Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The heavens open ...

Just arrived back in Cumbria after a trip to London in which heavy rain has disrupted both our journey to the capital and back and many roads and schools throughout Cumbria.

Two of the many road closures in Cumbria - at Dalziel Street in Moor Row and a section of High House Road between St Bees and the A595 - were in my division.

Some parts of Cumbria saw more than 8ins (206mm) of rain fall in less than 24 hours, according to provisional figures from the Environment Agency.

Honister, Seathwaite and Ennerdale were the worst hit areas as torrential downpours closed schools and disrupted road and rail travel.

The Environment agency issued 19 flood alerts and eight flood warnings, while a Met Office yellow warning for rain was in place for much of Wednesday.

On the positive side no serious injuries were reported as a result of any of the problems in Cumbria.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shocking news - it rains in the Lake District

Jim said...

:) Mad Isn't it

Chris Whiteside said...

Eight inches of rain in 24 hours is sufficiently above the norm to merit comment even here.