Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Chaos

This photo was taken yesterday around 5:30 pm. I have a feeling that today is going to be another difficult day... To see the chaos and havoc the snow wreaked, click here and here.

Cette photo a été prise hier vers 17 h 30. J'ai l'impression qu'aujourd'hui ce sera à nouveau un tantinet galère...

24 comments:

Jack said...

I read about a huge pile-up outside Paris. It seems that the people around Paris don't have experience driving in snow.

LONDONLULU said...

It's amazing, while many places are accustomed to heavier snow, there are also many nearby areas where a few inches brings things to a standstill. Hope you stay safe on the roads!

Sylvia K said...

Just in case I start whining about our gray weather in Seattle -- refer me to this post as a reminder of how it could be!! Please do take, Ciel, the wrecks sound dreadful!! Not what you think of when you think of Paris!! Holding good thoughts for you!

Robert Geiss said...

Immer eine sichere Straße unter deinen Reifen.

Hier konnte man mittags heute fast im T-Shirt spazieren.

Michelle said...

It does look quite messy!

Kay L. Davies said...

This reminds me of the years I worked in Vancouver, British Columbia, where we were unused to driving in snow. Now that I live in Alberta, where people take it for granted, I just don't go out in it very often.
K

Lowell said...

Thank you for the links. The snow in your photo looks unfortunate but relatively passive and non-threatening. But, those pictures from around Europe, and especially France! What a mess. I guess I won't complain about the fact it's going to be a little cool here for the next few mornings!

Stay safe and warm!

Bob Crowe said...

Oh, dear. People in Maine, Minnesota and most of Canada would scoff at you. They just deal with it. Still, you've gotten a lot more snow this winter than we have.

Malyss said...

Ta photo fait "bien rangé" par rapport à ce qu'on a pu voir hier soir à la télé!quelle pagaille!Vu d'ici, ça paraît surréaliste..

cieldequimper said...

@ all: when you get about 3-5 days of snow a year, sometimes none, you don't really bother about buying proper equipment. I certainly don't!

Dina said...

That freak snowstorm is pretty freaky.

Bergson said...

tu as laissé ta voiture pour la luge

Cezar and Léia said...

Very impressive!
Difficult to believe, but unfortunately it's true. Better work from home instead of go to the office!
Take care!
Léia

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Thankfully, you know it will eventually melt :-) It's amazing that public transit encouraged everyone to stay home!

Thérèse said...

Aussi longtemps que l'on peut utiliser les transports en commun!

cieldequimper said...

@ Thérèse: chez moi, zéro bus ce matin. Trains: 1 sur 3...

Halcyon said...

Maybe it's a good day to stay home? Hope you keep safe and warm.

Clueless in Boston said...

The only good thing about spring snow is it doesn't last long. The snow we got a couple of days ago is almost all gone now. Warmer weather, rain and voila, dry pavements.

VP said...

I will swap being without water with a lot of snow any time...

Dave said...

It never ceases to amaze me that although everyone was aware that it was due it still caused chaos. Thankfully we had none, as the last fall in January caused enough problems.

ALAIN said...

De la neige en mars ? Encore un truc qui n'était pas dans le programme de Hollande !

altadenahiker said...

I heard about this! How strange.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my gosh, when. See sights like the one on you link Ciel, I feel embarrassed that I complain so much, I'll stop :)

JM said...

OMG! I've been watching the chaos going on in central and northern Europe on the news...