February 08, 2007


Absolutely typical... worst weather we've had in the Midlands since those winds a while ago and I still get to work quicker than I have all this week! It's the something or other fair at the NEC and as ever everyone likes to arrive/depart just nicely to coincide with the normally heavy anyway office traffic.

Working quite literally within sight of the NEC, it's been causing major headaches this week. The journey in has consistently doubled from 30mins to just over an hour, and the journey home typically 1hr 15m. We've got one choice of road out of the area and it's one of the major routes out the NEC. 30mins to do 1/2mile just to get round the corner onto the M42 every night. Unbelievable.

Anyway, the grid-lock theory has been proved apparently spot on this morning. Normally the M42 runs at national limit in the mornings and inevitably we do about 20mph stop-start. With the heavy snow, the limits have been dropped to 40mph all the way in and with everyone sticking to it the traffic's virtually on free flow. Amazing, limit at 70mph and it takes 1hr to get to work, limit at 40mph and it takes a calming 40mins.

Shame the snow is getting worse though - might get snowed in :-(
Posted by Antony on February 8, 2007 09:33 AM | TrackBack
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