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Footpaths are lethal this morning

Started by: mortarmillbill (631)

Take care out there, the overnight rain has frozen and the footpaths and most roads are like a skating rink.

Started: 30th Dec 2020 at 09:09

Posted by: tomplum (7122) 

this mon having to get support off the flower beds

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 09:51

Posted by: firefox (3239)

Yoiu found it, Tomplum. I watched him sculpt it at half 6 on the day it snowed.

Lethal roads too, MMB, Bike was sliding about everywhere, It's stuck at the bottom of the garden now.

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 10:44

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

There's nowt like a good slorrin' day.

Not so good if tha faws on thi arse though.

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 10:53

Posted by: momac (11307) 

Nearly went going out this morning,got told to try socks over shoes..tried them just now on garden path and it does work..have got those spikes things you put over shoes but can't find them anywhere.

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 11:00

Posted by: firefox (3239)

I'm busy pretending to be a policeman just now. Sat in a toasty warm office, vupp of tea and ooh, the canteen lady has arrived with some toasted teacakes just for me.

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 11:01

Posted by: nanajacqui (3582) 

Well I'm not venturing out today I'll stay warm & cosy,thanks for the warning mortarmillbill

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 11:05

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

A vupp of tea?

Must do better with your German. Tasse Tee.

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 11:09

Posted by: firefox (3239)

Jawohl!


Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 11:16

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

Certainly was earlier this morning, whilst on my walk

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 12:20

Posted by: firefox (3239)

More a shuffle than a walk.

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 12:21

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

I'm glad the roads are quiet

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 12:25

Posted by: firefox (3239)




Do you drive on the Mways a lot?

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 12:29

Posted by: PeterP (8306)

Been to Golborne Asda the roads off the estate are icy but if you stick to the middle of the ruts drivable .All the main roads are clear so was the car park. Only went to the side gate to fetch brown bin in,Did not expect bin to be emptied bin wagon sliding about a little bit.Glad missus does not want to go out would struggle on footpaths with the ice.

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 12:35

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

Stay in, stay safe

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 12:37

Posted by: broady (16573) 

Can you not buy cleats that wrap around your shoes?

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 13:07

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6581)

You can buy woollen socks and put them on over your boots or shoo's that is what the old uns doo, and they don't slip

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 13:26

Posted by: firefox (3239)

Postmen have snow grips. My postman gave me a pair.

Alternately, you can put bolts through the soles of your footwear and tighten nuts on the underside. Hey presto, no more Mr (Mrs) slippy.

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 13:33
Last edited by firefox: 30th Dec 2020 at 18:10:40

Posted by: riocaroni (78)

Started to get icy again, watch what you're doing.

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 18:05

Posted by: momac (11307) 

Tommy,I couldn't find my cleats so put woolly socks as you say,and it does work.

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 18:37

Posted by: AngelWood (473)

I don't mind the cold, but I hate trying to walk on ice. I have a good pair of wellies which stopped me slipping this morning.

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 18:41

Posted by: mortarmillbill (631)

I didn't fall. I stayed at home.

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 19:00

Posted by: AngelWood (473)

So did I, but I needed to put the bin out.

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 19:11

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6581)

They won't be emptying it tomorrow

No Bin Emptying

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 20:11
Last edited by Tommy Two Stroke: 30th Dec 2020 at 20:12:01

Posted by: Pewfall (103) 

i saw 3 joggers out today on very icey out of town pavements. Baffles me. I like having bones unbroken

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 20:58

Posted by: tomplum (7122) 

When I've been in Canada and I'm shuffling about and afraid of falling, then a see many natives walking normal at a fast pace, in just normal clothes and shoes , Its a mindset thing, if you think you are going to fall, it will impede your progress, If you have the confidence to walk/run normally and know you can recover from a slip, you will make more progress,
Me, I shuffle, because my reactions are not what they were and I too, like my unbroken bone status,,,

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 21:08

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

I think there worse, in some places, today.

Replied: 31st Dec 2020 at 10:28

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

Abit of pey soup coming down now.

