Snow chaos sees drivers blocked in at car park

This Is Wiltshire: Snow chaos sees drivers blocked in at car park Snow chaos sees drivers blocked in at car park

DOZENS of confused commuters returned to their cars last night to find they had been blocked in.

Due to icy conditions in the long stay car park in Station Road many drivers found it hard to see the lines marking out the designated spaces.

As a result, a row of cars had parked in space which is usually a lane for access in and out of the car park.

Simon Kent, of Peatmoor, was one driver who found his Jaguar trapped between two cars.

Simon, who usually works in Royal Wootton Bassett, arrived at the car park in the morning and parked in one of the designated spaces, but was amazed to find himself blocked in when he returned yesterday evening.

He said: “I can’t believe what has happened. I parked the car this morning in a space with a car next to me and at that time there were no cars parked in the row which is meant to allow cars to get out.

“I can’t believe how stupid those people could be, they must have been so focused on what they were doing they didn’t pay attention to anything around them.”

Luckily Mr Kent was able to move his car soon after as the one which was blocking him in moved.

The fiasco was a distraction for office workers whose windows looked out over the car park.

Tricia Edwards, an employee of Workman, said that they had seen a lot of people trying to manoeuvre their way out of tight spaces with some bumping cars out of the way just to get out.

She said: “We noticed what had happened at about 3pm. We looked out of the window and saw the four lanes of cars all close to each other.

“There have been people who have got themselves in all sorts of trouble trying to get their cars out and some have barged the cars out of the way.

“There was one lady who came along and looked a bit dejected as she walked off.”

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10:31am Sat 26 Jan 13

RichardR1 says...

Simply defies belief, snow or no snow it would be fairly obvious you were blocking someone in.
Simply defies belief, snow or no snow it would be fairly obvious you were blocking someone in. RichardR1
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10:44am Sat 26 Jan 13

Davey Gravey says...

RichardR1 wrote:
Simply defies belief, snow or no snow it would be fairly obvious you were blocking someone in.
I agree robfm. Idiots, simple as that. Should have given them tickets and bans for being such morons.
[quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: Simply defies belief, snow or no snow it would be fairly obvious you were blocking someone in.[/p][/quote]I agree robfm. Idiots, simple as that. Should have given them tickets and bans for being such morons. Davey Gravey
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11:11am Sat 26 Jan 13

mjey says...

idiots are idiots :-)
snow, rain or sunshine :-)
idiots are idiots :-) snow, rain or sunshine :-) mjey
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1:16pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Oldtownmum says...

Only in swindon ;-)
Only in swindon ;-) Oldtownmum
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2:03pm Sat 26 Jan 13

spirite says...

There seems to have been no attempt by FGW or APCOA to clear the snow and ice. Conditions in the car park were treacherous all week for cars and pedestrians.
There seems to have been no attempt by FGW or APCOA to clear the snow and ice. Conditions in the car park were treacherous all week for cars and pedestrians. spirite
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3:32pm Sat 26 Jan 13

rednwhitedynamite says...

To make things worse, I got back to my car and found someone had etched a huge penis in the ice on my windscreen.
To make things worse, I got back to my car and found someone had etched a huge penis in the ice on my windscreen. rednwhitedynamite
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4:15pm Sat 26 Jan 13

faatmaan says...

pure selfishness and stupidity, all vehicles parked without regard to other users should have been ticketed and held to account.where on the british roads can you park like this, morons !
pure selfishness and stupidity, all vehicles parked without regard to other users should have been ticketed and held to account.where on the british roads can you park like this, morons ! faatmaan
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5:33pm Sat 26 Jan 13

roberto5 says...

This isn't surprising it happens at Lydiard Park every busy summer in the overflow car park.
This isn't surprising it happens at Lydiard Park every busy summer in the overflow car park. roberto5
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11:02pm Sat 26 Jan 13

SomeoneWhoIsntMe says...

rednwhitedynamite wrote:
To make things worse, I got back to my car and found someone had etched a huge penis in the ice on my windscreen.
hahaha! pure comedy gold right there.
[quote][p][bold]rednwhitedynamite[/bold] wrote: To make things worse, I got back to my car and found someone had etched a huge penis in the ice on my windscreen.[/p][/quote]hahaha! pure comedy gold right there. SomeoneWhoIsntMe
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1:30pm Sun 27 Jan 13

semitonic says...

rednwhitedynamite wrote:
To make things worse, I got back to my car and found someone had etched a huge penis in the ice on my windscreen.
Perhaps they thought you were one of the culprits.
[quote][p][bold]rednwhitedynamite[/bold] wrote: To make things worse, I got back to my car and found someone had etched a huge penis in the ice on my windscreen.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they thought you were one of the culprits. semitonic
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1:35pm Sun 27 Jan 13

semitonic says...

RichardR1 wrote:
Simply defies belief, snow or no snow it would be fairly obvious you were blocking someone in.
Hey Robbo, what did you think about the news that an Asthma study showed a decline in hospital admissions of 12.3% since smoking was banned in enclosed public places in 2007?

Good news isn't it, or did you manage to find some other study that proves the opposite?
[quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: Simply defies belief, snow or no snow it would be fairly obvious you were blocking someone in.[/p][/quote]Hey Robbo, what did you think about the news that an Asthma study showed a decline in hospital admissions of 12.3% since smoking was banned in enclosed public places in 2007? Good news isn't it, or did you manage to find some other study that proves the opposite? semitonic
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10:58pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Chrisg46 says...

semitonic wrote:
RichardR1 wrote:
Simply defies belief, snow or no snow it would be fairly obvious you were blocking someone in.
Hey Robbo, what did you think about the news that an Asthma study showed a decline in hospital admissions of 12.3% since smoking was banned in enclosed public places in 2007?

Good news isn't it, or did you manage to find some other study that proves the opposite?
wtf has that got to do with this story? Idiot.

On topic, if that camera was a little more to the right, my car would probably be in shot too!
In fairness to those who parked, it is possible to see how that happened, cant help being stupid accidentally sometimes!
However, on at least one occasion last week in the snow, i saw one absolute dipstick had just stopped his car in the middle of the lane and left, blocking off a whole segment of the car park. No accident about this one, it was just being a plain bone idle lazy pr*ck
[quote][p][bold]semitonic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: Simply defies belief, snow or no snow it would be fairly obvious you were blocking someone in.[/p][/quote]Hey Robbo, what did you think about the news that an Asthma study showed a decline in hospital admissions of 12.3% since smoking was banned in enclosed public places in 2007? Good news isn't it, or did you manage to find some other study that proves the opposite?[/p][/quote]wtf has that got to do with this story? Idiot. On topic, if that camera was a little more to the right, my car would probably be in shot too! In fairness to those who parked, it is possible to see how that happened, cant help being stupid accidentally sometimes! However, on at least one occasion last week in the snow, i saw one absolute dipstick had just stopped his car in the middle of the lane and left, blocking off a whole segment of the car park. No accident about this one, it was just being a plain bone idle lazy pr*ck Chrisg46
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10:24am Tue 29 Jan 13

benzss says...

Oldtownmum wrote:
Only in swindon ;-)
But not at Waitrose and Harrods or your house, eh?
[quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: Only in swindon ;-)[/p][/quote]But not at Waitrose and Harrods or your house, eh? benzss
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