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7:49am Fri 18 Jan 13

bluemonday says...

it might be abit of snow,not the apocalypse,calm down
it might be abit of snow,not the apocalypse,calm down bluemonday
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7:53am Fri 18 Jan 13

loftylad says...

Minus 13 in Tallinn Estonia this morning. Everything's moving as normal. Gatwick airport sent me an email warning of travel disruption and it hasn't snowed yet.
Minus 13 in Tallinn Estonia this morning. Everything's moving as normal. Gatwick airport sent me an email warning of travel disruption and it hasn't snowed yet. loftylad
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8:34am Fri 18 Jan 13

Tom V says...

Snowing in Peacehaven. Meant to be going to the Royal Sussex Hospital later but am expecting appointments to be cancelled.

Why can't we cope with snow these days? It never used to be a problem. I remember the days we would see snow ploughs!
Snowing in Peacehaven. Meant to be going to the Royal Sussex Hospital later but am expecting appointments to be cancelled. Why can't we cope with snow these days? It never used to be a problem. I remember the days we would see snow ploughs! Tom V
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9:01am Fri 18 Jan 13

Sezbee says...

Semi severe weather has changed the 'warning' for Worthing from pretty awful to pretty.
Semi severe weather has changed the 'warning' for Worthing from pretty awful to pretty. Sezbee
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9:08am Fri 18 Jan 13

Fairfax Sakes says...

Well I managed to get to work!
Its terrible over here in Worthing. Not the weather mind, just the town generally.
Well I managed to get to work! Its terrible over here in Worthing. Not the weather mind, just the town generally. Fairfax Sakes
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9:10am Fri 18 Jan 13

bluemonday says...

Fairfax Sakes wrote:
Well I managed to get to work! Its terrible over here in Worthing. Not the weather mind, just the town generally.
funny
[quote][p][bold]Fairfax Sakes[/bold] wrote: Well I managed to get to work! Its terrible over here in Worthing. Not the weather mind, just the town generally.[/p][/quote]funny bluemonday
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9:18am Fri 18 Jan 13

Crystal Ball says...

We're all doomed!
We're all doomed! Crystal Ball
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9:26am Fri 18 Jan 13

Notters_Seagull says...

Fairfax Sakes wrote:
Well I managed to get to work!
Its terrible over here in Worthing. Not the weather mind, just the town generally.
Like.
[quote][p][bold]Fairfax Sakes[/bold] wrote: Well I managed to get to work! Its terrible over here in Worthing. Not the weather mind, just the town generally.[/p][/quote]Like. Notters_Seagull
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9:29am Fri 18 Jan 13

worthingite says...

Has that poster eaten that bowl of snow yet ?


10cm........If only !
Has that poster eaten that bowl of snow yet ? 10cm........If only ! worthingite
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9:30am Fri 18 Jan 13

Ballroom Blitz says...

I was ready to go to work in Brighton, and the boss called to say not to bother.
There's about a millimeter of snow. It beggars belief that people give up so easily.
Now I have lost a days pay.
I was ready to go to work in Brighton, and the boss called to say not to bother. There's about a millimeter of snow. It beggars belief that people give up so easily. Now I have lost a days pay. Ballroom Blitz
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9:32am Fri 18 Jan 13

Ballroom Blitz says...

Please. Most of you have no idea how to drive in even a bit of snow. So if you aren't sure if you have the ability, please stay at home, and leave the roads free for those that can.
Please. Most of you have no idea how to drive in even a bit of snow. So if you aren't sure if you have the ability, please stay at home, and leave the roads free for those that can. Ballroom Blitz
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9:35am Fri 18 Jan 13

Discombobulated says...

What I've learnt most from this article is the Argus staff all disappear off home at twenty past five.
What I've learnt most from this article is the Argus staff all disappear off home at twenty past five. Discombobulated
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9:51am Fri 18 Jan 13

Andy R says...

