|Quoting Demoose (Reply 1):
Think you just answered the question....we don't deal with snow regularly hence we don't invest millions in snow clearing equipment which at best would be used once a year.
That is just a poor excuse really though - we don't need heavy duty gear to deal with it. We don't even have to get 10-15cm of snow to cause problems, just a slight dusting causes issues.
And god forbid should we mention when there are leaves on the lines and trains!
|Quoting BA787 (Reply 3):
To be honest, Im glad the UK is so crap when it comes to snow , it means if we get the slightest sprinkling, my school closes fully
That is ridiculous. I only recall one day off school due to snow when I was there. I may sound like my parents do to me, but even in the days when I was at school, it snowed a lot more and worse than it does these days.
There is a school on the end of our road, it is probably one of the best treated streets in the area when it snows, probably to avoid closures.
[Edited 2007-02-07 21:18:58]