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GOING S-NOWHERE - Video of a bus driver serenading passengers with a rendition of 'Let it Snow' has gone viral after they became stranded in wintry weather

2018-03-09 15:30
NEWS COPY - WITH PICTURES AND VIDEO - by Rachel McDermott A video of a bus driver serenading passengers with a rendition of 'Let it Snow' has gone viral after they became stranded in wintry weather. First buses employee Carl Harding, 52, recorded himself belting out the tune after spending more than two-and-a-half hours stuck on a snowy road. And despite going nowhere, the passengers were happy to join in with the on-board entertainment. Speaking into his phone's camera, Carl says: "So as we know at First, we're committed to getting our passengers to work in time and safely. "However today we have been stuck in snow now for two-and-a-half hours plus. "So what is a driver going to say? He's going to sing." Carl then breaks into song, recording a 30-second clip of the carol 'Let It Snow' from the A146 near Norwich. The X1 bus fell victim to the Beast from The East as wintry weather swept across Britain last week, leaving motorists stranded. The clip was later posted on social media and has been viewed 67,000 times and shared by 1,674. Gemma Bullen commented to say: "This guy is amazing." Lisa Hewitt Corbett wrote: "Wish all bus drivers were as happy as you! That’s the spirit." Tracey Hrabec added: "Had the pleasure of working with Carl and his wife what a brilliant character he is." Responding to the comments, Carl from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, said: "It started as a joke for the lads and now so many people have liked it. "What can I say but those that know me I'm just Carl and just like to see people happy." Chris Speed, Head of Operations at First Eastern Counties Buses said: "Carl had been stuck in traffic due to snow so he did this to cheer the customers up."