Replied: 31st Dec 2020 at 13:10

Posted by: mollie m (6375) 

The night of the 30th I donned my trusty old boots which I bought about 25 years ago. The soles are ridged like tractor tyres and I've never had a fear of slipping or falling in them.

But, when I tried to open my car door, it was frozen solid and my big can of de-icer was in the car. Typical! But, I had a bit left in another can so tried that, but it didn't work.

Despondent and marooned, I went back into the house, but then I saw a car parked outside my next door neighbour's house so I went and asked the young man if he could help as I wasn't strong enough to pull my car door open, and he did, bless him.

He said the roads weren't too bad, and to be careful, but I told him driving in ice and snow doesn't bother me as I learned to handle icy on skid pads in Berlin when I lived there years ago.

Walking and driving on ice can be very stressful though and when you get an idiot screeching around and doing handbrake turns on the ice for a bit of fun, doesn't help, which was something I witnessed that night, and called him a few choice words.

Take care folks, and may this year be much happier than the one we've just left behind.

Replied: 1st Jan 2021 at 06:07

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

Really had enough of it, now, not going for as long a walk as I would like to because of the ice.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 11:12

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

not as bad this morning but my bob cap is playing havoc with my DA.

Replied: 3rd Jan 2021 at 12:16

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

Tried another cap this morning but it's still playing havoc with my DA.

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 08:43

Posted by: mortarmillbill (631)

What is a DA?

I guess it is some kind of new fangled gadget.

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 09:09

Posted by: raymyjamie (6778)

“What is a DA?”

MMB, I think you’re having a larf.
It’s a ‘Duck’s bottom’, the sort that Teddy boys had by sweeping the hair on the back of their heads sideways.

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 23:05

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

been walking in the road when I can as it's not shifting on the pad.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 09:51

Posted by: retep1949 (664)

Footpaths not too slippy near me this morning,typing this as I walking alon.......Ooooooops

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 10:57

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

hahaha, I'm not that brave.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 10:59

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6581)

It is still icy where the sun don't shine

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 12:34

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

I wish it would go, getting sick of it now

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 13:57

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6581)

Well go and build a snowman, and pretend it is Mac

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 14:26

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

I've not got a daft ice hockey jumper to put on it.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 14:28

Posted by: nanajacqui (3582) 

You've got a flat cap !!

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 14:33

Posted by: broady (16573) 

Put your work jacket on it. You may as well get some use out of it as you haven’t worn it in years.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 14:38

Posted by: nanajacqui (3582) 

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 14:39

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Hahahahaha.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 14:40

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

I have a flat clap.

boredy ask nasty nana why i dont need to wear a work jacket

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 14:44

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

We know, you're bone idle.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 14:47

Posted by: nanajacqui (3582) 

Because you don't work you numpty

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 14:48

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

there you go, cronies.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 14:50

Posted by: broady (16573) 

You’ve run out of Windolene to put on your back!!!

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 14:50

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

boredy, listen to your leader, shes told you.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 14:52

Posted by: nanajacqui (3582) 

Also now he's been made a SIR he doesn't need to

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 14:54

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Why don't you work, are you workshy or just a long term live off the state bum?

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 14:55

Posted by: broady (16573) 

A legend in his own mind.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 14:57

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

ask your leader why, she knows everything about me.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 14:57

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

A doley living off folks taxes.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 15:00

Posted by: nanajacqui (3582) 

Sir Norley

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 15:07

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

"I've not got a daft ice hockey jumper to put on it."

I have a nice real one on my avatar look, unlike your fake made up one.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 15:12

Posted by: broady (16573) 

I see it has a new catchphrase. “ Ask your leader” Does this replace or supplement “ have you no hockey to watch” He really is a dullard.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 15:13

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

It's Jarvo's hand up his back controlling him at the moment, all his replies are on a loop and switched on when Jarvo goes to take his pills.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 15:18

Posted by: jo anne (33386) 

@WiganCouncil (5th Jan):

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 15:51

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

Oh dear, looks like the cowardly gang are upset.

