Flooding - day 4

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8:12pm

It may have been nice weather for ducks earlier this week, but it was bad for thousands of plastic ones intended to take part in a duck race at Tadcaster tomorrow.

The race on the River Wharfe, planned to raise thousands of pounds for the town's swimming pool, has been cancelled following the floods.

Instead, the ducks will all be given numbers so they can enter a raffle during a fundraising event to be held between 12 noon and 4pm at St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School. Olympic swimmer Chris Cook will pick the winning duck.

 

5:03pm

York Press: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3165537York Press: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3165537York Press: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3165537SEVEN kittens and three adult cats have this afternoon been rescued by the RSPCA from a property marooned by flooding south of York.
Chief Inspector Mark Gent offered to assist after hearing that the animals’ owner could not get back to their home near Stillingfleet because of flooding.
A spokeswoman said the inspector travelled by boat along a badly flooded stretch of road to the house, where he safely recovered five two-week old kittens, two nine-week old kittens and three older cats, and also four chickens. The animals have now gone to a vets for a check-up.

4:44pm

Highways bosses hope the A19 at Fulford can re-open tomorrow morning as floodwaters gradually recede.

The road's closure has been causing huge delays for rush hour motorists who are having to find alternative routes in and out of York, with drivers taking up to 90 minutes to travel two miles from Fishergate to Grimston Bar roundabout last night.

Meanwhile City of York Council says that residents affected by flooding who need emergency assistance over the weekend can call the authority between 10am and 4pm each day on 07768 937400.

2:18pm

An aerial photo of York yesterday:

1:01pm

And some more around Skeldergate:

 

1:00pm

A few more reader pictures.....

 

12:54pm

Firefighters have helped a man who has been in a narrow boat in Thorganby for five days to safety. A crew used a boat to reach the man whose boat is moored near Ferry Lane this morning. He was unharmed and is now on dry land.

Meanwhile, firefighters are currently at City Mills sheltered accomodation in Skeldergate helping to get medication to residents stranded in the building.

Despite the fact their own York premises have been hit by floods, kind hearted off-duty firefighters have found the time to volunteer at an outdoor coffee morning in Tower Street for Macmillan Cancer Care.

     

12:28pm

York Press: Divers in Tadcaster
Picture: Melvin Pratt

DIVERS who entered the River Wharfe at Tadcaster this morning in the hope of inspecting the town bridge’s foundations have had to give up because the water is still flowing too fast.

The specialist contractors will try again on another day when river levels have fallen further, said North Yorkshire County Council. The bridge has been shut since Wednesday following concerns that floodwaters may have caused structural damage.

11:00am

Divers are reported to have arrived at Tadcaster Bridge to carry out an inspection of the foundations. The bridge has been closed since Wednesday, following concerns that floodwaters may have caused structural damage.

10:57am

The closure of the A19 at Fulford because of flooding is causing huge delays for rush hour motorists who are having to find alternative routes in and out of York.  It took drivers up to 90 minutes to travel two miles from Fishergate via Heslington to Grimston Bar roundabout, the junction of the A64 and A1079 yesterday evening. Huge queues also developed on the eastbound A64 this morning, stretching from the York Outer Ring Road junction to Grimston Bar.

10:39am

A FREE shuttle bus service has been provided between the two sides of Tadcaster until the town’s bridge can re-open.
The community has been divided since the bridge over the River Wharfe was closed on Wednesday amid fears that floodwaters may have caused structural damage.
North Yorkshire County Council says it will provide the bus service until river levels have fallen enough for experts to carry out a thorough structural inspection.

10:31am

FLOOD levels on the River Ouse in York have fallen this morning to 4.71 metres above normal summer levels, the Environment Agency says. Levels, which peaked at just over 5 metres above normal summer levels, are continuing to fall slowly but will still remain high throughout the day.

