The scale of traffic problems suffered in and around Norwich on Tuesday evening is highlighted by these amazing maps.

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The AA website, www.theaa.com, highlights roads suffering problems or delays in red. And as these screenshots taken at 6pm show Norwich was suffering from one or two problems. Thousands of people were stuck in their cars for hours at a time as snow caused traffic to come to a virtual standstill.

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  • You aren't "stuck in traffic" - you *are* the traffic. People continue to ignore the warninig against non essential travel, and then moan when they get stuck. I'd say 95% of the cars I merrily cycled past yesterday could have been left at home. It's meaningless blaming "muppets" at roundabouts - if your journal wasn't essential, you were part of the problem. I used a little common sense and left my car at home. It was one of the most enjoyable rides home I've had, even more so when contrasted with the misery of others stuck in their cages.

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    dan

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

  • A someone who was stuck in traffic in Norwich this afternoon, a lot of the congestion was caused by muppets who entered roundabouts and crossroads without being able to leave them thereby completely blocking them for everyone else. Took me two hours to get from St Andrews multistory to Asda. Once out of the city and away from the boneheads, the roads were nice and clear.

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    Betty Swallocks

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • Norfolk county councilors take note, if ever any evidence were needed of the inadequate state of the road system in and around our City, this is it. Someone knock their collective heads together and sort our roads out once and for all.

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    Bruce87

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • Graham Plant needs to go - worse than useless....

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    User Removed

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

  • Why blame the Council for the traffic problems. Was there any need for people to go shopping in sub-zero temperatures. I think not. As Betty says. The City is full of roundabouts, which drivers have no idea how to negotiate. Every one who is complaining, look at yourselves before blaming other people. And I am sorry for you Mo. You are missing out on living in our wonderful county and enjoying the magical scenes around and about. The beach last weekend was truly fantastic.

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    Erpingham Tractor

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

  • well said betty your surname is quite rare this time of the year. Do you know ivor bigun and hugh jass

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    david106

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • The lovely snow made wonderful scenes across the countryside, lots of fun sledging and playful snowball fights too. The only ones who seem to be doing the whinging are the people who are slaves to their car.

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    expat

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

  • Glad I now live in Bangkok, Thailand

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    Mo

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

  • The only way to avoid this is to invest millions in snow equipment which will only be used once or twice a year. This would add a lot to the rates bill, so the council has to try to balance the problem of the occasion gridlock against people having to pay a lot more rates. There'd soon be complaints if the bills went up. In case you're wondering, no I'm not connected to the Council, but I do realise they have difficult choices to make.

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    julygirl

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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