Ballroom Blitz wrote:
I was ready to go to work in Brighton, and the boss called to say not to bother. There's about a millimeter of snow. It beggars belief that people give up so easily. Now I have lost a days pay.
Go to your workplace, get yourself photographed there, then put in a claim against your boss for breach of contract!
[quote][p][bold]Ballroom Blitz[/bold] wrote: I was ready to go to work in Brighton, and the boss called to say not to bother. There's about a millimeter of snow. It beggars belief that people give up so easily. Now I have lost a days pay.[/p][/quote]Go to your workplace, get yourself photographed there, then put in a claim against your boss for breach of contract! Andy R
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10:06am Fri 18 Jan 13

Number Six says...

Andy R wrote:
Ballroom Blitz wrote:
I was ready to go to work in Brighton, and the boss called to say not to bother. There's about a millimeter of snow. It beggars belief that people give up so easily. Now I have lost a days pay.
Go to your workplace, get yourself photographed there, then put in a claim against your boss for breach of contract!
Oh hell. I actually agree with Andy R for once. I must have a lie down
[quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ballroom Blitz[/bold] wrote: I was ready to go to work in Brighton, and the boss called to say not to bother. There's about a millimeter of snow. It beggars belief that people give up so easily. Now I have lost a days pay.[/p][/quote]Go to your workplace, get yourself photographed there, then put in a claim against your boss for breach of contract![/p][/quote]Oh hell. I actually agree with Andy R for once. I must have a lie down Number Six
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10:37am Fri 18 Jan 13

Ballroom Blitz says...

Number Six wrote:
Andy R wrote:
Ballroom Blitz wrote:
I was ready to go to work in Brighton, and the boss called to say not to bother. There's about a millimeter of snow. It beggars belief that people give up so easily. Now I have lost a days pay.
Go to your workplace, get yourself photographed there, then put in a claim against your boss for breach of contract!
Oh hell. I actually agree with Andy R for once. I must have a lie down
Actually, I take it back. My road is now impassable, and it won't be long before the buses are unable to run, so I reluctantly think it was the right decision.
Could have got there, but getting home would have been a nightmare.
[quote][p][bold]Number Six[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ballroom Blitz[/bold] wrote: I was ready to go to work in Brighton, and the boss called to say not to bother. There's about a millimeter of snow. It beggars belief that people give up so easily. Now I have lost a days pay.[/p][/quote]Go to your workplace, get yourself photographed there, then put in a claim against your boss for breach of contract![/p][/quote]Oh hell. I actually agree with Andy R for once. I must have a lie down[/p][/quote]Actually, I take it back. My road is now impassable, and it won't be long before the buses are unable to run, so I reluctantly think it was the right decision. Could have got there, but getting home would have been a nightmare. Ballroom Blitz
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10:54am Fri 18 Jan 13

jyan says...

Stay at home if you can - not worth having an accident. Most things can wait.
Stay at home if you can - not worth having an accident. Most things can wait. jyan
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11:23am Fri 18 Jan 13

Flangedreamer says...

White Hell.
White Hell. Flangedreamer
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11:37am Fri 18 Jan 13

sunnysea says...

Be extra careful around heavy vehicles making turns. Just saw a truck nearly sweep the pavement with its load!
Be extra careful around heavy vehicles making turns. Just saw a truck nearly sweep the pavement with its load! sunnysea
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12:23pm Fri 18 Jan 13

bluemonday says...

so going surfing in the sea with these temperatures and snowing is described as brave,not a word i would of chosen,and not something to be encouraged
so going surfing in the sea with these temperatures and snowing is described as brave,not a word i would of chosen,and not something to be encouraged bluemonday
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1:11pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Postman_Pat says...

Cars still trying to get up Coldean Lane, it is not passable. All getting stuck and having to turn around.

A number of cars abandoned.
Cars still trying to get up Coldean Lane, it is not passable. All getting stuck and having to turn around. A number of cars abandoned. Postman_Pat
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1:12pm Fri 18 Jan 13

jyan says...

