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11:18am Mon 14 Jan 13

Slow down! says...

Don't eat yellow Snow!
Don't eat yellow Snow! Slow down!
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12:22pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Mark1970 says...

Oh well here goes, hold the front pages the traffic accident reports are going to sky rocket.

Been bad enough the past week or two and that is just in the dark and rain.

Drive safe people if you have too.
Oh well here goes, hold the front pages the traffic accident reports are going to sky rocket. Been bad enough the past week or two and that is just in the dark and rain. Drive safe people if you have too. Mark1970
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12:34pm Mon 14 Jan 13

rich1973 says...

Cue the busy supermarkets with idiots panic buying all the milk and bread like we are going to have no more.
Cue the busy supermarkets with idiots panic buying all the milk and bread like we are going to have no more. rich1973
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12:38pm Mon 14 Jan 13

beachcomber50 says...

Yellow and snow are two words quite appropriate in West Somerset with the closing of some public toilets!
Yellow and snow are two words quite appropriate in West Somerset with the closing of some public toilets! beachcomber50
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1:59pm Mon 14 Jan 13

prof24601 says...

Met Office issue a yellow snow alert for Somerset.Seriously do they have to warn us about everything these days ?????? :o)
Met Office issue a yellow snow alert for Somerset.Seriously do they have to warn us about everything these days ?????? :o) prof24601
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2:09pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Mark1970 says...

rich1973 some idiots as you call them might be old age pensioners, or someone like me that will be asking elderly friends if they need shopping just in case it does become that bad that they cannot get out.

It is ok for us youngsters, but you need to remember that there are people who are elderly and alone with no families and who will have no support, so if they run out of milk or bread, then no white tea and no toast.

Not every road in Taunton gets gritted so for a lot of people they will not even be able to get out of their roads.

A Polish person I know joked that us English drivers will slow down in snow and drive about 20mph, and he said if the car in front is driving at 30mph, you can bet the guy is Polish.

They have 10 feet of snow, and we are going to be moaning about less.
rich1973 some idiots as you call them might be old age pensioners, or someone like me that will be asking elderly friends if they need shopping just in case it does become that bad that they cannot get out. It is ok for us youngsters, but you need to remember that there are people who are elderly and alone with no families and who will have no support, so if they run out of milk or bread, then no white tea and no toast. Not every road in Taunton gets gritted so for a lot of people they will not even be able to get out of their roads. A Polish person I know joked that us English drivers will slow down in snow and drive about 20mph, and he said if the car in front is driving at 30mph, you can bet the guy is Polish. They have 10 feet of snow, and we are going to be moaning about less. Mark1970
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10:00pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Iain McFarlane says...

To clarify existing Yellow Warning was for ice not snow.
To clarify existing Yellow Warning was for ice not snow. Iain McFarlane
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10:16pm Mon 14 Jan 13

rich1973 says...

Not the old people mostly younger.
Not the old people mostly younger. rich1973
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6:35am Tue 15 Jan 13

Mark1970 says...

The problem you have Rich, is that the snow effects everyone.

You do not have Asda staff for example who arrive to work on magical flying carpets, enough staff have got to be able to get into work to be able to open.

You will have people who live in areas that no matter what age they age 6 to 60 who live in an area say Cotford St Luke where they will be cut off from the rest of society maybe for a couple of days maybe more until snow ploughs and gritters do there jobs.

Some roads in Taunton especially the Cul De Sacs, are often untouched, no one has moved there cars for days.

People call work and say sorry cannot get into work as too much snow, and being honest who blames them, as not easy driving in snow and ice and chances of an accident even if driving for 50 years increase ten fold, so better to stay at home and be safe than to be in an accident.

We are not in for much snow at the moment just minus 10 temperatures which is a good reason for bulk buying, at least then can have hot foods to keep warm as the body will need more fuel (food) and then chances are the snow will hit us in a double whammy.
The problem you have Rich, is that the snow effects everyone. You do not have Asda staff for example who arrive to work on magical flying carpets, enough staff have got to be able to get into work to be able to open. You will have people who live in areas that no matter what age they age 6 to 60 who live in an area say Cotford St Luke where they will be cut off from the rest of society maybe for a couple of days maybe more until snow ploughs and gritters do there jobs. Some roads in Taunton especially the Cul De Sacs, are often untouched, no one has moved there cars for days. People call work and say sorry cannot get into work as too much snow, and being honest who blames them, as not easy driving in snow and ice and chances of an accident even if driving for 50 years increase ten fold, so better to stay at home and be safe than to be in an accident. We are not in for much snow at the moment just minus 10 temperatures which is a good reason for bulk buying, at least then can have hot foods to keep warm as the body will need more fuel (food) and then chances are the snow will hit us in a double whammy. Mark1970
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4:20pm Tue 15 Jan 13

souwesterly says...