10:23am

BUS UPDATE FROM CITY OF YORK COUNCIL

The current flooding is causing significant delays to all bus routes in the city.  Below is a summary by routes showing the current diversions that are in place:

Route 1 – Not directly affected.

Route 2 Rawcliffe Bar Park & Ride – Not directly affected.

Route 3 Askham Bar Park & Ride – Buses are terminating at York Station and not serving Rougier Street or Tower Street.

Route 4 – Clifford Street not being served with buses stopping in Piccadilly in both directions.

Route X4 – Not directly affected.

Route 5 – Not directly affected.

Route 6 – Not directly affected.

Route 7 Designer Outlet Park & Ride – Service is split: Some buses are travelling directly between the site and the city centre via A1036 Tadcaster Road (intermediate stops not served).  Some buses are travelling via A19 Fulford Road, Broadway, Heslington Lane, returning to the city centre via A19 Fulford Road.

Route 8 Grimston Bar Park & Ride – Not directly affected.

Route 9 Monks Cross Park & Ride – Not directly affected.

Route 10 – Buses are not serving Main Street, Nether Poppleton and Long Ridge Lane.  All are travelling out via Millfield Lane, Ebor Way and Long Ridge Lane, returning via Millfield Lane.

Route 11 – Buses returning to original route following earlier diversion.

Route 12 – Not directly affected.

Route 13 – Not directly affected.

Route 16 – Not directly affected.

Route 19 – Not directly affected.

Route 20 – Main Street Nether Poppleton is not being served with all buses running via Ebor Way.

Route 21 – Buses are not serving Acaster Malbis village but are still serving Mount Pleasant caravan park.  Buses are unable to serve Knavesmire Road, South Bank and Bishopthorpe Road.

Route 24, 26 – Buses are not able to serve Fordlands Road and Crossfield Crescent but are still running on A19 Main Street as far as its junction with Fordlands Road.

Route 29, 29A – Not directly affected.

Route 30 – Not directly affected.

Route 31, 31X – Not directly affected.

Route 35 – Buses are not serving A19 Fulford Road.  All buses are running via A1079 Hull Road.

Route 36 - Buses are not serving A19 Fulford Road.  All buses are running via A1079 Hull Road.

Route 37 – Buses are terminating at York Station and not serving any other city centre stops.

Route 40 – Not directly affected.

Route 42 – Service only operating between Selby and Cawood.

Route 44 – Not directly affected.

Route X46, X47 – Not directly affected.

Route 142, 143 – Most of the route is unaffected but buses are not currently serving Tower Street.

Route 181 – Not directly affected.

Route 195 - All stops are still being served but currently experiencing significant delays.

Route 412, 413 – Most of the route is unaffected but buses are not currently serving Tower Street.

Route 415 – No stops on A19 Fulford Road south of the junction with Heslington Lane are currently served.  In the city centre, buses are serving Piccadilly and The Stonebow only (not Clifford Street).

Route 840 and other Coastliner routes – Not directly affected in York but diversions in place for Tadcaster.

Route 844 – Buses from Leeds are terminating in the city centre and not serving University of York.

10:21am

ROADS UPDATE FROM CITY OF YORK COUNCIL

Bishopthorpe Road (is now open). The Crematorium is open and there are no restrictions to the exit/entrance but customers are advised to be cautious of surface water
 

B1228 Elvington (Sutton on Derwent side of Bridge) in East Yorkshire (restricted access/ buses are passing with care)
 

CLOSED:

  • A19 (Germany Beck)
  • Skeldergate
  • Monks Cross Link Road
  • Acaster Malbis (riverside road)
  • Nether Poppleton (riverside road)
  • Naburn at Howden Lane
  • Terry Avenue
  • St George's Field Car Park
  • Esplanade Car Park
  • Tower Street (both ways)
  • Fordlands Road
  • Knavesmire Road 
  • Millennium Bridge

10:20am

The Ouse is now 4.68 metres above normal summer levels, down from 5.06 this time yesterday.

