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What is the weather ...

Barch

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What is the weather like where you are?

I live in Conisbrough midway between Doncaster & Rotherham and got out to my car with about one inch of snow on the ground and on the car.

The journey to work wasn't too bad although the traction control did kick in a couple of times going uphill and along the country lanes, got to work just south of Sheffield to be greeted with about three inches of snow in my parking spot.

I've already had one person phone in from a couple of miles away saying he can't make it in even though he has a 3-year-old 4x4 (n), and someone else that drives past his house and says the roads are fine.

Guess who is in for a one-sided conversation next time he is in?

The weather forecast for here (Woodhouse Mill) is overcast with more snow expected.
 

busby1971

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My view has softened, and does so the longer I’ve been a civi, seen shock on others faces when I’ve struggled in and general apathy when I’ve given up when I think it’s not safe to travel.

However, this does feel a little feeble on your colleagues part.

I’ve got a bit of train and plane travel over the next 24 hours, for work, and I’m hoping the system is coping over here, I know it will work once I get into Europe, they get more of this weather and have the systems in place to cope.
 
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Some roads in Lincoln were impassable this morning, according to AA Traffic News, lots or reports of trucks stuck, car crashes etc. But they are clearing now and have moved to mostly passable.
 

Tin basher

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Snow and fog in the midlands around TB Towers. As we, in the UK, have had such conditions many times in the past I'm sure the council has a well designed and workable plan ready to implement. After all it's nothing new. On the downside golf cancelled today:(
 

Oldstacker

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Cold, grey and rainy here on the E Anglian coast.... Better than yesterday's freezing wet fog ..
 

4mastacker

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I guess there was no snow in London otherwise the BBC would be going into overdrive about the severe weather caused by a single snow flake on the M25.
 

norfolkred1

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Just wait till we have a few centimeters in Kent, we'll not hear the end of it culminating in the Country going into lockdown.
 

Barch

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-We had nothing but rain yesterday and it looks like the same again today.

Floods next?
 

4mastacker

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-We had nothing but rain yesterday and it looks like the same again today.

Floods next?
Roads were flooding as I drove home yesterday from my canal society's depot in the Vale of Belvoir. The fields are sodden with a lot, and I mean a lot, of surface water running off onto the roads, the roadside ditches are full and the canal itself was almost bursting its banks in places. At the locks, the water was about 2 to 3 inches deep where it was pouring over the gates.

This was one lock where the water was coming over the top of the gates. The channel at the side of the lock - the by-wash (or by-pass) - is normally a trickle and the water in front of the camera is at least 2 to 3 feet higher than normal.

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vim_fuego

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Luckily I was passing through Ambleside 24hrs before the snow hit...now back in Cornwall where it did actually snow for an hour before melting. Its now reverted to p1ssing down as usual. I have swapped to my foul weather flips-flops and fleece lined shorts in response.
 

muttywhitedog

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I remember struggling into West Raynham from Kings Lynn one winter. Phone rings and its the Sqn WO calling to say he wouldnt be in because of the snow. Or at least he did once he'd got over his embarrassment of me answering the phone as he also lived in Kings Lynn.
 
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