BREAKING NEWS: River bank collapse, street closed and customers asked to leave supermarket as flash floods hit March and the Fens

14:53 08 August 2014

Flooded out, the Tesco  car park at Hostmoor, March,

Flooded out, the Tesco car park at Hostmoor, March,

Archant

Streets in and around March were hit by torrential flash floods this afternoon with one supermarket forced to close and whole streets flooded out.

Tesco has closed its store in Hostmoo, March, because of floodingTesco has closed its store in Hostmoo, March, because of flooding

There was also a dramatic moment when the river bank near to The Ship in the town centre suddenly began to move.

Highways engineers are en route to March to establish the damage but meanwhile people are being warned to stay well clear.

At Tesco’s main store in Hostmoor shoppers were suddenly asked to leave after rain water got into some of the aisles.

Outside the store the car park was under water within minutes and drivers were asked to leave carefully to avoid damage to their vehicles.

River bank collapse near The Ship, MarchRiver bank collapse near The Ship, March

Elsewhere reports are coming in of flooding in Alpha Street and Gresley Way, March.

Dramatic photos from Alpha Street will be on line soon.

Readers photos from Doddington and Chatteris will also shortly be on line.

Meanwhile if you have flood images please send them to: john.elworthy@archant.co.uk

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