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17/01/2013 at 16:09
The Met Office website has a lovely red blob over my part of the map. Upto 30cms possible. -been advised only to make essential journeys. local police been told to take their uniform home if they're working and report to nearest station. Yet my work has said if you dont attempt to get in then you wont get paid.
17/01/2013 at 16:14
That seems really unfair. Not sure how much we are predicted, Joshua's school is open but have sent a letter home warning us that we might be called to pick them up partway through the day if they close. Not expecting to get to our swimming lesson tomorrow evening though.
17/01/2013 at 16:17
My work is the same, we are told to walk if we can't get in (advised to have warm clothing in the car and a shovel incase we need to dig ourselves out) 2 years ago I told them I wasn't walking the 12.5 miles there and back so they sent someone in a land rover for me, they wanted me to stay in a hotel that night (they would pay) but I refused saying I was still bfing Lucas (I wasnt ) so the guy in the landrover took me home again. One girl who stayed in the hotel was there 3 days!
17/01/2013 at 16:26
As teachers, I think we're meant to report to our nearest school as well in the event of snow - quite pleased that I don't work Fridays, and I work at my nearest school anyway!
17/01/2013 at 16:44
We've been told we can use annual leave or flexi if we're not part of the essential team. The only good thing I've got going is T's school hasnt said it will be closed only that they will assess tkmorrow. So in effect I'd qualify for emergency leave on those grounds. Why they can't juat xlose the offices I dont know. They're closing to all service users.
17/01/2013 at 16:51
our night carers used to be brought in 4x4s when it snowed. they did a great job. I remember Luke being transferred to Intensive Care from SCBU and the following day there was heavy snow. we breathed a sigh of relief as they said if it had been 12 hours later they would have sent the retrievel team in the helicopter. really thankful that the emergency/medical services continue to offer a service during bad weather.
17/01/2013 at 16:56
My work is a 5 minute walk from home so despite SPD I don't imagine I can have a snow day.!
5-6inches predicted here.
17/01/2013 at 17:16
We've not been told anything. All staff with exception of 3 of us live in central London so they have no trouble getting to work. Id attempt to go but Lou is sick so if he's unwell tom morning i will be off with him anyways.
17/01/2013 at 20:41
I am in the red zone eek! Thankfully am still on maternity leave, my old job used to say go to your local nhs run surgery/hospital, and if this was not possible then you would just get paid, my new job if you can't get to where you work you don't get paid!
17/01/2013 at 21:14
We're meant to be having loads (started at 5pm tonight), and C's school have said they will text before 8am if school is closed. If not, then try your hardest to get the children to school. A lot of teachers live quite a distance away, so they have said if some can't make it in, classes will be joined, and they can have a "snow day" at school.
I'd rather keep him home if that was the case. It's a 30 min walk without snow. Don't fancy walking all that way for him to play in the snow.
H has to drive from Staffordshire to Milton Keynes tomorrow, he's dreading it.
17/01/2013 at 21:28
I'm probs in the least at risk area (yellow). Usually not too bothered about driving in the snow but I'm on a training course much further away from home than work is. It's the last day of a 4 day course and I won't get accreditation to deliver the course if I don't go.
Usually we are told to report to the local children's centre, which is a 10 minute walk, but on a Friday I have to take Isaac to the childmiders first which still means a car journey. I'm also worried if school phone as then I'll be nowhere near to go and collect her.
17/01/2013 at 21:35
Just realised we're in the orange zone. Hoping H can get the car out of the drive in the morning as don't fancy the walk to work!
17/01/2013 at 21:52
Where are you seeing the different zones?
17/01/2013 at 22:08
On the met app on my phone I have the colour zones. Majority of the country is amber warning just a small part a red warning
17/01/2013 at 22:17
Bugger. We have a 1hr30 drive south to my consultant tomor- eek!
17/01/2013 at 22:25
I dont think I ever remember seeing a red warning before so I'm expecting full on ten foot drifts, anything else will be disappointing!
17/01/2013 at 22:54
I hope it's a snow day for H's sake shoe can take O sledging. L has got her hearing test tomorrow morning so I want to get that sorted and then it can snow. Being on the coast, we don't tend to get the amount of snow that's usually predicted.
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