Monday, 2 February 2009

Grit & Determination

With South West Train services from London Waterloo to Epsom via Worcester Park cancelled and no buses running anywhere in London, this was clearly not going to be a day for going to work.

In Worcester Park it was more Russia than rush-hour - instead of the predicted traffic gridlock, the roads were eerily empty with only a few (fool)-hardy souls venturing out on four wheels.

On an unusally-car free Central Road, though, most of the shops are shut as shop owners stay (or are stuck) home and in the supermarkets the lack of deliveries is already leaving shelves distinctly empty.

Worcester Park today belongs to the pedestrian - the absence of traffic has turned residential roads into wintry playgrounds, with sledges and snowball fights as far as the eye can see.

Most Worcester Parkers though appear to be making the best of it, so enjoy the snow, enjoy the peace and quiet and the free day off work.

Further heavy snow is forecast to hit us later this afternoon, so more enjoyable chaos looks to be on the way.
Meanwhile, for those of you not brave enough to venture out into the white stuff, you can enjoy scenes of Worcester Park in the snow right here.

5 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Sarah said...

Yay to that, thanks for the travel news, SW Trains and National Rail websites have collapsed already!

Ian Morris said...

There may not be any trains going but I just went down to the station to get a pic and there are still quite a few people standing there despite the tracks clearly being being covered in snow and obvious to anyone with eyes that there hasnt been a train probably all morning. Still, I take my hat off to these people for their commitment to work (fools).

Jennifer said...

Lol, I didn't even both venturing out of the house. Everyone I know has taken the day off. One girl I know tried to make it to Sutton station (she lives about a 10 min walk away) but turned back after only getting half way. This took her an hour... Her stupid boss then asked her if she could walk to work...she works in London...!!

David said...

Good to see you out this morning snapping away for the blog while I was making my snowy way to work.
It amazes me that people bothered to take their cars out at all today but some had made virtually no effort to clear the 8 inches of snow off their roofs and bonnets. (I believe it is illegal to drive with so much snow on a car). Best to stay indoors if the boss allows and marvel at the winter wonderland that for today at least, is Worcester Park.

Anonymous said...

Yes well always remember Bakers Oven is open when the snow closes!

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