By Ross Findon
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Forest Road, where the Isle of Wight Council has warned of surface water flooding. Picture courtesy of @Barefootiow via Twitter.
DRIVERS have been advised to take care on a stretch of main Isle of Wight road this morning (Wednesday) because of surface water flooding.
A section of Forest Road has been submerged following heavy rain, prompting the Isle of Wight Council to issue advice to take care on social network Twitter.
Yesterday (Tuesday) the Met Office issued a weather warning for heavy rain.
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by Stephen Elliott
21st November 2012, at 13:27:45
Neil the answer is that everyone is related to each other. So the policeman/woman aren't going to arrest his cousin who employs his daughter who's married to the garage owner, who passed that cars MOT last week!
21st November 2012, at 13:26:26
Neil the answer is that everyone is related to police aren't going to arrest his cousin who employs his daughter who's married to the garage owner, who passed that cars MOT last week!
by Neil Hartland
21st November 2012, at 13:13:02
What surprises me is the amount of vehicles that are running around with defective lights in these conditions. Some even have no lights on at all! Have to wonder how they get through an MOT?
by phil cooper
21st November 2012, at 10:54:39
Forest Road is a major road on the Island and should have adequate drainage throughout, especially where water is likely to gather. Or, the drains should be regularly flushed to ensure they can deal with surface water.Drivers do take care; it's the Council that doesn't take adequate care of Island infrastructure.Less of the fatuous warnings, more investment and attention to needs that continually appear each time it rains. Action not words!
by Lee Majors
21st November 2012, at 10:22:36
"A section of Forest Road has been submerged following heavy rain, prompting the Isle of Wight Council to issue advice to take care on social network Twitter" Ah, I missed this important advice because as hard as I tried I could not balance my laptop on my steering wheel as I drove around the island, also trying to find the IOW Council Tweet among the 163 people I follow while driving at 17 mph behind slow cars was impossible. If only there was such a thing as local radio broadcasts that could have warned me so much easier.....
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