Boxing Day Floods at Horsforth and Kirkstall :: Shared Description

The River Aire caused severe flooding on Boxing Day, December 26th 2015. There had been very heavy rain during the night and morning, following on from previous heavy rain over 2 or 3 weeks. The saturated ground caused the river to rise rapidly and by mid afternoon the Aire was flooding the area around Newlay Bridge. There are a few houses by the bridge, one was already being bailed out, and horses were being evacuated from the stables on the other side of the river. 3 or 4 houses seemed to be at risk from flooding.
A friend went to the bridge the following day and found it had been closed until it could be examined for structural damage.
The flooding was more severe further downstream. The bridge at Kirsktall was closed from the evening, and Kirkstall Road (the A65) was flooded from the junction of Woodside Place (SE271347) to beyond Kirkstall Viaduct and the studios of Radio Aire (SE282341), a distance of about a mile. This was still under water for much of the following day.
by Rich Tea
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SE2535 : Railway line at Kirkstall after the flood by Rich Tea
SE2336 : Extreme flood on the River Aire, from Newlay Bridge (5) by Rich Tea
SE2635 : Railway or canal? by Stephen Craven
SE2535 : Flooded rugby pitches at Kirkstall by Stephen Craven
SE2535 : Kirkstall Bridge closed to traffic by Stephen Craven
SE2635 : Costa Coffee, Kirkstall Bridge, closed by floods by Rich Tea
SE2535 : Kirkstall Bridge, open after floods by Rich Tea
SE2535 : River Aire in flood at Kirkstall Bridge (2) by Stephen Craven
SE2336 : Extreme flood on the River Aire, from Newlay Bridge (4) by Rich Tea
SE2635 : Flooding at Kirkstall Bridge by Stephen Craven
SE2734 : Damage to the Aire riverbank by Stephen Craven
SE2437 : Flood in Outwood Lane, Horsforth, Boxing Day 2015 (1) by Rich Tea
SE2336 : Extreme flood on the River Aire, from Newlay Bridge (1) by Rich Tea
SE2536 : Aire Valley flooded near Kirkstall Abbey (2) by Stephen Craven
SE2635 : Flooded car park by Stephen Craven
SE2635 : River Aire, almost at eye level by Stephen Craven
SE2437 : Flood in Outwood Lane, Horsforth, Boxing Day 2015 (2) by Rich Tea
SE2535 : Kirkstall Bridge Inn car park, flooded by Stephen Craven
SE2635 : Bringing more sandbags by Rich Tea
SE2336 : Extreme flood on the River Aire, from Newlay Bridge (6) by Rich Tea
SE2336 : Newlay Bridge, crowded to watch the floods by Rich Tea
SE2336 : Trees in the flooded River Aire, Newlay Bridge by Rich Tea
SE2336 : Extreme flood on the River Aire, from Newlay Bridge (3) by Rich Tea
SE2535 : River Aire in flood at Kirkstall Bridge (1) by Stephen Craven
SE2635 : Marks & Spencers Food Hall, Kirkstall Bridge by Rich Tea

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Created: Sat, 26 Dec 2015, Updated: Mon, 28 Dec 2015

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