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Homes Flooded - Page 2 Empty Homes Flooded

on Mon Jan 16 2017, 09:31
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Several homes were flooded when canal locks were opened and water poured into a street overnight. The emergency services were called to Swan Meadow Road in Poolstock after the locks had been opened at around 11.30pm.Large amounts of water poured out of the canal and into the street, getting into up to 12 houses. Simon Connor, crew manager at Wigan fire station, said: “They have caused large amounts of flooding on Swan Meadow Road. The whole of Swan Meadow Road was under water.

Read more at: http://www.wigantoday.net/news/residents-evacuated-after-homes-flooded-1-8335830

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Homes Flooded - Page 2 Empty Re: Homes Flooded

on Tue Jan 17 2017, 20:06
The locks at Wigan Pier are lower down than the first Poolstock lock, so the WEP is talking crap (as usual) the locks which are higher up are the Wigan flight the first higher up lock being the start of the flight near to where the WCML crosses the canal, then the next lock up is the one at Britannia Bridge, so I would imagine quite a few of the Wigan flight of locks had there paddles opened last night.

I wonder if any of the emergency services had the brains to open the paddles on the first and second locks at Poolstock, to let the water flow into the lower part of the canal and along it past Scotmans Flash and open the paddles on the two locks one next to Chapel Lane and the other one near to the investment centre, to send the water down the canal past Wigan Pier.
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