Why is it that cinemas will refund me if I can't get there in snow but the Theatre Royal Brighton refuses - it's only a theatre tour as well!?!
Why is it that cinemas will refund me if I can't get there in snow but the Theatre Royal Brighton refuses - it's only a theatre tour as well!?! jyan
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1:29pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Poccypoc says...

bluemonday wrote:
so going surfing in the sea with these temperatures and snowing is described as brave,not a word i would of chosen,and not something to be encouraged
Totally agree. What an idiot?! Risking HIS life, but also those in the emergency services if he was to get into trouble. THESE are the "brave" people, not some joker on a board!
[quote][p][bold]bluemonday[/bold] wrote: so going surfing in the sea with these temperatures and snowing is described as brave,not a word i would of chosen,and not something to be encouraged[/p][/quote]Totally agree. What an idiot?! Risking HIS life, but also those in the emergency services if he was to get into trouble. THESE are the "brave" people, not some joker on a board! Poccypoc
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2:10pm Fri 18 Jan 13

pleasantlydisturbed says...

perfect location for the new bus depot... at Hollingbury.
perfect location for the new bus depot... at Hollingbury. pleasantlydisturbed
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2:10pm Fri 18 Jan 13

MzEden1 says...

My workplace is closed. What then?

In these circumstances, you are entitled to pay.

In addition, your employer cannot require you to take the time as annual leave.

Lifted from ACAS website.
If your employer shuts your place or work before or during your shift you are entitled to be paid.
My workplace is closed. What then? In these circumstances, you are entitled to pay. In addition, your employer cannot require you to take the time as annual leave. Lifted from ACAS website. If your employer shuts your place or work before or during your shift you are entitled to be paid. MzEden1
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2:29pm Fri 18 Jan 13

StevieD says...

So it's not safe for kids to be in school, but it is ok for them to be racing around at the side of roads chucking snow at traffic and people causing risk to life and property. Use your brains parents, keep them in the garden or take them to play somewhere safe. Can't believe that schools and companies close because of a couple of inches of snow.
So it's not safe for kids to be in school, but it is ok for them to be racing around at the side of roads chucking snow at traffic and people causing risk to life and property. Use your brains parents, keep them in the garden or take them to play somewhere safe. Can't believe that schools and companies close because of a couple of inches of snow. StevieD
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8:27pm Fri 18 Jan 13

imnotpc says...

yes and when i slipped over in the snow earlier some king sole tried to stick their fingers up my jacksy...absolutely disgusting
yes and when i slipped over in the snow earlier some king sole tried to stick their fingers up my jacksy...absolutely disgusting imnotpc
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11:25pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Poccypoc says...

StevieD wrote:
So it's not safe for kids to be in school, but it is ok for them to be racing around at the side of roads chucking snow at traffic and people causing risk to life and property. Use your brains parents, keep them in the garden or take them to play somewhere safe. Can't believe that schools and companies close because of a couple of inches of snow.
Quite right. It's an ABSOLUTE scandal. Schools didn't close when I was there in the 70s. Get some backbone. My sister was a teacher, living in east Brighton. SHE managed to get to Portslade every day, but weak-willed colleagues in Hove couldn't make it. DISGRACEFUL!

Parent - keep your bloody kids off the streets. Stop them throwing snowballs at cars and people. I wonder how many adults will be arrested for giving some kids a clip round the ear, or putting a hose on them?! I have seen that before.

I was in Hove tonight. Tesco open - WELL DONE. But Clinton's closed. Nationwide closed. RBS closed. Pitiful.
[quote][p][bold]StevieD[/bold] wrote: So it's not safe for kids to be in school, but it is ok for them to be racing around at the side of roads chucking snow at traffic and people causing risk to life and property. Use your brains parents, keep them in the garden or take them to play somewhere safe. Can't believe that schools and companies close because of a couple of inches of snow.[/p][/quote]Quite right. It's an ABSOLUTE scandal. Schools didn't close when I was there in the 70s. Get some backbone. My sister was a teacher, living in east Brighton. SHE managed to get to Portslade every day, but weak-willed colleagues in Hove couldn't make it. DISGRACEFUL! Parent - keep your bloody kids off the streets. Stop them throwing snowballs at cars and people. I wonder how many adults will be arrested for giving some kids a clip round the ear, or putting a hose on them?! I have seen that before. I was in Hove tonight. Tesco open - WELL DONE. But Clinton's closed. Nationwide closed. RBS closed. Pitiful. Poccypoc
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1:47am Sat 19 Jan 13

Worthingwithoutbuses! says...

