A19 at Fulford re-opens as floodwaters recede

ONE of York’s key arterial roads has re-opened after floodwaters receded.

The A19 at Fulford closed earlier this week after being flooded by water from the swollen River Ouse and Germany Beck.

The closure forced motorists from Selby and the A64 to use other routes into and out of the city, in particular Hull Road, causing lengthy rush-hour delays.

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12:51pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Shouter says...

About time too. Traffic congestion in Heslington Lane was made far worse by those stupid chicanes. Thank goodness the council haven't closed off the village end of Field Lane as they had plans to do. Would have been even worse than it was.
About time too. Traffic congestion in Heslington Lane was made far worse by those stupid chicanes. Thank goodness the council haven't closed off the village end of Field Lane as they had plans to do. Would have been even worse than it was. Shouter
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1:00pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Podlet says...

Let's hope that it takes less than last night's 40 minutes to get from Heslington to Grimston Bar.
Let's hope that it takes less than last night's 40 minutes to get from Heslington to Grimston Bar. Podlet
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1:08pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Pete the Brickie says...

It amazed me that the council seemed to have made no changes to the Hull road/Grimston Bar traffic light phases to take into account the massive increased traffic flow out of town on Hull road while this situation remained. Failing that you have to ask what on earth our Police/PCSO population has been doing for the last few days, because if they can find time to direct traffic during the races in the summer when it's warm why can't they do the same during floods in November when it's cold?
It amazed me that the council seemed to have made no changes to the Hull road/Grimston Bar traffic light phases to take into account the massive increased traffic flow out of town on Hull road while this situation remained. Failing that you have to ask what on earth our Police/PCSO population has been doing for the last few days, because if they can find time to direct traffic during the races in the summer when it's warm why can't they do the same during floods in November when it's cold? Pete the Brickie
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1:31pm Thu 29 Nov 12

mrcharly says...

So, Evening Press.

Did you even bother looking to see how much of the Germany Beck development site was flooded?
So, Evening Press. Did you even bother looking to see how much of the Germany Beck development site was flooded? mrcharly
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1:41pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Keepthewheelsturning says...

How about building a wall at each side of the road so it doesn't happen again? Or raise the road? After all it is one of the main carriageways in/out of the city.
How about building a wall at each side of the road so it doesn't happen again? Or raise the road? After all it is one of the main carriageways in/out of the city. Keepthewheelsturning
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2:04pm Thu 29 Nov 12

matroom says...

Keepthewheelsturning wrote:
How about building a wall at each side of the road so it doesn't happen again? Or raise the road? After all it is one of the main carriageways in/out of the city.
To obvious for the council !!!
[quote][p][bold]Keepthewheelsturning[/bold] wrote: How about building a wall at each side of the road so it doesn't happen again? Or raise the road? After all it is one of the main carriageways in/out of the city.[/p][/quote]To obvious for the council !!! matroom
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2:45pm Thu 29 Nov 12

yorkie71 says...

They are too busy waiting for Persimmon/Hogg to build it for them for free !
They are too busy waiting for Persimmon/Hogg to build it for them for free ! yorkie71
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3:00pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Mr Udigawa says...

Keepthewheelsturning wrote:
How about building a wall at each side of the road so it doesn't happen again? Or raise the road? After all it is one of the main carriageways in/out of the city.
We simply haven't got the money to waste on a pie in the sky project like raising a couple of hundred yards of road, however if you want some lines painting, then removing....
[quote][p][bold]Keepthewheelsturning[/bold] wrote: How about building a wall at each side of the road so it doesn't happen again? Or raise the road? After all it is one of the main carriageways in/out of the city.[/p][/quote]We simply haven't got the money to waste on a pie in the sky project like raising a couple of hundred yards of road, however if you want some lines painting, then removing.... Mr Udigawa
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3:44pm Thu 29 Nov 12

greenmonkey says...

yorkie71 wrote:
They are too busy waiting for Persimmon/Hogg to build it for them for free !
Yes,correct, but will it be high enough?? Last time I saw the plans they were not intending to raise Fordlands Road enough to keep it passable because that is 'beyond what is needed' to provide access to their site!
[quote][p][bold]yorkie71[/bold] wrote: They are too busy waiting for Persimmon/Hogg to build it for them for free ![/p][/quote]Yes,correct, but will it be high enough?? Last time I saw the plans they were not intending to raise Fordlands Road enough to keep it passable because that is 'beyond what is needed' to provide access to their site! greenmonkey
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3:47pm Thu 29 Nov 12

old_geezer says...

Dismally predictable future for luckless Germany Beck housebuyers!
Dismally predictable future for luckless Germany Beck housebuyers! old_geezer
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4:04pm Thu 29 Nov 12

BL2 says...

Just think how much worse the flooding will be when they cover 700 houses work of farmland with concrete...
Just think how much worse the flooding will be when they cover 700 houses work of farmland with concrete... BL2
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4:08pm Thu 29 Nov 12

retrorigg says...

wonder if they did the same as they did with knavesmire road yesterday, the road was bone dry all afternoon but still remained closed until around 5pm
wonder if they did the same as they did with knavesmire road yesterday, the road was bone dry all afternoon but still remained closed until around 5pm retrorigg
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4:46pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Ichabod76 says...

