Friday, 8 January 2010

Adapting to ice and snow

I pushed a car up here. Yes, probably more of a hindrance than a help. But car wheels can't grip the icy surface and they spin uselessly.Owners of land rovers and 4 wheel drives have the advantage in this weather.

Our proud statue in the square has received a soft snow mantle - like ermine fur- is that a white stoat? Sounds regal anyway.
Yesterday tramping about in town I saw people using ski poles as walking aids; lots of kids in sledges; nearly all the shops closed apart from supermarkets and the odd brave soul. Tesco Express is being manned just by staff who live near enough to walk in. The snow is now covered in a crisp icy coating. At last the High Street pavements have been gritted. But off High Street it's slippery. On one corner four people fell over in quick succession. Like sheet glass. I rang the council and hope they have now gritted it.
I learn that a friend is one of those unlucky enough to get stuck on the A3 on Tuesday night. She set off from Petersfield around 5pm and finally reached home at 4am. I can't imagine how frustrating that must be.
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