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Bonkers Blog January 2013

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21 January (Part 3) - Before and after Craske

Snow December 2010 Snow January 2013 Snow January 2013When councillor Peter Craske was in charge of the salt pot; no that’s wrong. When Craske didn’t have a salt pot because he had handed over responsibility to Bromley, the borough’s roads were left untreated for days, but things are much better now.

This morning at 7 a.m. the nearby, to me, B213 was clear of snow, not even a ‘central reservation’ made of ice. There were similar reports from right across town. Minor side roads were still only passable with great care but there is no doubt that a Craske-free borough is a better borough.

The second photo (left) was taken around mid-day today and the sun was making an effort to break through but Abbey Road (B213) was never allowed to get to the state it was in two years ago. The third photo, above right, taken where the B213 runs into Greenwich was taken within ten minutes of Photo 1. The Bexley section (left) has twice the number of buses per hour than the Greenwich end (right) and a lot fewer heavy good vehicles, so that’s not the reason for it being clear. (Currently the subject of a 20 m.p.h. zone with humps.)

Thanks to the men - are there any women mad enough? - out all night with the gritters.


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