LiveHerefordshire Floods

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Summary

  • Reports that the River Frome has burst its banks in the Bromyard area (near Acton Green).
  • Merton Meadow car park is 80 per cent under water in Hereford.
  • Hereford Leisure Centre closed (review at 4pm)
  • UPDATE: All evening classes and activities will be taking place as normal.
  • Belmont Golf Course closed, but bar and kitchen open.
  • Possible mud/landslide at Llangarron.
  • Loads of roads closed or partially blocked

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11:18am Mon 24 Sep 12

Lukio says...

Praise The Lord! Hereford Futures to the rescue! I bet it's going to be like a Marx Brothers sketch watching them run around stroking their chins wondering how the flood has even dared to happen! I also eagerly await their 'report' as to why it has happened. It'll have more spin than a wind turbine ;)
Praise The Lord! Hereford Futures to the rescue! I bet it's going to be like a Marx Brothers sketch watching them run around stroking their chins wondering how the flood has even dared to happen! I also eagerly await their 'report' as to why it has happened. It'll have more spin than a wind turbine ;) Lukio
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2:28pm Mon 24 Sep 12

ArmadilloSackRace says...

Hoarwithy Road has been closed due to flooding under the railway bridge, as shown in a photo tweeted to HT an hour and a half ago
Hoarwithy Road has been closed due to flooding under the railway bridge, as shown in a photo tweeted to HT an hour and a half ago ArmadilloSackRace
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2:56pm Mon 24 Sep 12

bobby47 says...

Praise the Lord indeed. Halleluzah I say. This is a sign. An omen of worse to come.
The spin will be, ' we have experienced unprecedented rain fall levels for this time of year and had it not been for our past investment into Flood Defence's then we'd have all been washed away by the deluge and our bodies recovered near Bristol.'
Praise the Lord indeed. Halleluzah I say. This is a sign. An omen of worse to come. The spin will be, ' we have experienced unprecedented rain fall levels for this time of year and had it not been for our past investment into Flood Defence's then we'd have all been washed away by the deluge and our bodies recovered near Bristol.' bobby47
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3:26pm Mon 24 Sep 12

ArmadilloSackRace says...

"Loads of roads closed or partially blocked"

Great piece of professional and informative journalism there.

I'm not sure how you can have a load that comprises of roads, never mind more than one.
"Loads of roads closed or partially blocked" Great piece of professional and informative journalism there. I'm not sure how you can have a load that comprises of roads, never mind more than one. ArmadilloSackRace
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3:51pm Mon 24 Sep 12

Paul Rogers says...

We re-tweeted that Hoarwithy Road was closed straight away and have updated the road closure list on this blog.
We re-tweeted that Hoarwithy Road was closed straight away and have updated the road closure list on this blog. Paul Rogers
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4:07pm Mon 24 Sep 12

bobby47 says...

And a fine job you are doing Paul Rogers. We hope that this deluge and flooding aint your fault because we Posters will slaughter you.
My warmest regards.
And a fine job you are doing Paul Rogers. We hope that this deluge and flooding aint your fault because we Posters will slaughter you. My warmest regards. bobby47
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6:14pm Mon 24 Sep 12

sickofrain says...

ArmadilloSackRace wrote:
"Loads of roads closed or partially blocked"

Great piece of professional and informative journalism there.

I'm not sure how you can have a load that comprises of roads, never mind more than one.
Great journalistic skills indeed, up to the usual 'standard', and at 3.44pm "Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service have been caled to more than 40 flood related incidents across the two counties today".
[quote][p][bold]ArmadilloSackRace[/bold] wrote: "Loads of roads closed or partially blocked" Great piece of professional and informative journalism there. I'm not sure how you can have a load that comprises of roads, never mind more than one.[/p][/quote]Great journalistic skills indeed, up to the usual 'standard', and at 3.44pm "Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service have been caled to more than 40 flood related incidents across the two counties today". sickofrain
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9:31pm Mon 24 Sep 12

TwoWheelsGood says...

Much of this localised flooding, and massive inconvenience and cost to residents and businesses, could have been avoided if routine clearing of road gullies had been carried out by Amey. Its noticeable that in the last year it has been abandoned completely, evident by the tufts of grass regularly spaced along the edges of our roads - where once there were free draining gullies there are now gravel filled grass beds. I've reported dozens of these this year but not a single one has been cleared. What is clear in my Council tax demand is that I have paid for highway maintenance, what is not clear is that the whole gulley clearing budget seems to have been diverted in part payment of the Bull redundancy package ...
Much of this localised flooding, and massive inconvenience and cost to residents and businesses, could have been avoided if routine clearing of road gullies had been carried out by Amey. Its noticeable that in the last year it has been abandoned completely, evident by the tufts of grass regularly spaced along the edges of our roads - where once there were free draining gullies there are now gravel filled grass beds. I've reported dozens of these this year but not a single one has been cleared. What is clear in my Council tax demand is that I have paid for highway maintenance, what is not clear is that the whole gulley clearing budget seems to have been diverted in part payment of the Bull redundancy package ... TwoWheelsGood
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10:02pm Mon 24 Sep 12

bobby47 says...

TwoWheels,You've got it completely right. Everywhere you go in Hereford you can see that the water has nowhere to go because of the poorly maintained drainage system.
Well said kiddo.
TwoWheels,You've got it completely right. Everywhere you go in Hereford you can see that the water has nowhere to go because of the poorly maintained drainage system. Well said kiddo. bobby47
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8:46am Tue 25 Sep 12

ArmadilloSackRace says...

Paul Rogers wrote:
We re-tweeted that Hoarwithy Road was closed straight away and have updated the road closure list on this blog.
What about the people who don't have Twitter? A lot of people would have been relying on this blog for important information before travelling.

Hoarwithy Road does not appear anywhere on this page, other than in the comments.
[quote][p][bold]Paul Rogers[/bold] wrote: We re-tweeted that Hoarwithy Road was closed straight away and have updated the road closure list on this blog.[/p][/quote]What about the people who don't have Twitter? A lot of people would have been relying on this blog for important information before travelling. Hoarwithy Road does not appear anywhere on this page, other than in the comments. ArmadilloSackRace
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10:43am Wed 26 Sep 12

richybeaver says...

Doesn't Merton Meadow know it is not supposed to flood anymore?

An enforcement officer is on the way...
Doesn't Merton Meadow know it is not supposed to flood anymore? An enforcement officer is on the way... richybeaver
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