This downpour resulted in total carnage in Watery
Lane, manhole covers blown off by the force of the Hall
Brook which is culverted under the road. One car got stranded and
the occupants, including two children, had to be rescued through
the windows as the water rose up to the door handles. The site is
indicated by the yellow pin on the map.
Halcrow have conducted a survey that indicates
that the Hallbrook is a minor watercourse and does not pose a risk
to flooding, although they cover themselves by saying some flooding
is possible. The Environment agency carried a flood risk assessment
when the new estate in watery lane was built concluded that no run
off water from the estate should enter the Hallbrook.