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Stranded!

I can't get home.

A southwester has hit the coastal provinces, and all traffic has ground to a halt. All trains have been stopped, all stations closed by order of the police; and car owners been strongly advised to avoid the motorways for the next few hours.

The storm outside's horrendous. A colleague has just found out that all the windows in his house have caved in. I was offered a lift to The Hague, but now it's been withdrawn, and I don't know how or if I'll get home.

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anonypooh
Jan. 18th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
stranded in the office - ultimate nightmare!!! I hope you all made the best of it and stayed safe! ..And the fact you replied to only one comment here means you all went off and had an impromptu party?

It's been a crazy day here to a lesser extent - had to circumnavigate a downed tree this morning, then an unmarked car recovered into the police garage this afternoon had had one fall on the bonnet(lucky driver - it didn't come through her windscreen!)

I definitely drove home with one eye on the road and the other on the branches overhead. Very scary.
gamiila
Jan. 18th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)
Well, they say that where there's a will, there's a way; and so I'm replying to your comment from the relative warmth and safety of my own bedroom!

It took some doing getting here, but I'm home, I'm safe, and I'll worry about how to get to work again in the morning!

I definitely drove home with one eye on the road and the other on the branches overhead. Very scary.

I can imagine. I saw the news just now: 5 people have died from trees hitting their cars today (and 1 got blown into the sea).