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Now i now that there are some areas of the country that are truly blighted by the snow, but here in South Devon we have a sprinkling, 2 inches at the very most

As a result we have 80% of the schools closed, total gridlock and people being sent home from work on 'health and safety grounds' oh please!!!!!

WTF have we come to when we cannot cope with a few inches of snow, there are parts of the worlds that are covered in snow and ice for 6 months of the year, but they still manage to push on with life.....

By the end of the day all the snow will be gone from South Devon and we will be back to cold and fresh weather
 
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nice little rant Jay
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Now i now that there are some areas of the country that are truly blighted by the snow, but here in South Devon we have a sprinkling, 2 inches at the very most

As a result we have 80% of the schools closed, total gridlock and people being sent home from work on 'health and safety grounds' oh please!!!!!

WTF have we come to when we cannot cope with a few inches of snow, there are parts of the worlds that are covered in snow and ice for 6 months of the year, but they still manage to push on with life.....

By the end of the day all the snow will be gone from South Devon and we will be back to cold and fresh weather
Pretty much all the schools in Greater Manchester are shut but we have had a fair bit more than a couple of inches. I'm a firm believer that if the weather is genuinely severe, it is far better to stay at home than adopt an "I'm so important, I must get to work at all cost" approach. None of us really want to freeze to death in the car and the emergency services are already stretched. However, if the weather isn't severe (and a couple of inches doesn't count as severe), then we should just get on with it.

There are lots of countries which have snow and ice all year round but I suspect that, because they are used to it, they just deal with it better. Part of that is accepting that things go a bit awry and you can't moan when the shop has no bread or you're 10 minutes late.
 
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if we were 3 feet under snow and there were blizzards then i would understand, but this is pathetic, we have 40% of the local business closing early because of this and staff not being able to turn up for work

Keith, having seen what's happening in the north i can understand that people are not able to turn up for work, but you have it a lot worse than we do, fair do's, and the same for the schools as well
 
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Someone from my place of work called in this morning, saying they couldn't get in because of the snow on the roads. He only lives about 5 mins drive from me......must have had his own little micro climate going on
 
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Us up here 'the real north of England' have had a lot of snow and we don't get a mention on the news its been white since mid December
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here Jay...it was only a couple of inches but it did seem to be slightly "fluffier" than normal......if its good enough for Eurostar !!...
 
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No snow here and yet the local comp was closed

The next county along - where I work - all public transport stopped. Schools closed. Health and Safety. Litgation companies to blame IMHO
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Schools have closed in snow for years. It's nothign new. I remember my school closing for a few days back inthe 80's, and the current snow is far worse than it was back then (It's probably among the worst I've seen in my life in places)
 
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Schools have closed in snow for years. It's nothign new. I remember my school closing for a few days back inthe 80's, and the current snow is far worse than it was back then (It's probably among the worst I've seen in my life in places)
No snow here though HST and yet the local comp was closed

Where I work, when we've had snow we've still gone in (aprt from this year and that was due to the bus companies dictating the school close early)
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I only rememeber not going to school when the heating broke, smow was normal in the 1970s

only 15 schools in Birmingham open today and we only had 4 inches of snow! Crazy
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I only rememeber not going to school when the heating broke, smow was normal in the 1970s

only 15 schools in Birmingham open today and we only had 4 inches of snow! Crazy
4 inches?....Torbay would have ground to a halt
 
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What annoys me are the morons that panic. Why the hell have people down here in the south been panic buying bread, milk and "essentials" It's bloody stupid!
 
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What annoys me are the morons that panic. Why the hell have people down here in the south been panic buying bread, milk and "essentials" It's bloody stupid!
Oh that is a whole separate thread that is.....

We live on an estate with about 4/500 houses, we have a Tesco express at the bottom of the road that services the estate...

