Bournemouth EchoPinecliff Road reopens after flooding (From Bournemouth Echo)

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Pinecliff Road reopens after flooding

Bournemouth Echo: Picture by Sue Smith Picture by Sue Smith

A SECTION of road at the entrance to Branksome Beach has been reopened after flooding on Thursday night.

Pinecliff Road was shut off to traffic in both directions up to the turning for Westminster Road while workmen from Borough of Poole attempted to clear the water which had pooled in the area.

A spokesperson for Borough of Poole said on Thursday that a road clearing tanker was on site and workmen were looking to establish the cause of the blockage which caused the road to flood.

She added that once this had been found, the workmen would then jet the gullies and this would only be possible during daylight.

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5:22pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Sandra Trope says...

I was passing on the other side of the road when I saw the car in the Echo image. When his vehicle stalled, the elderly male driver chose to not wait for help before trying to get out. As he opened the door, he genuinely appeared surprised that water rushed in, and soaked the interior of his vehicle. The flood had been there, in the direction of Bournemouth, for several hours, and was very visible, and avoidable. Other drivers had been negotiating it by going over to the other carriageway, and were being allowed to by traffic travelling towards Canford Cliffs. This driver appears to have decided to chance his arm, and unfortunately found that by ignoring Highways Agency and police advice about not entering standing water he got very wet feet.
I was passing on the other side of the road when I saw the car in the Echo image. When his vehicle stalled, the elderly male driver chose to not wait for help before trying to get out. As he opened the door, he genuinely appeared surprised that water rushed in, and soaked the interior of his vehicle. The flood had been there, in the direction of Bournemouth, for several hours, and was very visible, and avoidable. Other drivers had been negotiating it by going over to the other carriageway, and were being allowed to by traffic travelling towards Canford Cliffs. This driver appears to have decided to chance his arm, and unfortunately found that by ignoring Highways Agency and police advice about not entering standing water he got very wet feet. Sandra Trope
  • Score: 34

6:02pm Thu 6 Feb 14

60plus says...

I bet they fix that road quick because of where it is,not like Magna road that was closed for weeks.
I bet they fix that road quick because of where it is,not like Magna road that was closed for weeks. 60plus
  • Score: 4

6:04pm Thu 6 Feb 14

thevoiceofreason1 says...

only possible to jet gully's in daylight?
you really have to ask why?
are there dangerous creatures lurking in them or is it the usual council does not work after tea!
only possible to jet gully's in daylight? you really have to ask why? are there dangerous creatures lurking in them or is it the usual council does not work after tea! thevoiceofreason1
  • Score: 0

7:13pm Thu 6 Feb 14

mythoughts! says...

what a muppet
what a muppet mythoughts!
  • Score: 3

7:59pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Teddy 1 says...

This has been like this for days and frequently floods so it is about time they sort it out once and for all!! Also when are they going to sort out the very dangerous road surface on Herbert Avenue, it is a main route and should be maintained properly. Any cyclist or biker hitting one of the many potholes could be seriously injured or even killed.
This has been like this for days and frequently floods so it is about time they sort it out once and for all!! Also when are they going to sort out the very dangerous road surface on Herbert Avenue, it is a main route and should be maintained properly. Any cyclist or biker hitting one of the many potholes could be seriously injured or even killed. Teddy 1
  • Score: 14

9:36pm Thu 6 Feb 14

pac31 says...

Now lets see. The roads floods on the far side away from the beach due to the dip in the road. So why don,t the council road department put in a drain in to take any flood water into the stream on the other side of the wall.
Not rocket science.
Now lets see. The roads floods on the far side away from the beach due to the dip in the road. So why don,t the council road department put in a drain in to take any flood water into the stream on the other side of the wall. Not rocket science. pac31
  • Score: 5

8:38am Fri 7 Feb 14

xDowwdeen says...

pac31 wrote:
Now lets see. The roads floods on the far side away from the beach due to the dip in the road. So why don,t the council road department put in a drain in to take any flood water into the stream on the other side of the wall.
Not rocket science.
There is a drain there. It doesn't seem to cope with all the water from both sides of the road.
[quote][p][bold]pac31[/bold] wrote: Now lets see. The roads floods on the far side away from the beach due to the dip in the road. So why don,t the council road department put in a drain in to take any flood water into the stream on the other side of the wall. Not rocket science.[/p][/quote]There is a drain there. It doesn't seem to cope with all the water from both sides of the road. xDowwdeen
  • Score: 1

9:37am Fri 7 Feb 14

Red Leader 1 says...

