Forth Road Bridge Closed

  morddwyd 08:10 01 Dec 10
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That's a nice easy diversion!

Kincardine is not the place to be for the next few hours!

  Seth Haniel 08:22 01 Dec 10

and with M8 blocked with jacknife lorry at Junction3 - all West Lothian buses off as untreated roads - Airport closed - updates every 1/2 hour = central Scotland is no go

  Quickbeam 08:38 01 Dec 10

As a matter of interest, how much weight or depth of snow can such a bridge carry before becoming dangerously overloaded?

There are several broken tree branches and many more bent right down in the garden this morning and the washing line looks to have stretched considerably under the weight of snow.

  Quickbeam 08:42 01 Dec 10

"central Scotland is no go"
My mother that originates from Blair Atholl always tells me of the pr-ewar days when it was normal to stock up on tinned food to tide you over for 6/8 weeks in case this happened. It regularly became a no-go for weeks at a time, left forgotten by the rest of Britain!

  Seth Haniel 08:48 01 Dec 10

local co-op - 1 loaf per customer yesterday

:(

  Quickbeam 08:53 01 Dec 10

It won't be long before a thriving black market springs up then;)

  interzone55 08:59 01 Dec 10

What about the other three, are they OK?

  lotvic 10:32 01 Dec 10

:D groan...

  Seth Haniel 11:04 01 Dec 10

for queueing traffic to turn around
click here

  Uboat 11:14 01 Dec 10

We had major thunderstorms last night whilst it was snowing i dont ive ever recalled it thundering whilst snowing.? the sky was a strange light when it thundered

  Legolas 19:38 01 Dec 10

Wur doomed, doomed I say doomed

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