Mopping up continues round town after the pummelling the town took over the weekend.
Officers estimate that the level of rainfall in such a short period of time was a 1 in 50 year event (at least). Flooding which led to scenes like this above at the Woodlands Road/Bondgate junction were repeated elsewhere in the town centre and beyond. In Haughton West, water from Thompson Street East spilled into back gardens in Idaho Gardens again. I've contacted StreetScene on behalf of residents to get the gullies cleaned out as a matter of urgency.
Our Victorian sewerage system simply can't cope with these freak conditions, albeit that infrastructure in new housing estates may help in the longer term. I'd like to pay tribute to staff from Community Services who were working up until midnight on Saturday and on Sunday too distributing sandbags and clearing drains.
The major impact lingering on today I understand is on Crown Street and the library. The library was closed today, and will offer a limited service on Tuesday. It will fully re-open on Wednesday. Cockerton Library is open as usual.