London & Snow.
The east of the UK has been grip by freezing cold weather coming in from the Artic. Nothing to special, It happens.
But what bugs me in that while the North of the country was being battered by Snow the southeast and London was not. The Councils knew it was coming and said there where ready to grit the road to keep London moving.
Well on Tusday night the first snow fell on London. The Main roads where open but most of the back roads had not see a griter. This meant a lot of traffic on the Road.
Something that normal would not affect me getting into work as I get the Train.
Problem is one station before mine someone had fallen under a train as the station platfrom was not gritted before the snow started to fall. (not surpriseing as the station is not always manned.) This meant my line was closed while they cleaned up the poor bugger.
So I had to get a bus over to the next line. It normal a 20 min trip. but took an hour due to the traffic.
I managed to get a train with no issue. However about half way into central London. the Train Drive informed us that there was singal issue at London Bridge and we should be moving shortly.
Well after an hour we are informed that the two trains in front of us have broken down and we would not be going anywhere.
At this point I had been trying to get into work for over two hours and had enough. Of course I was in an area I did not know very well and did not have any more cash on me to take the bus. So I had to find a main road and walk to an area I know a lot better. This took me an hour to walk. Once there I manged to find a ATM and get some money out. after that it was another hour on the Bus home. Bring it total of four hours out of the house, trying to get into work and home.
Today was no better, I got to the station only to time find out that there are no trains running on any of the lines at all.
While the news stated there was a limted service.
Any way all in all I got to play in the snow with the kids over the last two days. So I can’t complain about that.
The forcast for tonight is more snow, so I guess more of the same tommorrow!
The one thing that make me laugh, is that other counties able to handle this sort of weather with no problems, but not the UK.
If past weather patterns have proven. The UK will get more snow over the next few decades in the winter. Then we would get few decades where the winter weater is mild again. AS the saying goes. This has happend before and will happen again!!