It's Only Snow

Carol By Carol, 30th Nov 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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When winter arrives, snow may too, and it causes absolute chaos in England

It's Only Snow


Every winter, when the weather turns cold, there is always the possibility of snow. In England we tend to only get a sprinkling, which usually turns to slush and then is washed away by the rain . You could say, we get off lightly, unlike places like Scotland and Russia, and some parts of America , where it is really deep.

But this year it’s different. The snow has arrived before Christmas, and it is here to stay for a while yet, according to the weather experts. The problem is, unlike other countries, who seem to embrace the difficult conditions, England falls apart.

Our roads are not gritted enough, and are extremely dangerous, now we are told that due to the high gas usage, we only have enough supplies for 10 more days, schools are closed,and people cannot get to work. We are told not to go out because it’s dangerous, but surely life has to go on. We need to buy food, walk our dogs, keep doctor’s and hospital appointments, go to work, and send our children to school. In short we need to get on with our everyday life, but we can’t, and it’s all because of a bit of snow

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Chaos, Cold, Dangerous, Gritted, Ice, People, Roads, Schools Shut, Snow, Winter

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I am a proud mother and grandmother, and an author. I have had 7 books published. My hobbies are walking, swimming, and playing badminton. I try to raise more awareness of autism with my writing.

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author avatar aesoplado
30th Nov 2010 (#)

Snow is really dangerous for drivers. A lot of road accidents happen especially for those places that have unusually heavy snowfall.

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author avatar Denise O
30th Nov 2010 (#)

Sorry about it all Carol.
Here in Alabama, we get
a sprinkling or maybe a bit more, once every 7 to 10 years.
When this happens, every thing closes down.
I mean, everything!
We are not equiped to handle the snow.
I hope it all works out for y'all.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Carol
1st Dec 2010 (#)

thanks Denise.

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author avatar mountainside
1st Dec 2010 (#)

...Hi there, I love the look of snow, but driving can be dangerous. Do be careful.

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author avatar Carol
1st Dec 2010 (#)

I will thanks, it is worse today too

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author avatar christopheranton
1st Dec 2010 (#)

I am one of those fortunate ones
who work from home, so the snow doesnt bother me.
I have to admire those people, like the telephone engineers, and the postmen who have to
go out in all weathers
to do their jobs.

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author avatar TheMovieScene
1st Dec 2010 (#)

It's strange because I think back to when I was a child (70s/80s) and the snow we got then was much worse than now and life still went on. It seems that as a nation we have not only become unuse to snow, thanks to many years of very little, and a bigger reliance on transport to do anything that we just can't cope. Are road system aren't geared up for it and with so many car drivers inexperienced when it comes to driving in snow it has become seriously dangerous. The thing is that as a county we should be more prepared for this sort of weather because it appears to be the way the climate is going.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
19th Jan 2011 (#)

Being a former resident of the UK I know all too well the problems that snow can bring. Remember the country only has 2 snow ploughs south of Manchester. That cannot be good.

Now living in Canada we are of course used to snow - it is guaranteed every winter, although it is not much colder here in southern Ontario then in the UK. It is currently snowing and we expect a big freeze overnight, but we know that people will be working tomorrow morning. The de-icers will be out at 4am and the ploughs will be working after the snow stops.

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