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Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« on: February 01, 2014, 11:05:07 am »
Be careful driving along Hawkshead Lane this morning. Bottom part west of Vet College closed. Deep water near Folly Arch. Also A1(M) closed because of flooding by M25 junction.


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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 07:51:12 am »
Does anyone know if the flooding on Hawkshead Road by Folly Arch and the vet college is passible this morning?

It was bad when I got through it yesterday evening, but it's been raining all night since ........ :-\
 

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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 08:50:49 am »
It was an hour ago but its as bad as i have seen it over recent weeks  >:(
 

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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014, 09:26:41 am »
UNO are reporting that the 610 service is currently unable to service Brookmans Park due to flooding at Welham Green
James Bentall, Brookmans Park, Herts.
I post in a personal capacity and not on behalf of North Mymms Parish Council
 

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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2014, 10:28:11 am »
The road was flooded by the catholic church this morning but managed to get through - although some other cars were abandoned.

With more rain overnight and tomorrow I can't see things improving much for a while.
 

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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2014, 10:47:24 am »
Station road now closed after doctors' surgery. The local fire engine currently pumping out water. You will need at least a 4x4 to get past and preferably as small boat.

 

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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2014, 10:58:12 am »
The picture was taken after the engine left. I think they gave up.
 

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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2014, 01:15:30 pm »
After an aborted attempt to go down Station Road this morning.... the poor owners of the house where the flooding is were trying to get people NOT to drive through - the "wash" was flooding their land/property. It was very deep then (well past door sills on my CRV, even though I chose to turn round and crawl along the A1000)
 

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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2014, 05:13:40 pm »
Fortunately I missed all that, but up in wild hill it was quite bad at lunchtime. There was a lot of debris on the road and a river running off one field across the road and into another.

I was not put off mind, and "battled" through to get my fishfinger sandwich at The Candlestick (mods:other pubs are available :)

drive safe all

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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2014, 07:24:34 pm »
 

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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2014, 10:54:33 am »
Ducks enjoying the car park at St Thomas More Catholic Church, Station Road.
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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2014, 08:00:26 am »
A number of weather warnings issues this morning following on from the alerts sent out last night.
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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2014, 10:34:00 am »
Yellow Rain ??

Was worried there for a moment.
 

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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2014, 10:56:17 am »
Yellow Rain ??

Was worried there for a moment.
Thats only if it is p.....g down  :icon_jokercolor:
 

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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2014, 11:00:59 am »
Yellow Rain ??

Was worried there for a moment.
Thats only if it is p.....g down  :icon_jokercolor:

Brilliant - I will never be able to take a yellow weather warning seriously again.

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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2014, 11:49:46 am »
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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2014, 03:41:05 pm »
Just in case you are planning and heading down the A1 (M), an update on flooding via Twitter.

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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2014, 03:42:13 pm »
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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2014, 03:43:30 pm »
The gritters will be out tonight because of a risk of freezing after flooding.

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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2014, 05:30:46 pm »
Screen grab from the Environment Agency site showing where flooding is expected. The maps on the site are updated every 15mins (not this grab). Put your postcode in the box on the page if you want to know the latest situation. (Note: Although the image below is a screen grab, the copyright still belongs to the Environment Agency and the grab must not be used without the agency's permission. This site has requested permission to include this grab.)
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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2014, 07:51:44 pm »
Driving home a while ago, Warrengate Road had been closed off to traffic from Swanland Road and Station Road is flooded in the usual spot near the Catholic Church.  A car tried to drive through and got stuck!  Finally drove into village via GWR, although some surface water on the A1000.  Be careful out there!
 

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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2014, 08:21:59 pm »
Interesting site for checking water levels in local rivers. Just enter your postcode on GaugeMap. Two widgets from the site embedded below and screen grabs of North Mymms and Mymmshall Brook. The widgets show the water levels rising and falling. Clever idea.



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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2014, 09:21:35 am »
I know it wouldn't solve the problem, but if the drains along Station Road were unblocked, it might help a bit.
 

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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2014, 10:46:50 am »
Hi all,

I have been doing a bit of splitting and merging threads to try to keep all similar topics together. Epiphany raised an excellent point in this thread which a couple of us responded to.

Once again flooding is a local issue, makes you wonder what it will be like if large swathes of the surrounding Green Belt are built on.

It was clear that discussion and subsequent responses could result in the flooding thread becoming a housing, green belt, development thread. So I have moved the posts over to the BPRA thread about the forthcoming meeting on the WHC local plan and proposed housing development.

On Friday, after the BRPR public meeting, I will merge that thread with existing threads on green belt and housing so that all the local discussions on the issue are in one place.

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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2014, 12:35:58 pm »
After the rain and flood warnings comes a Met Office National Severe Weather Warning for fog in the area.

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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2014, 01:43:45 pm »
Just tweeted by the Met Office (@metoffice).

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« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2014, 09:11:34 pm »
At least it's not yellow rain !!  :icon_jokercolor:
 

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Re: Local rain, flooding, ice and fog warnings
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2016, 11:53:16 am »
You might need to take extra care when driving along Station Road between Brookmans Park and Potterells Medical Centre because of water streaming across the road. It isn't deep, but some are driving fairly fast and seem impatient if you slow down to negotiate the water carefully. There is flooding down Bulls Lane.

Local water levels below. The widgets below are dynamic, showing the current water levels. Below them are screen grabs from the site.


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