Friday, June 15, 2007


Today has been a total wash out in the true sense of the word. We've had heavy rain all week & it led to flooding.

DD & I left the house a few minutes earlier than normal but 15 minutes later were sat in traffic 2 minutes from home. The roads were totally submerged in places even going across the pavements. DD was very excited & wanted to go out in it but I vetoed that idea; Can you imagine her on her crutches in a foot of water?

We were stuck in traffic & I kept trying for half an hour to call my office whilst I couldn't drive. Eventually I got through only to be told not to come in as the toilets were backing up so we got off the main road & made to come home. So neither DD nor I got to school or work this morning & in all it took us over an hour to do a 5 mile round trip.

DH had left home earlier than us as he works in the city & goes in by bus. He took a video of the road conditions on his phone:

(Fast forward for 45 seconds to get to the flooding)

In the end he gave up as well & came home 3 hours after setting off totally soaked.

I've just taken the dogs into the village for a walk & the streets are drying out now. We're luckily on a hill so our house didn't flood but quite a few houses lower down in the village had to be pumped out. The bbc news has just reported that our village was the worst affected in the region


Piglottie said...

As you know, our street was closed today due to flooding but luckily we haven't had any damage. I'm hoping the rain stays away!

Bryony Ramsden said...

Goodness me! You are lucky not to be too badly off there!

Steph said...

Amazing - not exactly flaming June weather! Thank goodness your home didn't get flooded. :-)

Kathleen said...

Gosh, that's pretty bad. Thank goodness your own house wasn't affected.
(I see all the wheelie bins out too- guess the dustmen didn't make it with their lorries.)