LiveSnow hits Dorset

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Summary

  • Snow has fallen across Dorset
  • A35 closed both ways due to a jack-knifed lorry
  • Five car crash on the A31
  • South West Trains running a revised timetable
  • Bus services severely limited: in Poole to main roads only. Services to Wimborne, Corfe Mullen and Merley cancelled
  • Ulwell Road, Swanage and Wimborne Hill, Wimborne Minster, both closed due to snow

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7:17am Fri 18 Jan 13

Jetwasher says...

We have lift off the Bournemouth Echo goes to Defcon 1 and the work shy teachers cant work in these extreme conditions.
We have lift off the Bournemouth Echo goes to Defcon 1 and the work shy teachers cant work in these extreme conditions. Jetwasher
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7:48am Fri 18 Jan 13

wilkiemini says...

After watching a man fall backwards in snow and fracture his skull.....I'd say shhhhhhhut up jetwasher Safety comes first
After watching a man fall backwards in snow and fracture his skull.....I'd say shhhhhhhut up jetwasher Safety comes first wilkiemini
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7:56am Fri 18 Jan 13

oneshortleg says...

A friend has just arrived at work at the airport from columbia road and says most of the main roads show no signs of being gritted!
A friend has just arrived at work at the airport from columbia road and says most of the main roads show no signs of being gritted! oneshortleg
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8:02am Fri 18 Jan 13

Paul mc61 says...

Lets just roll over and and accept defeat, schools closed is laughable, suppose all the parents will be taking them skiing at half term..... In the snow and careering down mountains at high speed ! , good job there are no safety police in the alps, heaven forbid someone might get hurt
Grow a pair GB
Lets just roll over and and accept defeat, schools closed is laughable, suppose all the parents will be taking them skiing at half term..... In the snow and careering down mountains at high speed ! , good job there are no safety police in the alps, heaven forbid someone might get hurt Grow a pair GB Paul mc61
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8:07am Fri 18 Jan 13

ben111 says...

HEY its a Friday lets all have a day off , one day wont hurt , i did make it from Muscliff to Ringwood this morning took a while
HEY its a Friday lets all have a day off , one day wont hurt , i did make it from Muscliff to Ringwood this morning took a while ben111
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8:09am Fri 18 Jan 13

Lord Spring says...

Polar bear seen in Holdenhurst Road. Lock your doors.
Polar bear seen in Holdenhurst Road. Lock your doors. Lord Spring
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8:17am Fri 18 Jan 13

Jetwasher says...

wilkiemini wrote:
After watching a man fall backwards in snow and fracture his skull.....I'd say shhhhhhhut up jetwasher Safety comes first
Dont be so soft, what wrong with you ?
[quote][p][bold]wilkiemini[/bold] wrote: After watching a man fall backwards in snow and fracture his skull.....I'd say shhhhhhhut up jetwasher Safety comes first[/p][/quote]Dont be so soft, what wrong with you ? Jetwasher
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8:29am Fri 18 Jan 13

speedy231278 says...

Where's this blizzard then? Where's the 'snowpocalypse'? There's been about an inch of snow and everyone's acting like we're in an ice age!

Judging by the pics it would appear that the only issues have been caused by the roads not being gritted properly!
Where's this blizzard then? Where's the 'snowpocalypse'? There's been about an inch of snow and everyone's acting like we're in an ice age! Judging by the pics it would appear that the only issues have been caused by the roads not being gritted properly! speedy231278
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8:32am Fri 18 Jan 13

Dorset Mitch says...

Who has summer tyres on their car and who has winter tyres? Don't moan at the schools being shut or the buses not running if you haven't done things yourself!!!
Who has summer tyres on their car and who has winter tyres? Don't moan at the schools being shut or the buses not running if you haven't done things yourself!!! Dorset Mitch
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8:37am Fri 18 Jan 13

Derf says...

oneshortleg wrote:
A friend has just arrived at work at the airport from columbia road and says most of the main roads show no signs of being gritted!
...what's good for school teachers must surely be good for gritter drivers.
[quote][p][bold]oneshortleg[/bold] wrote: A friend has just arrived at work at the airport from columbia road and says most of the main roads show no signs of being gritted![/p][/quote]...what's good for school teachers must surely be good for gritter drivers. Derf
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8:38am Fri 18 Jan 13

lemonhead says...

