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Flooding - day 2

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York Press: Photograph of the Author

    Bridge closed in Tadcaster amid safety fears
  • Ouse expected to peak between 8-10am
  • Widespread disruption on the roads

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Yorkres01 9:25am Wed 26 Sep 12

does anyone know if the road at Naburn bridge (under the old railway line) is open?

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smudge1 9:29am Wed 26 Sep 12

Yorkres01 wrote…


does anyone know if the road at Naburn bridge (under the old railway line) is open?

Only if you have got flippers and a snorkel !!!

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happydad 9:29am Wed 26 Sep 12

Bridge at Buttercrambe flooded - road to Buttercrambe off the A166 flooded by the old railway line. Stamford Bridge flooded by the caravan park - all the usual places

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cheekychops36 10:01am Wed 26 Sep 12

Its crazy every year the same problem this time seems worse and that poor boat that sank yesterday dreading winter

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Guy Fawkes 11:19am Wed 26 Sep 12

Just been phoned by a colleague who is trying to get from Helperby to Leeds, and is currently at York station. He reports:

- Boroughbridge and Aldwark bridges closed

- The Helperby-Flawith-Tol
lerton-Shipton road (the B-road that runs parallel to the A19, just to the west) is passable, but only just and probably not for long.

- The Clifton Moor Park and Ride is closed.

- Shipton Road/Clifton/Bootham is carmageddon southbound, thanks probably to displaced traffic from Huntington Road.

- Severe disruption to northbound trains on the ECML, but York-Leeds trains appear to be running more or less normally.

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The Dasher 11:52am Wed 26 Sep 12

Oh my good God (sorry for the blasphemy but this is incredible).

Cannot believe a City renowned for flooding has suffered flooding!!!!

Who could have seen this coming???? "cue - pictures of people wading in wellies, car parks full of water and sandbags in doorways".

If only we would have had some warning of this possible occurrence through historical records.

I blame global warming, no I mean al-Qaeda, no I mean the government, no I mean the illegal immigrants stealing our jobs, no I blame myself, it's my fault.

"How could I have let this happen - aaaarrgghhh".

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BigDog-LittleDog 12:08pm Wed 26 Sep 12

The Dasher wrote…


Oh my good God (sorry for the blasphemy but this is incredible).

Cannot believe a City renowned for flooding has suffered flooding!!!!

Who could have seen this coming???? "cue - pictures of people wading in wellies, car parks full of water and sandbags in doorways".

If only we would have had some warning of this possible occurrence through historical records.

I blame global warming, no I mean al-Qaeda, no I mean the government, no I mean the illegal immigrants stealing our jobs, no I blame myself, it's my fault.

"How could I have let this happen - aaaarrgghhh".

James Alexander clearly to blame. Get a grip.

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MrChuckles 12:09pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Hahaha oh my! Can we all take a moment to stop and have a good laugh at the prospect of there been homes on Germany beck in the future.
Hate to say I told you so, and I can't wait to see them try and get home insurance on them!

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The Dasher 12:21pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Councillor James Alexander must clearly carry some of the blame for this unseen disaster.

Why, oh why, oh why did we fail to close down York City Centre years ago, make it a no-go area and move all of the businesses to Monks Cross.

I bet the geordie stag and hen parties are also responsible in some way, shape or form.

However, I digress, the main culprits for this "DISASTER" are without doubt the poorly tethered horses dotted around the outskirts of York.

Alexander - YOU DID NOTHING!!!!!

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twoleftfeet 12:48pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Latest news from The Press:

Helicopter hovering over River Ouse near Lendal Bridge. More to follow

oh lordy...........

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Gary Gilmores Eyes 2:45pm Wed 26 Sep 12

‘The Dasher says... 12:21pm Wed 26 Sep 12
Councillor James Alexander must clearly carry some of the blame for this unseen disaster.

Why, oh why, oh why did we fail to close down York City Centre years ago, make it a no-go area and move all of the businesses to Monks Cross.

I bet the geordie stag and hen parties are also responsible in some way, shape or form.

However, I digress, the main culprits for this "DISASTER" are without doubt the poorly tethered horses dotted around the outskirts of York.

Alexander - YOU DID NOTHING!!!!!’


See it’s not just me!

Perhaps if York city council considered dredging the Ouse and the Foss as per suggested to them several times, the capacity of both rivers would be higher and therefore less liable to flooding within the city centre, as opposed to ignoring the suggestion completely.
It’s not that hard!

The river Foss used to be navigable up to Strensall, you can walk across almost without getting your feet wet normally under the bridge between Haxby & Strensall, all silted up!

I think James Alexander should resign over this!

