Surface flooding of roads disrupts traffic in York

Surface flooding of roads disrupts traffic in York

Surface flooding of roads disrupts traffic in York

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TRAFFIC has been disrupted by surface flooding on some main roads in York this morning, following heavy overnight rain.

Malton Road, between New Lane and Heworth Road, is particularly badly affected, with the road just passable but motorists facing delays. In the early hours, the situation was worse, with only the bus lane useable.

Nunnery Lane and Castle Mills Bridge have also been affected by flooding overnight, and Bishopgate Street was also reported to be just passable this morning.

There has also been queueing traffic and long delays on the A1079 at Wilberfoss.

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2:08pm Thu 9 Jan 14

pedalling paul says...

Pity those who live alongside these roads, and have to endure "bow waves" entering their property, & caused by uncaring motor vehicle drivers who continue to drive past at speed.
Pity those who live alongside these roads, and have to endure "bow waves" entering their property, & caused by uncaring motor vehicle drivers who continue to drive past at speed. pedalling paul
  • Score: 44

3:09pm Thu 9 Jan 14

the original Homer says...

pedalling paul wrote:
Pity those who live alongside these roads, and have to endure "bow waves" entering their property, & caused by uncaring motor vehicle drivers who continue to drive past at speed.
Almost a reasonable post for once..
however, the sentance would have made sense if you'd simply referred to uncaring drivers.
There was no need for the "uncaring motor vehcile drivers" - even if it is accurate. It' just betrays the fact that you want to be divisive and turn every issue into bikes vs cars.
We all know cyclists are innocent on this one Paul, without having it rammed down our throats.
Those of us who have a car and a bike are getting fed up with the "Us and Them".
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Pity those who live alongside these roads, and have to endure "bow waves" entering their property, & caused by uncaring motor vehicle drivers who continue to drive past at speed.[/p][/quote]Almost a reasonable post for once.. however, the sentance would have made sense if you'd simply referred to uncaring drivers. There was no need for the "uncaring motor vehcile drivers" - even if it is accurate. It' just betrays the fact that you want to be divisive and turn every issue into bikes vs cars. We all know cyclists are innocent on this one Paul, without having it rammed down our throats. Those of us who have a car and a bike are getting fed up with the "Us and Them". the original Homer
  • Score: -34

3:32pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Oyy you says...

pedalling paul wrote:
Pity those who live alongside these roads, and have to endure "bow waves" entering their property, & caused by uncaring motor vehicle drivers who continue to drive past at speed.
It wouldn't affect cyclists anyway, they are always on the paths.....
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Pity those who live alongside these roads, and have to endure "bow waves" entering their property, & caused by uncaring motor vehicle drivers who continue to drive past at speed.[/p][/quote]It wouldn't affect cyclists anyway, they are always on the paths..... Oyy you
  • Score: -37

3:41pm Thu 9 Jan 14

greenmonkey says...

Dont suppose the fact that the council has stopped clearing the drains out has anything to do with these latest floods? Road sweeper did eventually clear the leaves off Fulford Rd but not before half of them washed down into the drain pots.
Dont suppose the fact that the council has stopped clearing the drains out has anything to do with these latest floods? Road sweeper did eventually clear the leaves off Fulford Rd but not before half of them washed down into the drain pots. greenmonkey
  • Score: -41

4:33pm Thu 9 Jan 14

hustler says...

In the case of Malton Road, it looks like the ditch which runs between the road and the Golf Course (on the right hand side when heading city-bound) had overflowed, which in turn has left sizable deposits of mud on the road; which explains the fact that only the bus lane (on the far side of the road) was the only passable part in the early hours of the morning. The surface water has more or less all subsided, although there is still a fair bit of mud on the road and footpath/cycle path.
In the case of Malton Road, it looks like the ditch which runs between the road and the Golf Course (on the right hand side when heading city-bound) had overflowed, which in turn has left sizable deposits of mud on the road; which explains the fact that only the bus lane (on the far side of the road) was the only passable part in the early hours of the morning. The surface water has more or less all subsided, although there is still a fair bit of mud on the road and footpath/cycle path. hustler
  • Score: 7

5:34pm Thu 9 Jan 14

boroboy66 says...

Lord knows what all the moaning minnies would do if they had to endure the flooding that the south west of our country are enduring.
Lord knows what all the moaning minnies would do if they had to endure the flooding that the south west of our country are enduring. boroboy66
  • Score: 0

5:35pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Caecilius says...

