Furious locals and commuters to Altrincham reported that snowmageddon added an average of 3 hours to their usual travelling schedule.
Trafford Council insist the traffic chaos caused by yesterday’s snowmageddon proved that a gritty determination not to lose wages meant that gritting roads was completely unnecessary.
Despite previous claims that all Trafford roads were gritted, the council have now admitted that the fear of losing wages and spending a day trapped with the family was so strong, it was decided that a few quid could be saved on sending the gritters out.
One commuter claimed the roads and pathways were “as slippy as a politician trying to divert attention away from his salary and expenses”.
A spokesman for the council said, “It was a couple of inches of snow for fuck sake, it is gritty determination this borough needs, not gritty roads. Stop being so soft you big wet blankets, I’m sure you’ll all live. Hopefully it will have completely melted by weekend, justifying our decision not to waste money on public safety”.