Roads at standstill due to standing water

Roads at standstill due to standing water

Flooding on the Monks Cross link road which caused its closure

Standing water on York's outer ring road

The scene on Huntington Road

Narrow boat 'Barn Owl' was tied up by fire crews at Queens Staith late last night as the River Ouse rose rapidly. Picture: Keith Meadley Photography

First published in News

UPDATE: 11.13am. Reports coming in that the A1237 close to Monk's Cross shopping centre has been closed due to standing water. Also, train services between York and London are delayed due to an incident, but should be running as normal by noon.

UPDATE: 10.15am. Traffic is also heavier than normal on the A19 northbound between Fulford Interchange and the A1036 Fishergate.

Queueing traffic and long delays continue on the A1237 Outer Ring Road, northbound between Copmanthorpe and the A19, Shipton Road. Travel time is at least 60 minutes.

TRAFFIC around York has almost been brought to a standstill due to the recent heavy rain.

Reports are coming in of very slow traffic on the A1237 Outer Ring Road, northbound between Moor Lane and the Clifton Moor Retail Park.

Motorists planning to use this route are advised to add 40 minutes to their travel time.

Traffic is also queueing through Poppleton and Rawcliffe, and flooding has caused stop-start traffic and delays of up to 20 minutes on the A59 eastbound between Newlands Lane in Upper Poppleton and Water End, York.

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9:33am Fri 27 Apr 12

Smiler says...

Newsflash

Rain causes puddles!!!

2nd Newsflash

Traffic bad on A1237 near Clifton Moor

I travelled last night on some very wet roads and it didn't slow me down much at all. on places like the ring road where traffic travels at 30mph if your lucky there are no people to get wet when you go through puddles, so go through them, but the water onto the grass verges.
Newsflash Rain causes puddles!!! 2nd Newsflash Traffic bad on A1237 near Clifton Moor I travelled last night on some very wet roads and it didn't slow me down much at all. on places like the ring road where traffic travels at 30mph if your lucky there are no people to get wet when you go through puddles, so go through them, but the water onto the grass verges. Smiler
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9:39am Fri 27 Apr 12

gurgles says...

splish splash splosh...gosh...neve
r seen so many idle machineries stranded on the tarmacadams of yorkiebartoons roads, as I floated on by on my bike...this morning...goodness..
.
splish splash splosh...gosh...neve r seen so many idle machineries stranded on the tarmacadams of yorkiebartoons roads, as I floated on by on my bike...this morning...goodness.. . gurgles
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9:44am Fri 27 Apr 12

heworth.28 says...

...as opposed to the usual, free-flowing, non-congested state?
...as opposed to the usual, free-flowing, non-congested state? heworth.28
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9:57am Fri 27 Apr 12

goatman says...

Droughts, eh?
Droughts, eh? goatman
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9:59am Fri 27 Apr 12

Mr Udigawa says...

Traffic lights are out on the Mount/Dalton Terrace, and traffic flow is great. No queues at all.
Traffic lights are out on the Mount/Dalton Terrace, and traffic flow is great. No queues at all. Mr Udigawa
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10:00am Fri 27 Apr 12

pedalling paul says...

gurgles wrote:
splish splash splosh...gosh...neve r seen so many idle machineries stranded on the tarmacadams of yorkiebartoons roads, as I floated on by on my bike...this morning...goodness.. .
A somewhat bigger problem is caused by inconsiderate motor vehicle drivers who plough through standing water while overtaking cyclists, and soak them.....I've taken to wearing waterproof overtrousers and spats (which cover my shoe uppers) for the duration.
[quote][p][bold]gurgles[/bold] wrote: splish splash splosh...gosh...neve r seen so many idle machineries stranded on the tarmacadams of yorkiebartoons roads, as I floated on by on my bike...this morning...goodness.. .[/p][/quote]A somewhat bigger problem is caused by inconsiderate motor vehicle drivers who plough through standing water while overtaking cyclists, and soak them.....I've taken to wearing waterproof overtrousers and spats (which cover my shoe uppers) for the duration. pedalling paul
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10:03am Fri 27 Apr 12

Mr Udigawa says...

