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FLOODING AT WHALLEY

Boxing Day 2015

by

Brian Haworth

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Boxing Day saw the River Calder burst its banks in Whalley

turning the area around Whalley Arches

into a massive lake.

 

The Calder normally passes under one of the 48 arches

but, as the pictures show,

it had swollen to such an extent

that it was running through many more arches.


The level of the river had risen to such an extent

that the footpath and Old Sols Bridge,

which crosses the Calder next to the arches,

were engulfed by the river.


The Main Road also flooded

under the Railway Bridge at Billington

and was closed by the police.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also of possible interest

(if not already viewed)

 

RAILWAY FLOODING

Winter 2015/16

at

Prudhoe, Lamington Viaduct

Walsden, Llanryst, Gooseholme, Carlisle,

Armathwaite, Dover-Folkestone & Kirkstall

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

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CUMBRIAN FLOOD DAMAGE

5 - 8 Dec 2015

at

Carlisle (WCML), Shap,

Maryport & Aspatria

Courtesy Network Rail

 

 

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