Join Date: Oct 2007
My Motorhome: Swift Kontiki 615
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Many years ago I took my parents dog out to reduce the risk of them slipping through 30cm of snow on a steep hill.
I walked down till I got to a piece of pavement and a drive that was clear - the Hotloint engineer that lived there needed to get in and out. I
I stepped on it and went to stamp to clear my boots and fell right over, breaking my elbow.
The burger had cleared it using his hose, unbeknown to me, on a day when -5C was the highest temperature......
Had to slide down to the bottom of the hill before I could be moved to hospital, no vehicles could go up or down, even 4WD ambulance just slid sideways.
During the 7 hours I was in the ED the Council were TOLD to clear the road, or there would be a public announcement that emergency cover for the estate was impossible. They did it, so I was able to be driven back on discharge.
ThNks for your reminder Jan, ice is VERY dangerous to pedestrians and motorists alike.
Be safe all of you when venturing out in freezing conditions.
PS The dog walked back, totally unconcerned - that's the advantage of 4FD over 4WD. 🤣
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Last edited by Penquin; 03-01-2021 at 10:45.