Thursday, 9 February 2012

Snow - another delivery on the way

Siberian weather. Again. Yes, folks, as I write this, it's snowing out there: just fine stuff, but it's laying, like a soft, white blanket, on the roads and pathways. Will we get a ride in this weekend? It's looking unlikely. I'm sitting at home, watching the Leveson Enquiry on the ten o'clock news. It's Thursday night and now there are Tibetans on the box, setting themselves alight in protest against Chinese repression.

Up to three inches of snow is promised for tomorrow. The BBC's Ed Thomas is in York, microphone in hand, coat on. "And that is where the problems have been: on the road and in the ice...", he said.

"The problem has been rain washing away the grit...Yorkshire has been pelted with frozen rain...and that's why people are asking people to take care on the roads if they have to drive. The snow is on the move," says Thomas.

"Tonight there is snow at Heathrow...expect some disruption tomorrow."

Last weekend: 4th and 5th February 2011 - no cycling as Andy's bike went in for repair. If the snow comes and goes this coming weekend, we'll probably go out on Sunday.

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