SE2437 : Flood in Outwood Lane, Horsforth, Boxing Day 2015 (1)

taken 6 years ago, near to Horsforth, Leeds, Great Britain

Flood in Outwood Lane, Horsforth, Boxing Day 2015 (1)
Flood in Outwood Lane, Horsforth, Boxing Day 2015 (1)
A small flood compared to others on this day, water was coming down Wood Lane and collecting here on Outwood Lane.
This is just by the site of the former St Joseph's convalescent home. The buildings were demolished in 2009 and the site is still empty 6 years later.
SE2437 : Demolition of St Joseph's Convalescent Home (2), Horsforth, Leeds
See also SE2437 : Flood in Outwood Lane, Horsforth, Boxing Day 2015 (2)
Boxing Day Floods at Horsforth and Kirkstall :: SE2336

The River Aire caused severe flooding on Boxing Day, December 26th 2015. There had been very heavy rain during the night and morning, following on from previous heavy rain over 2 or 3 weeks. The saturated ground caused the river to rise rapidly and by mid afternoon the Aire was flooding the area around Newlay Bridge. There are a few houses by the bridge, one was already being bailed out, and horses were being evacuated from the stables on the other side of the river. 3 or 4 houses seemed to be at risk from flooding.
A friend went to the bridge the following day and found it had been closed until it could be examined for structural damage.
The flooding was more severe further downstream. The bridge at Kirsktall was closed from the evening, and Kirkstall Road (the A65) was flooded from the junction of Woodside Place (SE271347) to beyond Kirkstall Viaduct and the studios of Radio Aire (SE282341), a distance of about a mile. This was still under water for much of the following day.

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Saturday, 26 December, 2015   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 27 December, 2015
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Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
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Flood 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 242 373 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.8840N 1:37.9819W
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