Monday, June 12, 2006

Belfast heatwave = Belfast road floods

Belfast has been roasting all week. High temperatures, sun burnt colleagues, paddling pool out in the back garden.

With only a little bit of overnight rain, a paddling pool also formed under the railway bridge at Mays Meadow (back of the Waterfront Hall) this morning. By evening, the Roads Service still hadn’t blocked off the road or put up a warning flood sign.

Leaves blocking the drains? Wrong time of year. But it looked a bit like the River Lagan was coming in land (again). This section floods every couple of months – but the water doesn’t usually rise so high.

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