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Friday, July 20, 2007

Monsoon season

Its the monsoon season here in England. This afternoon, it took me two and a half hours to drive from Hereford to Worcester, via the only navigable route, the A49 to Ross on Wye, then the M50 and the M5. That journey would normally take me around an hour.

The M50 was more like a river than a road, and is now closed.

The M50 as a river

M50 flooded

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To add insult to injury, I arrived back in Worcester at 5:30pm, to discover a complete lack of electricity, caused, as it turned out, by a foot of flood water in one of Worcester's electrical substations. Power was restored just after 8pm.

These have been the worst flash floods here since April 1998. On that occasion, it took me 3 1/2 hours to get home.

Photos Copyright © 2007 Phil Randal

Posted by Phil at 9:05 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 10:30 PM
Categories: Comment, Environment, Photos