- The great storm of Newcastle 2012
You think you’ve had it bad up North? We just had hail stones between the sizes of golf balls and tennis balls. Cars for miles in parts of Leicestershire have been totally written off!
Guardian picture of the ones he had today. They were bigger when they hadn’t had chance to melt or smash up on impact!
Posted 7 years agonickewenMember
Newcastle weather was pretty nuts like – think there’s a video kicking round on youtube of lightning hittin the Tyne bridge… However I picked a cracking day to work from home 😀 Me old man had quite a bit of foliage stuck in his gar grille when he got home mind and the bird got stuck on the a1 for a couple of hours.Posted 7 years ago
chewkw – Member
I just went out to have a quick look at the traffic in the toon which resembles far east traffic jam of 4 to 5 hours during monsoon season … everything has come to a complete standstill at the moment … people sitting in the car alone and with lights switch off.
Still jammed up?
I usually smile as i cycle past a queue of cars on the way home, but i delighted walking past them on Osborne Rd earlier.Posted 7 years ago
Yes, still very from Gallowgate, Chinatown, St James, Barrack road leading to the bridge.
Been jammed since 4pm I think … I went to a TK Maxx and they were closing earlier to let staff go home while I thought they were going nowhere at all. There were also extremely long queues of people waiting for bus at around 5pm.
😯Posted 7 years ago
Im due to be in the office at 7 leaving home at 6 – quick BBM to the boss…. he says work from home.
As he sits pissed as a fart in town cos he cant get back home to Tynemouth. Well he probably could have got him if he hadnt made the decision to “go for one” whilst it passes. He is spending the night on a colleagues sofa.
Bonus… I get to clean my roadbike ready for the cyclone on Saturday.Posted 7 years ago
I think it’s the East Coast Molgrips near Berwick, unless it’s both.
Yup both.Posted 7 years ago
CaptJon – Member
I wonder if something is closed around there. I can see the Great North Rd from my flat and there is normal levels of traffic on it.
Are all the bridges open?
I was at St James park and went up stair to have a look and I could see as far as the junction to Westgate road but everything was at a standstill. Many long faces … so anyone going out tonight try not to agitate others unless you want to get into a fight … errmm hangon that’s the norm here … LOL!Posted 7 years ago
I cant see some of these main roads being clear. That coast road one is mental
Findus Spine RdPosted 7 years ago
CaptJon – Member
I hope it is sorted by the morning, we’ve got 5000 prospective students and their parents coming to visit university.
That depends on how fast the water is clear into the river …
Which department are you in because the Business school is just right in the centre of the jam. 😆Posted 7 years ago
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