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'snow Supremo' Needed To Avert Winter Transport Chaos

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13363738

The UK should appoint a "snow supremo" to try to avoid another winter of chaos at airports, MPs have recommended.

The Transport Select Committee examined the impact of heavy snow last December which shut Heathrow, Gatwick and major train lines, and left roads impassable.

The committee said it wanted airports to be forced to plan more effectively so people had at least basic supplies.

Would they get there own quango as well?

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What a waste of time. It snowed a bit more than usual for a couple of winters, there was a week or two when it was a bit difficult to get around, then it melted and everything was back to normal. It's pathetic that we can't simply put up with these things occasionally (although as it happened almost everyone can, so there's no real need to do anything much).

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Quite possibly, but why assume one person or even a quango can come up with the right answers?

Yes but it creates the possibility for endless meetings and sound-bytes. Who needs right answers?

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Isn't it funny, only 4-5 years ago the state propaganda channel was proclaiming that our children would never see snow in their life times.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/snowfalls-are-now-just-a-thing-of-the-past-724017.html

Why don't we put these people to the sword? We should have more of that, MP lies? Put him to the sword

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December 2010 was the coldest since 1890 in central England (ie second coldest in over 350 years of records) and coldest on record in the north and west.

When will the climate change enthusiasts get it through their thick skulls that outside of ice ages heavy and prolonged snow is not, nor has it ever been common in central and southern England.

I agree with bojo that its a waste of money.

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I think we need a grass clippings supremo.

A small child could easily fall over such a pile and graze his knees.

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Make sure that every vehicle that is 'essential' uses winter tyres from November to April. Any large fleets will have huge depots and storage anyway - so would not be a great deal to arrange.

Ambulances, fire engines, police cars, certain % of buses, certain % of taxis, certain % of hauliers. Pretty simple really.

Then if we get similar weather all the necessities will still be transported as required. And if people want to get their own winter tyres - up to them.

Make it very public that during certain periods of heavy snow/ice etc.. only those with correct tyres.chains/socks will be allowed on the roads. Warnings on internet, text, radio, road signs, TV etc... This will ensure the roads don't get clogged up and let the gritters/ploughs do their jobs. Instant on the spot fines of £1000 for anyone breaking the rules outwith an emergency. SIMPLE.

PS - winter tyres are better in cold weather never mind just snow. So it is not as if they will be 'wasted' if we don't get a mege cold/snowy one like the last 2 years.

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... start ordering in the grit this week....buy in bulk, then share it out saves on costs....meetings cost money, all chat little action, a day out. ;)

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... start ordering in the grit this week....buy in bulk, then share it out saves on costs....meetings cost money, all chat little action, a day out. ;)

The odds of it being a regular annual occurence are pretty slim, whether you accept climate change or not, and when it does happen it doesn't last long enough to be a major problem in the grand scheme of things, so don't bother doing anything out of the ordinary at all except apply a bit of common sense when it does happen.

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Make sure that every vehicle that is 'essential' uses winter tyres from November to April. Any large fleets will have huge depots and storage anyway - so would not be a great deal to arrange.

Ambulances, fire engines, police cars, certain % of buses, certain % of taxis, certain % of hauliers. Pretty simple really.

Then if we get similar weather all the necessities will still be transported as required. And if people want to get their own winter tyres - up to them.

Make it very public that during certain periods of heavy snow/ice etc.. only those with correct tyres.chains/socks will be allowed on the roads. Warnings on internet, text, radio, road signs, TV etc... This will ensure the roads don't get clogged up and let the gritters/ploughs do their jobs. Instant on the spot fines of £1000 for anyone breaking the rules outwith an emergency. SIMPLE.

PS - winter tyres are better in cold weather never mind just snow. So it is not as if they will be 'wasted' if we don't get a mege cold/snowy one like the last 2 years.

Or we could just put up with it.

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The odds of it being a regular annual occurence are pretty slim, whether you accept climate change or not, and when it does happen it doesn't last long enough to be a major problem in the grand scheme of things, so don't bother doing anything out of the ordinary at all except apply a bit of common sense when it does happen.

...it won't go off, will it :unsure: ....summer prices? ;)

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I could do that job.

Spend the cold days stuck in the warm in front of the telly watching the weather. Then if it ever goes wrong they can sack me in disgrace with a lovely big payoff.

Nice.

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