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West Midlands Regional Discussion 18/01/13 14z ------>

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I think the event was massively underplayed for here!

Carnage on the roads, I have got out on 3 occasions to push

Gridlock

There's been advance warnings out for a couple of days, including a METO Amber alert, for 5-10cm and widespread disruption to traffic across most of the UK especially the Midlands .

I fail to see how much more of an advance warning people needed.

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Just to reiterate the latest travel news thanks to Natioanl Express West Midlands, Network West Midlands and Worcestershire.gov.uk..

Stourbridge bus station is now closed. Buses are using Foster Street

1 - terminating at Moseley

9 - from City only will miss Quinton and Lapal

9 & 141 - using the Quinton ExpressWay due to broken down lorry

4 (Walsall)- not serving Rowley Hospital

4H (walsall) - not serving Rowley Regis Hospital

5 - not serving Widney Manor Station. Loading and unloading on the main road

10 (Walsall) - terminating at Brownhills

14 - using old route from Saltley Gate to Melvina Road on to Vauxhall Road

18 - terminated at Northfield

22/23 - terminating at California Way

24 - terminating at Quinton Punchbowl

27 - using Yardley Wood Road both ways, still serving the terminus

27A (Wolverhampton) - not serving Longfellow Road

29/29A - terminating at bottom of Bell Lane going via Alworld Rd

33 - using 5 route to pheasey via kings Road

35 UPDATE - terminating at Parsons Hill. Using Grove Road and brandwood Road, missing Allenscroft and Brandwood Park Road. Not using Salisbury Road, diverted via Queensbridge Road

37 - not serving Olton Train Station (1 bus stop) due to very slippery conditions. Inspectorate on site to monitor the situation

41 (West Bromwich) - missing Carrisbrook Road in the Friar Park area.

42 & 44 (West Bromwich) - missing out Mayfair Gardens in the Tipton area

45 - terminated at Kings Norton, not serving West Heath Island & Longbridge Station due a stuck tanker

47 - terminating at Longbridge

50 = terminating at the Maypole

48 (West Bromwich) - terminating at QE Hospital

49 UPDATE - terminating at the Maypole

58 - missing out Gilberstone, turning right at Wheatsheaf onto Hobbs Moat Road to Solihull

60 - from Wheatshead straight onto Arden Oak and terminating there, not serving Cranes Park

61 UPDATE- running as 61E from city to Northfield

63 - running as 63E to Rubery Flyover

66A - missing Monmouth Drive

76 - Coronation Road impassable. Buses to QE diverted via cartland Road, Pershore Road to Cotteridge, Watford Road, Linden Road, Oaktree Road and Harborne Lane to QE Hospital

97/97A - terminating at Pine Square

98 - missing out Leach Green Lane

99 - terminating at War Lane

101 - turning at Uplands Pub

120 - diverted via Birmingham Rd, Portway Rd, Shidas Lane and Rounds Green Rd in both directions

121 - missing out Tower Road and Wheatsheaf Road in the Dudley / Tividale area, using Birmingham New Road

141 - missing Quinton and Mucklow Hill

9 & 141 - using the Quinton ExpressWay due to broken down lorry

243 - not serving Timber Tree estate, running via Butchers Lane & Overfield Road

244 - not using Fairmile Road, using Halesowen Road instead

255 - not serving Tile House Lane and the Portway

257 - not serving Aintree way ( Milking Bank) in both directions

276 - not using Queenswayway, Cross Walks & Pedmore Fields. From Lye Cross to Pedmore Road then normal route from Grange Road. Also using Broadway instead of Shenston Avenue

289 - not serving Rowley Hospital

297 UPDATE terminated at Gornal Bus Station

651 - missing Netherhall Estate

654 - only able to serve Hamstead Road, Friary Road and not all roads in the Hamstead area not serving estate roads

900 - missing out Meriden using A45

902 - using Lichfield Road from Mere Green

905 - turning right at Mere Green onto Little Sutton Road to terminus

934A - running on 934 route

935 - not be serving Hundred Acre Road

957 - missing out Old Lode Lane and using Hobbs Moat Road to Solihull

x64 - from Selly Oak down Bristol Rd to Northfield, terminating at Moor Lane

X96 - Kingsway in Wollaston estate, using Somerset Road

WORCESTERSHIRE:

2 (Kidderminster – Habberley – Bewdley – Bark Hill) : The service is omitting Wribbenhall, Habberley and Bark Hill.