Oyy you wrote:
pedalling paul wrote:
Pity those who live alongside these roads, and have to endure "bow waves" entering their property, & caused by uncaring motor vehicle drivers who continue to drive past at speed.
It wouldn't affect cyclists anyway, they are always on the paths.....
Actually, the minority of cyclists who habitually ride on footpaths tend to be young men in hoodies who will shortly graduate to a car - which they'll proceed to drive at speed along flooded roads, among other things.
[quote][p][bold]Oyy you[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Pity those who live alongside these roads, and have to endure "bow waves" entering their property, & caused by uncaring motor vehicle drivers who continue to drive past at speed.[/p][/quote]It wouldn't affect cyclists anyway, they are always on the paths.....[/p][/quote]Actually, the minority of cyclists who habitually ride on footpaths tend to be young men in hoodies who will shortly graduate to a car - which they'll proceed to drive at speed along flooded roads, among other things. Caecilius
  • Score: 52

7:08pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Oyy you says...

Caecilius wrote:
Oyy you wrote:
pedalling paul wrote:
Pity those who live alongside these roads, and have to endure "bow waves" entering their property, & caused by uncaring motor vehicle drivers who continue to drive past at speed.
It wouldn't affect cyclists anyway, they are always on the paths.....
Actually, the minority of cyclists who habitually ride on footpaths tend to be young men in hoodies who will shortly graduate to a car - which they'll proceed to drive at speed along flooded roads, among other things.
Not the ones that I have seen, the majority are all dressed in the correct attire and look at you like dirt when you refuse to move for them, it should be made legal to tazer them.
[quote][p][bold]Caecilius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oyy you[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Pity those who live alongside these roads, and have to endure "bow waves" entering their property, & caused by uncaring motor vehicle drivers who continue to drive past at speed.[/p][/quote]It wouldn't affect cyclists anyway, they are always on the paths.....[/p][/quote]Actually, the minority of cyclists who habitually ride on footpaths tend to be young men in hoodies who will shortly graduate to a car - which they'll proceed to drive at speed along flooded roads, among other things.[/p][/quote]Not the ones that I have seen, the majority are all dressed in the correct attire and look at you like dirt when you refuse to move for them, it should be made legal to tazer them. Oyy you
  • Score: -51

7:57pm Thu 9 Jan 14

yorkiemum says...

Caecilius wrote:
Oyy you wrote:
pedalling paul wrote:
Pity those who live alongside these roads, and have to endure "bow waves" entering their property, & caused by uncaring motor vehicle drivers who continue to drive past at speed.
It wouldn't affect cyclists anyway, they are always on the paths.....
Actually, the minority of cyclists who habitually ride on footpaths tend to be young men in hoodies who will shortly graduate to a car - which they'll proceed to drive at speed along flooded roads, among other things.
No Caecilius thats not true! I have seen all types of people on cycles who ride on footpaths, from old ladies to young children so to say that it tends to be young men in hoodies even for you is ridiculous.
[quote][p][bold]Caecilius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oyy you[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Pity those who live alongside these roads, and have to endure "bow waves" entering their property, & caused by uncaring motor vehicle drivers who continue to drive past at speed.[/p][/quote]It wouldn't affect cyclists anyway, they are always on the paths.....[/p][/quote]Actually, the minority of cyclists who habitually ride on footpaths tend to be young men in hoodies who will shortly graduate to a car - which they'll proceed to drive at speed along flooded roads, among other things.[/p][/quote]No Caecilius thats not true! I have seen all types of people on cycles who ride on footpaths, from old ladies to young children so to say that it tends to be young men in hoodies even for you is ridiculous. yorkiemum
  • Score: 3

8:37pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Oh wow! Yet another article about road traffic difficulties has been hijacked by people wanting to grind their axe about nasty black people smoking lots of ganja and playing reggae and doing lots of petty crimes in Babylon and ting.

Oh wait - I meant cyclists. Ooops! Same prejudice, but one is more acceptable than the other.

Will the hard of understanding have this comment removed?
Oh wow! Yet another article about road traffic difficulties has been hijacked by people wanting to grind their axe about nasty black people smoking lots of ganja and playing reggae and doing lots of petty crimes in Babylon and ting. Oh wait - I meant cyclists. Ooops! Same prejudice, but one is more acceptable than the other. Will the hard of understanding have this comment removed? Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 5

2:28am Fri 10 Jan 14

Magicman! says...

hustler wrote:
In the case of Malton Road, it looks like the ditch which runs between the road and the Golf Course (on the right hand side when heading city-bound) had overflowed, which in turn has left sizable deposits of mud on the road; which explains the fact that only the bus lane (on the far side of the road) was the only passable part in the early hours of the morning. The surface water has more or less all subsided, although there is still a fair bit of mud on the road and footpath/cycle path.
I wonder where that ditch actually goes.... before Geldof Road was built, there was a stream that flowed next to what is now the 68 centre on Monkton Road, the alleyway from Monkton Road into Geldof Road used to be a bridge over the stream, and presumably that stream drained into the beck that goes behind Bell Farm... but the ditch on Muncastergate is an awful long way away from either of those watercourses in terms of underground pipes, perhaps it is not actually draining at all and hence the surface water problem.
[quote][p][bold]hustler[/bold] wrote: In the case of Malton Road, it looks like the ditch which runs between the road and the Golf Course (on the right hand side when heading city-bound) had overflowed, which in turn has left sizable deposits of mud on the road; which explains the fact that only the bus lane (on the far side of the road) was the only passable part in the early hours of the morning. The surface water has more or less all subsided, although there is still a fair bit of mud on the road and footpath/cycle path.[/p][/quote]I wonder where that ditch actually goes.... before Geldof Road was built, there was a stream that flowed next to what is now the 68 centre on Monkton Road, the alleyway from Monkton Road into Geldof Road used to be a bridge over the stream, and presumably that stream drained into the beck that goes behind Bell Farm... but the ditch on Muncastergate is an awful long way away from either of those watercourses in terms of underground pipes, perhaps it is not actually draining at all and hence the surface water problem. Magicman!
  • Score: 3

