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Watch: Car swept away by severe flooding and left wedged under bridge

Shocking footage shows the moment a car was destroyed by flooding as it became wedged under a bridge in Birmingham.

The driver of a BMW tried to drive through the ford at Green Road, Hall Green - and didn't quite make it.

The video taken at around 10am this morning (13 June) shows the car being swept away by the raging torrent of water.

The entire bonnet is seen underneath the bridge as the roof touches the structure.

Around three foot of water rushes around the abandoned vehicle.

The driver of a BMW tried to drive through the ford at Green Road. Credit: BPM Media

It comes as the city continues to be battered by torrential rain - with flood warnings issued for Birmingham and the surrounding areas.

Flooding is set to hit the River Blythe in Earlswood and the River Cole, Coleshill today due to the heavy rainfall.

Both require immediate action, according to the Gov.uk site.

There are also a further eight warnings - suggesting flooding could happen in the following areas:

  • Bourne Brook (Tamworth)
  • Middle Tame
  • River Arrow and River Alne
  • River Blythe and Warwickshire
  • River Cole
  • River Rea
  • River Stour and Smestow Brook in the Black Country and South Staffordshire
  • Upper Tame

Official advice suggests for anyone heading out into the rain to check flood warnings ahead of travelling.

Motorists should also prepare a bag including medicines and insurance documents.

In the event of severe flooding, drivers are urged to call 999 if in immediate danger and follow advice from the emergency services.

The warnings come after days of torrential rain, with five centimetres of rain said to have fallen in Solihull overnight and up to three centimetres elsewhere.

Train services were also affected with the southbound line blocked by flooding between Whitlocks End and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Pennerley in Shropshire was the wettest spot in the UK on Wednesday, with almost four centimetres of rain falling.

And three people were rescued by fire crews from a car stuck in a ford at Middleton, near Tamworth, just after 10pm last night.

Read more for the latest weather update.

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