Police on scene in Millbrook Road, Southampton, where traffic is stopped due to severe flooding of road

Major road flooded

Major road flooded

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TRAFFIC stopped on a major Southampton road when a torrential downpour caused severe flooding this lunchtime.

Police were called to the scene when a drain overflowed close to Millbrook Railway Station sending water spilling over the carriageway.

Two of three lanes heading out of the city were closed while contractors cleared debris from the drain.

Passers in all three lanes stopped as they struggled to get through the water.

The road reopened around 2pm.

Drivers were urged to avoid the road and find an alternative route while the problem was resolved.

Daily Echo:

A spokesman for council road contractor Balfour Beatty said the drain is being inspected and said: "When we have an extreme down pour the surge of water can lift a manhole cover.

"We restricted lanes to allow traffic to pass safely while the water naturally subsided."

Daily Echo: Roads joining Millbrook Road also flooded in the downpour.

 

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1:53pm Thu 22 May 14

SRH74 says...

Every time it rains this section of the road gets flooded, surely it should be addressed
Every time it rains this section of the road gets flooded, surely it should be addressed SRH74
  • Score: 34

2:06pm Thu 22 May 14

S Pance says...

SRH74 wrote:
Every time it rains this section of the road gets flooded, surely it should be addressed
Yes, the address is Millbrook Road, Southampton.
[quote][p][bold]SRH74[/bold] wrote: Every time it rains this section of the road gets flooded, surely it should be addressed[/p][/quote]Yes, the address is Millbrook Road, Southampton. S Pance
  • Score: 21

2:18pm Thu 22 May 14

Big Mac says...

I blame the cruise ships; thoughtless, utterly thoughtless!
I blame the cruise ships; thoughtless, utterly thoughtless! Big Mac
  • Score: 8

2:21pm Thu 22 May 14

oldage says...

Its always occuring in the same place ,Why is nothing being done?
Its always occuring in the same place ,Why is nothing being done? oldage
  • Score: 13

2:32pm Thu 22 May 14

Bagamn says...

This section of road has been flooding since the fifties, and at one time the whole section of road lifted. They wont work on it as it means taking the whole road apart.
This section of road has been flooding since the fifties, and at one time the whole section of road lifted. They wont work on it as it means taking the whole road apart. Bagamn
  • Score: 13

2:46pm Thu 22 May 14

Hastagger says...

I can't help but notice that flooding has got worse in the latter part of the last century and the early part of this one. I put the blame squarely at the door of the adjustments made to the clocks for British Summer time. By putting the clocks back by one hour in the winter we are loosing an hour of sun light, which means less water is being evaporated, hence sea and river levels are rising and causing floods. We need to change this and allow nature to even things out. Medalling with time is like king Canute telling the sea to stop - it will not work.
#trends
I can't help but notice that flooding has got worse in the latter part of the last century and the early part of this one. I put the blame squarely at the door of the adjustments made to the clocks for British Summer time. By putting the clocks back by one hour in the winter we are loosing an hour of sun light, which means less water is being evaporated, hence sea and river levels are rising and causing floods. We need to change this and allow nature to even things out. Medalling with time is like king Canute telling the sea to stop - it will not work. #trends Hastagger
  • Score: -31

3:18pm Thu 22 May 14

100%HANTSBOY says...

I feel sorry for that bloke in the picture with the broom! Think he has a long day ahead!

p.s @ HASTAGGER take a deep breath and relax,the guys in the white coats will be along soon!
I feel sorry for that bloke in the picture with the broom! Think he has a long day ahead! p.s @ HASTAGGER take a deep breath and relax,the guys in the white coats will be along soon! 100%HANTSBOY
  • Score: 9

3:38pm Thu 22 May 14

Hastagger says...

@100%hantsboy... I think you'll find this is a real issue. Africa do not have British summer time and they do not have floods. #caseclosed #trends
@100%hantsboy... I think you'll find this is a real issue. Africa do not have British summer time and they do not have floods. #caseclosed #trends Hastagger
  • Score: -8

4:07pm Thu 22 May 14

Donald2000 says...

Never in the field of human endeavour, has so little been done for so few by so many. Balfour Beatty, this is your finest hour.
Never in the field of human endeavour, has so little been done for so few by so many. Balfour Beatty, this is your finest hour. Donald2000
  • Score: 8

4:41pm Thu 22 May 14

Lone Ranger. says...

Donald2000 wrote:
Never in the field of human endeavour, has so little been done for so few by so many. Balfour Beatty, this is your finest hour.
What has Balfour Beatty got to do with this if it has been going on for years ..
.
Lets see if your response is your finest hour
[quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: Never in the field of human endeavour, has so little been done for so few by so many. Balfour Beatty, this is your finest hour.[/p][/quote]What has Balfour Beatty got to do with this if it has been going on for years .. . Lets see if your response is your finest hour Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 6

5:01pm Thu 22 May 14

Ranchflavour says...

