Good Nature

People stuck on motorways

Ice and driving snow

Beast from the East descending

Nowhere they can go


Suddenly out of darkness

Snow angels appear

Locals bringing mugs of tea

Sandwiches and cheer


Extremes bring out the best in us

So often lost to view

Lonely people trapped that night

Saved by a caring crew


Brian Fahy

31 January 2023


+ A Channel 5 programme, Beast from the East, told the story of how local people organised themselves near Rochdale to go out to the motorway to bring hot drinks and food to people trapped all night by atrocious weather conditions.

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