

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Plenty of snow has fallen in the Calder Valley today. 

 

Being a bit wet it's not the best for boarding, skiing or sledging but it's better than nowt. 

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Just heard a rather loud crunch outside. Somebody had gone round the fountain a little too quickly for the conditions, come off the road and smacked into a bollard. The bollard was trapped under the front of the car. It took three of us to get her off.

There are a lot of people scarily unaware of how to drive in icy conditions.

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There are a lot of people scarily unaware of how to drive in icy conditions.

Substitute "any" for "icy" and the statement still reads correct.

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Substitute "any" for "icy" and the statement still reads correct.

True... unfortunately.

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England's premier ski resort was well and truly open yesterday. Couple of nice shots of the weather today on the webcams:

 

www.yadmoss.co.uk

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A fascinating photograph of an iced-up lighthouse in Michigan.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/11362354/Bizarre-ice-formations-engulf-frozen-lighthouse-in-Michigan-in-pictures.html?frame=3173023

 

It was apparently so cold there earlier this month that Lake Michigan froze over.

 

That's a phare old photo Martyn.  :ph34r:

 

Sorry.

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I worked with a bloke who came into work one day and said

"It was so cold last night my windscreen was just like a sheet of glass"

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