3 (Kidderminster – Stourport) : This service is omitting Birchen Coppice, The Walshes and Areley Kings, terminating in Stourport Town Centre, running a main road route only.

4 / 5 (Kidderminster – Franche – Kidderminster) : This service is now running a main road route, serving Marpool Lane and Franche Road only.

007 (Halesowen – Romsley – Bromsgrove) : This service is currently unable to serve Daleswood Park, Farley Lane and Quantry Lane. It is continuing along the Bromsgrove Road between Romsley and A4091 Stourbridge Road.

7A (Offmore Road – Kidderminster) : This service has been withdrawn for the remainder of the day due to bad snow.

10 (Kidderminster – Offmore – Spennells – Kidderminster) : This service is not serving Captains Pool Road.

17 (Droitwich – (if this doesn't say cockroft when referring to a bbc forecaster, I have maturity issues) Cockshute Hill) : This service has been withdrawn for the remainder of the day due to bad snow.

18 (Droitwich – New Chawson) : This service has been withdrawn for the remainder of the day due to bad snow.

19A / 19C (Droitwich – Primsland Circular) : This service has been withdrawn for the remainder of the day due to bad snow.

20 (Droitwich – Westlands) : This service has been withdrawn for the remainder of the day due to bad snow.

28 / 28A (Stratford – Bidford – Evesham) : This service is operating a main road route between Stratford and Evesham, omitting Bidford and some other villages.

31 / 31B (Henwick Park – University – Worcester – Hospital) : This service is currently operating between Henwick Park and the City Centre only. The Hospital is not being served due to vehicles stuck on Newtown Road.

31A / 31C (Worcester – Hospital – Warndon – Blackpole – Perdiswell – Worcester) : This service is currently suspended due to vehicles stuck on Newtown Road.

33 / 34 (Worcester – Tunnel Hill – Warndon / Warndon Villages) : This service is suspended until further notice.

39 (Lower Wick – Worcester – Merrimans Hill – Blackpole) : This service has been withdrawn for the remainder of the day due to bad snow.

42 / 43 (Upton – Malvern) : This service is running main road between Welland and Upton, then via Three Counties Showground to Barnard's Green, omitting Upper Welland and Malvern Wells. From Barnard's Green they are running via Pickersleigh Road to Malvern Link, omitting Great Malvern, Link Top and Malvern Hospital.

44 (Worcester – Powick – Malvern) : This service is terminating at Barnard's Green, omitting Great Malvern, Link Top and Malvern Hospital. The service is also not operating between the City Centre and County Hall due to a vehicle blocking London Road.

50A (Redditch – Wythall – Birmingham) : These services are only operating between Birmingham and The Maypole.

125 (Bridgnorth – Highley – Bewdley – Kidderminster – Stourbridge) : This service has been withdrawn for the remainder of the day due to bad snow.

133 (Kidderminster – Chaddesley Corbett – Droitwich) : This service has been withdrawn for the remainder of the day due to bad snow.

141 (Bromsgrove – The Stokes – Droitwich) : This service has been withdrawn for the remainder of the day due to bad snow.

144 (Worcester – Droitwich – Bromsgrove – Birmingham) : This service is currently only operating between Worcester and Droitwich only. Bromsgrove and Birmingham are currently being omitted.

182 / 183 (Bromsgrove – Lickey – Redditch) : This service has been withdrawn for the remainder of the day due to bad snow.

192 (Halesowen – Hagley – Kidderminster – Stourport) :This service has been withdrawn for the remainder of the day due to bad snow.

197 (Hagley – Blakedown – Kidderminster) : This service has been withdrawn for the remainder of the day due to bad snow.

