Commuters facing travel chaos as thick fog envelops Bolton

Commuters facing travel chaos as thick fog envelops Bolton

Fog in Le Mans Crescent this morning

A misty Newport Street

Fog in Newport Street

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COMMUTERS are facing dense fog this morning as a Met Office "severe" weather warning was issued for the north west.

Traffic slowed on the majority of Bolton's motorway links as the fog, which arrived late last night, reduced visibility to as little as 100 metres in places.

The M6 and M62 are the motorways worst-affected, but the warnings also apply to the M602, M60 and M61.

Fog impairing visibility is now causing delays on the M61 northbound between junction 6 at Horwich and junction 8 at Chorley.

Drivers travelling between junction 6 at Sale and junction 17 at Prestwich on the M60 are also urged to take extra care.

Flights have also been cancelled at Manchester Airport.

A Met Office spokesman said: “Dense fog patches on Thursday morning will be slow to clear, with visibility below 100 metres in places.

"The public should be aware of the potential for some difficult driving conditions and disruption to travel, particularly during the morning rush hour.”

The latest live traffic and travel news is available here.

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9:01am Thu 13 Mar 14

filthy6 says...

It's Bolton Council's fault
It's Bolton Council's fault filthy6
  • Score: 10

9:22am Thu 13 Mar 14

atlas123 says...

Bloody Cliff Morris has pocketed all the sunshine in a brown envelope.

Bloody immigrant Fog coming over Bolton, taking our sunshine, stealing our visibility and watering down our spirits.

"They" should do something about it.

People need to know that this fog is a bit damp.

Its a disgrace in this day and age that we have to put up with mist like this.

Its like a third world place. They should get all the unemployed, criminals and malingerers out there breathing in all at once to suck the fog up.

ad infinitum
Bloody Cliff Morris has pocketed all the sunshine in a brown envelope. Bloody immigrant Fog coming over Bolton, taking our sunshine, stealing our visibility and watering down our spirits. "They" should do something about it. People need to know that this fog is a bit damp. Its a disgrace in this day and age that we have to put up with mist like this. Its like a third world place. They should get all the unemployed, criminals and malingerers out there breathing in all at once to suck the fog up. ad infinitum atlas123
  • Score: 24

9:51am Thu 13 Mar 14

filthy6 says...

atlas123 wrote:
Bloody Cliff Morris has pocketed all the sunshine in a brown envelope. Bloody immigrant Fog coming over Bolton, taking our sunshine, stealing our visibility and watering down our spirits. "They" should do something about it. People need to know that this fog is a bit damp. Its a disgrace in this day and age that we have to put up with mist like this. Its like a third world place. They should get all the unemployed, criminals and malingerers out there breathing in all at once to suck the fog up. ad infinitum
You'd never get this type of fog if you voted UKIP
[quote][p][bold]atlas123[/bold] wrote: Bloody Cliff Morris has pocketed all the sunshine in a brown envelope. Bloody immigrant Fog coming over Bolton, taking our sunshine, stealing our visibility and watering down our spirits. "They" should do something about it. People need to know that this fog is a bit damp. Its a disgrace in this day and age that we have to put up with mist like this. Its like a third world place. They should get all the unemployed, criminals and malingerers out there breathing in all at once to suck the fog up. ad infinitum[/p][/quote]You'd never get this type of fog if you voted UKIP filthy6
  • Score: 13

9:58am Thu 13 Mar 14

oftbewildered2 says...

filthy6 wrote:
atlas123 wrote:
Bloody Cliff Morris has pocketed all the sunshine in a brown envelope. Bloody immigrant Fog coming over Bolton, taking our sunshine, stealing our visibility and watering down our spirits. "They" should do something about it. People need to know that this fog is a bit damp. Its a disgrace in this day and age that we have to put up with mist like this. Its like a third world place. They should get all the unemployed, criminals and malingerers out there breathing in all at once to suck the fog up. ad infinitum
You'd never get this type of fog if you voted UKIP
Probably not - we would have to plait the fog first!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]filthy6[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]atlas123[/bold] wrote: Bloody Cliff Morris has pocketed all the sunshine in a brown envelope. Bloody immigrant Fog coming over Bolton, taking our sunshine, stealing our visibility and watering down our spirits. "They" should do something about it. People need to know that this fog is a bit damp. Its a disgrace in this day and age that we have to put up with mist like this. Its like a third world place. They should get all the unemployed, criminals and malingerers out there breathing in all at once to suck the fog up. ad infinitum[/p][/quote]You'd never get this type of fog if you voted UKIP[/p][/quote]Probably not - we would have to plait the fog first!!!!!!!! oftbewildered2
  • Score: -7

12:45pm Thu 13 Mar 14

boltonnut says...