And someone said they attempted to drive from highcliffe to christchurch but turned back,unreal,its not that bad at there,just get on with it,drive a bit slower and it is easy,dam southern softies the lot of ya,take a trip to scotland or anywhere up north,do you know something they get on with.like someone said here grow a pair you lot.
And someone said they attempted to drive from highcliffe to christchurch but turned back,unreal,its not that bad at there,just get on with it,drive a bit slower and it is easy,dam southern softies the lot of ya,take a trip to scotland or anywhere up north,do you know something they get on with.like someone said here grow a pair you lot. lemonhead
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8:40am Fri 18 Jan 13

Carolyn43 says...

Jetwasher wrote:
We have lift off the Bournemouth Echo goes to Defcon 1 and the work shy teachers cant work in these extreme conditions.
Not only workshy teachers, but pilots and drivers of buses on non-main roads as well I suppose.
.....
Don't be stupid. When at school teachers are responsible for the safety of pupils, and in these days of litigation would you want to be responsible for the safety of 30 or so children? I wouldn't.
[quote][p][bold]Jetwasher[/bold] wrote: We have lift off the Bournemouth Echo goes to Defcon 1 and the work shy teachers cant work in these extreme conditions.[/p][/quote]Not only workshy teachers, but pilots and drivers of buses on non-main roads as well I suppose. ..... Don't be stupid. When at school teachers are responsible for the safety of pupils, and in these days of litigation would you want to be responsible for the safety of 30 or so children? I wouldn't. Carolyn43
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8:43am Fri 18 Jan 13

speedy231278 says...

If I can manage to be out in -11C on my bike with ice on the inside of the visor (this time last year in Sussex), I'm sure the cage drivers can manage an inch of show for heaven's sake! When it was like this two years ago and my missus was learning to drive, her instructor actually took her out in it to show her that it wasn't as scary as it looked, and teach her how to handle the car if it started to slide on ice and snow (which is normally caused by poor driving and/or worn/improperly inflated tyres).
If I can manage to be out in -11C on my bike with ice on the inside of the visor (this time last year in Sussex), I'm sure the cage drivers can manage an inch of show for heaven's sake! When it was like this two years ago and my missus was learning to drive, her instructor actually took her out in it to show her that it wasn't as scary as it looked, and teach her how to handle the car if it started to slide on ice and snow (which is normally caused by poor driving and/or worn/improperly inflated tyres). speedy231278
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8:45am Fri 18 Jan 13

apm1954 says...

i note southampton airport shut bournemouth open well done bournemouth
i note southampton airport shut bournemouth open well done bournemouth apm1954
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8:49am Fri 18 Jan 13

Lord Spring says...

Some in this country of today would never have survived 1947 or 1962/3.
Some in this country of today would never have survived 1947 or 1962/3. Lord Spring
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9:13am Fri 18 Jan 13

jeebuscripes says...

Jetwasher wrote:
We have lift off the Bournemouth Echo goes to Defcon 1 and the work shy teachers cant work in these extreme conditions.
Teachers don't close schools.
[quote][p][bold]Jetwasher[/bold] wrote: We have lift off the Bournemouth Echo goes to Defcon 1 and the work shy teachers cant work in these extreme conditions.[/p][/quote]Teachers don't close schools. jeebuscripes
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9:13am Fri 18 Jan 13

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes says...

so many negative comments. look at the snowmen and snowballs kids have made, they don't look negative, they look happy. maybe learn how to smile yourselves!!

p.s. love the snowman with the pipe!
so many negative comments. look at the snowmen and snowballs kids have made, they don't look negative, they look happy. maybe learn how to smile yourselves!! p.s. love the snowman with the pipe! Bournesouthmouth Downpokes
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9:27am Fri 18 Jan 13

Derf says...

