I have to get this off my chest and as there is a space for this kind of rant, I intend to use it! Know doubt many of you have seen the news that we have had some snow, and in particular Basingstoke in Hampshire was hit really bad. Guess who was driving from Andover to Basingstoke then home - ME! Now my Rant: Listening to the idiots on the news is winding me up..They can take this propaganda and shove it were the snow can’t go. I left Andover yesterday afternoon at 4 to get home, on route I was dropping a couple of work mates off in Basingstoke, the snow came down, and a trip of 30mins took 2 and a half hours. We then got stuck in Basingstoke (gridlock) going nowhere - why?? Because there was NO gritting, NO information on the radio NO information on signs - Oh except ones that said to keep your speed down, No shit Sherlock, we are not going anywhere!!.. Then after sitting in Basingstoke for 4 hours, with emotions ranging from-we will be ok, to complete anger, to laughing as it is a bloody nightmare, back to I WANT TO BE AT HOME. Well after spending ages in Basingstoke going nowhere - DUE TO > people leaving the cars, people blocking the roads and roundabouts and people who were just plain ignorant I finally made it back towards the M3, it is now around 12pm. So heading up the M3 and finally arriving home at 1 in the morning (Maidenhead) And as for the reports this morning saying the emergency services where out! Crap, as for the snow ploughs out and highways people sorting the roads - Crap! And as for the ignorant, selfish driver last night - I can’t put this in writing. I hope in 2010 you learn to respect fellow man. Special shelters set up last night were mentioned on the news this morning, Ok yet again if you are stuck in your car and listening to local radio (a nightmare in its self) which does not tell you or gives you any news of them it’s no good hearing this the next morning when you are thankfully home. So to the local authority of Basingstoke and the highways agency who were nowhere to be seen, Thanks for nothing – And I would also suggest that someone should check the credibility of the so called salt that they chuck on the road as it would not even kill a slug! Now that I have got that of my chest I can let go… On a plus note – we helped pushed many cars on route, and got the same support back. Rant over – Have a Merry Christmas.. PS > See Pictures of fun trip posted.