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Flood defences

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Posted: Wed 2 Mar 2016 @ 18:03 by Tod

Just as a matter of interest, does anyone know why the flood defences failed after the boxing day deluge. Was it just the amount of water, or the grill blocked near the phone box, or had someone forgotten to switch the system on?

We were away that day but saw the car in the ditch that evening, and the flotsame line where the flood had been.

Posted: Wed 2 Mar 2016 @ 23:24 by Ian B

Flood defence scheme worked perfectly. The road was flooded because Yorkshire Water's mains drainage system is inadequate to cope with severe rainfall. Ian B

Posted: Thu 3 Mar 2016 @ 19:02 by Tod

I take it by that Ian, you mean the grills were blocked not allowing the water to get to the pumps?