So this evening I set off (a little late, due to attending a union meeting about threatened redundancies) and guess what? As I entered Bala I saw the diversion sign pointing right and the sign saying Road Closed. Hoping it was lying, I drove on, only to be turned back by a patient chap in overalls and high visibility coat. So I was very late, tired and hungry by the time I got home.
But I've eaten now and had a glass of red wine with my dinner and I'm off to slump in front of the TV to recover. I just wish people would drive more carefully, for everyone's sake.