292 (Kidderminster – Cleobury Mortimer – Ludlow) : This service is only operating between Kidderminster and Bewdley Load Street. Everywhere East of Bewdley is being omitted, including Cleobury Mortimer, Clee Hill and Ludlow.

303 (Worcester – Ombersley – Kidderminster) : This service running but omitting Hartlebury and Ombersley estates.

308 / 310 (Worcester – Martley – Clifton) : This service is operating, but only as far as Martley. Clifton is not being served. (NEW UPDATE)

318 (Bromsgrove – Stourbridge) : This service is now suspended for remainder of the day.

350 (Redditch – Inkberrow – Worcester) : This service has been withdrawn for the remainder of the day due to bad snow.

354 (Holt Heath – Ombersley – Droitwich) : This service has been withdrawn for the remainder of the day due to bad snow.

355 (Droitwich – Chawson – Fernhill Heath – Worcester) : This service has been withdrawn for the remainder of the day due to bad snow.

359 (Stanford Bridge – Droitwich) : This service has been withdrawn for the remainder of the day due to bad snow.

362 (Worcester – Kempsey – Upton) : This service is running a main road route only, omitting Kinnersley, Earl's Croome and Ryall.

363 (Worcester – Callow End – Upton) : This service running a main road route only, omitting Blackmore Park.

417 (Ledbury – Cradley – Worcester) : This service has been withdrawn for the remainder of the day due to bad snow.

420 (Worcester – Bromyard – Hereford) : This service has been withdrawn for the remainder of the day due to bad snow.

423 (Worcester – Alfrick / Suckley) : This service is now suspended for remainder of the day.

425 (Worcester – Alfrick Suckley – Malvern) : This service is now suspended for remainder of the day.

540 (Evesham – Tewkesbury – Cheltenham) : This service is running, but omitting Sedgeberrow village and Hinton-on-the-Green village. (NEW UPDATE)

550 / 551 (Worcester – Pershore – Evesham) : The status of this service is currently unknown as there is a vehicle blocking London Road in Worcester. These services will now operate their Standard Flood Timetable for the remainder of the day which omits some areas due to bad snow conditions.

552 / 553 (Evesham – East Vale Hopper) : This service is now suspended for remainder of the day.

559 (Evesham – Broadway) : This service is now suspended for remainder of the day, and will also not operate Saturday. (NEW UPDATE)

564 / 565 (Pershore – Evesham Village Hopper) : This service has been withdrawn for the remainder of the day due to bad snow.

566 (Pershore Town Service) : This service is now suspended for remainder of the day.

606 (Broadway – Cheltenham) : This service is now suspended for remainder of the day, and will also not operate Saturday. (NEW UPDATE)

758 (Tenbury – Great Witley – Hallow – Worcester) : The service will be suspended for the remainder of the day following the 1.30pm departure from Worcester back to Tenbury.

S7 (Solihull – Wythall) : This service is running a main road route only, omitting most of Wyhall.

S64 (West Malvern – The Chase School) : This service will not operate today due to bad snow in West Malvern and the closure of The Chase High School.

X3 (Stourport – Kidderminster – Bromsgrove – Redditch) : This service is still running between Kidderminster and Bromsgrove, but omitting The Walshes and Areley King's, terminating in Stourport Town Centre, and not running between Bromsgrove and Redditch.

X50 (Redditch – Wythall – Birmingham) : This service is running direct via the A435, omitting the villages in between.

W1 (Perdiswell Park & Ride) : This service is now suspended for remainder of the day. A "response only" return journey will operate from Crowngate Bus Station back to the Park & Ride Site. A bus will only run if there are passengers to return from the bus station.

W3 (Sixways Park & Ride) : This service is now suspended for remainder of the day.

Wyre Forest Dial 'a' Ride have now suspended all community transport services.

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Great information Blizzard, if you can keep everyone upto date that would be wonderful!

Though the front is showing some signs of weakening in this region, there are still some pretty decent radar returns.

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Yes some signs of weakening now but that was expected but patches of snow are likely to come and go for the next 12-24 hours.