I understand the "Patcham/Hollingbury Moaners" are at it again about a lack of buses going up there? Perhaps if a 10 ton bus (Minimum) slid into thier car or house then they would probably understand why they are not going up there?? SAFTEY! Most new buses now are automatic and in ice & snow they are unpredictable on hills. Give us a break people... we risk travelling to get to work to try and get you home as safely as possible and all you do is give us a hard time for following safety instructions from our control and the police. A hard day/night over. Nuff said. WWB.
I understand the "Patcham/Hollingbury Moaners" are at it again about a lack of buses going up there? Perhaps if a 10 ton bus (Minimum) slid into thier car or house then they would probably understand why they are not going up there?? SAFTEY! Most new buses now are automatic and in ice & snow they are unpredictable on hills. Give us a break people... we risk travelling to get to work to try and get you home as safely as possible and all you do is give us a hard time for following safety instructions from our control and the police. A hard day/night over. Nuff said. WWB. Worthingwithoutbuses!
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11:06am Sun 20 Jan 13

kmhove says...

My Solar powered lights have stopped working!
Looking across at some houses in the distance where solar panels have been fitted on the roof, and thinking about the solar panel array set up by the local groups around Shoreham harbour etc, the following verse came to mind :

"Solar panels in the snow,
Where did all the power go?
Maybe soon we'll get some rain
Then we'll have some power again!!
My Solar powered lights have stopped working! Looking across at some houses in the distance where solar panels have been fitted on the roof, and thinking about the solar panel array set up by the local groups around Shoreham harbour etc, the following verse came to mind : "Solar panels in the snow, Where did all the power go? Maybe soon we'll get some rain Then we'll have some power again!! kmhove
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2:49pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Cass says...

Well, Worthingwithoutbuses
, message clear and understood but it IS every time there is a bit of snow that Patcham and Hollingbury not forgetting Coldean, that they get cut off.Isn't it about time that the council got the outline districts roads sorted. or should that be "salted" to keep it clear.No matter what they may say, they don't until too late. Have to wonder what they will do if they move the bus depot, as proposed, to Hollingbury. May only be a few days a year but there will be mayhem, not that there won't be anyway,if it does go there, not the ideal place by any stretch of imagination.
Well, Worthingwithoutbuses , message clear and understood but it IS every time there is a bit of snow that Patcham and Hollingbury not forgetting Coldean, that they get cut off.Isn't it about time that the council got the outline districts roads sorted. or should that be "salted" to keep it clear.No matter what they may say, they don't until too late. Have to wonder what they will do if they move the bus depot, as proposed, to Hollingbury. May only be a few days a year but there will be mayhem, not that there won't be anyway,if it does go there, not the ideal place by any stretch of imagination. Cass
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10:24pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Biker123 says...

I have given up with the council! Why can you not send the gritter's out when the temperature has dropped drastically and there is ice on the road's everywhere? Hence why the A27 got closed off, and i was on the A259 and i managed to come off my motorbike doing less than 10MPH due to the ice. The council is just a joke in general!
I have given up with the council! Why can you not send the gritter's out when the temperature has dropped drastically and there is ice on the road's everywhere? Hence why the A27 got closed off, and i was on the A259 and i managed to come off my motorbike doing less than 10MPH due to the ice. The council is just a joke in general! Biker123
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10:31pm Sun 20 Jan 13

PorkBoat says...

In November/early December, when the temp was above freezing, there was a man at Preston Park gritting and salting the pathways leading to the station. Now that it's needed, he's nowhere to be seen. Ridiculous.
In November/early December, when the temp was above freezing, there was a man at Preston Park gritting and salting the pathways leading to the station. Now that it's needed, he's nowhere to be seen. Ridiculous. PorkBoat
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9:08am Mon 21 Jan 13

StevieD says...

