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Has anyone in the UK been snowed in ?

Posted: 28 Feb 2018, 16:11
by chrisw
Unusually for the west coast it has snowed for two days in a row. We are easily snowed in because we live at the top of a hill and with more than a couple of inches of snow I am unable to reverse the car out of the drive. Not enough snow this time around though.

Re: Has anyone in the UK been snowed in ?

Posted: 03 Mar 2018, 12:30
by Barrie Heaton
Had to cancel all my tuning for last Thursday, Go out to 3 yearday its mucked up my diary.

one of the tuners in down south has not been out for 3 days


have you been stuck
Barrie

Re: Has anyone in the UK been snowed in ?

Posted: 03 Mar 2018, 12:46
by chrisw
No not stuck but it was bitterly cold on Thursday and Friday. Not enough snow around the edges of Morecambe Bay to prevent getting the car out of the drive. When the snow is too deep the car just slides down the fairly steep incline and would impact a garden wall.

Re: Has anyone in the UK been snowed in ?

Posted: 03 Mar 2018, 14:33
by Barrie Heaton
West cost of Lancs never get much most of the jobs I had to cancel on Thursday was in Blackpool they had none but it was gridlocked here and where my driver lives on the other side of Grain road it was closed it's always one of the first because of drifting

All this very dry weather is killing a lot of old pianos my wife cranked the heat up and the dog is drinking lots of water humidity in our house is down to 15%

Barrie

Re: Has anyone in the UK been snowed in ?

Posted: 03 Mar 2018, 15:42
by Gill the Piano
Fortunately I had a light week this week and left it empty once I saw the forecast. Had THREE telephone calls this morning (weekends? What are they?) from people with sticking notes though - probably bowed lockrails, I expect.

Re: Has anyone in the UK been snowed in ?

Posted: 08 Mar 2018, 11:52
by chrisw
Heard on a traffic announcement that Grane Road in East Lancs blocked again today. I was on the A65 on my way to Skipton.

Re: Has anyone in the UK been snowed in ?

Posted: 08 Mar 2018, 12:13
by Barrie Heaton
/most of Daren is gridlock had to cancel 2 tuning hoping to get out after 12 noon

are you stuck on the 65

Re: Has anyone in the UK been snowed in ?

Posted: 08 Mar 2018, 12:43
by chrisw
No the A65 is clear although there was reasonably heavy snow for 30 minutes or so at 08:00 this morning between Settle and Coniston Cold.

Re: Has anyone in the UK been snowed in ?

Posted: 11 Mar 2018, 14:28
by eliza
I didn't get snowed in here in Bristol but it did affect a lot of my students coming for lessons. Lots of cancellations :(

Re: Has anyone in the UK been snowed in ?

Posted: 11 Mar 2018, 19:43
by Richard3a
eliza wrote:
11 Mar 2018, 14:28
I didn't get snowed in here in Bristol but it did affect a lot of my students coming for lessons. Lots of cancellations :(
Yes..friday evening...7ish..35 mile run back from the re-installation of a Bechstein grand..could not define the road in front of me...four mighty big hills to 'slide up'...lots of hazard warning lights in the valleys of each hill...my petrol light just flashed on with 20 miles and three hills to go......only pants..shirt and waistcoat...The King got me back.
Won't forget all that in a hurry. (never slid up a hill before....)