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Flooding in Cambridgeshire

Torrential rain in Cambridgeshire has left more than 60 homes flooded, hundreds without power and a river bank has also collapsed.

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Torrential rain causes floods in Cambridgeshire

Torrential rain in Cambridgeshire has left more than 60 homes flooded, hundreds without power and a river bank has also collapsed.

Nearly two inches of rain fell in an hour. A rest centre has been opened in St John the Evangelist Parish Hall on Queens Street in March.

Flooding in March Credit: ITV Anglia

A bank alongside the River Nene in March has collapsed and some roads nearby have had to be closed.

A bank has collapsed alongside the River Nene Credit: ITV Anglia

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service say they received more than 115 calls relating to flooding this afternoon, the majority came from the March area.

Residents had to be evacuated from their homes in parts of March, Doddington and Wisbech St Mary areas.

Roads closed in March Credit: ITV Anglia

We are prioritising calls and sending crews and pumping equipment to those who are identified as a risk to life.

If you do not need to visit or pass through this area, then we would ask you to avoid it.

If you think your property is affected by flooding then turn off your electricity supply and prepare to move belongings from the ground floor.

During this kind of weather we would also urge motorists to drive slowly and carefully, and allow extra room to slow down and stop.

Don't try to drive through standing water - as well as the water damaging your car, there may be hazards under the water you can't see. If you see a sign to say that the road is closed due to flooding, remember that the sign is there for a reason. Don't try to drive through or you might get stuck.

– Group Commander Ryan Stacey, Cambridge Fire and Rescue Service
Emergency services dealing with flooding in March Credit: ITV Anglia

There have also been reports of flooded properties in Bar Hill, Toft, Oakington, Caldecote, Swavesey and Rampton.

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