SE2635 : Bringing more sandbags

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

Bringing more sandbags
Bringing more sandbags
The new Kirkstall Bridge Retail Park was flooded on 26th Dec 2015 only 3 or 4 weeks after it opened. More heavy rain was forecast for the 30th Dec, so more sandbags are being delivered to protect the doorways.
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.

Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Rich Tea and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SE2635, 643 images   (more nearby search)
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 December, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 30 December, 2015
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Primary Subject of Photo
Flood  Retail Park 
River (from Tags)
River Aire 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 261 356 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:48.9619N 1:36.3040W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 260 356
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
Kirkstall Bridge 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 59 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · Geograph Coverage Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
thumbs up icon
[Mark