Thanks Joanne

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 17:02

Posted by: Stardelta (8000)

Are you and Boardy still trying to encourage the ladies back Terry or have you given up..........fact is its difficult to tell





Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 17:14

Posted by: broady (16573) 

Didn’t realise I had ever said that Sledge or is it Bernard?

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 17:23

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

Hahahahaha, sd

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 17:25

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Broady, he really thinks his opinion matters on here. Don't go upsetting him or he'll have another episode and have to go away for a while.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 18:02

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

Hahahahaha, sd

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 18:05

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Can you believe this idle sod has been sitting there waiting for me to come back on.

What a waster.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 18:08

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

I think, sd, he's missing his close "friend"

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 18:10

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

It's obvious no one is missing you sat behind your closed curtains all day wailing and moaning on WW from morning to night.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 18:14

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

But not having comments removed

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 18:21

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

They get removed because someone objects to me telling the truth.

He knows it.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 18:42

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

Your like someone who used to be on here before, he didn't think the rules applied to him.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 18:46

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Was it Walshy 76?

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 18:49

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

Oh, he used to get nasty as well

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 18:51

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Banned too.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 18:52

Posted by: raymyjamie (6778)

Back to snow and ice LOL !!!!!!!!

The pavements in our lane and our garden and drive are still covered in snow and ice from last weekend.
It was blinking dangerous last night putting the bins out.
There is no chance of warmer weather for the foreseeable future, I bl**dy hate the cold !!!!!!!!

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 19:37

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

Me to, ray

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 19:39

Posted by: AngelWood (473)

Weather forecast is slightly warmer and rain for Sunday. That should get rid of the ice.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 19:45

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

I like sun on my back. Ray

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 19:52

Posted by: broady (16573) 

RMJ,
Been like that a good while and will remain until Spring. The good thing is that the pathway along the Bow Ridge is meticulously maintained. For that every householder in the catchment area pays about £4 a year. A steal at that price. Out shortly.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 19:58

Posted by: raymyjamie (6778)

Folks, I think we’re all looking forward to warmer times.
Will Covid be under control by Spring?, I doubt it, but we live in hope.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 20:43

Posted by: broady (16573) 

That’s all we can do. ????????????????

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 21:28

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

Still blinking cowd out there, not as bad as it has been but still be careful.

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 09:59

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6581)

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stweam
Merrily merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dweam


Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 11:04

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Covid is here to stay like the flu, I think it will be a case of annual jabs and constant tests in some cases.

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 19:07

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

Much better underfoot, today.

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 08:39

Posted by: mortarmillbill (631)

Treacherous this morning. The footpaths look clear but don't be fooled it is black ice. ( am I allowed to say that these days).

Replied: 26th Jan 2021 at 09:32

Posted by: nanajacqui (3582) 

I've seen two people slip & fall before 9am,I'm not budging

Replied: 26th Jan 2021 at 10:36

Posted by: momac (11307) 

Owd Dave takes his dogs out regularly,just spoke to him and he said people are falling everywhere,be very careful everyone.

Replied: 26th Jan 2021 at 11:05

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6581)

It is very slippy, because it froze overnight (that means it was cowd) and then it has started to rain on frozen ground, so yoo can't see the ice under the water, hence lethal, and yoo end up on yer bum (oych)

Replied: 26th Jan 2021 at 14:35

Posted by: sonlyme (2786)

I took the dog out this morning and we were like Torvill and Dean on the footpath.

Replied: 26th Jan 2021 at 15:35

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6581)

Bolero

Replied: 26th Jan 2021 at 16:07

Posted by: AngelWood (473)

At 6.45am the pavements were fine. It rained at 7am and immediately froze. Not a pleasant experience for many drivers this morning.

Replied: 26th Jan 2021 at 17:10

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6581)

Freezing rain

Replied: 26th Jan 2021 at 17:53

Posted by: AngelWood (473)

The dog thought so, he had icicles in his coat.

Replied: 26th Jan 2021 at 19:13

 

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