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Weather blog - strong winds and heavy rain causing chaos across Bolton

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Liam Thorp, politics reporter

Strong winds and heavy rain are causing chaos across Bolton today.

  • Trains and roads have been disrupted.
  • Wind has caused damage to trees and buildings.
  • Some roads have flooded.

  • Comments


    frank bough 12:37pm Thu 5 Dec 13

    Another sign Bolton has gone to the dogs. I blame Cliff Morris

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    underwater 1:17pm Thu 5 Dec 13

    Re, The roof blowing off Santas grotto, couldnt possibly have anything to do with all the huffing and puffing by Morris and his Merry Men could it.

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    Regulatory Man 1:18pm Thu 5 Dec 13

    Oh look, Chaos!

    Wouldn't be because of that planned and pre-warned Gale would it? Yeah thought as much. Try living in a country where they lose entire towns when they have a storm.

    Morte Chaos to come as Bolton grinds to a halt because of a snowflake :-)

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    boydell 1:41pm Thu 5 Dec 13

    hope the council are keeping an eye on the Greenwood pub on Chorley New Road in Horwich.
    What with the high winds at the moment it could be very dangerous indeed, if whats left of the slates on the roof start flying all over the surrounding area, ( and so near the local school as well)
    Bolton Council take heed , you have been warned !!!

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    filthy6 2:26pm Thu 5 Dec 13

    boydell wrote…


    hope the council are keeping an eye on the Greenwood pub on Chorley New Road in Horwich. What with the high winds at the moment it could be very dangerous indeed, if whats left of the slates on the roof start flying all over the surrounding area, ( and so near the local school as well) Bolton Council take heed , you have been warned !!!

    Why you warning the Council (& I'm sure that sticking a note on here doesn't actual constitute an offical warning to them)?
    Think that as its a privately owned building, with work being done by private contractors you'd be better off telling them...

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    ncc_22 2:53pm Thu 5 Dec 13

    i feel sorry for anybody waiting for a bus at the flooded bus stop on chorley new road lol

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    boydell 4:17pm Thu 5 Dec 13

    ncc_22 wrote…


    i feel sorry for anybody waiting for a bus at the flooded bus stop on chorley new road lol

    no work has been carried out at this site for over a year. If slates are blown off this building and end up on the road it IS the council who are responsible, just as they are responsible for keeping the roads clear from snow !!!!

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    [deleted] 5:25pm Thu 5 Dec 13
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    heaton watcher 5:59pm Thu 5 Dec 13

    Disabled thumbs? That Cliff Morris is now censoring the highly intellectual and thoughtful Bolton News comments section!

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    Rememberscarborough 6:18pm Thu 5 Dec 13

    Amazing how people seem to think it's the end of the world when there's a bit of wind and rain. My sister-in-law lost the roof of her house in Hurricane Katrina and she was lucky because most people had their entire houses destroyed.

    Look at what the people in The Philippines have just been through and let's have a little bit of a reality check please....

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    Beyond News Forum 8:22pm Thu 5 Dec 13

    What is with the tree stump half a job? Public footpath? Never mind the roads what about the pedestrians that have been walking into the road all day? It is not the owners fault that the tree was blown over. I wonder if there was a preservation order??? This is the trouble those preservation orders cause if this is the case... past experience. I had to remove part of a tree from my neighbour's house several years ago because of a preservation order and a swift decline of the tree being cut down. Two weeks after a request was turned down there was a storm.

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    boydell 10:33pm Thu 5 Dec 13

    Dear Mr Tucker
    Whats with all these caricitures (#~'@;[],,,,_-

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    Malcolm Tucker 7:52am Fri 6 Dec 13

    boydell wrote…


    Dear Mr Tucker
    Whats with all these caricitures (#~'@;[],,,,_-

    Caricatures or Characters ?

    :-/

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    boydell 12:53pm Fri 6 Dec 13

    Whatever Mr Tucker.
    Did Santa bring you a computer for christmas and you are trying out all the keys? >

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