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes wrote:
so many negative comments. look at the snowmen and snowballs kids have made, they don't look negative, they look happy. maybe learn how to smile yourselves!!

p.s. love the snowman with the pipe!
Yes, they are very nice, but watching your kids build them doesn't exactly pay the bills!

If teachers were all self employed, I bet a few cm's of snow wouldn't stop them working.

I trust they'll be making the lost time up by cancelling one of their 'inset' days
[quote][p][bold]Bournesouthmouth Downpokes[/bold] wrote: so many negative comments. look at the snowmen and snowballs kids have made, they don't look negative, they look happy. maybe learn how to smile yourselves!! p.s. love the snowman with the pipe![/p][/quote]Yes, they are very nice, but watching your kids build them doesn't exactly pay the bills! If teachers were all self employed, I bet a few cm's of snow wouldn't stop them working. I trust they'll be making the lost time up by cancelling one of their 'inset' days Derf
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9:32am Fri 18 Jan 13

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes says...

Your first 5 words should have been all.

But...
Your first 5 words should have been all. But... Bournesouthmouth Downpokes
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9:34am Fri 18 Jan 13

suzigirl says...

I walked - usually takes me 22 minutes but this morning 30 minutes - I looked like a snow woman when I got to work though LOL!
I walked - usually takes me 22 minutes but this morning 30 minutes - I looked like a snow woman when I got to work though LOL! suzigirl
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9:45am Fri 18 Jan 13

BIGTONE says...

Well it's not very often I have good thing to say about Bournemouth Council,but,this morning at 07:30 well done to the organisers and gritting teams for getting the bus routes sorted. Unlike muppet Poole Council.
From Alder road,past the gasworks down to the traffic lights ( Bournemouth Poole boundary) it was un gritted.On a bus route and a known route to carry hundreds of vehicles per hour and Poole council did not even grit it? You could tell you had passed the boundary into Bournemouth. Branksome Wood Road into Bournemouth town centre was nice and clear and a joy to drive in. Well done Bournemouth Council. Shame on you Poole Council.Ask Bournemouth how to do it!!
Well it's not very often I have good thing to say about Bournemouth Council,but,this morning at 07:30 well done to the organisers and gritting teams for getting the bus routes sorted. Unlike muppet Poole Council. From Alder road,past the gasworks down to the traffic lights ( Bournemouth Poole boundary) it was un gritted.On a bus route and a known route to carry hundreds of vehicles per hour and Poole council did not even grit it? You could tell you had passed the boundary into Bournemouth. Branksome Wood Road into Bournemouth town centre was nice and clear and a joy to drive in. Well done Bournemouth Council. Shame on you Poole Council.Ask Bournemouth how to do it!! BIGTONE
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9:59am Fri 18 Jan 13

speedy231278 says...

"We've just been getting reaction to the snow from people in Bournemouth's Lower Gardens"

Which is ironic seeing as they don't even have a complete covering! lol
"We've just been getting reaction to the snow from people in Bournemouth's Lower Gardens" Which is ironic seeing as they don't even have a complete covering! lol speedy231278
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10:01am Fri 18 Jan 13

bex1984 says...

Been trying since 7am to get out of my 'T' road, but cant get any grip from tyres Tried to get bus from Ashley road but traffic at a standstill. Will try again at lunchtime.

First time i've ever not been in work when snowing!
Been trying since 7am to get out of my 'T' road, but cant get any grip from tyres Tried to get bus from Ashley road but traffic at a standstill. Will try again at lunchtime. First time i've ever not been in work when snowing! bex1984
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10:05am Fri 18 Jan 13

beanie70 says...

I was just about to comment and BIGTONE took the words right out of my mouth!
Come on you muppets at Poole, sort it out... have you been asleep for the last couple of days!!!
I was just about to comment and BIGTONE took the words right out of my mouth! Come on you muppets at Poole, sort it out... have you been asleep for the last couple of days!!! beanie70
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10:10am Fri 18 Jan 13

speedy231278 says...

