May 26 2013 Latest news:
By Simon Wesson, Reporter
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
“IS this the wettest drought since records began?” – that was the cheeky remark made by the WGC resident who sent the Welwyn Hatfield Times this remarkable snap this week.
David Oakey who used iwitness24 to give us his photos – entitled High tide at Homebase – of the Oldings car park in Hatfield, said: “When I saw it, I thought ‘this is spectacular’ and fortunately I had my camera to hand – often you are in those positions and can’t catch the moment, but I was lucky.”
The “surprised” Marsden Road resident, 69, added: “Nobody seemed to mind too much, people were still driving right through it, and fast too!
“There must have been the best part of 50 to 100 spaces used up.”
There were similar scenes in Ascot Lane, near the QE2 Hospital, as a blocked drain made the road “almost impassable”, according to Cole Green Lane resident Lorraine Harridge.
The 22-year-old added: “It often gets blocked, and causes a bit of the road to be flooded, but this is probably the worst it has ever been.”
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