By 2pm it was sold out of
Milk
Bread
Eggs
Certain brands of cigarettes
Toilet rolls

What the hell were people thinking if i walked for 2 or 3 miles i am in the centre of Plymouth

talking to some of these people you would genuinely believe that the world was coming to an end and we were all going to freeze to death and be cut off from civilisation

Needless to say the manager at the store was loving it because his profits have gone skyward this week
 
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talking to some of these people you would genuinely believe that the world was coming to an end and we were all going to freeze to death and be cut off from civilisation
You wonder what they would do if there was a real crisis.
 
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What annoys me are the morons that panic. Why the hell have people down here in the south been panic buying bread, milk and "essentials" It's bloody stupid!
Did my normal weekly shop today and saw some people panic buying the worrying thing is they had about 50 bog rolls in their trolley and a little bit of food

Weve had about 4 inches here and at work my department is the only one where everyone of us made it in
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talking to some of these people you would genuinely believe that the world was coming to an end and we were all going to freeze to death and be cut off from civilisation
Are you trying to tell us that it's not the end of the world then ?

News item on the radio today "A star many light years away may explode and WE WILL ALL DIE" , except when they interviewed an expert he basically laughed at their stupid panic reaction.
Stupid **** presenter then said "but we get many near misses with stars" how f-ing dumb are some people.
Maybe I should start a rant thread
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haha they're panic-buying round here as well, all the local convenience stores are out of 'the basics' i just hopped in the car earlier and drove to the main tesco 2 miles away instead. yeah it was -4c, yeah the roads were a bit iffy, but it was ace - everywhere was deserted and the shelves were overflowing with everything
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Yep, mentioned on the other "snow" thread but just one inch of snow here in Blackpool yesterday but schools closed before lunchtime (by which time it had stopped snowing anyway), 100% of schools closed today, and at one point it was the only place in the north of England whose airport was closed according to the news despite almost entirely missing the worst of the weather. Pathetic.
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i 'panic bought' in as much as...'heck, if i need the usual lunch and meals over the next three days, what would i buy?' - so i got pasta, soup, bread, tea, coffee, some steaks, cheese...

GOSH - this is what i'd buy normally; but you'd think it was a procurement mission to match the end of the world!
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Yep, mentioned on the other "snow" thread but just one inch of snow here in Blackpool yesterday but schools closed before lunchtime (by which time it had stopped snowing anyway), 100% of schools closed today, and at one point it was the only place in the north of England whose airport was closed according to the news despite almost entirely missing the worst of the weather. Pathetic.
i remember the last time it snowed badly in Blackpool, was '96 i believe, no one knew what to do, the whole place ground to a halt, mind you it was pretty severe for Blackpool
 
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We've had about 6/7 inches of snow but that started falling the night before last and had stopped by mid-day and yes the school was closed BUT the school was open today from 10 which IMO I think is brill - it gives people more time to get there and theres no need to rush, they plan on doing the same tomorrow too Still had people complaining tho
We went shopping yesterday just for the basics/weekly shop and most of the neighbours were out front messing in the snow, when Mr. Moo aka Pat went out to ready the bella he came back in and said they were looking at him like he was some crazy fool and whispering Life goes on, its only a bit of snow. As someone said earlier in the thread when I was at school the only reason for it closing was when the heating packed up. Apparently there will be more snow at the weekend!
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Christ almighty!! It's snow! Deal with it!! Top ranting Jay
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i remember the last time it snowed badly in Blackpool, was '96 i believe, no one knew what to do, the whole place ground to a halt, mind you it was pretty severe for Blackpool
Yes pretty much the same now I guess, not a lot of snow in fact but what there was has frozen over and, well you can guess the rest. As you say the main problem around here is nobody knows what to do. I'm fed up of driving behind people doing 10mph or less on the gritted roads that are simply just wet during the day.

The difference in '96 is it was all gone within a day or two.

Many of the main A roads still haven't been done although I heard on the news today that A roads and above are down to the Highways Agency to maintain, anything below that are down to the council. If that's the case then the council haven't gritted anything at all.
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tuesday when the bad snow came I went to the big Tescos as I had intended to anyway as it was the day for a shop, bought a normal weeks worth and it was soooo much easier as the shop was empty of people, only hassel was getting back out the carpark but a nice man gave me a push and once the car was rolling there was no stopping me
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