A colleague at work reports the journey in was chaos because the council didn't grit Herbert Avenue.
A colleague at work reports the journey in was chaos because the council didn't grit Herbert Avenue. speedy231278
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10:18am Fri 18 Jan 13

robsmith123 says...

bex1984 wrote:
Been trying since 7am to get out of my 'T' road, but cant get any grip from tyres Tried to get bus from Ashley road but traffic at a standstill. Will try again at lunchtime.

First time i've ever not been in work when snowing!
strange that as mos of the people at my work got bus from Ashley Road this morning. Okay it took a bit longer but got here easily enough.

Sounds like you looking for an excuse
[quote][p][bold]bex1984[/bold] wrote: Been trying since 7am to get out of my 'T' road, but cant get any grip from tyres Tried to get bus from Ashley road but traffic at a standstill. Will try again at lunchtime. First time i've ever not been in work when snowing![/p][/quote]strange that as mos of the people at my work got bus from Ashley Road this morning. Okay it took a bit longer but got here easily enough. Sounds like you looking for an excuse robsmith123
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10:31am Fri 18 Jan 13

Piston_Broke says...

I'd just like to say "well done" to the motorcyclist I followed south down the Spur Road from Ashley Heath this morning. He must have balls of steel!
I'd just like to say "well done" to the motorcyclist I followed south down the Spur Road from Ashley Heath this morning. He must have balls of steel! Piston_Broke
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10:33am Fri 18 Jan 13

apm1954 says...

oh dear how am i going to get to bingo
oh dear how am i going to get to bingo apm1954
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10:39am Fri 18 Jan 13

apm1954 says...

dont insult the muppets
dont insult the muppets apm1954
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10:48am Fri 18 Jan 13

ben111 says...

apm1954 wrote:
oh dear how am i going to get to bingo
via your bingo wings
[quote][p][bold]apm1954[/bold] wrote: oh dear how am i going to get to bingo[/p][/quote]via your bingo wings ben111
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10:50am Fri 18 Jan 13

paulthefish says...

Carolyn43 wrote:
Jetwasher wrote:
We have lift off the Bournemouth Echo goes to Defcon 1 and the work shy teachers cant work in these extreme conditions.
Not only workshy teachers, but pilots and drivers of buses on non-main roads as well I suppose.
.....
Don't be stupid. When at school teachers are responsible for the safety of pupils, and in these days of litigation would you want to be responsible for the safety of 30 or so children? I wouldn't.
do not have a dig at bus drivers. you obviously do not know what you are talking about! the drivers do not make the decision on what roads they drive on in ths snow. the peole sat in the office or sometimes the police make the ruling. get your facts right before you moan in future!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Carolyn43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jetwasher[/bold] wrote: We have lift off the Bournemouth Echo goes to Defcon 1 and the work shy teachers cant work in these extreme conditions.[/p][/quote]Not only workshy teachers, but pilots and drivers of buses on non-main roads as well I suppose. ..... Don't be stupid. When at school teachers are responsible for the safety of pupils, and in these days of litigation would you want to be responsible for the safety of 30 or so children? I wouldn't.[/p][/quote]do not have a dig at bus drivers. you obviously do not know what you are talking about! the drivers do not make the decision on what roads they drive on in ths snow. the peole sat in the office or sometimes the police make the ruling. get your facts right before you moan in future!!!! paulthefish
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10:51am Fri 18 Jan 13

lelbel says...

my children have gone to school 2day like every time it snows,our roads havent been gritted,so whys all these other schools closed,is it an excuse for teachers to have a day off
my children have gone to school 2day like every time it snows,our roads havent been gritted,so whys all these other schools closed,is it an excuse for teachers to have a day off lelbel
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10:52am Fri 18 Jan 13

newtopoole says...

Don't really see the problem, walked a mile to the station this morning, then got the train to work in London, which arrived on time.

