Monday, 18 January 2021

Snow Problems

 I love the local Facebook pages........... a good way to find out whats going on around about when you're up the end of a lane and can't see anything except fields

This was on Facebook Saturday morning after our Very Small amount of snow.An accident on the A140  shutting the road between Diss and the A14.

 

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Later there was a message from someone in one of the small lanes where traffic was going to avoid the road blockage..........

"Don't come down through Thwaite Road as bus broken down and then truck tried to come through and is now stuck fast in my garden"

 Later on the next village Facebook page, very close to where I'm going to be moving to

"Bend at bottom of hill past the church is solid ice under the snow, no grip at all

And there was a short video of the children playing on the sloping school playing field down in the village.........they weren't finding the snow a problem at all!

 

Back Tomorrow
Sue 

46 comments:

  1. Sadly our local Facebook page has a number of grumpy people who feel obliged to put really unpleasant comments on every post. I love the informative posts, and the cheerful pictures, and I'm grateful for those who answer the requests for help. But I do wish the "I hate teenagers/dog-owners/cyclists/poor people/other human beings" brigade would stop posting their hate mail! Keep safe on the icy roads, Sue.

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    1. I only look at a few groups. The old photos on some are interesting

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  2. Oh dear, and there does not even seem to be 'that' much snow. In this country we have no idea how to drive in those conditions

    I am afraid I do not have a Facebook account, far too much of the haters that Angela mentions and I cannot be doing with it, but I guess it has its uses for local stuff.

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  3. Trouble is the gritting machines can never do all the back lanes, so people looking round for a new route find chaos as well.
    As for F/B, as long as you choose your friends and keep impersonal it works quite well.

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    1. I just do local groups on fb. Cant be bothered otherwise

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  4. I log into the facebook page for our little Scottish community where our cottage is - mainly to keep up with any news and the weather conditions. Many people from the village have decided to leave the membership because of adverse comments. The most recent ones are aimed at second home owners because of a surge in cases in the nearest town of Stranraer. I was a bit upset about this because we have not been anywhere near Scotland since we were legally allowed last July and for all we know our cottage could be flooded again or have a hole in the roof. It is a worry not being allowed to go to even check and when we were up there in July when the pubs reopened outside only the locals were not exactly socially distancing at all.
    They never have a snow problem driving in Sweden we seem to grind to a halt here in UK after only a little flurry.

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  5. We really don't get enough snow to have the opportunity to experience driving in those conditions, do we, nor to justify spending large sums on grit, equipment, etc, that may not be needed. It's not just being soft, it's lack of opportunity and need.
    xx

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    1. When Col was working for the council he could always find out when roads were being gritted so we knew what it was like out and about

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  6. I don't use Facebook but it's certainly useful for local information. We had quite a lot of snow fall on Thursday and on Friday it iced over so it was really slippy. The main roads are okay as they get gritted but it's getting out of the less used roads which don't get gritted which is the problem. The rain overnight saw off the last of the snow.

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    1. I like ones which have old photos of the local area, don't do anything else except groups

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  7. I hope the driver of the lorry was OK. Hopefully, he/she was going slowly so just slid. At least the children are enjoying the snow, even if us oldies could do without it! xx

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    1. Yes the driver was OK and the road was cleared after a couple of hours.
      It must have been lovely for the village children on the school playing field

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  8. I only log onto FB now for church services. Local pages are either bitchy for no good reason, or terrifying with Covid news.
    The photo goes to show, very little snow needed to cause a nasty incident. That jack knife is nasty indeed, I hope no one was hurt.

