Heavy rain causes floods in Cambridgeshire

Persistent rain has led to flooding in parts of Cambridgeshire today.

At Alconbury Weston near Huntingdon, floodwater reached the front doors of houses as Alconbury Brook burst its banks.

There are flood alerts in place for riverside communities across much of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Hertfordshire.

The Environment Agency has asked people to avoid low lying roads and footpaths.

Water is also being pumped off the main A140 Norwich to Ipswich road in Long Stratton in Norfolk where there was also flooding just before Christmas.