Thats nothing, it took me 5 hours to do a journey that usually takes 35mins. Royston to Lesmahagow M8-M73-M74. The roads are an absolute disgrace, you would have thought they would be better prepared
, after having severe weather warnings for the area. The M74 south of Hamilton is like the road to Siberia, but probably with more snow and ice.
I can count the number of snowploughs i have seen all day, on one finger, and even then, it had no salt and the plough up
I am afraid that I have goat tae disagree wie you here D. Last bit..returning tae the depot fur mair salt or Russian back before he exceeded his permitted hours.
I took the wee one to school last Tuesday.Total chaos wie a wee drap of the white stuff. Gridlocked ..nothing moved.took well over an hour an a half to do a 10 minute journey.I forgot my phone and when the wee one arrived at the school they shut it.Poor wee soul was told by me ..not advised to walk home..She arrived a lot quicker than the stuck cars on the main drags which were going nowhere fast.When she got into a nearby street there was no traffic so I set off and brought her home with no problems.The school couldnae get there act together regards closing the school the following day so I made the executive descision.She didnae go.I did this so as not to contribute to the griudlock madness and the fact the numpties couldnae make a reasonable descision knowing the circumstances..Sure enugh the plonkers closed the school afew hours later.Had they done it earlier they could have made life a lot easier for all and not contributed to the gridlock.
Yesterday ...real cold ..BUT never had tae defrost the motor as the very slight sleet which started to fall at 0835 did the job for me.Drove to school no trouble at all all flowing brilliant except for the usual plonkers.Dropped her off and as I returned around 0845 it all changed ..the sleet turned to falling snow..I even used my fog lights and the plonkers that usually drive wie therm on drove wie no lights at all.You cannot legistlate for tools oops idiots.Saw it coming as the roads turned real treacherous and I got in the street and left the car.It was going nowhere soon. Then all the text message from the schools alert system..alert mah bahookie.Eventually they closed the school when chaos reigned everywhere.wee soul had to walk home again..jist like the aulden days.
The very few gritters had done a marvelous job all thro the night wie the condition of the roads that I saw...but to criticise these people is like saying the natives should huv built a dam when they saw the tsunami coming.
Very little could have been done as a result. You need the traffic flowing to allow the salt and gtitter to do the job BUT nothing moved.
I recal driving many years ago and the snowplough got stuck at the headless cross at Shotts..whiteout blizzard conditions BUT as it was not rush hour... other than the folk that couldnae drive in the snow very few had problems. And the cars were not as advanced as they are today.
As for the plonkers that threw everyone out the office.....pure leaders I say pure leaders..you should have did a sit in and threw them oot.
the would soon have changed their tune.
Pomeo A silent voice fur common sense in a crazy world.