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7:58am Mon 26 Nov 12

Guy Fawkes says...

There is a very big puddle of standing water on the A64 between the A162 and A659 slip roads (about half way between Tadcaster and the A1/Aberford roundabout): only the nearside lane is usable (unless you're in a 4x4 or a lorry), and this was causing a bit of a slowdown when I passed it at about 0640 this morning. If it doesn't drain away soon, I'm guessing it could cause a significant rush hour traffic queue.
There is a very big puddle of standing water on the A64 between the A162 and A659 slip roads (about half way between Tadcaster and the A1/Aberford roundabout): only the nearside lane is usable (unless you're in a 4x4 or a lorry), and this was causing a bit of a slowdown when I passed it at about 0640 this morning. If it doesn't drain away soon, I'm guessing it could cause a significant rush hour traffic queue. Guy Fawkes
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8:07am Mon 26 Nov 12

pedalling paul says...

Oh no...time to swop pedals for paddles again ....!
Oh no...time to swop pedals for paddles again ....! pedalling paul
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8:32am Mon 26 Nov 12

Guy Fawkes says...

Should have added that it was the westbound carriageway that had one lane effectively out - didn't notice what the eastbound one was like.
Should have added that it was the westbound carriageway that had one lane effectively out - didn't notice what the eastbound one was like. Guy Fawkes
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9:05am Mon 26 Nov 12

yorkguy says...

Just used the Kirkbymoorside to Amotherby Road many areas of standing water but Normanby village is very flooded near the Sun Inn only 4X4's can get through, its quite dangerous as its after a bend and as yet has no warning so cars are in the flood before they know it!
Just used the Kirkbymoorside to Amotherby Road many areas of standing water but Normanby village is very flooded near the Sun Inn only 4X4's can get through, its quite dangerous as its after a bend and as yet has no warning so cars are in the flood before they know it! yorkguy
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9:56am Mon 26 Nov 12

Elle says...

Huntington Road is very long, a few more specifics about which part is closed would be more useful to drivers and pedestrians!
Huntington Road is very long, a few more specifics about which part is closed would be more useful to drivers and pedestrians! Elle
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10:03am Mon 26 Nov 12

poptree says...

its says by the iron bridge so where the old railway track/cycle path goes over the top of huntington road.
its says by the iron bridge so where the old railway track/cycle path goes over the top of huntington road. poptree
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11:11am Mon 26 Nov 12

Fat Harry says...

Do the police not have the power to nick those drivers who are ignoring the warnings and dangerously driving through flood water?
Do the police not have the power to nick those drivers who are ignoring the warnings and dangerously driving through flood water? Fat Harry
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11:26am Mon 26 Nov 12

TerryYork says...

Plenty of cars driving down Huntington Road, so not sure which part is blocked.
Plenty of cars driving down Huntington Road, so not sure which part is blocked. TerryYork
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11:55am Mon 26 Nov 12

DYLANESQ says...

Driving through standing water of undetermined depth is suicidal. Having said that, and having seen the consequences of not doing so,if you must do so, then it is imperative that you drive very, very slowly.

Why ? Firstly if you speed through water you create a wave which can blow out shop windows and further damage or weaken adjoining properties. Secondly, you are far more likely to have a surge of water up inside your engine compartment which will disable the electrical circuits in your vehicle and, potentially exacerbate the already dangerous situation in which you have placed yourself and others who may be called to rescue you.

Inconvenience or death and damage. You choose.
Driving through standing water of undetermined depth is suicidal. Having said that, and having seen the consequences of not doing so,if you must do so, then it is imperative that you drive very, very slowly. Why ? Firstly if you speed through water you create a wave which can blow out shop windows and further damage or weaken adjoining properties. Secondly, you are far more likely to have a surge of water up inside your engine compartment which will disable the electrical circuits in your vehicle and, potentially exacerbate the already dangerous situation in which you have placed yourself and others who may be called to rescue you. Inconvenience or death and damage. You choose. DYLANESQ
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12:09pm Mon 26 Nov 12

TerryYork says...

Well said above.

Ok, so Huntington Road is blocked along the stretch where you come from Foss Islands Sainsburys and down the opening part of Huntington Road - just past where you can feed the ducks.
Well said above. Ok, so Huntington Road is blocked along the stretch where you come from Foss Islands Sainsburys and down the opening part of Huntington Road - just past where you can feed the ducks. TerryYork
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12:52pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Tom6187 says...

Fat Harry wrote:
Do the police not have the power to nick those drivers who are ignoring the warnings and dangerously driving through flood water?
Haven't you noticed that there's not enough police to enforce the laws? God bless the Tories.
[quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: Do the police not have the power to nick those drivers who are ignoring the warnings and dangerously driving through flood water?[/p][/quote]Haven't you noticed that there's not enough police to enforce the laws? God bless the Tories. Tom6187
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12:54pm Mon 26 Nov 12

YSTClinguist says...

........and car drivers are still driving through the police take and round the 'road closed' signs?

What is up with these people?
........and car drivers are still driving through the police take and round the 'road closed' signs? What is up with these people? YSTClinguist
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1:37pm Mon 26 Nov 12

YorkPatrol says...

