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Cold but not frozen part two
Cold but not frozen – part two
Of course, the other thing that is quite obvious in such a climate is that the highways agencies and other public services cope very well with snow and ice. Last winter, a small snowfall in southern England paralysed the entire infrastructure. In such a situation, people jump up and down (well it helps to keep them warm) and rant about an inability to cope with the conditions. But it is not surprising that a country that gets very little snow finds it difficult to cope. Dealing with snow and ice needs a heavy infrastructure of snowploughs, gritters, etc. The problem is exacerbated when local authorities are reluctant to deploy the modest resources they have because their budgets are stretched … but that too is the way of the (modern) world. If we do not want to pay higher taxes, we cannot expect the best public services – can we?