LiveIt's snow time. All the latest news and reaction following Friday's covering.

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Summary

  • Worcestershire is still covered in snow and more is forecast today, we will be keeping you up to date with this live report.
  • Last night's low temperatures mean remaining snow has turned to ice and drivers are being warned to take it easy on the roads.
  • The Met Office is still issuing a yellow warning meaning be aware.
  • How are you spending the third day in the snow and do you want to see any more?
  • Join our coverage. Tweet your comments and pictures using #SnowWN, add a comment on the end of this story or text 80360 WN News. Email pictures to photo@worcesternews.co.uk.

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2:13pm Sat 19 Jan 13

broadwas says...

Where oh where were the gritting lorries yesterday??? Had to go to Shrub Hill to collect my wife and was forced to park in the retail park and walk - could not get up the slight incline to the station. Poor show, Worcester Council.
Where oh where were the gritting lorries yesterday??? Had to go to Shrub Hill to collect my wife and was forced to park in the retail park and walk - could not get up the slight incline to the station. Poor show, Worcester Council. broadwas
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4:48pm Sat 19 Jan 13

BAC says...

Couldn't agree more with "broadwas". Haven't seen a gritter at all this winter in Worcester! Walked to local Tescos this am, pavements and side roads uncleared! Came home put the tv on and they were at Crickhowell in the Brecon Beacons, roads clear and also, more importantly so were the pavements! People actually wearing normal footwear! Why doesn't this happen here? If a small town can achieve this why does Worcester never?
Couldn't agree more with "broadwas". Haven't seen a gritter at all this winter in Worcester! Walked to local Tescos this am, pavements and side roads uncleared! Came home put the tv on and they were at Crickhowell in the Brecon Beacons, roads clear and also, more importantly so were the pavements! People actually wearing normal footwear! Why doesn't this happen here? If a small town can achieve this why does Worcester never? BAC
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8:19pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Biggles says...

In the opposing vein!
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Just twelve hours after heavy snowfall, I'm driving around Worcester in a RWD BMW 5 series on summer tyres with no issues at all.
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In Worcester the council lads seem to have done a striling job.
In the opposing vein! . Just twelve hours after heavy snowfall, I'm driving around Worcester in a RWD BMW 5 series on summer tyres with no issues at all. . In Worcester the council lads seem to have done a striling job. Biggles
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9:35pm Sat 19 Jan 13

The Doosra says...

Lessons appear to have been learned from December 2010. Good job done by the council - so far!
Lessons appear to have been learned from December 2010. Good job done by the council - so far! The Doosra
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9:55pm Sat 19 Jan 13

BAC says...

Yes the roads might be clear but the pavements certainly aren't!
Yes the roads might be clear but the pavements certainly aren't! BAC
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12:42am Sun 20 Jan 13

Biggles says...

BAC wrote:
Yes the roads might be clear but the pavements certainly aren't!
Don't drive on them, you'll get told off !
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I have some of those "studdy things", lidl were selling them a while back, they are mounted on a moulded rubber frame, that stretch fits over whatever footwear you've chosen.
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Quite why you expect the pavements to be cleared for you I'm unsure.
[quote][p][bold]BAC[/bold] wrote: Yes the roads might be clear but the pavements certainly aren't![/p][/quote]Don't drive on them, you'll get told off ! . I have some of those "studdy things", lidl were selling them a while back, they are mounted on a moulded rubber frame, that stretch fits over whatever footwear you've chosen. . Quite why you expect the pavements to be cleared for you I'm unsure. Biggles
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11:04am Sun 20 Jan 13

BAC says...

Strange to say Biggles but a lot of people don't have cars! Pavements used to be cleared! Interesting programme on tv last night showing the winter of 1963 and it showed "manpower" clearing roads, footpaths, rail lines etc! I know traffic wasn't as heavy but it was interesting to see that roads were still blocked! With so many people recieving benefits it's a pity they cannot be employed to clear the snow, bt I forgot it's against their "human rights"!
Strange to say Biggles but a lot of people don't have cars! Pavements used to be cleared! Interesting programme on tv last night showing the winter of 1963 and it showed "manpower" clearing roads, footpaths, rail lines etc! I know traffic wasn't as heavy but it was interesting to see that roads were still blocked! With so many people recieving benefits it's a pity they cannot be employed to clear the snow, bt I forgot it's against their "human rights"! BAC
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3:28pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Maggie Would says...

It's nothing to do with 'human rights,' BAC. It's to do with the cost and logistics of organising, equipping and training labour at a moment's notice.
In the good old days, people would clear the pavement outside their property. Many still do, but many can't be bothered these days. I don't recall council workers clearing snow from pavements, other than in town centres.
Also, the current weather conditions are hardly to be compared to 1963. In those days, the 'manpower' that you refer to was employed directly by local councils, usually as road workers. They would be at a loose end in snow and their shovels would be put to good use. Nowadays, road building and repairs is contracted out, so in snowy conditions there is not the spare labour to take on this work.
Just for the record, I have seen loads of gritters gritting. Dozens.
It's nothing to do with 'human rights,' BAC. It's to do with the cost and logistics of organising, equipping and training labour at a moment's notice. In the good old days, people would clear the pavement outside their property. Many still do, but many can't be bothered these days. I don't recall council workers clearing snow from pavements, other than in town centres. Also, the current weather conditions are hardly to be compared to 1963. In those days, the 'manpower' that you refer to was employed directly by local councils, usually as road workers. They would be at a loose end in snow and their shovels would be put to good use. Nowadays, road building and repairs is contracted out, so in snowy conditions there is not the spare labour to take on this work. Just for the record, I have seen loads of gritters gritting. Dozens. Maggie Would
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11:26pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Biggles says...

BAC wrote:
Strange to say Biggles but a lot of people don't have cars! Pavements used to be cleared! Interesting programme on tv last night showing the winter of 1963 and it showed "manpower" clearing roads, footpaths, rail lines etc! I know traffic wasn't as heavy but it was interesting to see that roads were still blocked! With so many people recieving benefits it's a pity they cannot be employed to clear the snow, bt I forgot it's against their "human rights"!
I don't believe you, I'd say most people have cars, and that is in the plural, I can only think of one household where I live that don't have at least one, most have two or three !
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The one that doesn't have a car is an elderly couple, where the old chap has terminal cancer, and has recently given up driving.
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I'm in my 50's now, and I don't remember pavements being cleared, except by householders and shop owners.
[quote][p][bold]BAC[/bold] wrote: Strange to say Biggles but a lot of people don't have cars! Pavements used to be cleared! Interesting programme on tv last night showing the winter of 1963 and it showed "manpower" clearing roads, footpaths, rail lines etc! I know traffic wasn't as heavy but it was interesting to see that roads were still blocked! With so many people recieving benefits it's a pity they cannot be employed to clear the snow, bt I forgot it's against their "human rights"![/p][/quote]I don't believe you, I'd say most people have cars, and that is in the plural, I can only think of one household where I live that don't have at least one, most have two or three ! . The one that doesn't have a car is an elderly couple, where the old chap has terminal cancer, and has recently given up driving. . I'm in my 50's now, and I don't remember pavements being cleared, except by householders and shop owners. Biggles
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