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post Dec 21 2009, 07:49 PM
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Just seen the gritter lorry edging down the hill in Kiln Road. Both ways down and up an absolute nightmare! Seeing the amber lights a lady stood by me said with some feeling - 'look at that, couldn't you just give him a kiss'. Having driven a fair bit through the South today; WBC have done a great job. You can't beat nature, but these lads have just kept going. From a grateful motorist - many thanks, effort much appreciated.


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post Dec 21 2009, 08:08 PM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Dec 21 2009, 07:49 PM) *
Just seen the gritter lorry edging down the hill in Kiln Road. Both ways down and up an absolute nightmare! Seeing the amber lights a lady stood by me said with some feeling - 'look at that, couldn't you just give him a kiss'. Having driven a fair bit through the South today; WBC have done a great job. You can't beat nature, but these lads have just kept going. From a grateful motorist - many thanks, effort much appreciated.

You presumably haven't been in Newbury this afternoon.
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post Dec 21 2009, 08:08 PM
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I think they've done a great job as well. And I really hate WBC.
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post Dec 21 2009, 08:12 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Dec 21 2009, 08:08 PM) *
I think they've done a great job as well. And I really hate WBC.

Odd; I don't hate WBC, but I have seen little evidence that there has been sufficient gritting. wacko.gif
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post Dec 21 2009, 08:15 PM
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QUOTE (Iommi @ Dec 21 2009, 08:12 PM) *
Odd; I don't hate WBC, but I have seen little evidence that there has been sufficient gritting. wacko.gif

Pop over to Basingstoke and try coming back via Reading.


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post Dec 21 2009, 08:20 PM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Dec 21 2009, 08:15 PM) *
Pop over to Basingstoke and try coming back via Reading.

I think whether or not anywhere else is better or worse, is besides the point.
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post Dec 21 2009, 09:01 PM
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QUOTE (Iommi @ Dec 21 2009, 08:20 PM) *
I think whether or not anywhere else is better or worse, is besides the point.


Not really, it might just be indicative of a touch of reality. Staff are now looking forward (?) to spending the night in the AA building in B'stoke
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post Dec 21 2009, 09:05 PM
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Newbury was bad this afternoon. In the town that is.
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post Dec 21 2009, 09:45 PM
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I think that WBC have done a rather decent job considering how very rarely this sort of thing actually happens. I mean if this happened regularly then I'd expect more as they should have invested in more equipment and be more used to how to most efficiently grit the roads.

All in all a good performance considering the lack of equipment, practice etc.
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post Dec 21 2009, 10:03 PM
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Newbury ground to a halt and everyone thinks they did a good job ... blink.gif
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post Dec 21 2009, 10:48 PM
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Newbury 'grinding to a halt' was helped along the way by people deciding that the trip to town to buy Terry's Chocolate Oranges WAS an essential journey that demanded that they sit in a car for two to three hours.

'Grinding to a halt' was also ensured by drivers crawling over junctions despite the lights being on red .....and then blocking exits.

For the roads to be gritted, it needs cars to be out of the way. Drivers move out of the way for police and ambulances. An 18t HGV with flashing orange lights on top is just another lorry in the queue and makes the gritting process a lengthy one.
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post Dec 21 2009, 10:56 PM
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Then they should have been gritted this morning, as the forecast this morning might have suggested. BTW - saying they didn't do a good job isn't to say they didn't try.
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post Dec 21 2009, 10:59 PM
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QUOTE (Iommi @ Dec 21 2009, 10:56 PM) *
Then they should have been gritted this morning, as the forecast this morning might have suggested. BTW - saying they didn't do a good job isn't to say they didn't try.
Heavy snow wasn't forecast this morning, "a light dusting" is what they said.

Should they grit every day, just in case it snows?
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post Dec 21 2009, 11:02 PM
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Heavy snow wasn't forecast this morning, "a light dusting" is what they said. Should they grit every day, just in case it snows?

When it doesn't get above, or barely above freezing, then perhaps they should. It is this that is the problem. It has remained very cold.
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post Dec 21 2009, 11:04 PM
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QUOTE (Iommi @ Dec 21 2009, 11:02 PM) *
When it doesn't get above, or barely above freezing, then perhaps they should. It is this that is the problem. It has remained very cold.
Who's going to pay for that then?
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post Dec 21 2009, 11:06 PM
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QUOTE (user23 @ Dec 21 2009, 11:04 PM) *
Who's going to pay for that then?

Us. Driving round the south of Newbury and Greenham over the past few days, the gritting was barely detectable.
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post Dec 21 2009, 11:11 PM
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QUOTE (Iommi @ Dec 21 2009, 11:06 PM) *
Us. Driving round the south of Newbury and Greenham over the past few days, the gritting was barely detectable.
Any idea how much gritting every day in the winter might potentially cost us taxpayers?
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post Dec 21 2009, 11:20 PM
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QUOTE (user23 @ Dec 21 2009, 11:11 PM) *
Any idea how much gritting every day in the winter might potentially cost us taxpayers?

I don't know, do you? Well we be better find out, because everyone will suffer if not. Like I said, I think the gritting has been sparse in the South of West Berkshire.

I'm not suggesting that gritting is required everyday, but what has been put down, seems to have had little affect round here.
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post Dec 22 2009, 12:14 AM
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http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8420755.stm

very interesting article.
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post Dec 22 2009, 06:28 AM
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QUOTE (Darren @ Dec 22 2009, 12:14 AM) *


Yes, it's not as easy as some of the armchair experts on here seem to think.
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