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Flooding - Day 3 York & Yorkshire

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River Ouse has peaked at 4.56m above normal

  • Road closures causing distruption

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    Oncebitten 7:46am Wed 28 Nov 12

    We should remember and praise highly the Council workers who have been working 24/7 to try to combat rising water levels ......WELL DONE

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    pedalling paul 9:04am Wed 28 Nov 12

    Still very commonplace to see drivers creating bow waves, as they pass at too high a speed, on flooded roads next to residential and business properties. That can tip the balance between property owners staying dry and getting inundated.
    If it's too deep to drive through at a crawl, don't drive through it!

    I was bemused by Jon Kenworthy's Tweet about "cueing traffic". He must be a snooker fan. "Queuing" please...!

    Fully endorse the supportive comments about the grand job being done by Local Authority, Emergency service and National agency staff.

    But what, one wonders is causing these more frequent changes to weather patterns? Will the Kevin Costner "Waterworld" film become a long term reality...?

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    roskoboskovic 3:16pm Wed 28 Nov 12

    the cycle obsessed d agorne starts wittering about access to the bridge.it s only because it affects cyclists.he s got about 20% of normal traffic on fulford road so should get a grip and consider more serious problems.

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    yorkie71 4:38pm Wed 28 Nov 12

    Does the council intend to do anything about the A19/Fulford Main street flooding that is leaving residents stranded in the Fordland road area ? apart from the 2 at a time 'shuttle' across the water ?

    Germany Beck seems unlikely to start soon, and who would want to buy a property in a flood area anyway .... so come on council take some responsibility and dont rely on a housing scheme that has been years in the making and unlikely to start anytime soon

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    meme 5:11pm Wed 28 Nov 12

    Why not
    Build an overflow channel around York like Valencia and problem solved. Its not that difficult and would be a leisure attraction in its own right if done properly
    Where properties flood repair them with flood resistand stuff ie water resitant plaster/tiles. plastic kitchens/removable kitchens so that any damage is minimal
    put in removable flood barriers on staith or even planters which are higher than presnt so in normal floods there is no problem
    there are lots of practical issues that could be done before moaning about the terrible problems we have year in year out. its time to do something radical

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    Digeorge 8:27pm Wed 28 Nov 12

    Just as the news broke about Old Malton, me and my partner wondered who would be on, we guessed of course whom it would be! Well we weren't wrong as to who was interviewed and had a quiet chuckle to ourselves. Oh, its him again outside the Royal Oak! Is he the only resident in Old Malton?

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    Caecilius 5:25pm Thu 29 Nov 12

    roskoboskovic wrote…


    the cycle obsessed d agorne starts wittering about access to the bridge.it s only because it affects cyclists.he s got about 20% of normal traffic on fulford road so should get a grip and consider more serious problems.

    What, like the fact that you have to sit in traffic jams? Oh, dear.

    If only a smallish proportion of the ten to fifteen thousand cyclists estimated to live in York use the Millennium Bridge regularly, and if they decide to take a car onto the road instead and drive via the city centre because the bridge is cut off by floodwater, the congestion will be even greater and you'll be sitting kicking your heels in it for even longer. And there's also the small matter that the bridge, like York's roads, is maintained out of council tax - which the cyclists, and the large number of pedestrians who use the bridge, pay just like motorists do.

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