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A good 6 inches here south of Kendal.

Manchester airport temporarily closed to clear runways as well. We are flying from there early Tuesday am for some winter sun. Hope theres a lot of snow clearance going on.

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It's been moved...to Wrexham :O:D

oh well done sir, a fine return of serve :D:lol:

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just ice here in Hoodtown now, with apparently rain mixed with sleet mixed with some snow, it's just wet and cold again

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Littleborough (on the edge of the hills t'other side of Rochdale) is like bleedin' Ice Station Zebra There's four or five inches of the white stuff and our council hasn't gritted a single road. It took 90 mins to get to work today (Salford Quays) - mostly sideways.

Here, it's just ice - girding myself for a lovely drive to Stockport later.

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Littleborough (on the edge of the hills t'other side of Rochdale) is like bleedin' Ice Station Zebra There's four or five inches of the white stuff and our council hasn't gritted a single road. It took 90 mins to get to work today (Salford Quays) - mostly sideways.

Here, it's just ice - girding myself for a lovely drive to Stockport later.

Had to drive the wife to work this morning because she was not comfortable driving on the roads round here. Some fairly major routes have not been gritted even once since the snow started, one road that sees a lot of bus traffic and is on a decent ratio hill has not been gritted. I thought it was maybe me just not seeing the grit but I had a walk and there's not a single bit of grit in the snow at the side of the road.

I know it's a very rare winter that we'll get disruption like this but this is absolutely pathetic.

The birds round this way are a bunch of cheeky beggars... I had one blackbird chirping away at me because I was a bit late in defrosting and restocking the bird bath with water. Since then, there have been a few fights among the birds for control of the bird bath. At least the cat's happy, he's sitting watching the birds from the spare room window but is just too much of a wuss to go outside in the snow.

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I thought it was maybe me just not seeing the grit but I had a walk and there's not a single bit of grit in the snow at the side of the road.

That's true here as well.

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Has anyone complained to their local authority about lack of gritting? Make your feelings known!

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Has anyone complained to their local authority about lack of gritting? Make your feelings known!

Oh believe me, they know :dry:

I was listening to the local radio while driving as the Christmas staff are on and haven't a clue how to work the RDS Traffic Announcement feature and I wanted to listen for the traffic updates. There was a right ranting session going on from businesses in one decent sized village who had not had one gritter through their village all weekend despite the main road being a B classified road.

Going by the reply from the council, it seems they're guilty of short-termism in thinking that we've not had a bad winter for about 6 years now so there's no need to bother planning for another one.

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Has anyone complained to their local authority about lack of gritting? Make your feelings known!

Oh yes.

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Littleborough (on the edge of the hills t'other side of Rochdale) is like bleedin' Ice Station Zebra There's four or five inches of the white stuff and our council hasn't gritted a single road. It took 90 mins to get to work today (Salford Quays) - mostly sideways.

Here, it's just ice - girding myself for a lovely drive to Stockport later.

Whitworth was gritted and its only round the corner.

Saw a few flashes of lightning yesterday, which I've never seen in the snow before.

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That's true here as well.

I thought you had some, but all your (southern) selfish neigbours nicked it for their own driveways?

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absolutely bucketing down here in Basingstoke - has been for 2 hours and it's carnage - cars stuck in the car park for over an hour!

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Had it heavy in Holland on saturday and sunday.....eased off today but more snow expected this evening.

120 cm (5 inches) deep and with a temperature down to -1 and forcast -5 overnight its playing havoc with the transport and the roads.

Im a wee bit worried because our less is due to give birth any time now and we could have trouble getting to the hospital.

I have asked her to try and hold on for a few more days :O

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My mate on Chineham Park in Basingstoke says he can hardly see his car, Crockford Lane is choc a bloc , and the courier has just said the ring road is just as bad. Looks like a night in the office!!! :O

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I thought you had some, but all your (southern) selfish neigbours nicked it for their own driveways?

We had a grit bin that the halfwits nicked for their own parking spaces.

But the main roads haven't been gritted at all.

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My mate on Chineham Park in Basingstoke says he can hardly see his car, Crockford Lane is choc a bloc , and the courier has just said the ring road is just as bad. Looks like a night in the office!!! :O

Find your way to Hook (Hampshire).

There'll be a warm welcome there.

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My mate on Chineham Park in Basingstoke says he can hardly see his car, Crockford Lane is choc a bloc , and the courier has just said the ring road is just as bad. Looks like a night in the office!!! :O

Exactly where I am!!!!

Left at 14:30 - back in the office at 15:00 and the car I was behind has made about 40 yds progress!!!

2 pints please love

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Find your way to Hook (Hampshire).

There'll be a warm welcome there.

VERY warm - my Mrs is at home and doesn't understand the concept of puting a jumper on. :angry::angry:

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she sounds FUN!!! :)

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....oh, I see what you mean :(

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