pedalling paul wrote:
gurgles wrote: splish splash splosh...gosh...neve r seen so many idle machineries stranded on the tarmacadams of yorkiebartoons roads, as I floated on by on my bike...this morning...goodness.. .
A somewhat bigger problem is caused by inconsiderate motor vehicle drivers who plough through standing water while overtaking cyclists, and soak them.....I've taken to wearing waterproof overtrousers and spats (which cover my shoe uppers) for the duration.
Problem? Sounds more like sport to me. I came in on my bike this morning and didn't get splashed once, perhaps it's just you Paul.......
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gurgles[/bold] wrote: splish splash splosh...gosh...neve r seen so many idle machineries stranded on the tarmacadams of yorkiebartoons roads, as I floated on by on my bike...this morning...goodness.. .[/p][/quote]A somewhat bigger problem is caused by inconsiderate motor vehicle drivers who plough through standing water while overtaking cyclists, and soak them.....I've taken to wearing waterproof overtrousers and spats (which cover my shoe uppers) for the duration.[/p][/quote]Problem? Sounds more like sport to me. I came in on my bike this morning and didn't get splashed once, perhaps it's just you Paul....... Mr Udigawa
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10:10am Fri 27 Apr 12

HeidTheBa' says...

Some info for the numbskull who wrote the headline - it's not the freakin' roads that are at standstill, it's the TRAFFIC!!!
Some info for the numbskull who wrote the headline - it's not the freakin' roads that are at standstill, it's the TRAFFIC!!! HeidTheBa'
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10:29am Fri 27 Apr 12

who are ya says...

If only people would drive through the 'FLOOD' (your having a laugh) at a constant speed, rather than braking down to 1 mph because of the big bad scary puddle and rubber necking on the A1237. You crazy fools.
If only people would drive through the 'FLOOD' (your having a laugh) at a constant speed, rather than braking down to 1 mph because of the big bad scary puddle and rubber necking on the A1237. You crazy fools. who are ya
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10:32am Fri 27 Apr 12

smudge1 says...

pedalling paul wrote:
gurgles wrote: splish splash splosh...gosh...neve r seen so many idle machineries stranded on the tarmacadams of yorkiebartoons roads, as I floated on by on my bike...this morning...goodness.. .
A somewhat bigger problem is caused by inconsiderate motor vehicle drivers who plough through standing water while overtaking cyclists, and soak them.....I've taken to wearing waterproof overtrousers and spats (which cover my shoe uppers) for the duration.
I've taken to wearing waterproof over-trousers and spats (which cover my shoe uppers) for the duration............
..................
And a titfer and a bow tie as well Paul ??
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gurgles[/bold] wrote: splish splash splosh...gosh...neve r seen so many idle machineries stranded on the tarmacadams of yorkiebartoons roads, as I floated on by on my bike...this morning...goodness.. .[/p][/quote]A somewhat bigger problem is caused by inconsiderate motor vehicle drivers who plough through standing water while overtaking cyclists, and soak them.....I've taken to wearing waterproof overtrousers and spats (which cover my shoe uppers) for the duration.[/p][/quote]I've taken to wearing waterproof over-trousers and spats (which cover my shoe uppers) for the duration............ .................. And a titfer and a bow tie as well Paul ?? smudge1
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11:04am Fri 27 Apr 12

Pete the Brickie says...

HeidTheBa' wrote:
Some info for the numbskull who wrote the headline - it's not the freakin' roads that are at standstill, it's the TRAFFIC!!!
The headline above about the police raiding a house in "Middleborough" is no better. I know our police will do anything to avoid the rain but somehow I doubt even the Cleveland force would journey to Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States in search of a suspect.
[quote][p][bold]HeidTheBa'[/bold] wrote: Some info for the numbskull who wrote the headline - it's not the freakin' roads that are at standstill, it's the TRAFFIC!!![/p][/quote]The headline above about the police raiding a house in "Middleborough" is no better. I know our police will do anything to avoid the rain but somehow I doubt even the Cleveland force would journey to Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States in search of a suspect. Pete the Brickie
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11:10am Fri 27 Apr 12

Lynz167 says...

