The large concrete area at Station Green (above), where we had our bonfire last November, is submerged. but not the path itself at this point.
|A new lake has appeared futher West, but still not encroaching on the Greenway path.|
The Spinneybrook Way access path (right) has been seriously damaged and will need repairing by Derbyshire County Council.
There is also damage to the access road to Mickleover Station where the pressure of water has lifted the tarmac.
Several manhole covers were also lifted and The Statiomaster's House was flooded.
This is by far the worst flooding that we have seen since the Mickleover Greenway was opened some 11 years ago. There is a 1 in 100 gradient down from Mickleover towards Etwall and we have had some comparitively minor flooding towards Etwall and Egginton, in particular at Egginton Junction Bridge on previous occasions.
It will be interesting to see how deep the water is on the proposed site for Burnaston House. Will try to take a look tomorrow (if it isn't raining).
It remains to be seen what damage may have been done on the Breadsall Greenway. Certainly the centre of Breadsall village was flooded and footage of this was to be seen on TV. From the high point of the path at Sixoate Gate, a stream flows downhill alongside the path towards Windmill Bridleway, crossing beneath the path in a culvert about halfway down the hill. There is a long history, going back to the time of the construction of the railway, of slippage of the ground on both sides of the route, particularly in the area of Croft Wood.