2:32am Fri 10 Jan 14

Magicman! says...

Oyy you wrote:
Caecilius wrote:
Oyy you wrote:
pedalling paul wrote:
Pity those who live alongside these roads, and have to endure "bow waves" entering their property, & caused by uncaring motor vehicle drivers who continue to drive past at speed.
It wouldn't affect cyclists anyway, they are always on the paths.....
Actually, the minority of cyclists who habitually ride on footpaths tend to be young men in hoodies who will shortly graduate to a car - which they'll proceed to drive at speed along flooded roads, among other things.
Not the ones that I have seen, the majority are all dressed in the correct attire and look at you like dirt when you refuse to move for them, it should be made legal to tazer them.
Well if you're walking along the pavement on Malton Road then you should expect cycles on there as it is a cycle lane... and if you're walking along the pavement on the north side of Water End, which is clearly markedeither end as CYCLES ONLY, then be sure to get dirty looks and possiy more considering pedestrians are not authorised to use that side.

Or what about Terry Avenue.... perfectly decent footpath, and yet everybody and their dog walks on the road for some bizarre reason.
[quote][p][bold]Oyy you[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Caecilius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oyy you[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Pity those who live alongside these roads, and have to endure "bow waves" entering their property, & caused by uncaring motor vehicle drivers who continue to drive past at speed.[/p][/quote]It wouldn't affect cyclists anyway, they are always on the paths.....[/p][/quote]Actually, the minority of cyclists who habitually ride on footpaths tend to be young men in hoodies who will shortly graduate to a car - which they'll proceed to drive at speed along flooded roads, among other things.[/p][/quote]Not the ones that I have seen, the majority are all dressed in the correct attire and look at you like dirt when you refuse to move for them, it should be made legal to tazer them.[/p][/quote]Well if you're walking along the pavement on Malton Road then you should expect cycles on there as it is a cycle lane... and if you're walking along the pavement on the north side of Water End, which is clearly markedeither end as CYCLES ONLY, then be sure to get dirty looks and possiy more considering pedestrians are not authorised to use that side. Or what about Terry Avenue.... perfectly decent footpath, and yet everybody and their dog walks on the road for some bizarre reason. Magicman!
  • Score: 2

8:01am Fri 10 Jan 14

Fabius the Delayer says...

Oyy you wrote:
Caecilius wrote:
Oyy you wrote:
pedalling paul wrote:
Pity those who live alongside these roads, and have to endure "bow waves" entering their property, & caused by uncaring motor vehicle drivers who continue to drive past at speed.
It wouldn't affect cyclists anyway, they are always on the paths.....
Actually, the minority of cyclists who habitually ride on footpaths tend to be young men in hoodies who will shortly graduate to a car - which they'll proceed to drive at speed along flooded roads, among other things.
Not the ones that I have seen, the majority are all dressed in the correct attire and look at you like dirt when you refuse to move for them, it should be made legal to tazer them.
Flooded roads to Tazering Cyclists ! in less than 6 easy steps !!
What about saving the Newts with all this flooding they may be drowning out there….is this still relevant ?
[quote][p][bold]Oyy you[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Caecilius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oyy you[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Pity those who live alongside these roads, and have to endure "bow waves" entering their property, & caused by uncaring motor vehicle drivers who continue to drive past at speed.[/p][/quote]It wouldn't affect cyclists anyway, they are always on the paths.....[/p][/quote]Actually, the minority of cyclists who habitually ride on footpaths tend to be young men in hoodies who will shortly graduate to a car - which they'll proceed to drive at speed along flooded roads, among other things.[/p][/quote]Not the ones that I have seen, the majority are all dressed in the correct attire and look at you like dirt when you refuse to move for them, it should be made legal to tazer them.[/p][/quote]Flooded roads to Tazering Cyclists ! in less than 6 easy steps !! What about saving the Newts with all this flooding they may be drowning out there….is this still relevant ? Fabius the Delayer
  • Score: 2

9:18am Fri 10 Jan 14

pedalling paul says...

Ho ho ho............got 'em all going with that one. Reel 'em in !!
Ho ho ho............got 'em all going with that one. Reel 'em in !! pedalling paul
  • Score: -6

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