Is there any article on here that peddling Paul doesn't comment on and always turn it round to cycling? I'm only surprised he didn't drop 'water lane' into it!
Is there any article on here that peddling Paul doesn't comment on and always turn it round to cycling? I'm only surprised he didn't drop 'water lane' into it! Lynz167
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11:12am Fri 27 Apr 12

Madasanibbotson says...

Pedalling Paul,
Do you seriously think cars are going to drive behind bikes beacuse of the puddles. Wed pay road tax if you ride your bike in the rain you are going to get wet-tough-wake up and realise you don't own the roads and actually hamper traffic every day of the week.
Pedalling Paul, Do you seriously think cars are going to drive behind bikes beacuse of the puddles. Wed pay road tax if you ride your bike in the rain you are going to get wet-tough-wake up and realise you don't own the roads and actually hamper traffic every day of the week. Madasanibbotson
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11:24am Fri 27 Apr 12

Kevin Turvey says...

‘pedalling paul says... 10:00am Fri 27 Apr 12
A somewhat bigger problem is caused by inconsiderate motor vehicle drivers who plough through standing water while overtaking cyclists, and soak them.....I've taken to wearing waterproof overtrousers and spats (which cover my shoe uppers) for the duration.’

Maybe it was because they recognised you and the opportunity was too good to miss!

Lynz167 says...11:10am Fri 27 Apr 12
Is there any article on here that peddling Paul doesn't comment on and always turn it round to cycling? ‘

No
‘pedalling paul says... 10:00am Fri 27 Apr 12 A somewhat bigger problem is caused by inconsiderate motor vehicle drivers who plough through standing water while overtaking cyclists, and soak them.....I've taken to wearing waterproof overtrousers and spats (which cover my shoe uppers) for the duration.’ Maybe it was because they recognised you and the opportunity was too good to miss! Lynz167 says...11:10am Fri 27 Apr 12 Is there any article on here that peddling Paul doesn't comment on and always turn it round to cycling? ‘ No Kevin Turvey
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11:36am Fri 27 Apr 12

DEKKA says...

Madasanibbotson wrote:
Pedalling Paul,
Do you seriously think cars are going to drive behind bikes beacuse of the puddles. Wed pay road tax if you ride your bike in the rain you are going to get wet-tough-wake up and realise you don't own the roads and actually hamper traffic every day of the week.
Yet another motorist who thinks that paying the Vehicle Excise Duty somehow results in him/her
'owning' the roads.
[quote][p][bold]Madasanibbotson[/bold] wrote: Pedalling Paul, Do you seriously think cars are going to drive behind bikes beacuse of the puddles. Wed pay road tax if you ride your bike in the rain you are going to get wet-tough-wake up and realise you don't own the roads and actually hamper traffic every day of the week.[/p][/quote]Yet another motorist who thinks that paying the Vehicle Excise Duty somehow results in him/her 'owning' the roads. DEKKA
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11:57am Fri 27 Apr 12

Yorklass2008 says...

100 points for soaking a cyclist?
100 points for soaking a cyclist? Yorklass2008
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11:59am Fri 27 Apr 12

DEKKA says...

"Reports coming in that the A1237 close to Monk's Cross shopping centre has been closed due to standing water."
Nope ..its the LINK between the A1237 and MX that is closed
"Reports coming in that the A1237 close to Monk's Cross shopping centre has been closed due to standing water." Nope ..its the LINK between the A1237 and MX that is closed DEKKA
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12:00pm Fri 27 Apr 12

Mr Udigawa says...

Yorklass2008 wrote:
100 points for soaking a cyclist?
1000,000 if he's wearing spats.
[quote][p][bold]Yorklass2008[/bold] wrote: 100 points for soaking a cyclist?[/p][/quote]1000,000 if he's wearing spats. Mr Udigawa
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12:13pm Fri 27 Apr 12

jgycfc says...

I'm convinced this "paper" has a random headline generator and a Daily Mail spin system. Stick the Sidebar of Shame on the right and it'll be a localised version of the gutter press.

Similarly PP is a poor self-publicist, an amateur flamer and an atrocious cycling lobbyist. I hope he doesn't have a trusted and/or important job anywhere?
I'm convinced this "paper" has a random headline generator and a Daily Mail spin system. Stick the Sidebar of Shame on the right and it'll be a localised version of the gutter press. Similarly PP is a poor self-publicist, an amateur flamer and an atrocious cycling lobbyist. I hope he doesn't have a trusted and/or important job anywhere? jgycfc
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12:19pm Fri 27 Apr 12

ColdAsChristmas says...

