This is too funny. The Daily Mail reports:
Build a snowman by order of the GOVERNMENT! Environment Agency urges homeowners to pile up ice and prevent flooding by delaying thaw
- Weather forecasters are predicted a sudden thaw when temperatures swing from -13C to 13C at the weekend
- Concerns homes and businesses could be flooded due to melting snow resulting in large areas of standing water
Spokesman Roy Stokes said:
‘Ideally if everybody built themselves a snowman that will slow the thaw down a bit,’ he said.
‘If you notice when people clear their drive the snow thaws away but the compacted piles stay which will give a balanced thaw, which would be helpful.’
‘We would rather it be a gradual thaw than a really quick one.
The EA later said he was joking.
Read more here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk