Road flooded in Gloucestershire village of Lower Lydbrook

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image captionPaul Hayes used a canoe to transport a couple staying at his Air BnB to their car

The main road through a Gloucestershire village has been flooded after heavy rain over the weekend.

The B4234 in Lower Lydbrook in the Forest of Dean has become impassable to traffic, and water levels have risen affecting several properties.

A flood warning remains in place for the River Wye in the village.

The Environment Agency said no further significant rainfall was forecast over the next 24 hours, and it was monitoring the situation.

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image captionA flood warning remains in place for the River Wye in the village of Lydbrook

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service helped to rescue people trapped by flood water, using an inflatable raft.

A service spokesperson said properties in Lydbrook which are flooded have been assessed and "nobody is trapped and residents are safe".

Resident Paul Hayes said he helped to transport a couple staying at his Airbnb to their car, which was parked on higher ground.

"We're the first ones to flood as we're next to the river, so I always have my canoe here."

He said flooding in the village had "not happened like this for about 10 years".

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image captionThe Environment Agency said no further significant rainfall was forecast over the next 24 hours
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image captionGloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service have helped to rescue people trapped by flood water
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image captionMr Hayes said his house was next to the River Wye
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image captionThe main road through a Gloucestershire village has been closed

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