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Thread #36608 Message #3973596
Posted By: Senoufou
26-Jan-19 - 03:29 PM
Thread Name: What's the weather like where you are?
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
We got some very bad news this afternoon. Neighbour-across-the-road is in his seventies, but still does a bit of lorry-driving now and then.
He had to deliver a huge wooden prefabricated building to some place in Wales. He succeeded in spite of the snow and icy conditions over there, and the enormous low-loader was to be left in Wales.
A chap picked him up in his small truck to bring him back to Norfolk but the vehicle skidded on the compacted snow and ice, overturned and our neighbour broke his neck.
He was taken by Air Ambulance to Stoke Mandeville hospital in Buckinghamshire and they operated immediately to relieve pressure on his spinal chord.
His wife says he can feel his legs and his hands are moving a bit. She's going with her son to visit him tomorrow.
The problem is that we don't seem to cope very well with snow here in UK. Other more snowy lands deal with it so much more effectively.