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to tell DH I think it's mad for us to set out in a blizzard in the car with a 12wo and a 3yo?

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Jacksterbear Sat 18-Dec-10 14:21:00

For a visit to friends? They live 45mins away (in good traffic/weather) and it involves going on the M25. Terrified having seen news footage from last couple of weeks that we will break down/get stuck in the blizzard and all freeze. If we didn't have 12wo DD I wouldn't be so concerned. Am I being a drama queen?

Metherbumfit Sat 18-Dec-10 14:21:59

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oneofthosedays Sat 18-Dec-10 14:22:24

YANBU, I would ring and arrange it for another time tbh, not worth the hassle.

MayDayChild Sat 18-Dec-10 14:22:24

Dont go
Turn on LBC radio!!!!
Stay well away from M25

nickeldonkeycarrymary Sat 18-Dec-10 14:22:47


I'm sitting here in the shop and it's just coming down.

I would not be travelling on the M25 today.

werewolf Sat 18-Dec-10 14:23:36

I would cancel.

CMOTdibbler Sat 18-Dec-10 14:23:42

yanbu - I would not be going anywhere today, esp with a tiny baby

Blu Sat 18-Dec-10 14:24:42

I have just had a text from someone who says the M25 "is a car park".

Totally irresponsible to go - once you are stuck in a car park on ice, you either keep your engine running to avoid freezing to deathand then run out of petrol, or you just freeze to death.

MegBusset Sat 18-Dec-10 14:25:44

Yanbu, it's not a day for unnecessary driving esp with a young baby. Stay warm at home, I'm sure your friends will understand.

Georgimama Sat 18-Dec-10 14:26:41

Of course not. Just don't go. Phone your friend and cancel.

nbee84 Sat 18-Dec-10 14:26:51

I'm sure your friends would rather that you cancelled and stayed safe.

DeckTheHallWithBowlsOfPomBears Sat 18-Dec-10 14:27:11

YANBU. It would be crazy to set out.

Georgimama Sat 18-Dec-10 14:27:25

Actually I'd be surprised if they're still expecting you to turn up.

werewolf Sat 18-Dec-10 15:01:36

Can you get on that website which gives real time images from traffic cameras - is it the Highways Agency?

Anyone know?

Rupreckt Sat 18-Dec-10 15:02:31

Do not do it!!

jellybeans Sat 18-Dec-10 15:06:55

YANBU, cancel it.

sarah293 Sat 18-Dec-10 15:11:49

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MamaDeer Sat 18-Dec-10 15:17:20

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GiddyPickle Sat 18-Dec-10 15:17:47

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pawsnclaws Sat 18-Dec-10 15:18:06

We've just cancelled a big evening out - please don't go out unless you really have to. Being stuck overnight in your car in freezing conditions is a real possibility.

LoopyLoopsOfSparklyFairyLights Sat 18-Dec-10 15:19:01

Please don't go.

expatinscotland Sat 18-Dec-10 15:19:57

Don't be daft and go.

Ring them up and cancel.

clam Sat 18-Dec-10 15:20:52

the website is useful. Type in the motorway and section you want, tick the traffic cam box and you can see exactly what's happening at the moment.

januaryjojo Sat 18-Dec-10 15:22:22

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