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Originally posted by Haydn_17
The Prime Minister said the Government was holding meetings ''at effectively the Cobra level'' on the prolonged cold weather and snowfall, which is the worst for December since 1981.
Once in a lifetime event
Meteorologist Brian Gaze said the Siberian weather could bring more than six inches of snow and temperatures of -20°C.
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"This cold spell is a once-in-a-lifetime event. It's increasingly likely it will get even worse later next week, persisting through
Why are the Brits moaning? Here in the US we get even deeper snow!
Well 3 simple points.
1. In the UK we do not have Snow/Winter tyres because of the lack of snow we usually get, so when we do get snow this happens
Cars, Busses, anything with wheels cannot drive on the snow, even emergency vehicles slide everywhere.
2. We do not have enough snow ploughs, again due to the lack of snow we do not have the proper equipment to deal with it when it does come on a rare chance like this year, about 3 snow ploughs per major city is about right.
3. Housing durability, again due to the rare cold, our pipes and plumbing isnt insulated enough, meaning now we have pipes exploding everywhere, leaving a lot of old people without heat, and because of this 13 people have died due to the cold..
This is crazy
Originally posted by defcon5
reply to post by starless and bible black
edit on 12/9/2010 by defcon5 because: SP
Originally posted by Danbones
Here in Canada it is not uncommon for the road side snow banks to be just a couple of feet shorter then the telephone poles...
fully loaded transports travel doen the iced up rivers and lakes
we get to drive a 120 MPH on the bigger snow machines
or I65 Mph in the scoots ( fibergalss boat hulls ) with aero engines and propellors
winter can be a lot of fun if you stand up to it face to face
and embrace the beauty of it.
stay safe UKedit on 12-12-2010 by Danbones because: (no reason given)