OT: Today in South Yorkshire

At 8am on Friday 7th June there was a fatal accident on the M1 at j34 (Tinsley). The northbound was closed and remained so for most of the day. Shortly after that accident there was another one, this time on the A1(M) near Doncaster, between j36 (Marr) and j37 (Warmsworth). Both accidents closed both carriageways. In both cases the northbound stayed closed for most of the day. Traffic on the M1 northbound was soon queuing back to M18 j1. Traffic on the A1 (M) was also queuing back to the M18, in this case to j2 (Wadworth). Many drivers on the M1N approaching j32 diverted onto the M18, so soon the whole stretch of the M18 between j1 and j2 was slow moving or stationary. The A1(M) tailback soon reached Blyth. Drivers there left the A1 and headed north on the A614, which soon had a queue from the Bawtry traffic lights all the way back to Blyth. Some of the traffic heading for the east left Bawtry on the A614 so there was severe congestion at Hatfield Woodhouse. Most of the Bawtry traffic headed north towards Doncaster. Traffic was also leaving the A1(M) at Warmsworth and either heading through Sprotborough, which soon became very congested, or into Doncaster. By 4pm Doncaster was virtually gridlocked. To the north of Doncaster the A19 and the A638 were very congested. As soon as the queue on the M18 had reached j1 traffic started to leave the motorway there. Some went along the East Bawtry Road towards the town, so that road became very congested. Some of the M18 traffic followed the satnav through the Hellaby Industrial Estate. There was then a queue a mile long to leave the estate at the northern end. That traffic then found various routes through the lanes, causing congestion and damage to trees and walls.
Bill
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On Sat 08/06/2019 02:35, Bill Wright wrote:

Tell me about it Bill. It took us just over two hours to get from Norton in Sheffield to Lakeside yesterday mid afternoon. As ever the travel news on R Shfd was next to useless - they never mentioned the delays (20mph) on the M18 from 3 to 5. I bet you were fed up with all the traffic going past your gate?
The worst bit was that whilst they were hammering on about the M1 the news about the A1 was given minority status and sometimes not even mentioned!
And at risk of life and limb, you got the junction names on the A1 reversed.
I'll get my coat..................
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come to Scotland...there is nobody here....tee hee
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Here in rural Aberdeenshire, three cars form a major traffic jam :-)
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On 08/06/2019 12:32, Jim GM4DHJ ... wrote:

Here in West Sussex, every bleeding house seems to have three cars, at least one of which will be a 4x4 suv type vehicle, plus caravans and camper vans.
Neighbour has just spent £60K on a new camper van. It's only for him and his roly-poly wife, no kids, but it's huge. Weighs just under 3.5 tonnes I think he said. It's parked on the road in a cul-de-sac along with his Toyota LandCruiser because they live in a terraced house with no off-road space.
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Got many of those streets here in Cambridge several of them, bloody great big wagons then people take the works van home, transit stylee and then wonder why theres no parking!..
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And likely one will have gone off the road and hit a tree for no apparent reason. ;-)
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*I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory*

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have to say country roads are the most dangerous....every bugger just has to overtake.......
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On 08/06/2019 09:39, Graeme wrote:

But you have to watch out escaped beasties from the Buffalo farm that we see on the BBC series about Scottish farmers from time to time.
On the plus point you have the Aberdeen bypass? that helped to bankrupt Carillion :-)
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Yup. Only about 40 years after needed. ;-)
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On 08/06/2019 08:19, Jim GM4DHJ ... wrote:

That's because it's shit. Cold, rainy, windy, midgey, keg beer, Scots...
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that is why nobody is here speshly the immigrants who like it nice and warm down south....tee hee
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On 08/06/2019 14:58, Jim GM4DHJ ... wrote:

I think I'll move to Scotland.
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On 08/06/2019 14:53, Bill Wright wrote:

But it does have the overwhelming advantage that there are far fewer irrational right-wing bigots such as yourself, and, unlike England, its politics is not up shit-creek without a paddle. Of course, we are still shackled to the corpse that is England, but that may yet change.
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On 08/06/2019 16:50, Java Jive wrote:

except when a local authority refuses permission for someone to destroy a sand-dune SSI and build a golf course over it .... then the SNP controlled Scottish government 'calls in' the planning decision and overrides it.
Trump then builds his golf course, but oddly not the hotels and other developments that were meant to provide employment.
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On 09/06/2019 08:47, Andrew wrote:

No planning or political system is perfect and fully immune to pressure, and we weren't the only victims, there have been many others across the world. If you haven't seen it already, next time it is repeated I suggest you watch:
"Dark Side of the Greens" https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06fpzm7
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On Sat 08/06/2019 14:53, Bill Wright wrote:

Bar the midges that sounds like Yorkshire today!
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On 08/06/2019 17:15, Woody wrote:

No, Yorkshire would be cold, rainy, windy, real ale, Pakistanis...
Bill
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On 09/06/2019 04:20, Bill Wright wrote:

Cardiff would be cold, rainy, windy, Brains bitter, and the most annoying driving habits in the country (fast, then slam on the brakes at the last moment).
Latest decision from the Labour controlled gov. is to scrap the M4 relief road, which would have relieved pressure on the 2-lane section that goes through a pair of tunnels. Yesterday, one lane of one tunnel was closed because of flooding - utter chaos.
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