LiveStorms batter Worcestershire for a second night

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Summary

  • Electrical storms lit up the sky last night
  • More heavy thunderstorms are on their way today
  • The Met Office has issued an Amber warning of rain
  • Extra Worcestershire highways staff on standby
  • Send your storms pic to fl@worcesternews.co.uk, tweet @worcesternews or send them to our Facebook page

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10:59am Sat 19 Jul 14

saucerer says...

Do the highways department ever clear out roadside drains? Of if they do, is it once in a blue moon? There has been so much standing water and localised flooding, all because the drains are taking water away quick enough. Today's downpour had been forecast a week ago yet it seems the highways guys weren't prepared and didn't clear out problem drains. Mind you, they probably can't find them if they've tarmacced over them or they're too full of grit from ineffective surface dressing!
Do the highways department ever clear out roadside drains? Of if they do, is it once in a blue moon? There has been so much standing water and localised flooding, all because the drains are taking water away quick enough. Today's downpour had been forecast a week ago yet it seems the highways guys weren't prepared and didn't clear out problem drains. Mind you, they probably can't find them if they've tarmacced over them or they're too full of grit from ineffective surface dressing! saucerer
  • Score: 7

3:25pm Sat 19 Jul 14

citykid says...

saucerer wrote:
Do the highways department ever clear out roadside drains? Of if they do, is it once in a blue moon? There has been so much standing water and localised flooding, all because the drains are taking water away quick enough. Today's downpour had been forecast a week ago yet it seems the highways guys weren't prepared and didn't clear out problem drains. Mind you, they probably can't find them if they've tarmacced over them or they're too full of grit from ineffective surface dressing!
I agree into Upton water coming out of drain like a fountain, too much rubbish in them. I recall a statement where they said we will clear all drains!!! It seems like they only did a few then said all done as usual. This is the problem we have on the roads what causes a lot of the flooding. Don't we ALL pay Council Tax!!!
[quote][p][bold]saucerer[/bold] wrote: Do the highways department ever clear out roadside drains? Of if they do, is it once in a blue moon? There has been so much standing water and localised flooding, all because the drains are taking water away quick enough. Today's downpour had been forecast a week ago yet it seems the highways guys weren't prepared and didn't clear out problem drains. Mind you, they probably can't find them if they've tarmacced over them or they're too full of grit from ineffective surface dressing![/p][/quote]I agree into Upton water coming out of drain like a fountain, too much rubbish in them. I recall a statement where they said we will clear all drains!!! It seems like they only did a few then said all done as usual. This is the problem we have on the roads what causes a lot of the flooding. Don't we ALL pay Council Tax!!! citykid
  • Score: 4

10:08pm Sat 19 Jul 14

speak your mind says...

What a fuss about a bit of water. The ground is that dry it should have absorbed most of it. It's not flooding just a temporary puddle! It will all have gone by now.
What a fuss about a bit of water. The ground is that dry it should have absorbed most of it. It's not flooding just a temporary puddle! It will all have gone by now. speak your mind
  • Score: 2

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