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Clean-up underway as torrential rain causes flooding in the Midlands

  • Watch: Flash flooding hits Midlands

Flash floods have caused chaos in parts of the West Midlands - with a major route into Birmingham left impassable by floodwater up to 5ft deep.

A man in his 80s died after his vehicle became submerged in flood waterin Walsall.

Meteorologists say the city saw a month's worth of rain in just an hour, with 58.6mm falling in parts of Edgbaston.

A car submerged in water in Kings Heath Credit: BPM Media

Highways England was forced to close a stretch of the M5 between Halesowen and Oldbury, while lane and exit closures put on parts of the M42 and M6.

Pershore Road at Oakfield, Selly Oak was submerged, with reports of water 5ft deep. Passengers on nearby buses had to be evacuated.

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There were heavy storms on Saturday night, which meteorologistscalled "the mother of all thunderstorms" that continued into Sunday

These were the scenes at the Egbaston Priory Club, where they are working to get the site back to normal.

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Flood warning still remain in place, with emergency services warning people not to enter water. See the latest update here.

These were the incredible scenes in Birmingham yesterday, as bins overturned, leaving rubbish flowing.

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  • Picture credit: Alexander Walters

The heavy downpours could continue for some on Monday, with a yellow weather warning for rain in place as thunderstorms roll south. See the latest weather forecast here.

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