Park Road in Rickmansworth closed in attempt to prevent flooding

Watford Observer: Park Road this morning. Park Road this morning.

Police have closed Park Road in Rickmansworth in an attempt to prevent flooding reaching homes.

Hertfordshire Constabulary said the road had flooded badly at near the roundabout with High Street and traffic was pushing flood water towards the nearby houses.

Drivers have been advised to avoid the area.

The flooding comes after heavy rainfall in the area yesterday and today.

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11:47am Fri 7 Feb 14

abbotshornet says...

Never heard of Park Road, I hope that's not the main road between Ricky and Watford closed!
Never heard of Park Road, I hope that's not the main road between Ricky and Watford closed! abbotshornet

4:32pm Fri 7 Feb 14

jay2014 says...

maybe someone at the council could get out and clean the rivers of all the rubbish, or at least help!
maybe someone at the council could get out and clean the rivers of all the rubbish, or at least help! jay2014

8:06pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Maclanx says...

jay2014 wrote:
maybe someone at the council could get out and clean the rivers of all the rubbish, or at least help!
Why, what are you doing?

And what rubbish?
[quote][p][bold]jay2014[/bold] wrote: maybe someone at the council could get out and clean the rivers of all the rubbish, or at least help![/p][/quote]Why, what are you doing? And what rubbish? Maclanx

11:10pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Stevenwatford says...

jay2014 wrote:
maybe someone at the council could get out and clean the rivers of all the rubbish, or at least help!
I think if you could see how many staff the council deployed on this job, you would be surprised.
I saw vans and crews all over Ricky today and they all seemed very busy and trying to "help".
Canals and waterways are handled the Canals and Waterways Trust. Have a look at the Three Rivers website and it gives all the relevant phone numbers.
[quote][p][bold]jay2014[/bold] wrote: maybe someone at the council could get out and clean the rivers of all the rubbish, or at least help![/p][/quote]I think if you could see how many staff the council deployed on this job, you would be surprised. I saw vans and crews all over Ricky today and they all seemed very busy and trying to "help". Canals and waterways are handled the Canals and Waterways Trust. Have a look at the Three Rivers website and it gives all the relevant phone numbers. Stevenwatford

11:06am Sat 8 Feb 14

S/O man says...

Park Road is the road that is just before Scots Hill, read a map.
Park Road is the road that is just before Scots Hill, read a map. S/O man

2:21pm Sat 8 Feb 14

MW1234 says...

2014... and good old UK can't cope with a little bit of extreme weather!!!

As 'Gran' would say.... "What a ...... liberty!!!"

Time our useless politicians did something to help the people of this country. Flood defences should been a priority!!! - Not some stupid scheme that many have in place... e.g. the chicanes on Nascot Road

Also, where is the DEC 'Britain Disaster Fund' appeal??? - Maybe us Brits aren't important enough to be helped!!
2014... and good old UK can't cope with a little bit of extreme weather!!! As 'Gran' would say.... "What a ...... liberty!!!" Time our useless politicians did something to help the people of this country. Flood defences should been a priority!!! - Not some stupid scheme that many have in place... e.g. the chicanes on Nascot Road Also, where is the DEC 'Britain Disaster Fund' appeal??? - Maybe us Brits aren't important enough to be helped!! MW1234

2:22pm Sat 8 Feb 14

MW1234 says...

MW1234 wrote:
2014... and good old UK can't cope with a little bit of extreme weather!!!

As 'Gran' would say.... "What a ...... liberty!!!"

Time our useless politicians did something to help the people of this country. Flood defences should been a priority!!! - Not some stupid scheme that many have in place... e.g. the chicanes on Nascot Road

Also, where is the DEC 'Britain Disaster Fund' appeal??? - Maybe us Brits aren't important enough to be helped!!
Sorry... should have said "Flood defences should HAVE been a priority!!
[quote][p][bold]MW1234[/bold] wrote: 2014... and good old UK can't cope with a little bit of extreme weather!!! As 'Gran' would say.... "What a ...... liberty!!!" Time our useless politicians did something to help the people of this country. Flood defences should been a priority!!! - Not some stupid scheme that many have in place... e.g. the chicanes on Nascot Road Also, where is the DEC 'Britain Disaster Fund' appeal??? - Maybe us Brits aren't important enough to be helped!![/p][/quote]Sorry... should have said "Flood defences should HAVE been a priority!! MW1234

9:30pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Maclanx says...

MW1234 wrote:
2014... and good old UK can't cope with a little bit of extreme weather!!!

As 'Gran' would say.... "What a ...... liberty!!!"

Time our useless politicians did something to help the people of this country. Flood defences should been a priority!!! - Not some stupid scheme that many have in place... e.g. the chicanes on Nascot Road

Also, where is the DEC 'Britain Disaster Fund' appeal??? - Maybe us Brits aren't important enough to be helped!!
You need to calm down!

Can't cope? One road closure for a day or two is not going to kill anyone.

I bet if you were asked just three months ago how would you like to pay more tax for something that might never happen you would be up there moaning about 'them' taking your money and how they would never have done that in the old days.

Tell me, what has a politician done/not done re this flooding? They are not God, they can't stop the rain, it is natural. You want 2 meter high barriers either side of the chess? No if they did you would be complaining that politicians are stupid and when did we become a nanny state.

So what are you doing to help? I heard on the radio today about a small group of mates going down to Somerset helping where they could. Are you, or are you relying on your mythical all powerful foreseeing leaders you suppose should be running the country to do everything for you.

Ironically, traffic calming measures have saved more lives and injuries than have been lost by a few roads flooding. Not that you'd make that equation as you have to do the incredible thing of move one hand to go ahead a chicane: big inconvenience for you.

Disaster relief funds are often set up for areas where thousands or even hundreds of thousands have lost their lives and homes. I dare say you are getting so agitated just because your journey was delayed today.

Wait a minute, now I understand what this is about...
[quote][p][bold]MW1234[/bold] wrote: 2014... and good old UK can't cope with a little bit of extreme weather!!! As 'Gran' would say.... "What a ...... liberty!!!" Time our useless politicians did something to help the people of this country. Flood defences should been a priority!!! - Not some stupid scheme that many have in place... e.g. the chicanes on Nascot Road Also, where is the DEC 'Britain Disaster Fund' appeal??? - Maybe us Brits aren't important enough to be helped!![/p][/quote]You need to calm down! Can't cope? One road closure for a day or two is not going to kill anyone. I bet if you were asked just three months ago how would you like to pay more tax for something that might never happen you would be up there moaning about 'them' taking your money and how they would never have done that in the old days. Tell me, what has a politician done/not done re this flooding? They are not God, they can't stop the rain, it is natural. You want 2 meter high barriers either side of the chess? No if they did you would be complaining that politicians are stupid and when did we become a nanny state. So what are you doing to help? I heard on the radio today about a small group of mates going down to Somerset helping where they could. Are you, or are you relying on your mythical all powerful foreseeing leaders you suppose should be running the country to do everything for you. Ironically, traffic calming measures have saved more lives and injuries than have been lost by a few roads flooding. Not that you'd make that equation as you have to do the incredible thing of move one hand to go ahead a chicane: big inconvenience for you. Disaster relief funds are often set up for areas where thousands or even hundreds of thousands have lost their lives and homes. I dare say you are getting so agitated just because your journey was delayed today. Wait a minute, now I understand what this is about... Maclanx

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