I'll be glad when this drought is over so the climate nut jobs can get back to panicking over catastrophic flooding caused by Global warming in the coldest April since 1989! You can't make it up.
I'll be glad when this drought is over so the climate nut jobs can get back to panicking over catastrophic flooding caused by Global warming in the coldest April since 1989! You can't make it up. ColdAsChristmas
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12:35pm Fri 27 Apr 12

Prob says...

Where are the water ploughs?

Why isn't there enough water grit?

What do i pay my council tax for?
Where are the water ploughs? Why isn't there enough water grit? What do i pay my council tax for? Prob
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12:36pm Fri 27 Apr 12

inthesticks says...

Does anyone know what it`s like at the moment (early afternoon) between Poppleton and Clifton Moor?
Does anyone know what it`s like at the moment (early afternoon) between Poppleton and Clifton Moor? inthesticks
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12:36pm Fri 27 Apr 12

Yorkie-Clifton says...

Over a foot of standing water on Clifton Green in the early hours of this morning . Now by mid day most gone . It now drains from Water End junction onto green . Thats a good thing .
Over a foot of standing water on Clifton Green in the early hours of this morning . Now by mid day most gone . It now drains from Water End junction onto green . Thats a good thing . Yorkie-Clifton
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12:38pm Fri 27 Apr 12

gurgles says...

Yorklass2008 wrote:
100 points for soaking a cyclist?
...100 points for making a Yorklass wet...
[quote][p][bold]Yorklass2008[/bold] wrote: 100 points for soaking a cyclist?[/p][/quote]...100 points for making a Yorklass wet... gurgles
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12:45pm Fri 27 Apr 12

Mr Udigawa says...

inthesticks wrote:
Does anyone know what it`s like at the moment (early afternoon) between Poppleton and Clifton Moor?
Railway track, River, couple of roads, lots of fields, no cyclists.
[quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know what it`s like at the moment (early afternoon) between Poppleton and Clifton Moor?[/p][/quote]Railway track, River, couple of roads, lots of fields, no cyclists. Mr Udigawa
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12:47pm Fri 27 Apr 12

twoleftfeet says...

Madasanibbotson wrote:
Pedalling Paul, Do you seriously think cars are going to drive behind bikes beacuse of the puddles. Wed pay road tax if you ride your bike in the rain you are going to get wet-tough-wake up and realise you don't own the roads and actually hamper traffic every day of the week.
Road tax does not exist, VEHICLE excise duty does. (the clue is in the name........)
[quote][p][bold]Madasanibbotson[/bold] wrote: Pedalling Paul, Do you seriously think cars are going to drive behind bikes beacuse of the puddles. Wed pay road tax if you ride your bike in the rain you are going to get wet-tough-wake up and realise you don't own the roads and actually hamper traffic every day of the week.[/p][/quote]Road tax does not exist, VEHICLE excise duty does. (the clue is in the name........) twoleftfeet
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12:51pm Fri 27 Apr 12

inthesticks says...

Mr Udigawa wrote:
inthesticks wrote:
Does anyone know what it`s like at the moment (early afternoon) between Poppleton and Clifton Moor?
Railway track, River, couple of roads, lots of fields, no cyclists.
If it was funny I would laugh, honestly.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Udigawa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know what it`s like at the moment (early afternoon) between Poppleton and Clifton Moor?[/p][/quote]Railway track, River, couple of roads, lots of fields, no cyclists.[/p][/quote]If it was funny I would laugh, honestly. inthesticks
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1:41pm Fri 27 Apr 12

YSTClinguist says...

Having seen the traffic queueing all the way from town down Blossom Street, Holgate, Boroughbridge Road (and according to this article - back to Poppleton) I can only hope the queueing traffic thinks carefully about their driving and maintains a fair road position after witnessing a trio of emergency vehicles from the fire station on Boroughbridge Road attempt frustratingly to get through traffic at Holgate Hill.

