Flash flooding in Gosport results in road closures

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Police have closed Cambridge Road in Gosport after flooding

Flash flooding has prompted police to warn motorists to avoid roads that have been left submerged by water.

Heavy rain fell overnight across the south of England and residents in Gosport, Hampshire, have reported sewage water affecting properties and roads.

Police posted on social media urging people to avoid Cambridge Road and Leesland Road.

Southern Water said it was visiting affected customers.

A spokesman said: "We are responding to a number of reports of flooding affecting customers in the Gosport area following exceptionally heavy rainfall earlier today.

"We have been visiting customers who have contacted us to assess their situation and we will continue to speak with those who have been affected throughout the evening.

"Flooding is a traumatic experience and our priority at this time is to minimise the impact on our customers. We are sending additional teams to the area to ensure this is done as quickly as possible."

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