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Road flooded in Hapton after early rain

DRIVERS in Hapton were caught up in delays today as heavy rainfall flooded a main road.

Water washing off fields close to Burnley Road caused it to become badly waterlogged, but it remained passable at slow speeds.

Keith Thompson, Lancashire County Council principal highways engineer, has apologised.

He said: “There was some flooding of the road surface as a result of water washing off the fields, which are now saturated following the recent prolonged rainfall.

“Debris from the fields and leaf litter had blocked the highway gullies but our crews attended quickly to clear them once alerted to the problem and the road is now clear.”

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3:14pm Thu 13 Oct 11

QuarryGang78 says...

'What will they do if it really rains'?
'What will they do if it really rains'? QuarryGang78
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4:41pm Thu 13 Oct 11

Gaius Grossus says...

QuarryGang78 wrote:
'What will they do if it really rains'?
You mean that was unreal rain!
[quote][p][bold]QuarryGang78[/bold] wrote: 'What will they do if it really rains'?[/p][/quote]You mean that was unreal rain! Gaius Grossus
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6:50pm Thu 13 Oct 11

Jack-son says...

This road gets flooded every time there is rain. It's been like this for the last 3 years and reporting the problem over the years has done no good.
If we get a bad winter again this year like last year it will again become a skid pan. I think it will need an accident on this flooded stretch of road for something to be done.
It isn't just leaves and debris blocking culverts that is the problem.
This road gets flooded every time there is rain. It's been like this for the last 3 years and reporting the problem over the years has done no good. If we get a bad winter again this year like last year it will again become a skid pan. I think it will need an accident on this flooded stretch of road for something to be done. It isn't just leaves and debris blocking culverts that is the problem. Jack-son
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