10:20am

An update on bin collections from City of York Council...

Leeman Road area - there will be some disruption to rubbish collections today. The following streets did not receive a collection yesterday but we will attempt to pick up rubbish on Saturday, 29 September:
•         Swinerton Avenue
•         Forth Street
•         Lincoln Street
 

Nether Poppleton - there will be some disruption to rubbish collections today.

Unable to collect rubbish in Riverside Gardens today but we will attempt to pick up rubbish on Saturday, 29 September:

10:15am

We're getting a lot of queries re Tadcaster. To clarify.... Bridge Street has reopened but the bridge itself remains closed.

9:03am

Bridge Street, Tadcaster reopened

9:02am

Bishopthorpe Road has reopened.

9:01am

9:00am

8:29am

Weather foreceast for today is cloudy with scattered showers.

7:41am

This was the latest list of road closures/restriction issued by the council. The roads in bold are confirmed by our travel feed:

A19 (Germany Beck)
The Crematorium is open, customers please use Bishopthorpe Road from the city/ Past Terrys.
Skeldergate
Monks Cross Link Road
Acaster Malbis (riverside road)
Nether Poppleton (riverside road)
Naburn at Howden Lane
Terry Avenue
St George's Field Car Park
Esplanade Car Park
Tower Street (both ways)
Fordlands Road
Knavesmire Road
Bishopthorpe Road (reopened)

Further afield:

Bridge Street, Tadcaster (reopened)
Mill Lane, Stutton
York Road, Naburn
New Road, Ulleskelf
Cawood Swing Bridge, Cawood

7:38am

The good news is that the river levels have started to drop overnight - http://bit.ly/UxIdL4

7:33am

7:29am

Good morning on another day of disruption and flooding across York and North Yorkshire. We have now closed yesterday's live story - follow this one throughout today for rolling updates.

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8:36am Fri 28 Sep 12

pedalling paul says...

Bet there's spectacular views of the river from the open top buses as they cross Skeldergate and Lendal bridges...

.Anyone know if the Sustrans route from Bishopthorpe through Naburn is affected?
Bet there's spectacular views of the river from the open top buses as they cross Skeldergate and Lendal bridges... .Anyone know if the Sustrans route from Bishopthorpe through Naburn is affected? pedalling paul
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8:49am Fri 28 Sep 12

Garrowby Turnoff says...

pedalling paul wrote:
Bet there's spectacular views of the river from the open top buses as they cross Skeldergate and Lendal bridges...

.Anyone know if the Sustrans route from Bishopthorpe through Naburn is affected?
Why not buy a Sea Doo Paul? They've the same 'nuisance value' as a bike...
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Bet there's spectacular views of the river from the open top buses as they cross Skeldergate and Lendal bridges... .Anyone know if the Sustrans route from Bishopthorpe through Naburn is affected?[/p][/quote]Why not buy a Sea Doo Paul? They've the same 'nuisance value' as a bike... Garrowby Turnoff
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9:25am Fri 28 Sep 12

anistasia says...

is there any photos of the foss/huntington road area its all about the river ouse.
is there any photos of the foss/huntington road area its all about the river ouse. anistasia
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9:47am Fri 28 Sep 12

TerryYork says...

anistasia wrote:
is there any photos of the foss/huntington road area its all about the river ouse.
Went past there yesterday. Nothing to see for the first part of Huntington Road at least, all clear.
[quote][p][bold]anistasia[/bold] wrote: is there any photos of the foss/huntington road area its all about the river ouse.[/p][/quote]Went past there yesterday. Nothing to see for the first part of Huntington Road at least, all clear. TerryYork
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9:50am Fri 28 Sep 12

hifive says...

