Jul 052012
 

Minster Road Flash Flood the Story of a 15 minute Sheffield rain storm and flash flood in 15 photographs…..

16:36 Ecclesfield, Sheffield United Kingdom – A sudden Torrential summer downpour starts

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16:37 – The rain is so heavy that surface water it is soon running like a river

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16:41 -The drains in the street have reached the point they cant deal with the amount of rain and the road is beginning to flood

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16:43 – A saturated young boy crosses Minster road

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16:43 – Ankle deep in floodwater the young lad makes his way up the aptly named Floodgate Drive

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16:44 – The rain has deposited so much water it has flooded all the way across Minster Road —————————————————————————————————————————————————–

16:46 – The rain has deposited so much water the flood is now all the way across Minster Road

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16:45 – One vehicle makes it way through the flood using the opposite side of the road to try and avoid the deepest part of the flooding

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16:46 – The flash flood-water has made its way across Minster Road and is Pouring down Minster Close

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16:50 РActually 16:50,  30 seconds to be exact and the very last of the flash flood disappears down the drains

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Minster Road which had flooded right across the carriageway

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The Junction of Floodgate Drive and Minster Road where earlier a young boy crossed ankle deep in flood water

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Minster Road Flash Flood All Images Copyright Paul David Drabble

Dec 012010
 

I could use this post go into how this is the earliest, coldest, most widespread, worst snow to hit Britain since 1985, 1993, in 20 years or more than 20 years, living memory, the exact details seem to depend upon¬† where your source your news. I could also continue by listing, warning of areas not to drive, rail disruption, airport closures, school closures, accidents, at least 3 deaths, record low temperatures and how the odds have been slashed by bookies on a “White Christmas” but I wont. I will let these few photographs taken around the Ecclesfield and Chapeltown area of Sheffield, South Yorkshire over a period of 2 hours on the evening of 30th of November and a further 2 hours from around 10:00am on the 1st of December 2010 speak for themselves.