What's the excuse today? Wrong sort of ice? These companies are using this as a money saving operation because less people are venturing out thus penalising "the workers" who want to travel. Schools the same, any excuse to skive. Health and safety has gone too far. By all means warn people to be careful and treat icy areas but also fine transport and service providers for failing thier customers.
What's the excuse today? Wrong sort of ice? These companies are using this as a money saving operation because less people are venturing out thus penalising "the workers" who want to travel. Schools the same, any excuse to skive. Health and safety has gone too far. By all means warn people to be careful and treat icy areas but also fine transport and service providers for failing thier customers. StevieD
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2:23pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Sussex jim says...

Lewes. The main Crown Post Office in the county town is closed. Apparently, staff cannot get in from Shoreham or Hastings. You coudn't make it up!
Lewes. The main Crown Post Office in the county town is closed. Apparently, staff cannot get in from Shoreham or Hastings. You coudn't make it up! Sussex jim
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7:47pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Withdean-er says...

Sussex jim wrote:
Lewes. The main Crown Post Office in the county town is closed. Apparently, staff cannot get in from Shoreham or Hastings. You coudn't make it up!
Strange isn't it.

Staff made it from Worthing to Brighton easily by car and train today, on time.

Perhaps there's a mystery avalanche on the A27 and train line near the old Newmarket pub.

Old public sector attitudes never die.
[quote][p][bold]Sussex jim[/bold] wrote: Lewes. The main Crown Post Office in the county town is closed. Apparently, staff cannot get in from Shoreham or Hastings. You coudn't make it up![/p][/quote]Strange isn't it. Staff made it from Worthing to Brighton easily by car and train today, on time. Perhaps there's a mystery avalanche on the A27 and train line near the old Newmarket pub. Old public sector attitudes never die. Withdean-er
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12:13am Wed 23 Jan 13

SimonS says...

Just got back from several hours stuck on the A23/27. I know a lot of people will blame the council/highways for the chaos, but there was a herculean effort by them going on tonight with gritter after gritter coming through, tractors with ploughs etc. Everything just happened at the wrong time; it's slow there at the best of times, with the snow it was even slower, and then the snow starts to lay.

The road was perfectly drivable with care, but the weather was atrocious, everything snarled up and it was more congestion and then idiots abandoning their cars in the most moronic of places that caused the delays.

I couldn't see any way that things could have been done differently. It's a big hill and seems to have its own weather system there. The police, council or highways were doing a good job in horrible circumstances and unfortunately these things happen.
Just got back from several hours stuck on the A23/27. I know a lot of people will blame the council/highways for the chaos, but there was a herculean effort by them going on tonight with gritter after gritter coming through, tractors with ploughs etc. Everything just happened at the wrong time; it's slow there at the best of times, with the snow it was even slower, and then the snow starts to lay. The road was perfectly drivable with care, but the weather was atrocious, everything snarled up and it was more congestion and then idiots abandoning their cars in the most moronic of places that caused the delays. I couldn't see any way that things could have been done differently. It's a big hill and seems to have its own weather system there. The police, council or highways were doing a good job in horrible circumstances and unfortunately these things happen. SimonS
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9:42am Wed 23 Jan 13

Euly says...

bluemonday wrote:
Fairfax Sakes wrote: Well I managed to get to work! Its terrible over here in Worthing. Not the weather mind, just the town generally.
funny
Very funny
[quote][p][bold]bluemonday[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fairfax Sakes[/bold] wrote: Well I managed to get to work! Its terrible over here in Worthing. Not the weather mind, just the town generally.[/p][/quote]funny[/p][/quote]Very funny Euly
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9:52am Wed 23 Jan 13

Euly says...

