Water Lane in Watford closed due to flooding

Watford Observer: Central Watford road closed due to flooding Central Watford road closed due to flooding

Water Lane in Watford has been closed due to flooding.

Hertfordshire County Council confirmed the road was closed at 4.50pm.

Variable message signs have been displayed to let motorists know of the closure, and delays in the surrounding areas are expected.

The council do not know how long the road will be closed for.

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5:34pm Mon 3 Feb 14

TRT says...

It was closed on Saturday, but that didn't stop some idiots driving (or trying to drive) through it. One car at least broke down and was stranded, and several others who could have gone round the closure just moved the road closed signs out of the way and carried on!
It was closed on Saturday, but that didn't stop some idiots driving (or trying to drive) through it. One car at least broke down and was stranded, and several others who could have gone round the closure just moved the road closed signs out of the way and carried on! TRT

6:09pm Mon 3 Feb 14

harry hornet wfc says...

People were still driving through tonite at 5-20 road closed sign won't stop them
People were still driving through tonite at 5-20 road closed sign won't stop them harry hornet wfc

6:53pm Mon 3 Feb 14

phil mitchel says...

The clue is in the name of the road.
The clue is in the name of the road. phil mitchel

8:37pm Mon 3 Feb 14

robaldred@live.com.au says...

in Australia were I live and I think in some other country's it's once in a hundred year's,but you got an extra 7 year's flood free or not?
in Australia were I live and I think in some other country's it's once in a hundred year's,but you got an extra 7 year's flood free or not? robaldred@live.com.au

2:31am Tue 4 Feb 14

John Dowdle says...

There are also reports of flooding on the Lower High Street and Dalton Way, as well as elsewhere in Watford. And Watford Council wants to concrete over the West Watford flood plain area. Are they mad?
There are also reports of flooding on the Lower High Street and Dalton Way, as well as elsewhere in Watford. And Watford Council wants to concrete over the West Watford flood plain area. Are they mad? John Dowdle

2:32am Tue 4 Feb 14

John Dowdle says...

Part of Bushey Hall Road also flooded, as well as other areas in Bushey.
What part of climate change do our local councils not get?
Part of Bushey Hall Road also flooded, as well as other areas in Bushey. What part of climate change do our local councils not get? John Dowdle

8:57am Tue 4 Feb 14

theguitarman says...

The lower High Street was closed and totally flooded when the Colne River breached. Two fire engines were on site pumping water back into .... the Colne River.
The lower High Street was closed and totally flooded when the Colne River breached. Two fire engines were on site pumping water back into .... the Colne River. theguitarman

9:22am Tue 4 Feb 14

TRT says...

theguitarman wrote:
The lower High Street was closed and totally flooded when the Colne River breached. Two fire engines were on site pumping water back into .... the Colne River.
only part of Waterfields was flooded. If they dug a few feet down and moved the spoil to increase banking elsewhere, they could artificially increase the capacity of the flood plain.
[quote][p][bold]theguitarman[/bold] wrote: The lower High Street was closed and totally flooded when the Colne River breached. Two fire engines were on site pumping water back into .... the Colne River.[/p][/quote]only part of Waterfields was flooded. If they dug a few feet down and moved the spoil to increase banking elsewhere, they could artificially increase the capacity of the flood plain. TRT

9:42am Tue 4 Feb 14

Harry Caine says...

TRT wrote:
theguitarman wrote:
The lower High Street was closed and totally flooded when the Colne River breached. Two fire engines were on site pumping water back into .... the Colne River.
only part of Waterfields was flooded. If they dug a few feet down and moved the spoil to increase banking elsewhere, they could artificially increase the capacity of the flood plain.
Water Lane had a flood plain which is why the college building previously there was built on stilts.

Regrettably Tesco banked it up with concrete and build a petrol filling station on it. Now the water has nowhere to go except to flood the road. As Phil Mitchel rightly points out the clue is in the name of the road
[quote][p][bold]TRT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theguitarman[/bold] wrote: The lower High Street was closed and totally flooded when the Colne River breached. Two fire engines were on site pumping water back into .... the Colne River.[/p][/quote]only part of Waterfields was flooded. If they dug a few feet down and moved the spoil to increase banking elsewhere, they could artificially increase the capacity of the flood plain.[/p][/quote]Water Lane had a flood plain which is why the college building previously there was built on stilts. Regrettably Tesco banked it up with concrete and build a petrol filling station on it. Now the water has nowhere to go except to flood the road. As Phil Mitchel rightly points out the clue is in the name of the road Harry Caine

9:51am Tue 4 Feb 14

TRT says...

Harry Caine wrote:
TRT wrote:
theguitarman wrote:
The lower High Street was closed and totally flooded when the Colne River breached. Two fire engines were on site pumping water back into .... the Colne River.
only part of Waterfields was flooded. If they dug a few feet down and moved the spoil to increase banking elsewhere, they could artificially increase the capacity of the flood plain.
Water Lane had a flood plain which is why the college building previously there was built on stilts.

Regrettably Tesco banked it up with concrete and build a petrol filling station on it. Now the water has nowhere to go except to flood the road. As Phil Mitchel rightly points out the clue is in the name of the road
I know that! I used to work for the college. If you're going to develop like that you need to compensate. That wasn't done. And channelling the Colne in that concrete canyon behind DFS and Wickes... I bet that was the start of Lower High St. flooding.

But never mind, because Dotty is going to fix Lower High Street so it never ever floods, nor the Irish club football grounds, because that's where the super-dooper new road for the ambulances to get to the hospital will go. And if you saw the state of the roads this weekend, you'd ask yourself how on earth anyone thought it would ever be a good idea to triple the A&E intake given where Watford General is.
[quote][p][bold]Harry Caine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TRT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theguitarman[/bold] wrote: The lower High Street was closed and totally flooded when the Colne River breached. Two fire engines were on site pumping water back into .... the Colne River.[/p][/quote]only part of Waterfields was flooded. If they dug a few feet down and moved the spoil to increase banking elsewhere, they could artificially increase the capacity of the flood plain.[/p][/quote]Water Lane had a flood plain which is why the college building previously there was built on stilts. Regrettably Tesco banked it up with concrete and build a petrol filling station on it. Now the water has nowhere to go except to flood the road. As Phil Mitchel rightly points out the clue is in the name of the road[/p][/quote]I know that! I used to work for the college. If you're going to develop like that you need to compensate. That wasn't done. And channelling the Colne in that concrete canyon behind DFS and Wickes... I bet that was the start of Lower High St. flooding. But never mind, because Dotty is going to fix Lower High Street so it never ever floods, nor the Irish club football grounds, because that's where the super-dooper new road for the ambulances to get to the hospital will go. And if you saw the state of the roads this weekend, you'd ask yourself how on earth anyone thought it would ever be a good idea to triple the A&E intake given where Watford General is. TRT

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