Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire drivers warned over driving through floods

Floods at Whittlesey
Image caption The Whittlesey Wash Road has been closed due to flooding

Motorists in Cambridgeshire are being advised to avoid driving through flood water.

A flood warning remains in place for the B1040 Thorney to Whittlesey Road to the south of the River Nene.

The Environment Agency said the Whittlesey washes water level was high, closing the Whittlesey Wash Road.

Emergency planning officer Adrian Gosling said motorists had needed to be rescued after trying to drive through floods.

A flood warning has now been put in place on the North Bank Road alongside the River Nene to the east of Peterborough and the West of the Dog-in-a-Doublet Sluice.

The Environment Agency said the North Bank Road is likely to be affected by flooding from the early hours of Sunday.

There is also a flood warning for the River Kym from Kimbolton to Great Staughton.

More warnings and alerts are expected across the county as heavy rain continues to fall.

The agency is asking people to check its website for updates.

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