You may have noticed it’s been a little damp out this past couple of days.
I got home this evening and was promptly dispatched to KFC by Mrs Sane. Over a chuffing hour to get to the KFC, a few miles down the road.
Telford is divided roughly into quarters by a dual carriageway (A442) and a motorway (M54) and getting across town at any time is usually quickest and easiest by using either or both of these roads. As the KFC is the other end of town, I set off for the M54. Big mistake.
The sliproad I wanted to get off was flooded again and so the motorway was down to one lane in heavy rain on the main route out of Telford to North Shropshire and Wales. Marvellous. It took me 20 minutes to crawl a mile between exits and then I was forced to drive off in the opposite direction because of the heay traffic. So I headed for the dual carriageway to approach from the other side.
Traffic wasn’t too bad, a little heavy but for rush hour and this weather it was ok. But as I got closer to where I wanted to be it was just as bad. In the end I gave it up as a bad lot and parked up about half a mile from the KFC and walked the rest of the way. In a t-shirt because I didn’t take a coat as I wasn’t expecting to walk half a mile in the rain.
Anyway, it’s was pretty uneventful after that. The two lads behind the counter had a bit of a laugh when I confessed to not having thought about how I was going to carry enough KFC and drinks for 6 people and an umbrella half a mile in the wind and rain.
Anyway, that’s my trip to KFC. There’s been a lot of flooding in Telford and surrounding parts as usual although on a far grander scale than we’ve had for a long time. There are some decent pictures on the Shropshire Star website although none of them do justice to some of the floods from what I hear. The town I used to live in which is 8 or 9 miles from where I live now is all but cut off I’m told. Only one road was open this afternoon and that was expected to be closed by this evening.