Poccypoc wrote:
StevieD wrote: So it's not safe for kids to be in school, but it is ok for them to be racing around at the side of roads chucking snow at traffic and people causing risk to life and property. Use your brains parents, keep them in the garden or take them to play somewhere safe. Can't believe that schools and companies close because of a couple of inches of snow.
Quite right. It's an ABSOLUTE scandal. Schools didn't close when I was there in the 70s. Get some backbone. My sister was a teacher, living in east Brighton. SHE managed to get to Portslade every day, but weak-willed colleagues in Hove couldn't make it. DISGRACEFUL! Parent - keep your bloody kids off the streets. Stop them throwing snowballs at cars and people. I wonder how many adults will be arrested for giving some kids a clip round the ear, or putting a hose on them?! I have seen that before. I was in Hove tonight. Tesco open - WELL DONE. But Clinton's closed. Nationwide closed. RBS closed. Pitiful.
Clinton’s and RBS closed pitiful? , did it even occur to you that the people who work in these places HAD to leave early or they may not have got home ?. I don’t like it anymore than most as it took me two and a half hours to get home on Friday at midday, just 12 miles but had I left it any later I may not have got home for hours as a colleague of mine found. Really the fact that you couldn’t go to Clintons or RBS is it worth getting upset about?.
[quote][p][bold]Poccypoc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StevieD[/bold] wrote: So it's not safe for kids to be in school, but it is ok for them to be racing around at the side of roads chucking snow at traffic and people causing risk to life and property. Use your brains parents, keep them in the garden or take them to play somewhere safe. Can't believe that schools and companies close because of a couple of inches of snow.[/p][/quote]Quite right. It's an ABSOLUTE scandal. Schools didn't close when I was there in the 70s. Get some backbone. My sister was a teacher, living in east Brighton. SHE managed to get to Portslade every day, but weak-willed colleagues in Hove couldn't make it. DISGRACEFUL! Parent - keep your bloody kids off the streets. Stop them throwing snowballs at cars and people. I wonder how many adults will be arrested for giving some kids a clip round the ear, or putting a hose on them?! I have seen that before. I was in Hove tonight. Tesco open - WELL DONE. But Clinton's closed. Nationwide closed. RBS closed. Pitiful.[/p][/quote]Clinton’s and RBS closed pitiful? , did it even occur to you that the people who work in these places HAD to leave early or they may not have got home ?. I don’t like it anymore than most as it took me two and a half hours to get home on Friday at midday, just 12 miles but had I left it any later I may not have got home for hours as a colleague of mine found. Really the fact that you couldn’t go to Clintons or RBS is it worth getting upset about?. Euly
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9:55am Wed 23 Jan 13

Euly says...

SimonS wrote:
Just got back from several hours stuck on the A23/27. I know a lot of people will blame the council/highways for the chaos, but there was a herculean effort by them going on tonight with gritter after gritter coming through, tractors with ploughs etc. Everything just happened at the wrong time; it's slow there at the best of times, with the snow it was even slower, and then the snow starts to lay. The road was perfectly drivable with care, but the weather was atrocious, everything snarled up and it was more congestion and then idiots abandoning their cars in the most moronic of places that caused the delays. I couldn't see any way that things could have been done differently. It's a big hill and seems to have its own weather system there. The police, council or highways were doing a good job in horrible circumstances and unfortunately these things happen.
Nice to hear someone saying somthing possitive on here !. I agree totally
[quote][p][bold]SimonS[/bold] wrote: Just got back from several hours stuck on the A23/27. I know a lot of people will blame the council/highways for the chaos, but there was a herculean effort by them going on tonight with gritter after gritter coming through, tractors with ploughs etc. Everything just happened at the wrong time; it's slow there at the best of times, with the snow it was even slower, and then the snow starts to lay. The road was perfectly drivable with care, but the weather was atrocious, everything snarled up and it was more congestion and then idiots abandoning their cars in the most moronic of places that caused the delays. I couldn't see any way that things could have been done differently. It's a big hill and seems to have its own weather system there. The police, council or highways were doing a good job in horrible circumstances and unfortunately these things happen.[/p][/quote]Nice to hear someone saying somthing possitive on here !. I agree totally Euly
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