Nice to see the railway showing it's superiority to the roads this morning :)
Don't really see the problem, walked a mile to the station this morning, then got the train to work in London, which arrived on time. Nice to see the railway showing it's superiority to the roads this morning :) newtopoole
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10:52am Fri 18 Jan 13

ds corfemullen says...

oneshortleg wrote:
A friend has just arrived at work at the airport from columbia road and says most of the main roads show no signs of being gritted!
We cant get to work as the 3 roads are closed due to not being gritted.Does this mean we get a discount on our council tax, after all that,s what we are paying them for isn,t it. A VERY POOR SHOW FROM ALL LOCAL COUNCILS WHATS YOUR EXCUSE THIS TIME THEY HAVE BEEN FORECASTING THIS FOR DAYS
[quote][p][bold]oneshortleg[/bold] wrote: A friend has just arrived at work at the airport from columbia road and says most of the main roads show no signs of being gritted![/p][/quote]We cant get to work as the 3 roads are closed due to not being gritted.Does this mean we get a discount on our council tax, after all that,s what we are paying them for isn,t it. A VERY POOR SHOW FROM ALL LOCAL COUNCILS WHATS YOUR EXCUSE THIS TIME THEY HAVE BEEN FORECASTING THIS FOR DAYS ds corfemullen
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10:56am Fri 18 Jan 13

lelbel says...

my children have gone to school and our roads havent been gritted,if they can go then all the others can,apart from rural areas,
my children have gone to school and our roads havent been gritted,if they can go then all the others can,apart from rural areas, lelbel
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11:25am Fri 18 Jan 13

paulthefish says...

ds corfemullen wrote:
oneshortleg wrote:
A friend has just arrived at work at the airport from columbia road and says most of the main roads show no signs of being gritted!
We cant get to work as the 3 roads are closed due to not being gritted.Does this mean we get a discount on our council tax, after all that,s what we are paying them for isn,t it. A VERY POOR SHOW FROM ALL LOCAL COUNCILS WHATS YOUR EXCUSE THIS TIME THEY HAVE BEEN FORECASTING THIS FOR DAYS
they have just spent the entire remainder of this years budget on road works on every other road in the area! therefore justifing not giving us all a cuncil tax reduction this year!!!!
[quote][p][bold]ds corfemullen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oneshortleg[/bold] wrote: A friend has just arrived at work at the airport from columbia road and says most of the main roads show no signs of being gritted![/p][/quote]We cant get to work as the 3 roads are closed due to not being gritted.Does this mean we get a discount on our council tax, after all that,s what we are paying them for isn,t it. A VERY POOR SHOW FROM ALL LOCAL COUNCILS WHATS YOUR EXCUSE THIS TIME THEY HAVE BEEN FORECASTING THIS FOR DAYS[/p][/quote]they have just spent the entire remainder of this years budget on road works on every other road in the area! therefore justifing not giving us all a cuncil tax reduction this year!!!! paulthefish
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11:32am Fri 18 Jan 13

FNS-man says...

Piston_Broke wrote:
I'd just like to say "well done" to the motorcyclist I followed south down the Spur Road from Ashley Heath this morning. He must have balls of steel!
Rocks in his head more like.
[quote][p][bold]Piston_Broke[/bold] wrote: I'd just like to say "well done" to the motorcyclist I followed south down the Spur Road from Ashley Heath this morning. He must have balls of steel![/p][/quote]Rocks in his head more like. FNS-man
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11:47am Fri 18 Jan 13

speedy231278 says...

Is there going to be an official investigation as to how a couple of inches of snow has brought chaos to the area due to what appears to be a chronic lack of gritting even the more major roads? Yesterday it was claimed that everyone was making big plans to be prepared for what they reckoned was the threat of the next ice age, yet there's been a minor snowfall and little preventative measures seem to have been taken!
Is there going to be an official investigation as to how a couple of inches of snow has brought chaos to the area due to what appears to be a chronic lack of gritting even the more major roads? Yesterday it was claimed that everyone was making big plans to be prepared for what they reckoned was the threat of the next ice age, yet there's been a minor snowfall and little preventative measures seem to have been taken! speedy231278
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12:19pm Fri 18 Jan 13

mmmmmmm says...