Seconds count to the people they are trying to reach. If you block the road rubbernecking the traffic ahead of you during these April Showers then shame on you.
Having seen the traffic queueing all the way from town down Blossom Street, Holgate, Boroughbridge Road (and according to this article - back to Poppleton) I can only hope the queueing traffic thinks carefully about their driving and maintains a fair road position after witnessing a trio of emergency vehicles from the fire station on Boroughbridge Road attempt frustratingly to get through traffic at Holgate Hill. Seconds count to the people they are trying to reach. If you block the road rubbernecking the traffic ahead of you during these April Showers then shame on you. YSTClinguist
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2:34pm Fri 27 Apr 12

YorkPatrol says...

inthesticks wrote:
Does anyone know what it`s like at the moment (early afternoon) between Poppleton and Clifton Moor?
No, sorry
[quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know what it`s like at the moment (early afternoon) between Poppleton and Clifton Moor?[/p][/quote]No, sorry YorkPatrol
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3:23pm Fri 27 Apr 12

Ichabod76 says...

who are ya wrote:
If only people would drive through the 'FLOOD' (your having a laugh) at a constant speed, rather than braking down to 1 mph because of the big bad scary puddle and rubber necking on the A1237. You crazy fools.
If you drive through deep standing water at speed you run the risk of water getting into the air intake of the engine

which is pretty much fatal for any engine !
[quote][p][bold]who are ya[/bold] wrote: If only people would drive through the 'FLOOD' (your having a laugh) at a constant speed, rather than braking down to 1 mph because of the big bad scary puddle and rubber necking on the A1237. You crazy fools.[/p][/quote]If you drive through deep standing water at speed you run the risk of water getting into the air intake of the engine which is pretty much fatal for any engine ! Ichabod76
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3:29pm Fri 27 Apr 12

moose says...

Prob wrote:
Where are the water ploughs?

Why isn't there enough water grit?

What do i pay my council tax for?
post of the day, surely?
[quote][p][bold]Prob[/bold] wrote: Where are the water ploughs? Why isn't there enough water grit? What do i pay my council tax for?[/p][/quote]post of the day, surely? moose
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3:58pm Fri 27 Apr 12

YorkPatrol says...

moose wrote:
Prob wrote: Where are the water ploughs? Why isn't there enough water grit? What do i pay my council tax for?
post of the day, surely?
No, there's been better
[quote][p][bold]moose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prob[/bold] wrote: Where are the water ploughs? Why isn't there enough water grit? What do i pay my council tax for?[/p][/quote]post of the day, surely?[/p][/quote]No, there's been better YorkPatrol
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4:50pm Fri 27 Apr 12

Yorklass2008 says...

gurgles says...
12:38pm Fri 27 Apr 12


Yorklass2008 wrote:
100 points for soaking a cyclist?
...100 points for making a Yorklass wet...


Lots of ways ;-)
gurgles says... 12:38pm Fri 27 Apr 12 Yorklass2008 wrote: 100 points for soaking a cyclist? ...100 points for making a Yorklass wet... Lots of ways ;-) Yorklass2008
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6:20pm Fri 27 Apr 12

TheTruthHurts says...

gurgles wrote:
Yorklass2008 wrote: 100 points for soaking a cyclist?
...100 points for making a Yorklass wet...
I can do that with a smile ;-)
[quote][p][bold]gurgles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yorklass2008[/bold] wrote: 100 points for soaking a cyclist?[/p][/quote]...100 points for making a Yorklass wet...[/p][/quote]I can do that with a smile ;-) TheTruthHurts
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6:43pm Fri 27 Apr 12

fookmyoldboots says...

Driving through standing water to deliberately soak folk is prosecutable under the Road Traffic Act 1988

"it is an offence to be guilty of ‘driving a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place without due care and attention"

If you did this kind of thing to me, I would report your vehicle to the police. On the other hand, If I caught up with you before I had chance to make a complaint, I would kick you half to death.....and if I had gone a few days without my medication I would probably murder you. Good night
Driving through standing water to deliberately soak folk is prosecutable under the Road Traffic Act 1988 "it is an offence to be guilty of ‘driving a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place without due care and attention" If you did this kind of thing to me, I would report your vehicle to the police. On the other hand, If I caught up with you before I had chance to make a complaint, I would kick you half to death.....and if I had gone a few days without my medication I would probably murder you. Good night fookmyoldboots
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6:50pm Fri 27 Apr 12

lioncub says...

