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22 Dec 2009

Basingstoke Slides To A Halt...

As this February Boringstoke fell to pieces with a light dusting of snow. Today I "worked from home", I could have easily gone to work, the trains were running perfectly. My car driving colleagues couldn't go to work though, many of them didn't get home until the small hours of this morning and none of them fancied venturing out again.

Basingrad was on the radio this morning and the TV at lunch time. Apparently two or maybe three thousand car drivers got stuck in the snow-hour traffic. Given that there are maybe fifty thousand people in town that's 4-6%. Cars make a lot of noise, pollution but aren't that important when push comes to shove...

The total snow fall over the weekend and earlier this year was pretty minor, only just enough for a good snowball fight or a bit of sledging. There were no snow drifts waist deep or arctic temperatures below -10°C and on both occasions the weather forecast was pretty reliable. There was no excuse, companies shouldn't have opened yesterday and today they could easily run with skeleton staff. Tomorrow will be a normal work day - but that won't be nice for me as all the roads and pavements will by bottle by then...