Thursday… and the snow came down!

And the snow continues to make life interesting! I went over to see my sister, Anne, last night (good curry!) and left just before 10. Roads were clear, no snow. By the time I had driven to the M4 the snow was just starting and I drove past a recovery van pulling a car (on its side) out of a field; the roads were still clear, so I don’t know how long it had been there. Five miles further on in the descent down into Bath, the snow was starting to stick, and by the time I got to Box hill, I was crawling along in second gear at 15mph with uncertain traction. I got back to the hotel safely, but I didn’t leave a minute too soon.
Snow sceneThis morning there was about 4 inches of snow on the car, and the roads were ungritted. I left early and got in before there had been too much traffic to compact the snow, but several people have rung in to say that they are snowbound. The forecast isn’t good, so it will be an interesting drive back to Winchester tomorrow!

Onwards and upwards!

3 Responses to “Thursday… and the snow came down!”

  1. Richard on 05 Feb 2009 at 3:34 pm #

    Good luck it looks not too good for the afternoon and early evening.

    hums tunelessly ” It wasn`t for money, it`s only a chance
    You take a gamble, got shot for romance
    Chains, chains pulling you down
    Chain of life that turns the world around
    Chains chains pulling you down
    Chain of life that turns the world around”

    Sorry wrong sort of chains, anyway they are very noisy and restrict your speed when off the snow.


  2. Richard on 05 Feb 2009 at 9:49 pm #

    Is this your hotel?

    Best get the porter to clear the terrace as you need to have tea somewhere safe and all that snow will cool down the teacakes too quickly 🙂

  3. Peter on 06 Feb 2009 at 6:06 pm #

    But good for a G&T…!

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