TfB and Wycombe DC join forces to rescue expectant mums

  |  Published: Mar 2nd 2018
TfB gritters clear drive to Saunderton Lodge, March 2nd 2018. Photo courtesy TfB
TfB gritters clear drive to Saunderton Lodge, March 2nd 2018

Transport for Buckinghamshire responded to a call for help this morning from their colleagues at Wycombe District Council housing department. Residents at Saunderton Lodge, WDC’s emergency accommodation on the outskirts of town, were snowed in – and three women at the lodge had gone into early labour.

Snow drifts from the surrounding fields had overwhelmed the 400m+ driveway causing residents vehicles to get stuck, blocking the way. Kind volunteers from the public worked with contractors to try and dig people out, but reinforcements were soon needed.

A call was made to the County Council resilience team asking for help, and a TfB crew was sent out ASAP with a snow plough and gritter to save the day. At the last report they were all still safe and warm at the lodge, but safe in the knowledge that they could get to hospital when the time comes!

Everyone at TfB is delighted they could help out, and wishes the expectant mums all the very best for the safe arrival of their snow babies!

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