SE2336 : Extreme flood on the River Aire, from Newlay Bridge (2)

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

Extreme flood on the River Aire, from Newlay Bridge (2)
Extreme flood on the River Aire, from Newlay Bridge (2)
The house on the right seems to be well protected by the boards across the door (and across windows on the side facing the river).
The house out of shot to my left was less fortunate. We could see the occupants bailing water out of the lowest floor.
Here's the same view in summer SE2336 : Newlay Bridge, River Aire, Horsforth
Boxing Day Floods at Horsforth and Kirkstall

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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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 December, 2015   (more nearby)
Sunday, 27 December, 2015
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Suburb, Urban fringe 
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Flood  Bridge 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 238 369 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.6855N 1:38.3391W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 238 369
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