Garrowby Turnoff wrote:
pedalling paul wrote: Bet there's spectacular views of the river from the open top buses as they cross Skeldergate and Lendal bridges... .Anyone know if the Sustrans route from Bishopthorpe through Naburn is affected?
Why not buy a Sea Doo Paul? They've the same 'nuisance value' as a bike...
What an unnecessary and stupid response to a perfectly sensible question.
[quote][p][bold]Garrowby Turnoff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Bet there's spectacular views of the river from the open top buses as they cross Skeldergate and Lendal bridges... .Anyone know if the Sustrans route from Bishopthorpe through Naburn is affected?[/p][/quote]Why not buy a Sea Doo Paul? They've the same 'nuisance value' as a bike...[/p][/quote]What an unnecessary and stupid response to a perfectly sensible question. hifive
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10:15am Fri 28 Sep 12

BigJon says...

TerryYork wrote:
anistasia wrote:
is there any photos of the foss/huntington road area its all about the river ouse.
Went past there yesterday. Nothing to see for the first part of Huntington Road at least, all clear.
It's all about the Ouse as it's level is several ft. higher than the level of the Foss, which is protected behind the Castle Mills flood barrier. If the barrier wasn't there then most of the Huntington Road area would be well underwater.

If anyone's interested I have photos taken Weds/Thurs, including 2 showing the height difference on both sides of the flood barrier, on my facebook page....

http://www.facebook.
com/media/set/?set=a
.10151040440732407.4
16953.578747406&type
=3
[quote][p][bold]TerryYork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anistasia[/bold] wrote: is there any photos of the foss/huntington road area its all about the river ouse.[/p][/quote]Went past there yesterday. Nothing to see for the first part of Huntington Road at least, all clear.[/p][/quote]It's all about the Ouse as it's level is several ft. higher than the level of the Foss, which is protected behind the Castle Mills flood barrier. If the barrier wasn't there then most of the Huntington Road area would be well underwater. If anyone's interested I have photos taken Weds/Thurs, including 2 showing the height difference on both sides of the flood barrier, on my facebook page.... http://www.facebook. com/media/set/?set=a .10151040440732407.4 16953.578747406&type =3 BigJon
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10:30am Fri 28 Sep 12

pedalling paul says...

hifive wrote:
Garrowby Turnoff wrote:
pedalling paul wrote: Bet there's spectacular views of the river from the open top buses as they cross Skeldergate and Lendal bridges... .Anyone know if the Sustrans route from Bishopthorpe through Naburn is affected?
Why not buy a Sea Doo Paul? They've the same 'nuisance value' as a bike...
What an unnecessary and stupid response to a perfectly sensible question.
Don't worry....I'm quite used to it!
[quote][p][bold]hifive[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garrowby Turnoff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Bet there's spectacular views of the river from the open top buses as they cross Skeldergate and Lendal bridges... .Anyone know if the Sustrans route from Bishopthorpe through Naburn is affected?[/p][/quote]Why not buy a Sea Doo Paul? They've the same 'nuisance value' as a bike...[/p][/quote]What an unnecessary and stupid response to a perfectly sensible question.[/p][/quote]Don't worry....I'm quite used to it! pedalling paul
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11:09am Fri 28 Sep 12

crazy_idea says...

pedalling paul wrote:
Bet there's spectacular views of the river from the open top buses as they cross Skeldergate and Lendal bridges...

.Anyone know if the Sustrans route from Bishopthorpe through Naburn is affected?
I went down the sustans route on Wednesday evening and it's not affected. Amazing view from the swing bridge though.

The A19 has been so quiet the last few days though, we should close it more often!
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Bet there's spectacular views of the river from the open top buses as they cross Skeldergate and Lendal bridges... .Anyone know if the Sustrans route from Bishopthorpe through Naburn is affected?[/p][/quote]I went down the sustans route on Wednesday evening and it's not affected. Amazing view from the swing bridge though. The A19 has been so quiet the last few days though, we should close it more often! crazy_idea
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11:26am Fri 28 Sep 12

anistasia says...

must be great views from the york wheel.well i was wanting to go fishing at least with the floods i did not have to travel as far to get to the river.the river was coming to me.now lets see how many insurance claims will be turned down and the price increase these people will have to pay.i wish them the best in getting things sorted asap.yorkshire spirit chin up.
must be great views from the york wheel.well i was wanting to go fishing at least with the floods i did not have to travel as far to get to the river.the river was coming to me.now lets see how many insurance claims will be turned down and the price increase these people will have to pay.i wish them the best in getting things sorted asap.yorkshire spirit chin up. anistasia
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11:33am Fri 28 Sep 12

twigger says...