FNS-man says...
11:32am Fri 18 Jan 13

Piston_Broke wrote:
I'd just like to say "well done" to the motorcyclist I followed south down the Spur Road from Ashley Heath this morning. He must have balls of steel!
Rocks in his head more like.

Why insult someone who obviously is in control of their vehicle?
FNS-man says... 11:32am Fri 18 Jan 13 Piston_Broke wrote: I'd just like to say "well done" to the motorcyclist I followed south down the Spur Road from Ashley Heath this morning. He must have balls of steel! Rocks in his head more like. Why insult someone who obviously is in control of their vehicle? mmmmmmm
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12:33pm Fri 18 Jan 13

isaacworthington says...

lelbel wrote:
my children have gone to school 2day like every time it snows,our roads havent been gritted,so whys all these other schools closed,is it an excuse for teachers to have a day off
I see you didn't go to school on snow days... Your punctuation is abhorrent.
[quote][p][bold]lelbel[/bold] wrote: my children have gone to school 2day like every time it snows,our roads havent been gritted,so whys all these other schools closed,is it an excuse for teachers to have a day off[/p][/quote]I see you didn't go to school on snow days... Your punctuation is abhorrent. isaacworthington
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12:38pm Fri 18 Jan 13

casual_observer says...

"Borough of Poole gritters have been out spreading grit along the major road network from 4am. "

Really? It was clearly evident from my journey through and out of Poole at 05:30am that NO gritting had taken place ANYWHERE.
"Borough of Poole gritters have been out spreading grit along the major road network from 4am. " Really? It was clearly evident from my journey through and out of Poole at 05:30am that NO gritting had taken place ANYWHERE. casual_observer
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1:10pm Fri 18 Jan 13

jeebuscripes says...

lelbel wrote:
my children have gone to school and our roads havent been gritted,if they can go then all the others can,apart from rural areas,
So, if the teachers live in rural areas and can't get to work?
[quote][p][bold]lelbel[/bold] wrote: my children have gone to school and our roads havent been gritted,if they can go then all the others can,apart from rural areas,[/p][/quote]So, if the teachers live in rural areas and can't get to work? jeebuscripes
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1:22pm Fri 18 Jan 13

speedy231278 says...

It's stopped snowing and is now drizzling slightly. Can we have normality back now please?
It's stopped snowing and is now drizzling slightly. Can we have normality back now please? speedy231278
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2:43pm Fri 18 Jan 13

asj says...

just walked home from work. and i have noticed some property's with solar panel's on the roof's,the snow has slid off onto the guttering and 1 or 2 have snapped the gutter's off. hope the money they have saved on electric covers the cost of repairs!!
just walked home from work. and i have noticed some property's with solar panel's on the roof's,the snow has slid off onto the guttering and 1 or 2 have snapped the gutter's off. hope the money they have saved on electric covers the cost of repairs!! asj
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3:30pm Fri 18 Jan 13

EGHH says...

I was stuck on the A37 on the way to Yeovil at 7.00 this morning. It was impossible to go up the hills and many HGVs were jack-knifing. In the end I turned around and headed back to Poole. The Police closed the A35 at the Monkey's Jump roundabout earlier so why not the A37 at the same time??

