Despite the hot weather, staff at Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) are already busy preparing for winter. Last year, 1406 km of roads were gritted: 40% of the roads in the county. Deliveries of salt starting in July will ensure that there is enough in reserve to cope with freezing temperatures and icy road conditions. In total, 10,000 tonnes of salt will be delivered across the five stores in Bucks. Apart from spreading on roads to combat freezing conditions, TfB also fill […]
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I’ve just come from the Transport Committee, where we heard from the airlines and the airfield operators about December’s disruption due to snow. It had me reflecting on my time involved with Jaguar operations in Arctic Norway, right. We had some advantages over British airports and the commercial airlines: There were no passengers. If aircraft operations were abandoned, we just had to find something to occupy our time. There were not ever-growing thousands of people to care for. We kept […]
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The Royal Air Force used to send me to Bardufoss in Arctic Norway, in winter. I learned there that, if you want to drive on snow, use winter tyres and, if you want to drive on ice, have studs in them. The point was hammered home when we went to Ørland near Trondheim, south of the Arctic Circle, for a month from mid-September. We drove there in British cars, using the ferry from Newcastle to Bergen, and of course they were […]
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Via Buckinghamshire County Council Press Release 1915 30/11/2010: Winter Plan in Action As Buckinghamshire encounters the first of this season’s snow, Transport for Buckinghamshire is stepping up to ensure the roads are kept safe. They are currently salting 40% of the road network, equating to 1,375km and are on call 24 hours a day, ready to respond to changing weather conditions. Salt bins and heaps are provided at locations around the county and can be used for treating footways and unsalted […]
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Dachstein cornice, originally uploaded by stevenjbaker. Follow the link from the photo for more.
Tags: Alps, Austria, Dachstein, Europe, Snow, Travel
Zauchensee 4, originally uploaded by stevenjbaker. Great weather and skiing above the clouds, though we were on foot today, expecting the warm weather to have reached this high.
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Flachau, originally uploaded by stevenjbaker. It has now snowed heavily for two days since this photo was taken. Should be fun at the top later today if the sun comes out.
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Snowdrift, originally uploaded by stevenjbaker. Taken at the top of Flachau.
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Powder skier, originally uploaded by stevenjbaker. Someone unknown making their way down under the gondola. The scratched perspex dulled the shot, but Aperture seems to have mostly recovered it.
Tags: Skiing, Snow