SD5528 : Flooding of the A6 in Walton-le-Dale

taken 6 years ago, near to Preston, Lancashire, Great Britain

Flooding of the A6 in Walton-le-Dale
Flooding of the A6 in Walton-le-Dale
Taken at 22.35 on Boxing day night, 2015.

Houses alongside the A6, Victoria Road had been flooded as the River Ribble at Walton-le-Dale reached a record level Archive LinkExternal link

The road itself remained just about passable but the depth of water made it more like negotiating a rural ford than travelling along one of the main roads into a city.
Flooding in Preston, Lancashire 26/12/15

In December 2015 much of Northern England was affected by flooding LinkExternal link

Though Preston was not as badly affected as some other parts of the county, on Boxing Day all of the local rivers reached record levels. The River Darwen, River Ribble and Savick Brook all flooded in places. Some houses and businesses in Walton-le-Dale were flooded along with much agricultural land and several of the city's parks. For more images see: Archive LinkExternal link

The A6

The A6 is Britain's fourth longest road and one of the main historic north-south roads in England. It currently runs for 299 miles from Luton in Bedfordshire to Carlisle in Cumbria, although it formerly started at a junction with the A1 at Barnet.

Running north west from Luton, the road travels through Bedford, bypasses Rushden, Kettering and Market Harborough, continues through Leicester, Loughborough, Derby and Matlock before going through the Peak District to Bakewell, Buxton, Stockport, Manchester, Salford, Pendleton, Irlams o' th' Height, Pendlebury, Swinton, Walkden, Little Hulton, Bolton, Chorley, Preston, Lancaster, Kendal and Penrith before reaching Carlisle.

See LinkExternal link (Wikipedia) and LinkExternal link (SABRE) for more information.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 December, 2015   (more nearby)
Sunday, 27 December, 2015
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5547 2849 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:45.0518N 2:40.6063W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5549 2847
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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A6  Victoria Road  Walton-Le-Dale  River Ribble  Boxing Day  Ford 

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