Anger over latest mistery in floods between Burley-in-Wharfedale and Menston

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Scene of the flooding Scene of the flooding

Flooding on the main road between Burley-in-Wharfedale and Menston caused misery for commuters.

A combination of blocked street drains and heavy overnight rain led to the problem on a low-lying stretch of the A65 Burley Road, near Endor Crescent, yesterday.

Early traffic warnings were given out and flood signs put up, but one motorist ran into trouble after they attempted to drive through only for the engine to cut out, and their vehicle had to be winched out.

Police and firefighters attended to help as Bradford Council workers cleared the road drains, and the route was passable again by 10am.

Residents in Menston and Burley are angry that what has been a recurring flooding problem has still not been tackled, despite pleas.

Chairman of Menston Community Association, Dr Steve Ellams, said: “This has been a regular event here as the drains cannot cope. This was preventable up to a point but I have pointed out many times that all the foul water from Menston village crosses the railway line and goes towards the sewage works, down towards the Wharfe River.”

Mr Ellams’ predecessor as MCA chairman, Menston resident Alan Elsegood, agreed. He said: “I’ve been asking for those drains to be cleaned for over a year.”

Burley Parish Council said it also passed on concerns about drainage problems to the local authority.

A spokesman said: “The Parish Council regularly receives complaints about blocked gullies, particularly around Moor Lane and Station Road, and these are all passed onto Bradford Council via the hotline on (01274) 431000.”

A Bradford Council spokesman said: “The water collected due to a blocked gully. The gully had become blocked with leaves which were cleared and the water was subsequently cleared by 10am on Monday morning.

“A road sweeper has now swept the whole street so this will not happen again in the near future.”

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8:52am Tue 7 Jan 14

wobbley-bob says...

"Anger over latest mistery in floods "

What on earth is a 'MISTERY'?

Proof rearer on their jollies?
"Anger over latest mistery in floods " What on earth is a 'MISTERY'? Proof rearer on their jollies? wobbley-bob

9:39am Tue 7 Jan 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

wobbley-bob wrote:
"Anger over latest mistery in floods "

What on earth is a 'MISTERY'?

Proof rearer on their jollies?
Proof REARER?

If you are going to take the proverbial at least check your own post.
[quote][p][bold]wobbley-bob[/bold] wrote: "Anger over latest mistery in floods " What on earth is a 'MISTERY'? Proof rearer on their jollies?[/p][/quote]Proof REARER? If you are going to take the proverbial at least check your own post. Prisoner Cell Block A

1:42pm Tue 7 Jan 14

wobbley-bob says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
wobbley-bob wrote:
"Anger over latest mistery in floods "

What on earth is a 'MISTERY'?

Proof rearer on their jollies?
Proof REARER?

If you are going to take the proverbial at least check your own post.
If you're going to try and be a pedantic ****, look up the meaning of irony first.
I'll give you a clue..... it was an intenshinal missteak you goon.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wobbley-bob[/bold] wrote: "Anger over latest mistery in floods " What on earth is a 'MISTERY'? Proof rearer on their jollies?[/p][/quote]Proof REARER? If you are going to take the proverbial at least check your own post.[/p][/quote]If you're going to try and be a pedantic ****, look up the meaning of irony first. I'll give you a clue..... it was an intenshinal missteak you goon. wobbley-bob

8:19pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

wobbley-bob wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
wobbley-bob wrote:
"Anger over latest mistery in floods "

What on earth is a 'MISTERY'?

Proof rearer on their jollies?
Proof REARER?

If you are going to take the proverbial at least check your own post.
If you're going to try and be a pedantic ****, look up the meaning of irony first.
I'll give you a clue..... it was an intenshinal missteak you goon.
Please explain irony to me as it obviously isn't the known and accepted meaning if you think your post was ironic in any way.

Just laugh at yourself twice, once for being pedantic and again for calling me pedantic.

Then go look up the dictionary definition of the word irony
[quote][p][bold]wobbley-bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wobbley-bob[/bold] wrote: "Anger over latest mistery in floods " What on earth is a 'MISTERY'? Proof rearer on their jollies?[/p][/quote]Proof REARER? If you are going to take the proverbial at least check your own post.[/p][/quote]If you're going to try and be a pedantic ****, look up the meaning of irony first. I'll give you a clue..... it was an intenshinal missteak you goon.[/p][/quote]Please explain irony to me as it obviously isn't the known and accepted meaning if you think your post was ironic in any way. Just laugh at yourself twice, once for being pedantic and again for calling me pedantic. Then go look up the dictionary definition of the word irony Prisoner Cell Block A

9:49am Mon 13 Jan 14

LRGardener says...

It is simply not true that "A road sweeper has swept the whole street". Only the half-dozen gullies closest to the flood have been cleared and the A65 is still lined (road and footpath) with leaves from weeks ago. There are around 50 drains between The Fox roundabout and Endor Crescent and most of them are still totally blocked. When it rains heavily again, all those leaves and debris will wash down into the few drains they did clear, and it will happen all over again.
It is simply not true that "A road sweeper has swept the whole street". Only the half-dozen gullies closest to the flood have been cleared and the A65 is still lined (road and footpath) with leaves from weeks ago. There are around 50 drains between The Fox roundabout and Endor Crescent and most of them are still totally blocked. When it rains heavily again, all those leaves and debris will wash down into the few drains they did clear, and it will happen all over again. LRGardener

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