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Taking a trip drown memory lane
10:05am Wednesday 10th October 2012 in News
FIFTY-YEAR-OLD pictures have emerged showing the A1 underwater, a week after a repeat flooding caused widespread delays.
The pictures, from 1960, show how the A1 at Catterick, North Yorkshire, has always been prone to flooding.
Last week, serious flooding caused a 40-mile stretch of the road to be closed for two days.
Darlington councillor Alan Macnab lived in Catterick Village in the 1960s and 1970s.
He said that section of the A1 is prone to flooding because the road is lower than neighbouring fields, with a beck running nearby.
Coun Macnab said: “I think, following flooding in 1968, road and water board engineers did some work to reduce the likelihood of the beck flooding onto the A1.”
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