I did notice the Police now have a tractor in police colours and blue flashing lights for pulling stuck cars out being used on the Dorchester By-pass. A very good addition to their fleet.
I was stuck on the A37 on the way to Yeovil at 7.00 this morning. It was impossible to go up the hills and many HGVs were jack-knifing. In the end I turned around and headed back to Poole. The Police closed the A35 at the Monkey's Jump roundabout earlier so why not the A37 at the same time?? I did notice the Police now have a tractor in police colours and blue flashing lights for pulling stuck cars out being used on the Dorchester By-pass. A very good addition to their fleet. EGHH
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3:38pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Hessenford says...

apm1954 wrote:
i note southampton airport shut bournemouth open well done bournemouth
Cant miss out on their car parking charges can they.
[quote][p][bold]apm1954[/bold] wrote: i note southampton airport shut bournemouth open well done bournemouth[/p][/quote]Cant miss out on their car parking charges can they. Hessenford
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3:44pm Fri 18 Jan 13

beachcomber1 says...

this page takes so long to load i can't be bothered to fini
this page takes so long to load i can't be bothered to fini beachcomber1
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5:09pm Fri 18 Jan 13

bournenbred says...

Wrong type of snow ?
Wrong type of grit ?
The temperature changed at the wrong time ?

Yet more gross incompetence from the local authorities !

They had at least 3 days notice to cause maximum chaos and they did it again !!

Next time dont bother we'll know what to expect and sort it ourselves.

I just hope we never have a real crisis !!!
Wrong type of snow ? Wrong type of grit ? The temperature changed at the wrong time ? Yet more gross incompetence from the local authorities ! They had at least 3 days notice to cause maximum chaos and they did it again !! Next time dont bother we'll know what to expect and sort it ourselves. I just hope we never have a real crisis !!! bournenbred
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6:45pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Carolyn43 says...

paulthefish wrote:
Carolyn43 wrote:
Jetwasher wrote:
We have lift off the Bournemouth Echo goes to Defcon 1 and the work shy teachers cant work in these extreme conditions.
Not only workshy teachers, but pilots and drivers of buses on non-main roads as well I suppose.
.....
Don't be stupid. When at school teachers are responsible for the safety of pupils, and in these days of litigation would you want to be responsible for the safety of 30 or so children? I wouldn't.
do not have a dig at bus drivers. you obviously do not know what you are talking about! the drivers do not make the decision on what roads they drive on in ths snow. the peole sat in the office or sometimes the police make the ruling. get your facts right before you moan in future!!!!
I'm not having a dig at bus drivers, just defending teachers who aren't the ones who decide to close schools - the head teacher consults the governors and they're the ones who make the decision to close the school. Just as bus drivers arenlt the ones who decide not to drive. I was being sarcastic to the previous poster who called teachers workshy. But you obviously missed the point.
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At the school I taught at, teachers who could get in on a snowy day stayed and occupied children who lived close and had just been dropped off by parents who hadn't checked if the school was open, or those who struggled in on foot.
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The main reason for closing schools is that teachers are responsible for the safety of pupils as soon as they enter the school gates. They risk getting sued by some parents if a child slips and breaks a limb or gets injured in some other way. Would you want to be responsible for the safety of around 30 children?
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And as for the person who hopes teachers make up the time on their next inset day, it's only the children who get the day off then - teachers work on those days.
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I retired from teaching 15 years ago and it isn't a job I'd like to do now. Pity some parents don't try it before they start criticising.
[quote][p][bold]paulthefish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carolyn43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jetwasher[/bold] wrote: We have lift off the Bournemouth Echo goes to Defcon 1 and the work shy teachers cant work in these extreme conditions.[/p][/quote]Not only workshy teachers, but pilots and drivers of buses on non-main roads as well I suppose. ..... Don't be stupid. When at school teachers are responsible for the safety of pupils, and in these days of litigation would you want to be responsible for the safety of 30 or so children? I wouldn't.[/p][/quote]do not have a dig at bus drivers. you obviously do not know what you are talking about! the drivers do not make the decision on what roads they drive on in ths snow. the peole sat in the office or sometimes the police make the ruling. get your facts right before you moan in future!!!![/p][/quote]I'm not having a dig at bus drivers, just defending teachers who aren't the ones who decide to close schools - the head teacher consults the governors and they're the ones who make the decision to close the school. Just as bus drivers arenlt the ones who decide not to drive. I was being sarcastic to the previous poster who called teachers workshy. But you obviously missed the point. ....... At the school I taught at, teachers who could get in on a snowy day stayed and occupied children who lived close and had just been dropped off by parents who hadn't checked if the school was open, or those who struggled in on foot. ...... The main reason for closing schools is that teachers are responsible for the safety of pupils as soon as they enter the school gates. They risk getting sued by some parents if a child slips and breaks a limb or gets injured in some other way. Would you want to be responsible for the safety of around 30 children? ........ And as for the person who hopes teachers make up the time on their next inset day, it's only the children who get the day off then - teachers work on those days. ....... I retired from teaching 15 years ago and it isn't a job I'd like to do now. Pity some parents don't try it before they start criticising. Carolyn43
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7:09pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Commonsense2012 says...