Hastagger - I sincerely hope that was sarcasm, and that you don't actually think daylight saving has any affect on weather.
Hastagger - I sincerely hope that was sarcasm, and that you don't actually think daylight saving has any affect on weather. Ranchflavour
  • Score: 3

5:19pm Thu 22 May 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Hastagger wrote:
I can't help but notice that flooding has got worse in the latter part of the last century and the early part of this one. I put the blame squarely at the door of the adjustments made to the clocks for British Summer time. By putting the clocks back by one hour in the winter we are loosing an hour of sun light, which means less water is being evaporated, hence sea and river levels are rising and causing floods. We need to change this and allow nature to even things out. Medalling with time is like king Canute telling the sea to stop - it will not work.
#trends
The blame lies squarely at the door of blocked drains.
[quote][p][bold]Hastagger[/bold] wrote: I can't help but notice that flooding has got worse in the latter part of the last century and the early part of this one. I put the blame squarely at the door of the adjustments made to the clocks for British Summer time. By putting the clocks back by one hour in the winter we are loosing an hour of sun light, which means less water is being evaporated, hence sea and river levels are rising and causing floods. We need to change this and allow nature to even things out. Medalling with time is like king Canute telling the sea to stop - it will not work. #trends[/p][/quote]The blame lies squarely at the door of blocked drains. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 7

6:51pm Thu 22 May 14

Huffter says...

Hastagger wrote:
I can't help but notice that flooding has got worse in the latter part of the last century and the early part of this one. I put the blame squarely at the door of the adjustments made to the clocks for British Summer time. By putting the clocks back by one hour in the winter we are loosing an hour of sun light, which means less water is being evaporated, hence sea and river levels are rising and causing floods. We need to change this and allow nature to even things out. Medalling with time is like king Canute telling the sea to stop - it will not work.
#trends
The position of the hands on a clock affects nothing apart from what time of day we call it.
[quote][p][bold]Hastagger[/bold] wrote: I can't help but notice that flooding has got worse in the latter part of the last century and the early part of this one. I put the blame squarely at the door of the adjustments made to the clocks for British Summer time. By putting the clocks back by one hour in the winter we are loosing an hour of sun light, which means less water is being evaporated, hence sea and river levels are rising and causing floods. We need to change this and allow nature to even things out. Medalling with time is like king Canute telling the sea to stop - it will not work. #trends[/p][/quote]The position of the hands on a clock affects nothing apart from what time of day we call it. Huffter
  • Score: 4

6:56pm Thu 22 May 14

andysaints007 says...

Hastagger wrote:
I can't help but notice that flooding has got worse in the latter part of the last century and the early part of this one. I put the blame squarely at the door of the adjustments made to the clocks for British Summer time. By putting the clocks back by one hour in the winter we are loosing an hour of sun light, which means less water is being evaporated, hence sea and river levels are rising and causing floods. We need to change this and allow nature to even things out. Medalling with time is like king Canute telling the sea to stop - it will not work.
#trends
What a plank you really are - unless you are joking of course!
[quote][p][bold]Hastagger[/bold] wrote: I can't help but notice that flooding has got worse in the latter part of the last century and the early part of this one. I put the blame squarely at the door of the adjustments made to the clocks for British Summer time. By putting the clocks back by one hour in the winter we are loosing an hour of sun light, which means less water is being evaporated, hence sea and river levels are rising and causing floods. We need to change this and allow nature to even things out. Medalling with time is like king Canute telling the sea to stop - it will not work. #trends[/p][/quote]What a plank you really are - unless you are joking of course! andysaints007
  • Score: 7

8:28pm Thu 22 May 14

SteveinTotton says...

I blame reclaiming the land water is just going back to where it used to.
I blame reclaiming the land water is just going back to where it used to. SteveinTotton
  • Score: 3

8:56pm Thu 22 May 14

freefinker says...

Hastagger wrote:
I can't help but notice that flooding has got worse in the latter part of the last century and the early part of this one. I put the blame squarely at the door of the adjustments made to the clocks for British Summer time. By putting the clocks back by one hour in the winter we are loosing an hour of sun light, which means less water is being evaporated, hence sea and river levels are rising and causing floods. We need to change this and allow nature to even things out. Medalling with time is like king Canute telling the sea to stop - it will not work.
#trends
LOL, and to think that some took you seriously.
[quote][p][bold]Hastagger[/bold] wrote: I can't help but notice that flooding has got worse in the latter part of the last century and the early part of this one. I put the blame squarely at the door of the adjustments made to the clocks for British Summer time. By putting the clocks back by one hour in the winter we are loosing an hour of sun light, which means less water is being evaporated, hence sea and river levels are rising and causing floods. We need to change this and allow nature to even things out. Medalling with time is like king Canute telling the sea to stop - it will not work. #trends[/p][/quote]LOL, and to think that some took you seriously. freefinker
  • Score: 3

10:04pm Thu 22 May 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

I put the blame purely on mother nature and poor drainage.
I put the blame purely on mother nature and poor drainage. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

10:28pm Thu 22 May 14

Stubs says...

I can't afford to have a shower so I went to this location and stood by the flood and waited for a car to come and splash me with water. All I needed to bring was a bar of soap. Great and cheap way to have a wash.
I can't afford to have a shower so I went to this location and stood by the flood and waited for a car to come and splash me with water. All I needed to bring was a bar of soap. Great and cheap way to have a wash. Stubs
  • Score: 1

8:59am Fri 23 May 14

southamptonadi says...

I'm led to believe it has something to do with a closed pumping station and high tides
I'm led to believe it has something to do with a closed pumping station and high tides southamptonadi
  • Score: 0

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