Snow warning to motorists in Warrington

Warrington Guardian: Snow warning to motorists in Warrington Snow warning to motorists in Warrington

MOTORISTS are being warned to prepare for major travel disruption due to the predicted snow from the Highways Agency.

An amber alert has been issued for the area from tomorrow morning with the bad weather expected to hit before rush hour on Friday morning.

Steve Crosthwaite, head of the agency’s National Traffic Operations Centre said: “It would certainly be a good idea to check the latest forecast before you go to bed tonight so you’re prepared for the morning – and then set your alarm a bit earlier so you have extra time to prepare your car and make your journey in the morning.


“During periods of severe weather we also suggest people consider whether their journey is essential. They may want to delay their travel until conditions improve and to allow our winter fleet the chance to treat the roads.”

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2:05pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Nick Tessla says...

"....the predicted snow from the Highways Agency. "

?

There was me thinking that snow fell from the sky, not distributed by a givernment agency


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"....the predicted snow from the Highways Agency. " ? There was me thinking that snow fell from the sky, not distributed by a givernment agency ;-) Nick Tessla
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4:01pm Thu 17 Jan 13

MikeJT says...

Mother nature can chuck what she wants at me. I am as prepared as I can be, yet I know I will not beat her.

What I will find interesting is, given the amount of "severe weather warnings" we have had all week (yep, I thought this snow was coming last weekend), how our councils will be taken "completely by surprise".
Mother nature can chuck what she wants at me. I am as prepared as I can be, yet I know I will not beat her. What I will find interesting is, given the amount of "severe weather warnings" we have had all week (yep, I thought this snow was coming last weekend), how our councils will be taken "completely by surprise". MikeJT
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4:30pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Nick Tessla says...

MikeJT wrote:
Mother nature can chuck what she wants at me. I am as prepared as I can be, yet I know I will not beat her. What I will find interesting is, given the amount of "severe weather warnings" we have had all week (yep, I thought this snow was coming last weekend), how our councils will be taken "completely by surprise".
Yes - but I am sure lessons will be learned

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[quote][p][bold]MikeJT[/bold] wrote: Mother nature can chuck what she wants at me. I am as prepared as I can be, yet I know I will not beat her. What I will find interesting is, given the amount of "severe weather warnings" we have had all week (yep, I thought this snow was coming last weekend), how our councils will be taken "completely by surprise".[/p][/quote]Yes - but I am sure lessons will be learned ;-) Nick Tessla
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5:49pm Thu 17 Jan 13

old-codger says...

Nick Tessla says...
4:30pm Thu 17 Jan 13
Yes - but I am sure lessons will be learned

;-)”............

You might well smile Nick after that comment..:)
Nick Tessla says... 4:30pm Thu 17 Jan 13 Yes - but I am sure lessons will be learned ;-)”............ You might well smile Nick after that comment..:) old-codger
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10:20am Fri 18 Jan 13

Saysitasitis says...

You'd think it was the apocalypse that was coming, watching & listening to the weather on TV/Radio.
Why do we need "weather warnings"..yellow, amber, red etc.
Just tell us it's going to snow, roughly how much and we can work out the rest.
We don't need all the "drive slowly", "take extra care", "wrap up warm", "take food & water" etc...
If we can't work that out for ourselves when told it's going to be cold, snowy, icy then we need help...
If I need to scrape my car in the morning, I can suspect there may be ice on the roads..so take extra care
If it rains, I can suspect the roads will be wet and there might, just might be puddles or "localised flooding".
We don't need a coloured warning..!
It's a good job we don't live in Scandanavia or the Alpine region...how would we cope..!

I am starting to think that someone, will one day go for a drive in the snow, but because the Met office did not tell them to take care, slow down etc that when they do skid or crash...they can then blame someone and claim...!
You'd think it was the apocalypse that was coming, watching & listening to the weather on TV/Radio. Why do we need "weather warnings"..yellow, amber, red etc. Just tell us it's going to snow, roughly how much and we can work out the rest. We don't need all the "drive slowly", "take extra care", "wrap up warm", "take food & water" etc... If we can't work that out for ourselves when told it's going to be cold, snowy, icy then we need help... If I need to scrape my car in the morning, I can suspect there may be ice on the roads..so take extra care If it rains, I can suspect the roads will be wet and there might, just might be puddles or "localised flooding". We don't need a coloured warning..! It's a good job we don't live in Scandanavia or the Alpine region...how would we cope..! I am starting to think that someone, will one day go for a drive in the snow, but because the Met office did not tell them to take care, slow down etc that when they do skid or crash...they can then blame someone and claim...! Saysitasitis
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