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    Default Monday Morning M62 blues

    It took me over one and a half hours to get to work (30 miles) this morning!!!

    Whilst sitting in the car park that is the M62 listening to the traffic broadcasts I heard -

    Westbound traffic - 37 miles of stationary traffic
    Eastbound traffic - 20 miles of stationary traffic

    What a nightmare!!

    Surely this is just playing into the hands of the people who are trying to tax us off the roads! I can't think of a better way of reducing traffic, can you?

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    Its an absolute pain, whenever I have to go to the office in Manchester. Either if I come down the M66, M61 or the "scenic" route the M6, I know its going to take me a good 1.5 to 2 hours!

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    I gave up on the M4 in South Wales today, cancelled my call in Luton and came home.
    Bumper to bumper as far as the eye could see.

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    what was it AJA - any snow or accidents or is it always like this ?

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    Apparently there was two accidents on the Westbound side. One between junction 26 - 27 and one at junction 23. The queues just merged.

    Eastbound traffic was shear number of cars and rubber neckers.

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    The A19 up here in Sunderland had 4 smashes within 1 mile today, traffic bumper to bumper. Took me 45 mins to get to drop the bairn off, normally takes 10 mins tops.

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    It took me over 30 secs to get to my office today! I got stuck behind some toys on the landing...



    I really feel for you guys, used to do the M6/M62 myself so know what it can be like.

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    I almost got a caught in a 10 car nose to tail shunt aftermath on the M27 this morning going into Fareham.. Managed to sneak off the slip road before the traffic stopped, then spent 2 hours on a loading bay, and by the time i came out, all the traffic was gone!!

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    I came out at the A127 and was cutting acrossing to the A13, my normal route in and arrived at the roundabout half way... Traffic was solid and that wasnt a good omen for the A13. So i went totally the opposite way and avoided practically all the morning traffic, the trainee got in to work well late and was moaning about the traffic on the A13


    edit: and oh.. if people can learn to friggin drive properly when it rains or bad weather then half these situations wouldnt occur

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    Whilst working a shift pattern may not be the best idea at least at 5.45 am I had the road to myself, and the road was clear at 2.00pm on the way home. Mind you I hate it when I have to drive in the "rush" hour.

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