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#705570 - 28th Jun 2012 3:41pm Wirral Flooded
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#705574 - 28th Jun 2012 3:52pm Re: Wirral Flooded [Re: Mark]
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Nice photo Mark,Thanks for the info.

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#705644 - 28th Jun 2012 10:10pm Re: Wirral Flooded [Re: Mark]
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I was in Liverpool at this time and the sun was shining and not a sign of rain, I came back through the Birkenhead tunnel at 4ish and it was dry as a bone.

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#705655 - 28th Jun 2012 11:08pm Re: Wirral Flooded [Re: Mark]
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More or less every grid backed up on Seabank Rd,At least my flat survived this time unlike the time we had flash floods in August last year..had a non return valve fitted courtesy of the Government
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#705671 - 29th Jun 2012 12:10am Re: Wirral Flooded [Re: Mark]
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These showers have been so localised - I was in Liverpool and there was hardly any rain when I was there, but it had been really heavy in Wirral. That stretch of the tunnel approach is prone to flood - that's the worst I've seen it though. I wonder why they haven't put in some sort of extra drainage. Suppose it's one of those places where there's nowhere for the water to go!

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#705695 - 29th Jun 2012 10:55am Re: Wirral Flooded [Re: Mark]
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in that pic is that a 4X4 in front of the white corsa that's also avoiding the 'puddle' ???

why buy a 4X4 if you don't want to drive through a puddle.

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#705696 - 29th Jun 2012 11:00am Re: Wirral Flooded [Re: j_demo]
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I was in Ellesmere Port & it was fine,there didnt seem to be any sign of rain but my dog was wet she has got a kennel but she obviously didnt use it.
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#705813 - 30th Jun 2012 12:13am Re: Wirral Flooded [Re: Mark]
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One would assume at the point of taking this photo you had already come to a complete stop turned off your engine and removed the keys from the ignition ?, other wise this could be classed as a road traffic offence would it not ?.

While it was a nice traffic report, I think other road users safety by you maintaining 100% control of your motor car is more important.

People may find my comment harsh and unfair but if it had caused a crash and someone was hurt by this mindless act what would you be saying then ?.

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#705839 - 30th Jun 2012 10:45am Re: Wirral Flooded [Re: SilentReader]
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Originally Posted By: SilentReader
One would assume at the point of taking this photo you had already come to a complete stop turned off your engine and removed the keys from the ignition ?, other wise this could be classed as a road traffic offence would it not ?.

While it was a nice traffic report, I think other road users safety by you maintaining 100% control of your motor car is more important.

People may find my comment harsh and unfair but if it had caused a crash and someone was hurt by this mindless act what would you be saying then ?.

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I notice from the time of the posting it is just after midnight so I assume you had had one or two sherbets, because its obvious to everyone else that the photo is taken by some one on the back seat leaning over (yeah right)

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#705842 - 30th Jun 2012 11:03am Re: Wirral Flooded [Re: j_demo]
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in that pic is that a 4X4 in front of the white corsa that's also avoiding the 'puddle' ???

why buy a 4X4 if you don't want to drive through a puddle.


Always baffled me that, I would be hoofing it through the puddle as its fun.
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#705849 - 30th Jun 2012 12:19pm Re: Wirral Flooded [Re: Sanchez]
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Originally Posted By: Sanchez
Originally Posted By: jawide
in that pic is that a 4X4 in front of the white corsa that's also avoiding the 'puddle' ???

why buy a 4X4 if you don't want to drive through a puddle.


Always baffled me that, I would be hoofing it through the puddle as its fun.


I agree, although it doesn't always work out as well as you hope.

And yes I know this isn't a 4x4 but it's still funny.


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#705853 - 30th Jun 2012 1:08pm Re: Wirral Flooded [Re: Sanchez]
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Originally Posted By: Sanchez
Originally Posted By: jawide
in that pic is that a 4X4 in front of the white corsa that's also avoiding the 'puddle' ???

why buy a 4X4 if you don't want to drive through a puddle.


Always baffled me that, I would be hoofing it through the puddle as its fun.


Not so fun if you aquaplaned which may I add you would do if driving at speed.

The 4x4 is avoiding the puddle for safety, driving through puddles especially that big is very dangerous.
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#705869 - 30th Jun 2012 3:20pm Re: Wirral Flooded [Re: Mark]
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Bollox to safety, I want to live!
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#705880 - 30th Jun 2012 5:02pm Re: Wirral Flooded [Re: SilentReader]
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What difference would it make whether the keys were out of the ignition or not? A stationary car is as safe as a babies cradle even with the engine running.
Originally Posted By: SilentReader
One would assume at the point of taking this photo you had already come to a complete stop turned off your engine and removed the keys from the ignition ?, other wise this could be classed as a road traffic offence would it not ?.

While it was a nice traffic report, I think other road users safety by you maintaining 100% control of your motor car is more important.

People may find my comment harsh and unfair but if it had caused a crash and someone was hurt by this mindless act what would you be saying then ?.

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#705931 - 30th Jun 2012 10:53pm Re: Wirral Flooded [Re: SilentReader]
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Lets hope he didn't read this post while driving. He'd have fallen asleep at the wheel!

Originally Posted By: SilentReader
One would assume at the point of taking this photo you had already come to a complete stop turned off your engine and removed the keys from the ignition ?, other wise this could be classed as a road traffic offence would it not ?.

While it was a nice traffic report, I think other road users safety by you maintaining 100% control of your motor car is more important.

People may find my comment harsh and unfair but if it had caused a crash and someone was hurt by this mindless act what would you be saying then ?.

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