BREAKING NEWS: Cambs fire service warn that flash floods could hit the county overnight and tomorrow

HEAVY downpours of rain have been predicted in Cambridgeshire by the Met Office this evening and during tomorrow’s rush-hour traffic, which could cause flash flooding.

HEAVY downpours of rain have been predicted in Cambridgeshire by the Met

Office this evening and during tomorrow’s rush-hour traffic, which could cause flash flooding.

Two bands of rain are expected, which are travelling north-west from France.

The first is expected to arrive in Cambridgeshire between midnight tonight and 1am tomorrow.


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The second band, which is likely to be the heaviest, is expected during rush-hour (7am to 8am) tomorrow. In total, about 60 to 70mm

of rain is expected.

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Motorists are being warned that driving conditions could become dangerous

during heavy downpours, due to decreased visibility and surface water on the

roads.

Residents are being advised to listen out for warnings on radio and TV and to log onto www.environment-agency.gov.uk for further updates.

A fire service spokesman said: “If flooding does occur to homes, residents are reminded that the fire service do not provide sandbags and that 999 should only be used if there is a threat to life.

“In addition, flood water in homes needs to be over six inches in order

for pumping equipment to work effectively and there needs to be somewhere

to pump the water to, so it won’t have an adverse impact to someone else’s

property.”

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