SN5116 : Traffic jam on A48

taken 11 years ago, near to Porthyrhyd, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Great Britain

Traffic jam on A48
Traffic jam on A48
The surprise snow on Friday the 9th of February did not fox the majority of drivers, who were proceeding quite carefully home. However, it only takes one bad accident to bring the entire road to a standstill for hours .... and hours. Later reports suggest 500 motorists were stranded on a 12 mile stretch of dual carriageway between Carmarthen and Cross Hands. The only service area is one petrol station shop, and that looked closed to me when I passed it.
After an hour of absolutely no movement whatsoever those who weren't amusing themselves making snowmen were saying the police had announced that they had no solution.
I joined the small trickle of drivers picking their way past the parked cars to the pictured junction and drove home on other perfectly passable roads.
According to this story LinkExternal link all the remaining drivers were evacuated (on foot ?) leaving their cars behind.
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Date Taken
Friday, 9 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 13 February, 2007
Dual carriageway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 519 166 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.7382N 4:9.0001W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 518 167
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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