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    1. Goodness knows why some people need to leave nasty comments all the time.
      The driver was OK. Odd thing is it's going up hill rather than down

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  9. We have a village facepage which is very helpful and we can sell/free page and us lovely no nasty messages.
    My GS drives an articulated lorry and I worry in the bad weather.
    We had a beautiful day yesterday all the windows were opened.
    Our singing group started up after the Christmas break, I have the washing on but I dont think it will dry.
    Hazel c uk 🌈🌈

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    1. Lovely weather yesterday here too but too cold to open windows!.
      Hope your grandson stays safe

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  10. I had driving lssons in thick snow and remember stepping over thick ice at the edge of the road/footpath to get into the car. As yet we haven't had any snow.

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    1. Eldest Daughter in Surrey didn't get snow either and not much here really

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  11. That tanker must have been going too fast to end up like that. Doesn't even look like there is any slope on the road.

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    1. It's actually going up hill at that moment, must have put his foot down to get up the hill and slid across the road. The whole road is a 50mph limit anyway

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    2. That is a cruel remark of Tasker's. As road hauliers of 80 years I can assure you that speed is not always the cause of skids and mishaps like this.

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    3. OK, point taken. Perhaps the road was unexpectedly slippery there or some other factor. Didn't intend to be cruel.

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    4. To apportion blame where blame is cruel. No two ways about it. That driver will be devasted. His company will be engaged in getting the lorry pulled out, insurance claims, replacements, contacts to fulfill, missed deadlines, wages to pay.

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    5. The road was covered with snow and ice, there is no perhaps about it.

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  12. Wow, that looks nasty 😳 I hate driving in bad weather at the best of times. Luckily, our snow has cleared again, not that we can actually GO anywhere!

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    1. The driver wasn't hurt and the road was cleared after a couple of hours and the snow stopped soon after that

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  13. similar problems here - every road into our town was blocked by either snow or vehicles.

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  14. We have the same here even living right on the main road, as we are the only house between two dangerous bends if an accident happens just around the corner on one of them we don't get to see it or know why the traffic has all stopped or vanished ... unless we walk along to actually have a look.

    The local Facebook page is THE page to look minutes after an accident to find out what is going on, especially if the accident is to the right of us as the vehicles involved are usually in our neighbours garden or wedged into the other neighbours front wall.

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    1. I spent the first 20 years of my life living right on a main road. The A45 which is now the A14. We were right after a really bad down hill bend and lorries tipped over quite regularly. Once we went and picked up pounds and pounds of tomatoes and another time a truck was loaded with loose fertilizer and it killed all the trees in an orchard

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  15. I agree the Facebook pages are brilliant. In my last town the local taxi drivers doing out of town runs would regularly post roads to avoid. Plus if you put a question on there someone would answer promptly. Not enough snow near me to cause any problems.

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    1. The local village FB sites seem to be very good for getting recommendations for builders or gardeners

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  16. Yikes on the truck.

    The facebook pages have such a potential to be helpful. Here however, I have removed myself from most of them. The people who ask questions are often attacked for asking questions that others deem 'stupid'. It is name calling and snarky comments. The anger is just so unwarranted in many cases.

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  17. Once snow falls driving can become hazardous. Glad vehicle in first photo didn't hit another one. Stay warm and have a good day!

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  18. Some things even a pandemic cannot change! x

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  19. Those cabs are very lightweight, I have never liked them. If the tanker was loaded the liquid inside would have been pushing it forward even if the driver was braking, and even if it had baffles inside. Once they slide there's no stopping them.

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    1. You say it was going uphill at the time. Wheel spin on the slippery road would have pulled the cab sideways. No weight on the drive axle.

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  20. The secret to safe driving in winter conditions is salt. Unfortunately it isn't very good for the environment.

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  21. I hope no one was injured but I'm having a little chuckle here in Canada where we continue even in a foot of snow.

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  22. Oh my. Like Miss Kim I am kind of giggling. As she says snow does not stop Canadians driving.... However after driving home once from uni on sheer ice, I draw the line at doing that now. Not at all fun. What usually took 2 hours, took me 4 1/2 hours. Dad had to pry my hands from the steering wheel when I arrived home.

    God bless.

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