Lynz167 wrote:
Is there any article on here that peddling Paul doesn't comment on and always turn it round to cycling? I'm only surprised he didn't drop 'water lane' into it!
You must be new to this site?
wait til there's a "bike" story!!!!

It becomes his personel forum.
[quote][p][bold]Lynz167[/bold] wrote: Is there any article on here that peddling Paul doesn't comment on and always turn it round to cycling? I'm only surprised he didn't drop 'water lane' into it![/p][/quote]You must be new to this site? wait til there's a "bike" story!!!! It becomes his personel forum. lioncub
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6:53pm Fri 27 Apr 12

pedalling paul says...

Oooh..errrr...I seem to have stirred it up a little...again!
Oooh..errrr...I seem to have stirred it up a little...again! pedalling paul
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8:05pm Fri 27 Apr 12

Even AndyD says...

Ichabod76 wrote:
who are ya wrote:
If only people would drive through the 'FLOOD' (your having a laugh) at a constant speed, rather than braking down to 1 mph because of the big bad scary puddle and rubber necking on the A1237. You crazy fools.
If you drive through deep standing water at speed you run the risk of water getting into the air intake of the engine

which is pretty much fatal for any engine !
I ruined a diesel engine that way. Worse for diesel as they don't stall so it sucks all the water through your engine and boom. In my defence, I was waved on by a policeman who said it would be okay!
But yes - totally destroys an engine.
[quote][p][bold]Ichabod76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]who are ya[/bold] wrote: If only people would drive through the 'FLOOD' (your having a laugh) at a constant speed, rather than braking down to 1 mph because of the big bad scary puddle and rubber necking on the A1237. You crazy fools.[/p][/quote]If you drive through deep standing water at speed you run the risk of water getting into the air intake of the engine which is pretty much fatal for any engine ![/p][/quote]I ruined a diesel engine that way. Worse for diesel as they don't stall so it sucks all the water through your engine and boom. In my defence, I was waved on by a policeman who said it would be okay! But yes - totally destroys an engine. Even AndyD
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8:56pm Fri 27 Apr 12

lioncub says...

Even AndyD wrote:
Ichabod76 wrote:
who are ya wrote: If only people would drive through the 'FLOOD' (your having a laugh) at a constant speed, rather than braking down to 1 mph because of the big bad scary puddle and rubber necking on the A1237. You crazy fools.
If you drive through deep standing water at speed you run the risk of water getting into the air intake of the engine which is pretty much fatal for any engine !
I ruined a diesel engine that way. Worse for diesel as they don't stall so it sucks all the water through your engine and boom. In my defence, I was waved on by a policeman who said it would be okay! But yes - totally destroys an engine.
With a few modifications you can actually drive a diesel under water, and yes, keep going.
[quote][p][bold]Even AndyD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ichabod76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]who are ya[/bold] wrote: If only people would drive through the 'FLOOD' (your having a laugh) at a constant speed, rather than braking down to 1 mph because of the big bad scary puddle and rubber necking on the A1237. You crazy fools.[/p][/quote]If you drive through deep standing water at speed you run the risk of water getting into the air intake of the engine which is pretty much fatal for any engine ![/p][/quote]I ruined a diesel engine that way. Worse for diesel as they don't stall so it sucks all the water through your engine and boom. In my defence, I was waved on by a policeman who said it would be okay! But yes - totally destroys an engine.[/p][/quote]With a few modifications you can actually drive a diesel under water, and yes, keep going. lioncub
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9:11pm Fri 27 Apr 12

yantosan says...

you know, as someone who was driving around our fair ' flooded ' city all day, I have to admit that there was never a puddle which made me, or my passenger to fear for our lives, as per wanton press exageration. as mentioned above, the majority of the holdups are caused by the in-experienced / paranoid drivers that we have to suffer day in day out, who don't know how to deal with any other condition than dry and sunny!!!

