Flooding causes closure of Lower High Street, Watford

Watford Observer: Picture: Susan-Jane Nicholls Picture: Susan-Jane Nicholls

A main Watford road was severely flooded yesterday which caused heavy traffic in the nearby area.

Fire crews were first called to Lower High Street at 9.22am on Sunday, February 2 with reports of flood water affecting several properties.

At 10.46 Hertfordshire County Council consulted with the environment agency as the flood water was believed to be rising. The county council continued to receive calls from concerned residents throughout the day.

Crews from Watford and Garston worked to pump out some of the water and an inspection is due to take place this morning.

Residents of Rickmansworth and Bushey also reported severe flooding in Moor Lane and Radlett Road.

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10:22am Mon 3 Feb 14

G_Whiz says...

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=sAI9I3y_a
IM
http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=sAI9I3y_a IM G_Whiz

10:52am Mon 3 Feb 14

TRT says...

Considering the footage we've seen of Somerset etc., Watford got off pretty lightly.
Considering the footage we've seen of Somerset etc., Watford got off pretty lightly. TRT

8:53pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Maclanx says...

G_Whiz wrote:
http://www.youtube.c

om/watch?v=sAI9I3y_a

IM
Quality, like to see more of those!

Might get one myself
[quote][p][bold]G_Whiz[/bold] wrote: http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=sAI9I3y_a IM[/p][/quote]Quality, like to see more of those! Might get one myself Maclanx

9:03am Thu 6 Feb 14

Andrew Turpie says...

G_Whiz wrote:
http://www.youtube.c

om/watch?v=sAI9I3y_a

IM
I want one one them drones with camera....
[quote][p][bold]G_Whiz[/bold] wrote: http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=sAI9I3y_a IM[/p][/quote]I want one one them drones with camera.... Andrew Turpie

11:31am Tue 11 Feb 14

Let`s`aveitright says...

Bring on a few more truckloads of concrete and build another supermarket on the riverbank! Welcoming Waitrose to the former Gas site........NOT!
Bring on a few more truckloads of concrete and build another supermarket on the riverbank! Welcoming Waitrose to the former Gas site........NOT! Let`s`aveitright

11:42am Tue 11 Feb 14

TRT says...

Let`s`aveitright wrote:
Bring on a few more truckloads of concrete and build another supermarket on the riverbank! Welcoming Waitrose to the former Gas site........NOT!
To be fair... the gas site isn't actually floodplain, though it could be. Waitrose wouldn't be too happy, though, if the only entrance to their store was closed by flooding. Tesco already has a problem with the foul drain backing up, and that's 20 foot higher up than the proposed Waitrose.
[quote][p][bold]Let`s`aveitright[/bold] wrote: Bring on a few more truckloads of concrete and build another supermarket on the riverbank! Welcoming Waitrose to the former Gas site........NOT![/p][/quote]To be fair... the gas site isn't actually floodplain, though it could be. Waitrose wouldn't be too happy, though, if the only entrance to their store was closed by flooding. Tesco already has a problem with the foul drain backing up, and that's 20 foot higher up than the proposed Waitrose. TRT

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