Out of curiosity, what time was the road re-opened this morning? This article was posted at 8.10am, just after many people had left home for work!
Out of curiosity, what time was the road re-opened this morning? This article was posted at 8.10am, just after many people had left home for work! Red Leader 1
  • Score: 0

9:47am Fri 7 Feb 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I'm looking for a decent well cared for Ford Focus at the moment. Not one with fish in the footwells though.
I'm looking for a decent well cared for Ford Focus at the moment. Not one with fish in the footwells though. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 2

11:30am Fri 7 Feb 14

apm1954 says...

60plus wrote:
I bet they fix that road quick because of where it is,not like Magna road that was closed for weeks.
quite right it was done quicker, we are tories you know.
[quote][p][bold]60plus[/bold] wrote: I bet they fix that road quick because of where it is,not like Magna road that was closed for weeks.[/p][/quote]quite right it was done quicker, we are tories you know. apm1954
  • Score: 3

2:07pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Phixer says...

xDowwdeen wrote:
pac31 wrote:
Now lets see. The roads floods on the far side away from the beach due to the dip in the road. So why don,t the council road department put in a drain in to take any flood water into the stream on the other side of the wall.
Not rocket science.
There is a drain there. It doesn't seem to cope with all the water from both sides of the road.
The water would probably drain quicker if the council cleared the drains after each leaf-fall season. When was the last time you saw the council clearing drains as a matter of routine?
[quote][p][bold]xDowwdeen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pac31[/bold] wrote: Now lets see. The roads floods on the far side away from the beach due to the dip in the road. So why don,t the council road department put in a drain in to take any flood water into the stream on the other side of the wall. Not rocket science.[/p][/quote]There is a drain there. It doesn't seem to cope with all the water from both sides of the road.[/p][/quote]The water would probably drain quicker if the council cleared the drains after each leaf-fall season. When was the last time you saw the council clearing drains as a matter of routine? Phixer
  • Score: 2

2:17pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Phixer says...

But if you look at 'live travel' elsewhere on this page as I write this you will see that Pinecliff Road is closed due to flooding. Must be happy hour for our Echo cubs in The Print Room!
But if you look at 'live travel' elsewhere on this page as I write this you will see that Pinecliff Road is closed due to flooding. Must be happy hour for our Echo cubs in The Print Room! Phixer
  • Score: 0

3:04pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I've just been past the scene and it's as dry as a bone now. There was a big yellow truck there with a couple of blokes sticking their hoses into the drain to clean it out. So well done to them.
I've just been past the scene and it's as dry as a bone now. There was a big yellow truck there with a couple of blokes sticking their hoses into the drain to clean it out. So well done to them. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

3:28pm Fri 7 Feb 14

BarrHumbug says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I'm looking for a decent well cared for Ford Focus at the moment. Not one with fish in the footwells though.
You'll be ok then because the car in question is a Fiesta ;)
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I'm looking for a decent well cared for Ford Focus at the moment. Not one with fish in the footwells though.[/p][/quote]You'll be ok then because the car in question is a Fiesta ;) BarrHumbug
  • Score: -1

10:15pm Fri 7 Feb 14

xDowwdeen says...

Phixer wrote:
xDowwdeen wrote:
pac31 wrote:
Now lets see. The roads floods on the far side away from the beach due to the dip in the road. So why don,t the council road department put in a drain in to take any flood water into the stream on the other side of the wall.
Not rocket science.
There is a drain there. It doesn't seem to cope with all the water from both sides of the road.
The water would probably drain quicker if the council cleared the drains after each leaf-fall season. When was the last time you saw the council clearing drains as a matter of routine?
Actually see then clearing that drain 4 of them to be exact quite often as get flooded with any rain excessive rain fall
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]xDowwdeen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pac31[/bold] wrote: Now lets see. The roads floods on the far side away from the beach due to the dip in the road. So why don,t the council road department put in a drain in to take any flood water into the stream on the other side of the wall. Not rocket science.[/p][/quote]There is a drain there. It doesn't seem to cope with all the water from both sides of the road.[/p][/quote]The water would probably drain quicker if the council cleared the drains after each leaf-fall season. When was the last time you saw the council clearing drains as a matter of routine?[/p][/quote]Actually see then clearing that drain 4 of them to be exact quite often as get flooded with any rain excessive rain fall xDowwdeen
  • Score: 0

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