case in point.....Lord Mayor's Walk when it starts to rain.... any time of day, it gridlocks when it rains......
you know, as someone who was driving around our fair ' flooded ' city all day, I have to admit that there was never a puddle which made me, or my passenger to fear for our lives, as per wanton press exageration. as mentioned above, the majority of the holdups are caused by the in-experienced / paranoid drivers that we have to suffer day in day out, who don't know how to deal with any other condition than dry and sunny!!! case in point.....Lord Mayor's Walk when it starts to rain.... any time of day, it gridlocks when it rains...... yantosan
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9:14pm Fri 27 Apr 12

yantosan says...

oh, and while we're at it..... that first pic of the Monks Cross link road??? Really??? you've closed a road for a puddle??
oh, and while we're at it..... that first pic of the Monks Cross link road??? Really??? you've closed a road for a puddle?? yantosan
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10:01pm Fri 27 Apr 12

Mr Udigawa says...

fookmyoldboots wrote:
Driving through standing water to deliberately soak folk is prosecutable under the Road Traffic Act 1988

"it is an offence to be guilty of ‘driving a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place without due care and attention"

If you did this kind of thing to me, I would report your vehicle to the police. On the other hand, If I caught up with you before I had chance to make a complaint, I would kick you half to death.....and if I had gone a few days without my medication I would probably murder you. Good night
Yes yes, time for your medication again...
[quote][p][bold]fookmyoldboots[/bold] wrote: Driving through standing water to deliberately soak folk is prosecutable under the Road Traffic Act 1988 "it is an offence to be guilty of ‘driving a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place without due care and attention" If you did this kind of thing to me, I would report your vehicle to the police. On the other hand, If I caught up with you before I had chance to make a complaint, I would kick you half to death.....and if I had gone a few days without my medication I would probably murder you. Good night[/p][/quote]Yes yes, time for your medication again... Mr Udigawa
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10:36pm Fri 27 Apr 12

Yorkresident1 says...

Madasanibbotson wrote:
Pedalling Paul,
Do you seriously think cars are going to drive behind bikes beacuse of the puddles. Wed pay road tax if you ride your bike in the rain you are going to get wet-tough-wake up and realise you don't own the roads and actually hamper traffic every day of the week.
Cyclists do not hamper traffic- cyclists in fact are people who cycle, some days I cycle some days I drive a car. The roads are not owned by either people who drive or people who cycle (and they can be the same people). Stop this backlash against people who cycle. The road tax argument is not valid- you (and I) pay road tax because cars pollute and wear out the roads- cycling does not pollute or cause wear and tear.
[quote][p][bold]Madasanibbotson[/bold] wrote: Pedalling Paul, Do you seriously think cars are going to drive behind bikes beacuse of the puddles. Wed pay road tax if you ride your bike in the rain you are going to get wet-tough-wake up and realise you don't own the roads and actually hamper traffic every day of the week.[/p][/quote]Cyclists do not hamper traffic- cyclists in fact are people who cycle, some days I cycle some days I drive a car. The roads are not owned by either people who drive or people who cycle (and they can be the same people). Stop this backlash against people who cycle. The road tax argument is not valid- you (and I) pay road tax because cars pollute and wear out the roads- cycling does not pollute or cause wear and tear. Yorkresident1
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10:49pm Fri 27 Apr 12

gurgles says...

Yorklass2008 wrote:
gurgles says...
12:38pm Fri 27 Apr 12


Yorklass2008 wrote:
100 points for soaking a cyclist?
...100 points for making a Yorklass wet...


Lots of ways ;-)
...dry as a bone me not sure how 100 ways could make me wet...but hey ...who knows...
[quote][p][bold]Yorklass2008[/bold] wrote: gurgles says... 12:38pm Fri 27 Apr 12 Yorklass2008 wrote: 100 points for soaking a cyclist? ...100 points for making a Yorklass wet... Lots of ways ;-)[/p][/quote]...dry as a bone me not sure how 100 ways could make me wet...but hey ...who knows... gurgles
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9:28am Sat 28 Apr 12

YorkToff says...

Is one sure it isn't from councillors p*****g our money away on their new HQ?
Is one sure it isn't from councillors p*****g our money away on their new HQ? YorkToff
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3:43pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Dennis.Dart says...

just a bit of water get over it
just a bit of water get over it Dennis.Dart
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9:31am Sun 29 Apr 12

nowthen says...

