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[*] Post 507583 posted on 12-5-2017 at 15:15 Reply With Quote
I came home from a really hard week at work



to a letter saying the road I live on is going to be closed for 15 days for water works but there was reference to U roads that I can't find on the map so I don't know which bits are closing when.

I phoned the helpline who were no help at all because they have put the job out to a contractor and have no record of which bits are being closed. Doesn't that just seem idiotic? I had to give full details before I could get a log number and am awaiting a call back from the sub contractor. I am not holding my breath.
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[*] Post 507584 posted on 12-5-2017 at 16:24 Reply With Quote


Road closings are a hard pill to take.

At my last address, I was on a designated snow route, which meant that neither Ruby nor I were allowed to park on the street if there was 2 inches of snow, because the streets needed to be clear for plowing. We did not have a garage or a full-size driveway, so one vehicle had to be parked either at some other location, or on our yard.:( Parking on a yard is not the greatest in any circumstance, but it is worse when large amounts of snow are falling, and the snow plow is building a small mountain on the sides of the pavement.

Does Britain use snow plows? I have read that some snow removal (in parts of Canada, for example) is done snow-thrower-style, with the snow thrown right into trucks for transport. Canadian low temps make it less likely they can just pile it up for a bit until it melts.
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[*] Post 507585 posted on 12-5-2017 at 16:29 Reply With Quote


No, we just grit snow and drive on top of it. The worst snow I ever experienced was in Virginia funnily enough.
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