Tom6187 wrote:
Fat Harry wrote: Do the police not have the power to nick those drivers who are ignoring the warnings and dangerously driving through flood water?
Haven't you noticed that there's not enough police to enforce the laws? God bless the Tories.
God bless Labour for sending this country into financial ruin
[quote][p][bold]Tom6187[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: Do the police not have the power to nick those drivers who are ignoring the warnings and dangerously driving through flood water?[/p][/quote]Haven't you noticed that there's not enough police to enforce the laws? God bless the Tories.[/p][/quote]God bless Labour for sending this country into financial ruin YorkPatrol
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1:40pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Guy Fawkes says...

Why ? Firstly...


...and thirdly, you could totally sodomise your car. Even if you don't go that far, driving through a big puddle is a highly effective way to knacker your catalytic converter (they don't like sudden changes of temperature), at £200-600 for a replacement. But in the September floods, there was a story about some idiot who drove his gleaming new BMW through a big pool of standing water, some of which got into the engine air intake. That meant £15k for a new engine, and the insurance wouldn't cover it, their position being that he caused the damage through his own negligence.
[quote]Why ? Firstly...[/quote] ...and thirdly, you could totally sodomise your car. Even if you don't go that far, driving through a big puddle is a highly effective way to knacker your catalytic converter (they don't like sudden changes of temperature), at £200-600 for a replacement. But in the September floods, there was a story about some idiot who drove his gleaming new BMW through a big pool of standing water, some of which got into the engine air intake. That meant £15k for a new engine, and the insurance wouldn't cover it, their position being that he caused the damage through his own negligence. Guy Fawkes
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1:41pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Tom6187 says...

YorkPatrol wrote:
Tom6187 wrote:
Fat Harry wrote: Do the police not have the power to nick those drivers who are ignoring the warnings and dangerously driving through flood water?
Haven't you noticed that there's not enough police to enforce the laws? God bless the Tories.
God bless Labour for sending this country into financial ruin
Labour are to blame for the WORLDWIDE financial crisis of course.
[quote][p][bold]YorkPatrol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tom6187[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: Do the police not have the power to nick those drivers who are ignoring the warnings and dangerously driving through flood water?[/p][/quote]Haven't you noticed that there's not enough police to enforce the laws? God bless the Tories.[/p][/quote]God bless Labour for sending this country into financial ruin[/p][/quote]Labour are to blame for the WORLDWIDE financial crisis of course. Tom6187
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2:48pm Mon 26 Nov 12

hustler says...

As well as the issues with electronics, catalytic convertors fuel system etc, another potential problem from driving through flood water too quickly can be that the water surges around the cambelt which can cause the belt to "skip" a couple of teeth. Potentially, this causes terminal top end engine damage, which will cost a fortune to repair.
As well as the issues with electronics, catalytic convertors fuel system etc, another potential problem from driving through flood water too quickly can be that the water surges around the cambelt which can cause the belt to "skip" a couple of teeth. Potentially, this causes terminal top end engine damage, which will cost a fortune to repair. hustler
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3:15pm Mon 26 Nov 12

YorkShrimper says...

Tom6187 wrote:
YorkPatrol wrote:
Tom6187 wrote:
Fat Harry wrote: Do the police not have the power to nick those drivers who are ignoring the warnings and dangerously driving through flood water?
Haven't you noticed that there's not enough police to enforce the laws? God bless the Tories.
God bless Labour for sending this country into financial ruin
Labour are to blame for the WORLDWIDE financial crisis of course.
The deals that caused the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and triggered the global crisis, occurred in the UK due to our lax laws and regulation. Successive governments are to blame for allowing that situation to occur. That said, James Alexander should resign over this, I bet he's behind all this rain water too (tongue very firmly in cheek).
[quote][p][bold]Tom6187[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkPatrol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tom6187[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: Do the police not have the power to nick those drivers who are ignoring the warnings and dangerously driving through flood water?[/p][/quote]Haven't you noticed that there's not enough police to enforce the laws? God bless the Tories.[/p][/quote]God bless Labour for sending this country into financial ruin[/p][/quote]Labour are to blame for the WORLDWIDE financial crisis of course.[/p][/quote]The deals that caused the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and triggered the global crisis, occurred in the UK due to our lax laws and regulation. Successive governments are to blame for allowing that situation to occur. That said, James Alexander should resign over this, I bet he's behind all this rain water too (tongue very firmly in cheek). YorkShrimper
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3:24pm Mon 26 Nov 12

YorkShrimper says...

On topic, I notice the environment agency website has no flood warning in place for Skeldgergate. From experience they only put a flood warning in place once an area is already flooded. Anyone else had this experience?
On topic, I notice the environment agency website has no flood warning in place for Skeldgergate. From experience they only put a flood warning in place once an area is already flooded. Anyone else had this experience? YorkShrimper
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4:21pm Mon 26 Nov 12

leeman_lass says...

After reading previous post regarding coastliner, I have spoken to them and confirmed via my own eyes that the Coastliner continues to travel through Stockton-on the Forest but is very delayed
After reading previous post regarding coastliner, I have spoken to them and confirmed via my own eyes that the Coastliner continues to travel through Stockton-on the Forest but is very delayed leeman_lass
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6:28pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Buzz Light-year says...

Guy Fawkes says...
1:40pm Mon 26 Nov 12
...and thirdly, you could totally sodomise your car.


Pure poetry :)
[quote]Guy Fawkes says... 1:40pm Mon 26 Nov 12 ...and thirdly, you could totally sodomise your car. [/quote] Pure poetry :) Buzz Light-year
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