Yorkresident1 wrote:
Madasanibbotson wrote:
Pedalling Paul,
Do you seriously think cars are going to drive behind bikes beacuse of the puddles. Wed pay road tax if you ride your bike in the rain you are going to get wet-tough-wake up and realise you don't own the roads and actually hamper traffic every day of the week.
Cyclists do not hamper traffic- cyclists in fact are people who cycle, some days I cycle some days I drive a car. The roads are not owned by either people who drive or people who cycle (and they can be the same people). Stop this backlash against people who cycle. The road tax argument is not valid- you (and I) pay road tax because cars pollute and wear out the roads- cycling does not pollute or cause wear and tear.
You're wrong I'm afraid ; every human being produces about 1000 grams of CO2 per day just by breathing , a cyclist by reason of higher physical activity levels produces more CO2 than some one who is just sitting i.e. a car driver. As for wear and tear ; well you cant change the laws of physics and any reaction has an equal and opposite reaction therefore the force applied by a bike tyre will remove particles of road surface.
[quote][p][bold]Yorkresident1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Madasanibbotson[/bold] wrote: Pedalling Paul, Do you seriously think cars are going to drive behind bikes beacuse of the puddles. Wed pay road tax if you ride your bike in the rain you are going to get wet-tough-wake up and realise you don't own the roads and actually hamper traffic every day of the week.[/p][/quote]Cyclists do not hamper traffic- cyclists in fact are people who cycle, some days I cycle some days I drive a car. The roads are not owned by either people who drive or people who cycle (and they can be the same people). Stop this backlash against people who cycle. The road tax argument is not valid- you (and I) pay road tax because cars pollute and wear out the roads- cycling does not pollute or cause wear and tear.[/p][/quote]You're wrong I'm afraid ; every human being produces about 1000 grams of CO2 per day just by breathing , a cyclist by reason of higher physical activity levels produces more CO2 than some one who is just sitting i.e. a car driver. As for wear and tear ; well you cant change the laws of physics and any reaction has an equal and opposite reaction therefore the force applied by a bike tyre will remove particles of road surface. nowthen
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9:39am Sun 29 Apr 12

uriahh says...

No one is mentioning the fact that the so called "flooding2 isn't flooding at all but backed up water caused by blocked and/or under-sized rain. Also the rain we have had has not been massive but simply sustained over a long period, i.e. it's not the capacity of the drains that's the problem; its the lack of frequent cleaning out the road drains and connecting ditches!

This is clearly the case as seen on the photograph of the Maples Cross access road; it isn't raining. It was also the case on the north side of the bridge over the Ouse on the Ring Road, the road level was several metres above the adjacent ground level. Similarly for the flooding between Rawcliffe and Clifton Moor.

The same lack of drain/ditch maintenance is also the cause of much potholing on our roads, exacerbated by poorly supervisded and executed road re-instatement works following services' trenching. The firs frosts let in the water and the rest is rapid local road surface deterioration.

What do we pay our taxes for? How many people responsible for these works have been admonished following such poor performance, let alone sacked! And yet there are many deserving unemployed who would readily replace them!
No one is mentioning the fact that the so called "flooding2 isn't flooding at all but backed up water caused by blocked and/or under-sized rain. Also the rain we have had has not been massive but simply sustained over a long period, i.e. it's not the capacity of the drains that's the problem; its the lack of frequent cleaning out the road drains and connecting ditches! This is clearly the case as seen on the photograph of the Maples Cross access road; it isn't raining. It was also the case on the north side of the bridge over the Ouse on the Ring Road, the road level was several metres above the adjacent ground level. Similarly for the flooding between Rawcliffe and Clifton Moor. The same lack of drain/ditch maintenance is also the cause of much potholing on our roads, exacerbated by poorly supervisded and executed road re-instatement works following services' trenching. The firs frosts let in the water and the rest is rapid local road surface deterioration. What do we pay our taxes for? How many people responsible for these works have been admonished following such poor performance, let alone sacked! And yet there are many deserving unemployed who would readily replace them! uriahh
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