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Drivers stranded by flash flooding in West Midlands

Flash flooding in Streetly
Image caption The flooding closed a number of roads in the Aldridge and Streetly areas

Flash flooding has stranded drivers and closed a number of streets in the West Midlands.

The fire service said it responded to reports of flooding in Streetly and Aldridge, near Walsall.

A number of motorists were helped from their vehicles to dry ground when Bourne Pool, Streetly, overflowed and a lorry became stuck in the water.

The flooding started at 12:00 BST after heavy rain but had receded by the afternoon, the fire service said.

It used pumping equipment to help clear a cellar but the water was too shallow for the machinery to be used in the streets.

Severn Trent Water said it had received reports of flooding across the West Midlands region.

It carried out inspections to the drains but did not find signs of damage or overflowing sewers.

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