Mr Udigawa wrote:
Keepthewheelsturning wrote:
How about building a wall at each side of the road so it doesn't happen again? Or raise the road? After all it is one of the main carriageways in/out of the city.
We simply haven't got the money to waste on a pie in the sky project like raising a couple of hundred yards of road, however if you want some lines painting, then removing....
or a bus lane .....
[quote][p][bold]Mr Udigawa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keepthewheelsturning[/bold] wrote: How about building a wall at each side of the road so it doesn't happen again? Or raise the road? After all it is one of the main carriageways in/out of the city.[/p][/quote]We simply haven't got the money to waste on a pie in the sky project like raising a couple of hundred yards of road, however if you want some lines painting, then removing....[/p][/quote]or a bus lane ..... Ichabod76
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4:56pm Thu 29 Nov 12

pedalling paul says...

How many residents suddenly rediscovered the joys of cycling, ie quicker local travel at almost nil cost.
How many residents suddenly rediscovered the joys of cycling, ie quicker local travel at almost nil cost. pedalling paul
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5:12pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Caecilius says...

pedalling paul wrote:
How many residents suddenly rediscovered the joys of cycling, ie quicker local travel at almost nil cost.
Far quicker, as the dozens of motorists who I sped past just now while they sat in the massive tailback along Clifton Road from the Green may have realised. Retiming the lights to favour the most vociferous moaners has had the result anyone with any sense might have expected. Because the problem was always the sheer number of vehicles vying for a finite amount of road space, and because the number of vehicles hasn't decreased, all that CoYC's appeasement has achieved is to shift the congestion round the corner.
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: How many residents suddenly rediscovered the joys of cycling, ie quicker local travel at almost nil cost.[/p][/quote]Far quicker, as the dozens of motorists who I sped past just now while they sat in the massive tailback along Clifton Road from the Green may have realised. Retiming the lights to favour the most vociferous moaners has had the result anyone with any sense might have expected. Because the problem was always the sheer number of vehicles vying for a finite amount of road space, and because the number of vehicles hasn't decreased, all that CoYC's appeasement has achieved is to shift the congestion round the corner. Caecilius
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5:55pm Thu 29 Nov 12

bob the builder says...

old_geezer wrote:
Dismally predictable future for luckless Germany Beck housebuyers!
I think one should subsitiute 'stupid' for 'luckless', a potential buyer would have to be illiterate and in a media blackout not to realise the continued implications of heavy rain.
[quote][p][bold]old_geezer[/bold] wrote: Dismally predictable future for luckless Germany Beck housebuyers![/p][/quote]I think one should subsitiute 'stupid' for 'luckless', a potential buyer would have to be illiterate and in a media blackout not to realise the continued implications of heavy rain. bob the builder
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6:05pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Jazzper says...

Caecilius wrote:
pedalling paul wrote:
How many residents suddenly rediscovered the joys of cycling, ie quicker local travel at almost nil cost.
Far quicker, as the dozens of motorists who I sped past just now while they sat in the massive tailback along Clifton Road from the Green may have realised. Retiming the lights to favour the most vociferous moaners has had the result anyone with any sense might have expected. Because the problem was always the sheer number of vehicles vying for a finite amount of road space, and because the number of vehicles hasn't decreased, all that CoYC's appeasement has achieved is to shift the congestion round the corner.
So what are you complaining about? you've just 'sped past' all the traffic. I for one can't see what you are 'moaning' about. If people want do to use their cars for a warm comfortable ride home after work...that's their choice not yours!
[quote][p][bold]Caecilius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: How many residents suddenly rediscovered the joys of cycling, ie quicker local travel at almost nil cost.[/p][/quote]Far quicker, as the dozens of motorists who I sped past just now while they sat in the massive tailback along Clifton Road from the Green may have realised. Retiming the lights to favour the most vociferous moaners has had the result anyone with any sense might have expected. Because the problem was always the sheer number of vehicles vying for a finite amount of road space, and because the number of vehicles hasn't decreased, all that CoYC's appeasement has achieved is to shift the congestion round the corner.[/p][/quote]So what are you complaining about? you've just 'sped past' all the traffic. I for one can't see what you are 'moaning' about. If people want do to use their cars for a warm comfortable ride home after work...that's their choice not yours! Jazzper
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7:35pm Thu 29 Nov 12

MrChuckles says...

The Germany Beck development site looked once again fantastically under water! It's brilliant and hilarious.
Lets not forget, if they were to build the site at higher levels to prevent the "houses" flooding, this volume of water will just descend into areas it previously didn't reach, such as other homes.
You can't fill a pint glass with more than a pint.
The Germany Beck development site looked once again fantastically under water! It's brilliant and hilarious. Lets not forget, if they were to build the site at higher levels to prevent the "houses" flooding, this volume of water will just descend into areas it previously didn't reach, such as other homes. You can't fill a pint glass with more than a pint. MrChuckles
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9:42am Fri 30 Nov 12

greenmonkey says...

