Essex Fire Service have had to rescue several motorists who have ignored warning signs and driven into floods. One driver called to say he was stuck just past a road closure sign!
Throughout the weekend, firefighters have been urging motorists to use common sense and not put themselves in danger by driving through flooded roads. Last night seven people had to be rescued from two vehicles in Margaretting. Others have been rescued at Orphans Hill and Dunmow.
The Fire Service say they handled dozens of similar calls during Christmas Day.