We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, And know the place for the first time. ~T.S. Eliot Four Quartets

23 January 2008

Washed Away

I suppose walking to school in the rain is hardly something to complain about when you consider that much of West Yorkshire has been flooded this week with the rain causing the rivers to burst their banks. Parts of Hebden Bridge and Armitage Bridge were under water (despite new flood defence systems), and in places like Walsden, the train station tracks were under water so many people were left without transport.
The centre of Mytholmroyd was flooded causing the main Burnley-Halifax road to be shut down for a good part of the day. This is the only main route through the valley so my husband couldn't actually get home from Todmorden on Monday, he waited at a friend's for a few hours.
The only other option is to go over the tops (the tops of the hills) which is slow, congested at times like these, and terribly out of the way.
These pictures are courtesy of Hebden Bridge Web as I could not get out to take them!!
This lorry driver should have stayed at home. Instead he backed into the River Calder.

Things have dried up today, and its colder.

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