Lydiate – Altcar Lane flooding

The Lane was flooded yesterday and clearly, the water froze overnight. However, by this afternoon the road was clear again. This was the scene about 1.30pm today:-

But as you can see the water in the deep ditch is still very high. I had noticed how high it was last Monday but also saw an excavator seemingly trying to clear it then. I’m guessing a blockage in the drainage system is the cause?

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Lydiate – Leeds Liverpool Canal – Are You Getting Ready for Winter?

Leeds L'pool in Lydiate 01 13

Autumn has arrived and the nights are closing in so here are a couple of shots (taken in Jan’ 2013) of the Leeds Liverpool Canal through Lydiate after a light snowfall and in icy conditions.

View from Billy's Bridge 01 13

You can just feel the cold looking at these shots.

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Snow – Remember December of 2010? – Some in the press say it could happen again from tomorrow!

Britain braced for snow

Liverpool Road North, Maghull - December 2010

Liverpool Road North, Maghull – December 2010

Forecasters have warned that Britain could be hit with eight inches of snow that could bring travel chaos for motorists on Monday morning. The Met Office said that a bitter Arctic blast will sweep in from northern Europe late on Sunday with the potential to bring huge parts of the country to a standstill. Scotland, upland areas of northern England and the Welsh mountains will bear the brunt of the weather, which could last well into next week. Councils across Britain have already started sending out the gritting lorries as temperatures drop.

Maghull - Icicles December 2010

Maghull – Icicles December 2010

Poor old Sefton Council got a real hammering for not being able to cope with that spell of ice and snow. Surely it must be better prepared should it happen again………?