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Originally posted by Spinster
Im in the UK, last year the roads was covered in snow and ice from november through till february.
And where still here! Amazing!
Originally posted by CX
Originally posted by Yissachar1
AS A SIDE NOTE TO UK POSTERS, DON'T FORGET TO WATCH OUT FOR YOUR ELDERLY NEIGHBOURS AND RELATIVES DURING THE COLD SNAP. THE OFFER OF FETCHING THEM A LOAF OR SOMETHING COULD SAVE THEIR LIVES
Couldn't agree more.
I am surrounded by a few elderly neighbours, most cannot get out for the basics so i make a point of popping my head in when i'm going down the shops. It takes two seconds, is no hassle at all and is more appreciated by them than you think.
I've given a couple of my neighbours a few powercut supplies too. Just the basics like 12 hour glow sticks (much safer), torch and spare batteries etc.
One thing to watch out for is if they are using those thin household candles that you get in the shops, last year i caught one elderly neighbour trying to balance one of these on a plate, not good at all. I replaces it with a thick stable based curch candle from the pound shop.
Also, if you have a gas cooker you could be a life saver for elderly neighbours who have electric. A few times last year i was supplying people with boiling water because they didn't have electric.
If you are ever near a charity shop, look for an old plug in phone, the modern cordless versions won't work in a power cut.
CX.edit on 27/11/10 by CX because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by caitlinfae
reply to post by jrmcleod
Thanks for the heads up...I'm near Aboyne, and I hadn't read the information you've given here. Very useful. Not that I was planning on going anywhere for about a week...I'm kinda stocked up and snowed in. There is at least a foot of snow on top of my car, which I'm not even going to attempt to dig out till mid week now...no point really...will just have to dig twice, by the sounds of it.
An no...we have had no gritters here at all...no one in four days, which is pretty shocking. The estate guys are running tractors with snow ploughs on them to try and keep the roads as clear as the can, but under the snow is sheet ice...it's not good.
Stay warm and safe and I will check in later. Thank you again for the information.