May I offer my congratulations to Dorset County Council for the cracking job they did in not organising gritting the road. It was always going to be a monumental effort in doing so given that they had five days notice that it was going to snow today but they successfully managed to leave places like Wimborne and Corfe Mullen barely accessible by just an inch of snow. Now that takes some doing!

I can only assume that if they did actually send any gritters out, they thought using crushed ice as the grit would be a good idea.
May I offer my congratulations to Dorset County Council for the cracking job they did in not organising gritting the road. It was always going to be a monumental effort in doing so given that they had five days notice that it was going to snow today but they successfully managed to leave places like Wimborne and Corfe Mullen barely accessible by just an inch of snow. Now that takes some doing! I can only assume that if they did actually send any gritters out, they thought using crushed ice as the grit would be a good idea. Commonsense2012
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9:21pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes says...

sad muppets! not one of you commented on lovely Luella's snowcat was/is. that child, with her talented work of art, probably was/IS so excited to be in the newspaper today yet all you lot seem to do is bicker amongst yourselves!
sad muppets! not one of you commented on lovely Luella's snowcat was/is. that child, with her talented work of art, probably was/IS so excited to be in the newspaper today yet all you lot seem to do is bicker amongst yourselves! Bournesouthmouth Downpokes
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9:44pm Fri 18 Jan 13

bournenbred says...

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes wrote:
sad muppets! not one of you commented on lovely Luella's snowcat was/is. that child, with her talented work of art, probably was/IS so excited to be in the newspaper today yet all you lot seem to do is bicker amongst yourselves!
was/is ?

bicker/bicker ??

:-)
[quote][p][bold]Bournesouthmouth Downpokes[/bold] wrote: sad muppets! not one of you commented on lovely Luella's snowcat was/is. that child, with her talented work of art, probably was/IS so excited to be in the newspaper today yet all you lot seem to do is bicker amongst yourselves![/p][/quote]was/is ? bicker/bicker ?? :-) bournenbred
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4:10am Sat 19 Jan 13

Old Boscombe Lad says...

Don't you guys have any snow tires over there??? Or like us in Vancouver Canada wait until it snows and then put them on.
Don't you guys have any snow tires over there??? Or like us in Vancouver Canada wait until it snows and then put them on. Old Boscombe Lad
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8:39am Sat 19 Jan 13

EGHH says...

Old Boscombe Lad wrote:
Don't you guys have any snow tires over there??? Or like us in Vancouver Canada wait until it snows and then put them on.
Simple answer is "no", not even snow chains.
[quote][p][bold]Old Boscombe Lad[/bold] wrote: Don't you guys have any snow tires over there??? Or like us in Vancouver Canada wait until it snows and then put them on.[/p][/quote]Simple answer is "no", not even snow chains. EGHH
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8:30am Tue 22 Jan 13

justdreaming says...

Its all so beautiful and i just love it. However i am so happy that i live on an island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Its all so beautiful and i just love it. However i am so happy that i live on an island in the Gulf of Thailand. justdreaming
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8:36am Tue 22 Jan 13

justdreaming says...

As for Canada !
Who in their right mind, would deliberately go to live in such a "snow sodden country as Canada.
As for Canada ! Who in their right mind, would deliberately go to live in such a "snow sodden country as Canada. justdreaming
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