Relating to comments from Rich1973 and Mark1970, accidents while driving in icy or snowy conditions aren't always the your own fault. I religiously ensure that I have tyres with loads of tread on at this time of year. I drive safely and believe that I'm able to stop before I hit anything. But I've been involved in two winter accidents.....and in both instances, I've been stationary and have been hit by out-of-control vehicles.
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Therefore (especially being an old pensioner) I stock up before bad weather and tend to venture out as seldom as possible.
So I loaded up well yesterday and will top up again on Thursday, because I too foresee some rubbish being flung at us on Friday.
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Personally I love driving in snow - great fun if you're careful and a good driver.....but when faced with a jack-knifed lorry bearing down on you, you do tend to think twice before wanting to have a repeat performance.
(That happened to me years ago in Brighton - scary!)
Relating to comments from Rich1973 and Mark1970, accidents while driving in icy or snowy conditions aren't always the your own fault. I religiously ensure that I have tyres with loads of tread on at this time of year. I drive safely and believe that I'm able to stop before I hit anything. But I've been involved in two winter accidents.....and in both instances, I've been stationary and have been hit by out-of-control vehicles. * Therefore (especially being an old pensioner) I stock up before bad weather and tend to venture out as seldom as possible. So I loaded up well yesterday and will top up again on Thursday, because I too foresee some rubbish being flung at us on Friday. * Personally I love driving in snow - great fun if you're careful and a good driver.....but when faced with a jack-knifed lorry bearing down on you, you do tend to think twice before wanting to have a repeat performance. (That happened to me years ago in Brighton - scary!) souwesterly
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12:33pm Thu 17 Jan 13

BaldCarl2 says...

I for one will be praying for the brave teachers who will be risking their lives tomorrow in order to make it in to work so that they can train the next generation.

I salute you.
I for one will be praying for the brave teachers who will be risking their lives tomorrow in order to make it in to work so that they can train the next generation. I salute you. BaldCarl2
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2:54pm Thu 17 Jan 13

FreeSpeech? says...

BaldCarl2 wrote:
I for one will be praying for the brave teachers who will be risking their lives tomorrow in order to make it in to work so that they can train the next generation.

I salute you.
Hardly the emergency services are they?
[quote][p][bold]BaldCarl2[/bold] wrote: I for one will be praying for the brave teachers who will be risking their lives tomorrow in order to make it in to work so that they can train the next generation. I salute you.[/p][/quote]Hardly the emergency services are they? FreeSpeech?
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8:23pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Slow down! says...

One snow flake and most teachers dust off their sledges and head for the hills
One snow flake and most teachers dust off their sledges and head for the hills Slow down!
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7:14am Fri 18 Jan 13

Samej1 says...

Excellent - just go the the SCC website to check for school closures.... page not responding now and when it did it was a mishmash of text and HTML... remind me how much do we pay IBM for SAP?
Excellent - just go the the SCC website to check for school closures.... page not responding now and when it did it was a mishmash of text and HTML... remind me how much do we pay IBM for SAP? Samej1
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7:23am Fri 18 Jan 13

FreeSpeech? says...

Samej1 wrote:
Excellent - just go the the SCC website to check for school closures.... page not responding now and when it did it was a mishmash of text and HTML... remind me how much do we pay IBM for SAP?
SAP, Sapping our money, approved buy a bunch of Saps.
[quote][p][bold]Samej1[/bold] wrote: Excellent - just go the the SCC website to check for school closures.... page not responding now and when it did it was a mishmash of text and HTML... remind me how much do we pay IBM for SAP?[/p][/quote]SAP, Sapping our money, approved buy a bunch of Saps. FreeSpeech?
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9:00am Fri 18 Jan 13

BaldCarl2 says...

BaldCarl2 wrote:
I for one will be praying for the brave teachers who will be risking their lives tomorrow in order to make it in to work so that they can train the next generation.

I salute you.
What kind of example to they think they are setting to our kids.

Lazy bastards. Mind you, I should expect nothing less from adults who have spent all their lives in school.
[quote][p][bold]BaldCarl2[/bold] wrote: I for one will be praying for the brave teachers who will be risking their lives tomorrow in order to make it in to work so that they can train the next generation. I salute you.[/p][/quote]What kind of example to they think they are setting to our kids. Lazy bastards. Mind you, I should expect nothing less from adults who have spent all their lives in school. BaldCarl2
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9:17am Fri 18 Jan 13

Slow down! says...

Some schools made the decision to close last night before a single snow flake had even fallen.

Very poor example to set IMO.
Some schools made the decision to close last night before a single snow flake had even fallen. Very poor example to set IMO. Slow down!
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9:17am Fri 18 Jan 13

Slow down! says...

Some schools made the decision to close last night before a single snow flake had even fallen.

Very poor example to set IMO.
Some schools made the decision to close last night before a single snow flake had even fallen. Very poor example to set IMO. Slow down!
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10:42am Fri 18 Jan 13

Sneaks2009 says...

Does anyone know if the Jobcentre in Bridgwater is Open today
Does anyone know if the Jobcentre in Bridgwater is Open today Sneaks2009
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11:09am Fri 18 Jan 13

Mark1970 says...

Try giving them a call Sneaks2009
Try giving them a call Sneaks2009 Mark1970
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11:11am Fri 18 Jan 13

Samej1 says...

Hate Hate Hate it when you use a twitter feed in a story - if you scroll down when reading the page jumps all over the place when the feed updates.
Hate Hate Hate it when you use a twitter feed in a story - if you scroll down when reading the page jumps all over the place when the feed updates. Samej1
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11:54am Fri 18 Jan 13

BaldyLocks says...

And in further news....Some parts of south Sweden experienced 60cm of snow overnight.
No schools were closed and everyone got to work no problem.
And in further news....Some parts of south Sweden experienced 60cm of snow overnight. No schools were closed and everyone got to work no problem. BaldyLocks
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