Some of my images from the last few days of the September Floods.
http://www.flickr.co
m/photos/chippykev/s
ets/7215763163320297
3/show/
Some of my images from the last few days of the September Floods. http://www.flickr.co m/photos/chippykev/s ets/7215763163320297 3/show/ twigger
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12:14pm Fri 28 Sep 12

BigJon says...

anistasia wrote:
must be great views from the york wheel.well i was wanting to go fishing at least with the floods i did not have to travel as far to get to the river.the river was coming to me.now lets see how many insurance claims will be turned down and the price increase these people will have to pay.i wish them the best in getting things sorted asap.yorkshire spirit chin up.
views from the wheel are actually dissapointing - I went up on Wednesday out of interest and, apart from the Clifton flood plains you can't really see a lot more. Better views (and cheaper, plus no time limit) can be got from going up Clifford's Tower.
[quote][p][bold]anistasia[/bold] wrote: must be great views from the york wheel.well i was wanting to go fishing at least with the floods i did not have to travel as far to get to the river.the river was coming to me.now lets see how many insurance claims will be turned down and the price increase these people will have to pay.i wish them the best in getting things sorted asap.yorkshire spirit chin up.[/p][/quote]views from the wheel are actually dissapointing - I went up on Wednesday out of interest and, apart from the Clifton flood plains you can't really see a lot more. Better views (and cheaper, plus no time limit) can be got from going up Clifford's Tower. BigJon
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12:23pm Fri 28 Sep 12

roskoboskovic says...

the a19 ,one of the main routes in and out of york,known to be prone to flooding at germany beck for years yet nothing has been done about it.nevermind the inconvenience to visitors and delivery men,what about the residents.this sort of behaviour by ycc whatever party is in control just goes to show how incompetent these people really are.
the a19 ,one of the main routes in and out of york,known to be prone to flooding at germany beck for years yet nothing has been done about it.nevermind the inconvenience to visitors and delivery men,what about the residents.this sort of behaviour by ycc whatever party is in control just goes to show how incompetent these people really are. roskoboskovic
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12:27pm Fri 28 Sep 12

anistasia says...

thats great to know i won't waste my money any good view points i can get to in a wheelchair.thanks.
thats great to know i won't waste my money any good view points i can get to in a wheelchair.thanks. anistasia
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2:23pm Fri 28 Sep 12

AngryandFrustrated says...

roskoboskovic wrote:
the a19 ,one of the main routes in and out of york,known to be prone to flooding at germany beck for years yet nothing has been done about it.nevermind the inconvenience to visitors and delivery men,what about the residents.this sort of behaviour by ycc whatever party is in control just goes to show how incompetent these people really are.
Not to mention the planning numpties and the developers who want to build houses on the very area that is currently under water.

You culdn't make it up - take note CofYC - it's about time you stop giving permission to develop on flood plains because even the largest developers in the country are unable to divert the Ouse!

As for anistasia, there is no flooding on the Foss and Huntington Road is clear - that's why all the pictures are of the Ouse!
[quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: the a19 ,one of the main routes in and out of york,known to be prone to flooding at germany beck for years yet nothing has been done about it.nevermind the inconvenience to visitors and delivery men,what about the residents.this sort of behaviour by ycc whatever party is in control just goes to show how incompetent these people really are.[/p][/quote]Not to mention the planning numpties and the developers who want to build houses on the very area that is currently under water. You culdn't make it up - take note CofYC - it's about time you stop giving permission to develop on flood plains because even the largest developers in the country are unable to divert the Ouse! As for anistasia, there is no flooding on the Foss and Huntington Road is clear - that's why all the pictures are of the Ouse! AngryandFrustrated
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4:14pm Fri 28 Sep 12

mmarshal says...