Dense fog???? Jeremy (who wrote this article) should look in the BN archives to determine "dense fog".Back in the 50s & 60s we had dense fog,so dense you could not see 10 feet in front of you.Natural fog mixed with pollution was the cause of these fogs.Thankfully pollution has been decreased and what people call "dense fogs" these days are much less hazardous than they use to be.Hopefully when Jeremy is in his senior years a dense fog will just be a slight mist.
Dense fog???? Jeremy (who wrote this article) should look in the BN archives to determine "dense fog".Back in the 50s & 60s we had dense fog,so dense you could not see 10 feet in front of you.Natural fog mixed with pollution was the cause of these fogs.Thankfully pollution has been decreased and what people call "dense fogs" these days are much less hazardous than they use to be.Hopefully when Jeremy is in his senior years a dense fog will just be a slight mist. boltonnut
  • Score: 0

1:08pm Thu 13 Mar 14

manchester1 says...

atlas123 wrote:
Bloody Cliff Morris has pocketed all the sunshine in a brown envelope.

Bloody immigrant Fog coming over Bolton, taking our sunshine, stealing our visibility and watering down our spirits.

"They" should do something about it.

People need to know that this fog is a bit damp.

Its a disgrace in this day and age that we have to put up with mist like this.

Its like a third world place. They should get all the unemployed, criminals and malingerers out there breathing in all at once to suck the fog up.

ad infinitum
Lol
[quote][p][bold]atlas123[/bold] wrote: Bloody Cliff Morris has pocketed all the sunshine in a brown envelope. Bloody immigrant Fog coming over Bolton, taking our sunshine, stealing our visibility and watering down our spirits. "They" should do something about it. People need to know that this fog is a bit damp. Its a disgrace in this day and age that we have to put up with mist like this. Its like a third world place. They should get all the unemployed, criminals and malingerers out there breathing in all at once to suck the fog up. ad infinitum[/p][/quote]Lol manchester1
  • Score: 0

5:57pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Just Thought says...

And some Idiots still drove through the fog with no lights on.

Unbelievable I know but they really did.

And everyone of them that drove towards me looked just the bloody type.

Probably got to where they were going this morning and someone would have said, how was the fog this morning around Bolton and they would have replied, what fog.

Complete Idiots.
And some Idiots still drove through the fog with no lights on. Unbelievable I know but they really did. And everyone of them that drove towards me looked just the bloody type. Probably got to where they were going this morning and someone would have said, how was the fog this morning around Bolton and they would have replied, what fog. Complete Idiots. Just Thought
  • Score: 0

7:36pm Thu 13 Mar 14

mr.mark.c says...

Just Thought wrote:
And some Idiots still drove through the fog with no lights on.

Unbelievable I know but they really did.

And everyone of them that drove towards me looked just the bloody type.

Probably got to where they were going this morning and someone would have said, how was the fog this morning around Bolton and they would have replied, what fog.

Complete Idiots.
Maybe you should give your specs a clean, It was daylight and visibility was well over 100m, what gets my back up is people that drive with fog lights on when visibility is so good (and then leave them on all day), if a driver can not see a car that is a football pitch length away then they really should not have a licence.
And before you ask, I was out driving from when it was clear with frost until the light fog cleared.
[quote][p][bold]Just Thought[/bold] wrote: And some Idiots still drove through the fog with no lights on. Unbelievable I know but they really did. And everyone of them that drove towards me looked just the bloody type. Probably got to where they were going this morning and someone would have said, how was the fog this morning around Bolton and they would have replied, what fog. Complete Idiots.[/p][/quote]Maybe you should give your specs a clean, It was daylight and visibility was well over 100m, what gets my back up is people that drive with fog lights on when visibility is so good (and then leave them on all day), if a driver can not see a car that is a football pitch length away then they really should not have a licence. And before you ask, I was out driving from when it was clear with frost until the light fog cleared. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 1

7:05pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Just Thought says...

mr.mark.c wrote:
Just Thought wrote:
And some Idiots still drove through the fog with no lights on.

Unbelievable I know but they really did.

And everyone of them that drove towards me looked just the bloody type.

Probably got to where they were going this morning and someone would have said, how was the fog this morning around Bolton and they would have replied, what fog.

Complete Idiots.
Maybe you should give your specs a clean, It was daylight and visibility was well over 100m, what gets my back up is people that drive with fog lights on when visibility is so good (and then leave them on all day), if a driver can not see a car that is a football pitch length away then they really should not have a licence.
And before you ask, I was out driving from when it was clear with frost until the light fog cleared.
Or maybe it sounds like you was one of the idiots that I couldn't see because you didn't have your lights on.

F11k.9g Klob.
[quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Just Thought[/bold] wrote: And some Idiots still drove through the fog with no lights on. Unbelievable I know but they really did. And everyone of them that drove towards me looked just the bloody type. Probably got to where they were going this morning and someone would have said, how was the fog this morning around Bolton and they would have replied, what fog. Complete Idiots.[/p][/quote]Maybe you should give your specs a clean, It was daylight and visibility was well over 100m, what gets my back up is people that drive with fog lights on when visibility is so good (and then leave them on all day), if a driver can not see a car that is a football pitch length away then they really should not have a licence. And before you ask, I was out driving from when it was clear with frost until the light fog cleared.[/p][/quote]Or maybe it sounds like you was one of the idiots that I couldn't see because you didn't have your lights on. F11k.9g Klob. Just Thought
  • Score: 0

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