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Over 10cm's here now. I think we can expect some more patchy snowfall over the next 24hrs. This will not be going anywhere fast :)

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cannot imagine how hard its going to be for the rush hour this evening for all those commuters. we have well over 12cm in stoke, and almost double in drifts and exposed areas.

just spent the last couple of hours pushing cars up the road.

Why would anyone want to drive up a side road when there are alternative routes via major roads.

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And the snow just keeps coming here!

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cannot imagine how hard its going to be for the rush hour this evening for all those commuters. we have well over 12cm in stoke, and almost double in drifts and exposed areas.

just spent the last couple of hours pushing cars up the road.

Why would anyone want to drive up a side road when there are alternative routes via major roads.

I thought Ian Brown said it would not reach you LOL

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Just a few further bits of Travel News.

West Midlands -

ALL HANSONS BUSES SUSPENDED

MANY ARRIVA SERVICES IN STAFFORDSHIRE/WEST MIDLANDS CANCELLED OR WITH LONG DELAYS.

TRAINS OK WITH MINOR DELAYS.

MIDLAND METRO RUNNING OK but no service between W Bromwich and Priestfield due to Line Damage.

CENTRAL BUSES CANCELLED

RING AND RIDE CANCELLED (W MIDS)

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So how much longer is it going to snow for? Has it moved further east than expected? Did it stall sorry at work so I don't know

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Just got in from work, sent home early. Roads are in a terrible state as expected. Hard to get a level snow amount here in Gornal as there's so much drifting. A good few inches though. Been easing off recently, shouldn't see much more accumulation now.

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Still snowing here! Also had to post a photo of these guys. I've been hoping to snap them for a while as they've started to become garden regulars - slightly O/T but here you go anyway - I think they're gorgeous.

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Just measured 17 cms on our garden shed roof

(how do i insert a photo ? )

Snow does seem to have eased .

Roads look well dodgy. Niece has taken 2 hours to do a 30 minute journey around Sutton Coldfield area.

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So how much longer is it going to snow for? Has it moved further east than expected? Did it stall sorry at work so I don't know

It's fizzled out here now, further flurries over the next 24 hours probably but most of it now over north Wales and the East Mids.

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Just got in from work, sent home early. Roads are in a terrible state as expected. Hard to get a level snow amount here in Gornal as there's so much drifting. A good few inches though. Been easing off recently, shouldn't see much more accumulation now.

How much are the drifts getting to? :D

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How much are the drifts getting to? biggrin.png

Well over a foot on the steps outside my house! Snow depths vary from a dusting to a foot, depending on how sheltered you are. Quite exposed to the elements on my street in Gornal!

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Well over a foot on the steps outside my house! Snow depths vary from a dusting to a foot, depending on how sheltered you are. Quite exposed to the elements on my street in Gornal!

Nice one, easily been the best day at home since December 2010 and excluding that, probably one of the best snow events since 2000 at least by the sounds of it. biggrin.png

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I thought Ian Brown said it would not reach you LOL

where is he anyway? tease.gif

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Nice one, easily been the best day at home since December 2010 and excluding that, probably one of the best snow events since 2000 at least by the sounds of it. biggrin.png

Don't know, it has to be on a par with December 2010 at least, I think the drifting makes it a bit better. December 18th 2010 was actually quite calm if I remember correctly. Can't really pick between the 2 if I'm honest. Different situations (and locations for me...live in Wordsley until 2 months ago!)

This definitly beats 4th February 2012 hands down though!

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Yes just signs of gaps in the area of snow over parts of the West Mids but i would think a very decent event so far for most of us.

Snow easing here but have 12cm with some blowing snow.

It looks like we will still get some snow off and on for some hours yet before it finally eases off.

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Maybe more showers over the weekend according to latest TV forecasts too.

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I swear to god i'm gonna murder the next person that posts a picture of a Canadian record snowfall next to one of the UK's.

Do they not realise that this is a temperate maritime country and snow like this is really rare for lowland Britain??? GRRRRRRRRRRRRHHHHHHH!!!!

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