At the time of writing this, the Met office has announced that parts of Britain are about to be hit by storm ‘Caroline’, bringing gale force winds and arctic temperatures, which is often a recipe for SNOW.
Yes, I used the big letters. That’s to emphasise the point, because this is Britain after all. We can win world wars, we can invent the internet and we’re even pretty good at (some) sports again now (just look at the last two summer Olympics, we won medals!)… but what we still can’t do, even in 2017, is deal with SNOW.
This is especially true being a Manchester courier company, because we’re located not too far from the Pennines. Famed for our rain most of the year, it means we’re often a victim to the cold stuff when the temperature drops. It’s enough to make you laugh, if only it didn’t cause us so much strife trying to get anything done. Seriously, try using the M62 in winter.
And that’s the point of this blog post. To just give everyone a reminder that, whilst we will always try our very best to deliver for our customers, mother nature can be a mighty opponent when it comes to a fight and we will never place our staff, our customers (and their goods) or the general public at risk of harm.
When the roads are not cleared of snow and ice it places us at a very high risk of having accidents, it places us in an awkward position. The chances are we will probably be able to achieve some, if not most, deliveries, but you should expect serious delays as congestion will be increase significantly.
If this turns out to be one of those rare winters where we have a LOT of snow, then we may invest in a sled and a team of Huskies to pull it, but I have the feeling we can get by with a little patience and a lot of careful driving.
So I guess what I’m really trying to say is, if your deliveries are important to you, then get them done as soon as possible BEFORE everything grinds to a halt.