First Gritter of the Winter!

dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
edited 4. Dec 2013, 05:23 in Community Chit-chat archive
We don't have cuckoos round here (too urban? I dunno) so I don't do the spring thing but we had the first gritter of the winter swing by last evening at 6 and tonight at 5.10. When we move the 'new' road will not be gritted so we could be in for a skiddy winter. :) I guess it's a benefit of living on a main route in and out of town (the sight of gritters, buses and ambulances spring to mind) and something I may miss - but not for long. :wink: DD


  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,152
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    It will be so much nicer for you both.
    I woke up the other morning to our neighbour scrapping frost off his car. Mig
  • daffy2
    daffy2 Member Posts: 1,636
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I noticed that the entrance to the Job Centre had been liberally spread with rocksalt this morning, making it rather difficult to walk on that stretch of pavement. Yet another obstacle in the way of those with mobility problems trying to find work......?!
  • stixx420
    stixx420 Member Posts: 6
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    It's been quite mild up here still in yorkshire, not much frost etc, wonder if we'll get any snowfall this month hmm 8)
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    when was the last time it snowed on Christmas day. I remember 1969 or 1970-the year I got my bicycle but think that might have been the last time.

  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Apparently it was 2010. I remember it snowed in Nov 2010and after Christmas in 2010 but can't remember it on Christmas day. mind you I live in the south,

    e x
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,276
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh to be off a busy will be worth it DD..I have a friend that lives high up on the moors..she watches the weather forecast and stocks up on whatever...she wouldn't move for the world..mind you her hubby would when he cant get into work...
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    And so it starts!! The gritters are out early so they can stay on top of the ice and snow that the weather people are warning about starting early this year!! :o:o

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