Unfortunately most of the roads in Southampton were covered in black ice this morning. The first victim I heard of was my sisters new motorbike, she dropped it on black ice at the end of my road, not much damage though (her own fault for trying to ride it to work, lesson learnt). The big problems came when last minute shoppers combined with the weather, the whole city center was gridlocked. I was hearing stories of people stuck in carparks for 2 hours because of the traffic. Luckily for me I had work from 2pm to 6pm, missing the worst of the ice and snow, and the worst of the christmas shoppers.