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Who got stuck in the snow last night?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by greenbrucelee, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    ME:x

    I made it about 10 miles away from home and couldn't get up a hill which is probably only because my car is rear wheel drive.

    It just so happened I managed to slide into a parking space outside a pub:D

    I arranged a pickup and asked the landlord if I my car was ok being left overnight. My pickup was a 2 mile walk (very rural area) which isn't bad but through 2ft snow it was a bit difficult. When I got to the pickup area I got a phone call saying that the people picking me up had also got stuck.

    So I had to trudge all the way back to pub and the land lord said he'd give me an air bed to sleep on and I could stay there the night. I got a free pint out of it too.:D

    I've just made it back now, the roads are still bad but passable with care. That was some bad snow, I've never seen anything like that for atleast 8 years.

    Anybody have bad snow or got stuck?
     
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    No problem with snow but ice yes. theres been a patch of ice outside my house for the last couple of days, its cleared eveywhere else but not outside my house and every morning it gets me im like Bambi on ice and my poor smart car you could just push it and it would slide.

    Why havn't I thrown salt on it yet?.......Umm........ Dont know next question.
     
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    lol, the gritters don't always do the job correctly.
     
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    We have a sprinkle in Manchester, ice isn't as bad as else where, in fact it is just wet now.

    Apparently on the other side of Manc towards Oldham it was 4 or 5 inches, but my side of the ring road was just plane soggy as per usual.
     
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    Nope, just lots and lots of sun! :biggrin

    That said, when I lived in Toronto I remember the Winter was so bad when I used to leave my apartment in the morning for the 30 second walk to the subway station, my eyes and nostrils would freeze up.

    With wind chill one night I remember being at a Leafs game, on the way home the board outside said it was -42c!!! Snow was piled so high some days that the walk to work was like a maze through the streets.

    These days I just have sand drifts and life-threatening hurricanes to deal with... joy! :eek:
     
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    crazy, although I'd swap you :D
     
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    Last night, it was still above freezing, so most of the snow and ice had melted off the roads, but the night before, it took me over twice as long to make it home. Of course, the missus had a couple of errands for me to run, first. Left work at 5 and didn't make it home until 7. Last night, it took me about 30 to 30 minutes to get home, by comparison.
     
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    I wish it would snow down here in Devon. It's blimmin cold, but it's a rare day when it snows this far south.
     
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    The problems is that all you lot down south need is a flake of snow and it's like the whole country is in turmoil :D It'd be all over the news. If it was warm up here that'd probably make the news too.
     
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    Naah, I have a BMW! :biggrin O, and the Netherlands is quite flat off course.
     
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    It was too cold to snow here... -3 at 5:30am yesterday morning. Lots of ice on the roads though...
     
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    -3 is that all?:D it was -8 where I live when I went to work at 6:45am one day last week. It was -11 at shap which is about 9 miles away from me.
     
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  13. GiddyG

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    OK, OK... but were you de-icing your car in shorts and t-shirt? 8)
     
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    Shorts and T-shirt weather only happens every 4 years or so up here :(

    Which means the summer should be hot8)
     
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