Snow expected to disrupt travel in and out of Guernsey

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Snow expected to disrupt travel in and out of Guernsey

Post by GD on Mon 13 Dec 2010, 7:24 pm

Snow is "likely" to disrupt travel into and out of Guernsey for several days from 16 December, according to the island's senior weather expert.
Martin Crozier, from the Guernsey Met Office, said the Channel Islands were likely to see snow by Thursday night.
He said it would also impact the UK, which would have a knock-on effect.
Deputy airport director Simon MacPhail said if snow caused Guernsey Airport to close they would do all they could to reopen it as soon as possible.
He said the airport was preparing ahead of the next snowfall and the arrival of a new de-icing sprayer should speed up the clearance of the runway.'Absolutely clobbered'
Mr MacPhail said: "Depending on what arrives and when affects how quickly we can reopen Guernsey Airport."
Mr Crozier said: "The disruption for travellers is due to start on Thursday because that's the day when the UK gets absolutely clobbered.
"I think it will cause problems by the end of the day and for the following few days.
"It's a northerly cold outbreak, they're not generally quite as severe here as they are in the UK, but I think it'll be strong enough to give us some troubles.
"It really depends on how many showers we pick up on the Friday and the Friday night as to whether or not we get a reasonable covering."
Snow at the start of December caused the closure of Bailiwick airports and schools as well as icy conditions on the roads.
With heavier snowfall expected in the UK it may mean that, as at the start of December, few destination airports remain open or aircraft are stranded outside the island. (from BBC)


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Post by Thistle on Mon 13 Dec 2010, 8:29 pm

maybe better go and stock up my fridge and cupboards tomorrow..maybe get the christmas food in too xx
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Post by karma on Mon 13 Dec 2010, 10:52 pm

Never mind the food darling.....what about the booze :-)

Must say the last time this happened - the panic buying was amazing to witness - at one stage I really thought it was Christmas and I was the only person not to know lol! Having been bought up with grandparents/parents who went through WWII (both in Guernsey and in England) I always have an emergency stock of tins and dry goods - in fact if we shut down for a week (fortnight even) the only thing I would miss is my Daily Mail crossword lol!
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Re: Snow expected to disrupt travel in and out of Guernsey

Post by Shaun The Sheep on Tue 14 Dec 2010, 12:43 am

the only thing I would miss is my Daily Mail crossword lol!


is it not avalible on-line?
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Post by kat on Tue 14 Dec 2010, 9:25 am

hope it will all be cleared for Monday as i have a dinner party for 43 elderly ..and have to get them to the place .
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Re: Snow expected to disrupt travel in and out of Guernsey

Post by karma on Tue 14 Dec 2010, 10:19 pm

Shaun The Sheep wrote:the only thing I would miss is my Daily Mail crossword lol!


is it not avalible on-line?

It is but I find eating my two squares of 85% dark chocolate, laying on my tum, and doing the crossword in bed, while savouring the choc the perfect end to the day!!! Bit difficult achieving this with a lap-top - in bed lol!
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