Flooding causes road closures and traffic gridlock

Watford Observer: Flooding by Watford Arches Retail Park near Lower High Street. Picture by @maloneyRM Flooding by Watford Arches Retail Park near Lower High Street. Picture by @maloneyRM

Flooding has caused serious problems on motorways and main roads around Watford this morning.

The Highways Agency reported problems on the M1 near Junction 5 and the M25 at Junction 21 Kings Langley.

Watford Observer:

Flooding in Lower High Street. Picture by Dean Leighton.

In Watford, Lower High Street has been closed for the second time in a week due to flooding. Wiggenhall Road was also overwhelmed by flood water.

The problems led to gridlock in the ring road and around Watford town centre.

Fire crews were at full stretch this morning responding to numerous emergency flooding callouts across south west Hertfordshire.

The problems have been caused after heavy rainfall across the area though yesterday and last night. The Met Office is predicting more rain through today and tomorrow.

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1:59pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Andrew Turpie says...

So let me get this right, the section of Wiggenhall Road which was flooded will soon be covered in that super porous material mixture known as concrete and tarmac along with a vast swath of the super porous mixture supporting all the way up to the hospital. It's no wonder that the mayor wants to end the continuous flooding, backed up drainage and over loaded Victorian sewer network by covering over that ghastly impermeable allotments!

All about the $$ and the voters suffer as usual.
So let me get this right, the section of Wiggenhall Road which was flooded will soon be covered in that super porous material mixture known as concrete and tarmac along with a vast swath of the super porous mixture supporting all the way up to the hospital. It's no wonder that the mayor wants to end the continuous flooding, backed up drainage and over loaded Victorian sewer network by covering over that ghastly impermeable allotments! All about the $$ and the voters suffer as usual. Andrew Turpie
  • Score: 16

2:43pm Fri 7 Feb 14

phil mitchel says...

This woman is only interested in self promotion, she considers the Watford electorate her inferiors, she proves it by not having the decency to declare her intention to serve a full term if elected as mayor next time... beware of the Queen of Concrete.
This woman is only interested in self promotion, she considers the Watford electorate her inferiors, she proves it by not having the decency to declare her intention to serve a full term if elected as mayor next time... beware of the Queen of Concrete. phil mitchel
  • Score: 12

4:18pm Fri 7 Feb 14

jasonwatford says...

Yer lets not move forward eh....Just keep Watford in the 1800's while the rest of the world gets bigger
Yer lets not move forward eh....Just keep Watford in the 1800's while the rest of the world gets bigger jasonwatford
  • Score: -7

4:50pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Andrew Turpie says...

jasonwatford wrote:
Yer lets not move forward eh....Just keep Watford in the 1800's while the rest of the world gets bigger
We're all ears, lets hear your master plan - the stage is yours my friend :)
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Yer lets not move forward eh....Just keep Watford in the 1800's while the rest of the world gets bigger[/p][/quote]We're all ears, lets hear your master plan - the stage is yours my friend :) Andrew Turpie
  • Score: 10

10:17pm Sun 9 Feb 14

esercito giallo says...

jasonwatford wrote:
Yer lets not move forward eh....Just keep Watford in the 1800's while the rest of the world gets bigger
I think mostly we are all moving forward. However it does appear Jason that you maybe backward!
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Yer lets not move forward eh....Just keep Watford in the 1800's while the rest of the world gets bigger[/p][/quote]I think mostly we are all moving forward. However it does appear Jason that you maybe backward! esercito giallo
  • Score: 1

9:32am Mon 10 Feb 14

garry.armstrong232@btinternet.com says...

iv met her what a wast of space all she is worried about is her self an her back pocket KACHING
iv met her what a wast of space all she is worried about is her self an her back pocket KACHING garry.armstrong232@btinternet.com
  • Score: 1

8:00pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Cuetip says...

Just a plea for all of us to consider the wider aspects of how our chalk streams have suffered years of abuse and in some years are unrecognisable thanks to all the water abstraction.

The Gade used to have quite a flow and is enjoying a good flushing thanks to the rainfall. The Colne is fed by chalk streams which is important for biodiversity.
Just a plea for all of us to consider the wider aspects of how our chalk streams have suffered years of abuse and in some years are unrecognisable thanks to all the water abstraction. The Gade used to have quite a flow and is enjoying a good flushing thanks to the rainfall. The Colne is fed by chalk streams which is important for biodiversity. Cuetip
  • Score: 4

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