Floods clear-up but with the threat of more rain

There are further warnings of flooding in the Anglia region as the wet winter continues into February.

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Over 20 flood warnings now issued for the Anglia region

Stansted Road, in Bishop's Stortford this morning.
Stansted Road, in Bishop's Stortford this morning. Credit: Lauren Hall

There are now 26 flood warning in the Anglia region, and 43 flood alerts.

The latest flood warnings:

  • Wendling Beck from Wendling to Worthing, Norfolk

  • River Great Ouse at Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

  • River Box from Boxford toThorrington Street, inclusive, Suffolk

  • River Chelmer from Great Dunmow to Rivermead campus and Industrial Estate in Chelmsford, Essex

  • River Colne from Castle Hedingham to upstream of Halstead, Essex

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Roads through Saffron Walden resemble rivers as rainfall refuses to relent

Traffic struggles to battle through the floodwater in Saffron Walden earlier this morning.
Traffic struggles to battle through the floodwater in Saffron Walden earlier this morning. Credit: Scott Hughes

Roads through Saffron Walden in Essex resembled rivers this morning following sustained rainfall overnight and into this morning.

Essex Police also confirmed that ten people and two dogs had to rescued from a block of flats which were flooded in the town.

Roads resembled rivers.
Roads resembled rivers. Credit: Scott Hughes

Crews were called to The Spike on Radwinter Road to about 20 flats affected by the rising waters.

Eight adults, including two disabled people, two children and a couple of dogs were rescued.

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Suffolk roads affected by severe flooding and standing water

Suffolk Police say that several roads in the county, particularly towards the West, are being affected by heavy flooding and standing water.

Flooding has been reported in the following areas:

  • A143 Wratting Road, Haverhill, near to the A604 The Pightle junction
  • A143 Bury Road, Stanton, at the B111 Barningham Road
  • A1088 Ixworth
  • Bull Lane, Long Melford
  • A1120 (Hackney Road) Peasenhall

Furthermore, there is standing water on many roads including A12 at Wrentham and Yoxford.

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Further flood warnings issued in the Anglia region

At 8am on Friday morning there were 11 flood warnings and 34 flood alerts in force in the Anglia region issued by the Environment Agency.

The latest flood warnings:

  • Chediston watercourse at Halesworth in Suffolk
  • River Granta from Linton to Babraham in Cambridgeshire
  • River Colne from Halstead to Lexden in Essex
  • Girton in Cambridgeshire

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