Route 30 – Not directly affected.

Route 31, 31X – Not directly affected.

A FLOODED country road between Newton-on-Ouse and Linton-on-Ouse, near Easingwold, began collapsing – but some motorists and cyclists still tried to use it.

North Yorkshire County Council said the edge of the road near a bridge over a beck subsided after being flooded by the River Ouse.

Strangely conflicting entries. Are the buses flying over the Linton Road bridge?

Serious absence of good information on road flooding and closures from North Yorks County Council and Radio York if you live in the Tollerton, Newton on Ouse, Linton on Ouse, Alne areas.
Route 30 – Not directly affected. Route 31, 31X – Not directly affected. A FLOODED country road between Newton-on-Ouse and Linton-on-Ouse, near Easingwold, began collapsing – but some motorists and cyclists still tried to use it. North Yorkshire County Council said the edge of the road near a bridge over a beck subsided after being flooded by the River Ouse. Strangely conflicting entries. Are the buses flying over the Linton Road bridge? Serious absence of good information on road flooding and closures from North Yorks County Council and Radio York if you live in the Tollerton, Newton on Ouse, Linton on Ouse, Alne areas. mmarshal
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4:30pm Fri 28 Sep 12

Firedrake says...

Yes. If this means the Stephenson's service between York and Easingwold via Linton, I rang them today and was told it's NOT running.
Yes. If this means the Stephenson's service between York and Easingwold via Linton, I rang them today and was told it's NOT running. Firedrake
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5:48pm Fri 28 Sep 12

anistasia says...

are eddie brown tours affected
are eddie brown tours affected anistasia
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5:57pm Fri 28 Sep 12

Tangy loon says...

Please don't forget Naburn where homes have also been flooded.
Please don't forget Naburn where homes have also been flooded. Tangy loon
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6:45pm Fri 28 Sep 12

anistasia says...

i remember one of our teachers some years ago lived at pinfold cottage at cawood his mini car and shed drifted down the street saw it on tv his house backed on to the river later a flood wall placed just behind his home and the garden was on the river side of the wall.and huntington road used to flood when we did not have the flood barrier and anyone remember tanghall beck flooding into foss islands road.near some railway sidings.
i remember one of our teachers some years ago lived at pinfold cottage at cawood his mini car and shed drifted down the street saw it on tv his house backed on to the river later a flood wall placed just behind his home and the garden was on the river side of the wall.and huntington road used to flood when we did not have the flood barrier and anyone remember tanghall beck flooding into foss islands road.near some railway sidings. anistasia
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11:02pm Fri 28 Sep 12

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

As I travelled over the river bridge which is on the northern ring road between the Wetherby Whaler and the A19 roundabouts at about 3:30pm this afternoon, I saw a guy windsurfing on the flood waters, on the fields behind the sewage works.

Did anyone else see this or was I just hallucinating?
As I travelled over the river bridge which is on the northern ring road between the Wetherby Whaler and the A19 roundabouts at about 3:30pm this afternoon, I saw a guy windsurfing on the flood waters, on the fields behind the sewage works. Did anyone else see this or was I just hallucinating? NoNewsIsGoodNews
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8:23pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Kelvar says...

Thank you to twigger & BigJon for 'sharing' their FB pictures. Some of your photo's are really beautiful. And I am truly sorry for all the people and business' that have been affected by this years flooding.
Thank you to twigger & BigJon for 'sharing' their FB pictures. Some of your photo's are really beautiful. And I am truly sorry for all the people and business' that have been affected by this years flooding. Kelvar
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