Flooding of biblical proportions in Lancashire

Posted: December 26, 2015 by tallbloke in humour, solar system dynamics

Stay safe everyone.

  1. Simon Hopkinson says:

    Spent Christmas Day in Hyde, came home over the tops at Laneshawbridge (past the Atom panopticon; I dare say you’ll know it) and back down into Haworth mid-evening. It was beginning to get pretty bad by then. The run-off from the hills on the western (Pendle) side was resulting in the length of the road being turned into a ~5 inch deep torrent. I was grateful I was driving a diesel. Pouring through and over the stone walls were waterfalls that might have shamed one or two at Ingleton.

    On our side of the hill it wasn’t at all bad, though I gather Haworth is flooded today at Mill Hey and the station. Back to Leeds, across the bridge at Bingley, the weir had completely disappeared under the flow by 9pm. Headed up to see my dad there now. Wish me luck 🙂

  2. oldbrew says:

    Wellies at the ready…

    ‘The Met Office has issued red weather warnings for rain in Lancashire and Yorkshire. Almost a month’s rainfall is likely to fall in one day in places.’

  3. wolsten says:

    No power here at the top end of Norden in Rochdale for a second day and not forecast to be back until tomorrow lunchtime.