Sad fact is that the extra water will go into someone else's house as much of the development will be on the hill above the beck. Sure they plan to have a 'storage area' in the nature reserve, but that can only go out into the Ouse when the level falls and meanwhile all the water that currently floods across the A19 will be forced further downstream to Naburn,Acaster,Bisho
pthorpe etc
Sad fact is that the extra water will go into someone else's house as much of the development will be on the hill above the beck. Sure they plan to have a 'storage area' in the nature reserve, but that can only go out into the Ouse when the level falls and meanwhile all the water that currently floods across the A19 will be forced further downstream to Naburn,Acaster,Bisho pthorpe etc greenmonkey
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12:43pm Fri 30 Nov 12

xtc says...

Great fun again to see the amount of illiterate motorists ignoring the signs to go to the bottom and turn around!idiots rule!
Great fun again to see the amount of illiterate motorists ignoring the signs to go to the bottom and turn around!idiots rule! xtc
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1:32pm Fri 30 Nov 12

meme says...

why not build floating homes at fulford then there is still plenty of space for the water to go
The 'supposed' battle site will not be destroyed
Buyers will be ok and everyone except the neighbours will be happy
why not build floating homes at fulford then there is still plenty of space for the water to go The 'supposed' battle site will not be destroyed Buyers will be ok and everyone except the neighbours will be happy [they never wil be until no houses are built and the next genration have nowhere to go except leave York as there wil be no homes for them] meme
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1:55pm Fri 30 Nov 12

The Dasher says...

Have there been floods????
Have there been floods???? The Dasher
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1:47am Sat 1 Dec 12

Magicman! says...

Jazzper wrote:
Caecilius wrote:
pedalling paul wrote:
How many residents suddenly rediscovered the joys of cycling, ie quicker local travel at almost nil cost.
Far quicker, as the dozens of motorists who I sped past just now while they sat in the massive tailback along Clifton Road from the Green may have realised. Retiming the lights to favour the most vociferous moaners has had the result anyone with any sense might have expected. Because the problem was always the sheer number of vehicles vying for a finite amount of road space, and because the number of vehicles hasn't decreased, all that CoYC's appeasement has achieved is to shift the congestion round the corner.
So what are you complaining about? you've just 'sped past' all the traffic. I for one can't see what you are 'moaning' about. If people want do to use their cars for a warm comfortable ride home after work...that's their choice not yours!
What he is complaining about.... is that an extremely vocal and self-minded minority thought that about 20 meters of left-turn lane would suddenly get rid of all traffic problems on water end, at the cost of safety to less experienced cyclists. The left lane alone failed to do that so to nanny after the crybabies in their audi's who didn't like sitting in a queue of cars filled with people who can't be bothered to cycle the council fiddled around with the traffic light timings at the cost of greater queues on the A19, a road of much greater importance than Water End.
[quote][p][bold]Jazzper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Caecilius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: How many residents suddenly rediscovered the joys of cycling, ie quicker local travel at almost nil cost.[/p][/quote]Far quicker, as the dozens of motorists who I sped past just now while they sat in the massive tailback along Clifton Road from the Green may have realised. Retiming the lights to favour the most vociferous moaners has had the result anyone with any sense might have expected. Because the problem was always the sheer number of vehicles vying for a finite amount of road space, and because the number of vehicles hasn't decreased, all that CoYC's appeasement has achieved is to shift the congestion round the corner.[/p][/quote]So what are you complaining about? you've just 'sped past' all the traffic. I for one can't see what you are 'moaning' about. If people want do to use their cars for a warm comfortable ride home after work...that's their choice not yours![/p][/quote]What he is complaining about.... is that an extremely vocal and self-minded minority thought that about 20 meters of left-turn lane would suddenly get rid of all traffic problems on water end, at the cost of safety to less experienced cyclists. The left lane alone failed to do that so to nanny after the crybabies in their audi's who didn't like sitting in a queue of cars filled with people who can't be bothered to cycle the council fiddled around with the traffic light timings at the cost of greater queues on the A19, a road of much greater importance than Water End. Magicman!
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1:48am Sat 1 Dec 12

Magicman! says...

meme wrote:
why not build floating homes at fulford then there is still plenty of space for the water to go
The 'supposed' battle site will not be destroyed
Buyers will be ok and everyone except the neighbours will be happy
Indeed... or houses on stilts.
[quote][p][bold]meme[/bold] wrote: why not build floating homes at fulford then there is still plenty of space for the water to go The 'supposed' battle site will not be destroyed Buyers will be ok and everyone except the neighbours will be happy [they never wil be until no houses are built and the next genration have nowhere to go except leave York as there wil be no homes for them][/p][/quote]Indeed... or houses on stilts. Magicman!
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2:47pm Tue 4 Dec 12

sheps lad says...

Floating homes? We could call them house boats!
Floating homes? We could call them house boats! sheps lad
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