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MrChuckles 3:48pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Dredge the rivers, instead of playing a £60,000,000 game of "pass the parcel" with flood water! It's fantastically hilarious the way the council have been so naive as to just spend great amounts of money on flood defences to merely shift the volume of water on-to the next road or village...
P.s Again...is the picture of Germany Beck under water going to be used on the marketing promos once the development is complete?

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Dennis.Dart 3:58pm Wed 26 Sep 12

CyC are baffoons
its 12 years now since the 'great floods of york' and CyC have done sod all as per-norm, they all should be sacked and a new breed employed may be a troop of barbary apes could do a better job,
does to take alot to work out take soil from clifton inngs and use this to re-build the flood banks and dredge the ouse and foss

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tapatun 4:40pm Wed 26 Sep 12

York became North Venice!!! http://www.talkyork.
com/galleries/40

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Tim Cronin 5:33pm Wed 26 Sep 12

I love Venice, i was there in the war.

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Tim Cronin 5:34pm Wed 26 Sep 12

These cyclists riding through the flood waters, `tusk`, they caused mini tsunamis doing this and have flooded my flower beds!

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Captain Grimble 5:48pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Monk's Cross Link Road as listed above, if it's referring to the stretch from the A1237 that was previously closed, is no longer closed as the water has all gone.

It was in fact passable when it was 'closed' yesterday afternoon. Ten centimetres of water isn't really something that should cause a road to be shut.

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Buzz Light-year 9:22pm Wed 26 Sep 12

I just want to say credit to The Press for this coverage, the rolling news and the harvesting of Twitter feeds and linking to crowd-sourced photos and stories makes the reporting of what's happenning feel more dynamic and makes readers feel involved.
Whoever's idea it was deserves pay rise, promotion. Bravo!

Whether we like it or not this is the future of local journalism.
I like it.

Much better than tired locals moaning and the constant textual re-casting of press releases and advertorials.

The Press have come in for criticism for not venturing out and investigating much... this is how it's done in the 21st century.

Good work!

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The Dasher 10:03pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Buzz Light-year wrote…


I just want to say credit to The Press for this coverage, the rolling news and the harvesting of Twitter feeds and linking to crowd-sourced photos and stories makes the reporting of what's happenning feel more dynamic and makes readers feel involved.
Whoever's idea it was deserves pay rise, promotion. Bravo!

Whether we like it or not this is the future of local journalism.
I like it.

Much better than tired locals moaning and the constant textual re-casting of press releases and advertorials.

The Press have come in for criticism for not venturing out and investigating much... this is how it's done in the 21st century.

Good work!

Not your idea by chance Buzz (secret Press worker).

On a side note though, quality brown-nosing though.

If you don't work at the Press you sure might be soon.

PS, it's water, the river has risen due to rain, this is no new phenomenon for York.

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Buzz Light-year 6:47am Thu 27 Sep 12

The Dasher wrote…


Buzz Light-year wrote…

I just want to say credit to The Press for this coverage, the rolling news and the harvesting of Twitter feeds and linking to crowd-sourced photos and stories makes the reporting of what's happenning feel more dynamic and makes readers feel involved. Whoever's idea it was deserves pay rise, promotion. Bravo! Whether we like it or not this is the future of local journalism. I like it. Much better than tired locals moaning and the constant textual re-casting of press releases and advertorials. The Press have come in for criticism for not venturing out and investigating much... this is how it's done in the 21st century. Good work!
Not your idea by chance Buzz (secret Press worker). On a side note though, quality brown-nosing though. If you don't work at the Press you sure might be soon. PS, it's water, the river has risen due to rain, this is no new phenomenon for York.

Boy does life taste bitter in your mouth. I pity you.

Can't even make a post finding a positive in what is a bad situation for many people without some cynic presuming your job or accusing you of brown-nosing.

It was genuine praise and observation on how technology is changing media.

Lighten up Dasher, it's not all that bad.

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asd 7:13am Thu 27 Sep 12

Please will drivers stop slowing down at the bridge on the A1237 over the Ouseinbetween Rawcliffe and Poppleton to look at the flood land.You are causing problems even at 6:30 am this will cause gridlock later. Rubber necking for accident and now for WATER on FEILDS.

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Shouter 8:00am Thu 27 Sep 12

The extra traffic (generated by the closure of the A19 at Germany Beck flood plain - I certainly wouldn't buy a house on that new development as it would be under water regularly) on the diversion from Fulford via Heslington to the Hull Road was bumper to bumper last night for miles and not moving at all. Just as well CYC hasn't yet closed off Field Lane by Heslington school!

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Pedro 9:35am Thu 27 Sep 12

Attention: Knavesmire Rd is now being closed by the police. Both ways. Avoid if you can.

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