Drago's snow watch alert stand by readiness defcon 1 action stations code red reporting photo thread

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by Drago, 9 Dec 2017.

  1. OP

    Drago Guru

    Ah, the reduction in pay only kicks in if they forget to describe terrorists as "poor misunderstood souls who simply need a cuddle", or forget to address the audience as " comrades".

    Going back to the snow, the good news is I'm sure I can get to the pub.

    The bad news is our heating has packed up. I suspect the condensate pipe is frozen or the outlet blocked with snow. The good news is the wood burner is keeping the whole house nicely toastie.
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  2. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Overconfidentii Vulgaris Moderator

    Just been out for a play in the snow:



    Struggled with the conditions even with snow tyres on and had to get off and push in a few places. Stopped to help push someone who had got properly stuck - no choice for them but to turn round and head home.

    A difficult day for travel.
  3. BoldonLad

    BoldonLad Über Member

    South Tyneside
    My youngest daughter is an NHS Worker (not a high flyer, but, one of the lowly essentials). She starts work at 7:00am, in a hospital approximately 8 miles from where she lives, and travels by public transport. She has to leave her home at 06:00am, walk a mile, then, take the metro to work. She has made it to work, on time, every one of the last four days of "amber warning" snow. I am rather proud of her, maybe I should tell her that?
  4. OP

    Drago Guru

    She drives a Metro to work in this weather? Madness!
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  5. OP

    Drago Guru

    When I was in the Policemasons we'd get folk, usually civilian staff, phone in complaining they couldn't get to work because of 2 inches of snow. Many lived within a mile or two of their workplace, so we told them to get their arrisses in to work, pronto, and without fail they always managed to.
  6. BoldonLad

    BoldonLad Über Member

    South Tyneside
    Metro = Light Railway, the clue was in the term “public transport”. Mind you, being as we in Geordie land, the Metro is powered by children, in rags, pulling it along with ropes. ;)
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  7. Saluki

    Saluki I've run away with my friends to..

    ...New Tealandia
    The road has opened now but our PCSO chap said not to risk the road in a 20 year old Micra with no traction control etc. I took his advice as he said he doubted that I would get back, with the wind pushing the snow.
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  8. Ian H

    Ian H Guru

    Devon is coping well.

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  9. OP

    Drago Guru

    Having no TC and ABS in the snow is a good thing!

    Ventured into town for my elderly neighbours. The Pension Book Special on Finnish snow boots did a lot better than the Range Rover Vogue, presumably on road boots, that tried and failed to follow me.
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  10. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Overconfidentii Vulgaris Moderator

    Ooh, nasty!

    Judging by the exuberant speed of some of the ones who go round the village, I think gritter drivers sometimes forget that they are driving on roads that haven't been gritted yet.
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  11. dave r

    dave r The Little Diesel

    Holbrooks Coventry
    There used to be a car called a Metro and there are still on or two of them about.
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  12. Mugshot

    Mugshot Guru

    [QUOTE 5168914, member: 45"]You're better off in a little car like that, especially if it doesn't have particularly wide tyres. There are idiots charging around here in 4x4s with low profiles on, not realising that there's a thing called momentum.[/QUOTE]
    Same here (and everywhere else too I would imagine) they seem to think that a badge that says 4x4 means that all traces of snow and ice are magically cleared from the roads for them.
  13. OP

    Drago Guru

    The proper fourbies with diff locking, or electronically simulated diff locking, usually do fine. Its the drivers of the AWD versions of Kuga's, Gashqais and X3's etc that have all the disadvantages of road tyres and the extra weight of a largely useless drive train you need to steer clear of. Unfortunately, they're often then ones who think their pretend SUV makes them invincibubble.
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  14. Smeggers II

    Smeggers II Legendary Member

    Some twat in a 4x4 Jag tailgated me for 6 miles yesterday. I think they forget I’ve barely got traction with low profile wide tyres.
  15. Eddy

    Eddy Guru

    Parked up for the night
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