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Wilmslow
13th January 2010, 13:25
Cars falling off the M62 this morning due to black ice. Major delays while they carted off the carnage.

Got to the back streets of Bradford near work – absolute mayhem, cars sliding about all over the place.

A flatbed lorry stopped, could not get moving again. Taxi driver between us gets out to push, goes for a slide. The lorry driver’s mate went out, leaned against the truck, this was enough to send the truck sliding.

Just heard the weather – there is heavy snow back in Wilmslow and the pennines to get across.

How much longer can this madness last?

AtW
13th January 2010, 13:26
Cars falling off the M62 this morning due to black ice. Major delays while they carted off the carnage.

Got to the back streets of Bradford near work – absolute mayhem, cars sliding about all over the place.

A flatbed lorry stopped, could not get moving again. Taxi driver between us gets out to push, goes for a slide. The lorry driver’s mate went out, leaned against the truck, this was enough to send the truck sliding.

Just heard the weather – there is heavy snow back in Wilmslow and the pennines to get across.

How much longer can this madness last?

:hug:

Please don't drive Wilmslow, we don't want to miss out on your stories...

RichardCranium
13th January 2010, 13:32
How much longer can this madness last?If the early 1960s are anything to go by, until the sheep die in the fields, until cows on remote farms starve to death, until farmers start shooting themselves in desparation, until the army start using helicopters (assuming they have any in the UK) to do food drop to remote communities, until people living on boats freeze to death in the night or die of starvation if not near settlements.

Until the sea freezes around the coastline.

Until so many people go skating on rivers that stalls open on the ice to sell them food and drink.

Until all the ornamental ponds are frozen completely solid, including the coi carp and goldfish therein.

Until the ground is frozen solid and all burials have to cease. The crematoria, hospitals, chapels of rest, and everywhere else possible gets piled up with dead bodies.

What we have had is nothing yet. This is still just a normal winter.

Human memories are short, and feeble.

DiscoStu
13th January 2010, 13:35
And on the other hand it might all thaw out this weekend :D

Andy2
13th January 2010, 13:44
go to australia. They are having record high temperatures there

Pondlife
13th January 2010, 13:45
And on the other hand it might all be in the head of wilmslow's puppet master.:D

FTFY

BlasterBates
13th January 2010, 13:54
Until no later than March because:


Gareth Jones, a climate research scientist at the Met Office, said the effect of global warming is unlikely to be masked by shorter term weather patterns in the future.

He said that 50 per cent of the 10 years after 2011 will be warmer than 1998. After that any year cooler than 1998 will be considered unusual.

“The amount of warming we expect from human impacts is so huge that any natural phenomenon in the future is unlikely to counteract it in the long term,” he said.



Look forward to a hot summer and a mild winter next year.

I am....

ctdctd
13th January 2010, 13:57
go to australia. They are having record high temperatures there

:wave: :wave:

I am - three weeks to go :grin

AtW
13th January 2010, 14:02
I am - three weeks to go :grin

What they got you done for? :tongue

meridian
13th January 2010, 14:08
Look forward to a hot summer and a mild winter next year.

I am....

I was this time last year, too.......

SantaClaus
13th January 2010, 14:21
If the early 1960s are anything to go by, until the sheep die in the fields, until cows on remote farms starve to death, until farmers start shooting themselves in desparation, until the army start using helicopters (assuming they have any in the UK) to do food drop to remote communities, until people living on boats freeze to death in the night or die of starvation if not near settlements.

Until the sea freezes around the coastline.

Until so many people go skating on rivers that stalls open on the ice to sell them food and drink.

Until all the ornamental ponds are frozen completely solid, including the coi carp and goldfish therein.

Until the ground is frozen solid and all burials have to cease. The crematoria, hospitals, chapels of rest, and everywhere else possible gets piled up with dead bodies.

What we have had is nothing yet. This is still just a normal winter.

Human memories are short, and feeble.

Thanks Richard. I feel a whole lot better now :laugh

RichardCranium
13th January 2010, 14:38
Thanks Richard. I feel a whole lot better now :laughHappy to oblige. :D

sunnysan
13th January 2010, 14:49
How much longer can this madness last?

Look here, while you are whinging about the country being unable to cope with extreme weather , I am taking proactive steps to address the issue by delivering broadband to the whole country(Or promising it which is just as good really).

So shut it

GB

RichardCranium
13th January 2010, 14:58
Look here, while you are whinging about the country being unable to cope with extreme weather , I am taking proactive steps to address the issue by delivering broadband to the whole country(Or promising it which is just as good really).We're all paying the 50p 'phone tax too, you know. :mad

Andy2
13th January 2010, 15:08
Look here, while you are whinging about the country being unable to cope with extreme weather , I am taking proactive steps to address the issue by delivering broadband to the whole country(Or promising it which is just as good really).

So shut it

GB

not only broadband, I am giving away free laptops
I think money grows on trees
Gordon Brown

AtW
13th January 2010, 15:13
not only broadband, I am giving away free laptops
I think money grows on trees
Gordon Brown

:spel

In the City

TykeMerc
13th January 2010, 15:25
It's not like there's anything unusual about having snow and ice here in Yorkshire or the rest of the UK for that matter.
We've not had much snow for the last 30 years or so, but we always get some and it was only a decade or so ago that Leeds was gridlocked for a couple of days due to snow and awful drivers.
In the usual British manner of today we treat any minor inconvenience as a major disaster.

It's snowy and fairly cold, get over it.