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08 January 2010 @ 09:41 am
There's nothing quite like a wasted journey in a blizzard...  
Well, went out in pouring snow, cleared the car off, drove along in treacherous conditions in a blizzard only to get to work and be told the school is closed.

A decision apparently made at 8:30.

How's that any good to anyone?!

The school pride's itself on being open in all weathers and that it hasn't closed in years, despite some atrocious weather we've had. This morning however we were the only secondary school in the town not to say they were closed so lots of people made their way in only to be told conditions were getting worse and we should go back home again. What kind of sense does that make? I mean, there's pride and there's sheer big headedness.

There's also now lots of angry staff and parents who made journeys for nothing and/or have to somehow get their kids home again.

Anyway, have some obligatory snow pictures...

It really isn't THAT bad. There's about 2in down at the mo with more possibly to come in the next three days. Main problem is the roads - most streets look like ours. The only ones that were actually clear to drive on were the dual carriageways.
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with_apostrophe: Oh! The pain!with_apostrophe on January 8th, 2010 10:07 am (UTC)
8.30am! That's ridiculously late. Teachers with a first period class would have arrived or be arriving, and most if not pupils would have left home by then. Pathetic.

Yes, this is the worst snow I've seen since moving to London - I recall heavier snowfalls when I was younger and living in Bucks, but the country in general, especially the parts that have been hit, but not that hard, is being a total wuss about it.
doylefan22: stng - Picard wtf?doylefan22 on January 8th, 2010 10:34 am (UTC)
We have a massively large catchment area - can't imagine many pupils or staff leave after 8:30 considering registration is 8:50. I only live 3 miles away and leave at 8:20 so...
keeping it vaguely imaginary...: Beth Bynnag // __kali____kali__ on January 8th, 2010 06:15 pm (UTC)
My work still hasn't closed due to the weather and having ventured out today onto the mass of ungritted roads I can safely call it madness!
auntypam: pic#yoohooauntypam on January 9th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
I live in Kansas in the US and we've had more snow in the last two weeks then any time in the last 15 years and it's sticking around because of cold conditions it's below freezing And I' m thinking of building a igloo.(16 inches so far) then when you facter in what the snow plows have done we have drifts about 5 feet high:( Sure in the northern states there used to seeing several feet of snow a season, But it's even hitting the south hard and there defitely not used to this.