Heavy rain means more flood warnings

FLOOD warnings for the River Great Ouse and some tributaries, including the Kym in west Huntingdonshire, have been downgraded in spite of more steady rain. The Environment Agency continued to advise people living near the Ouse between Bedford and the Offo

FLOOD warnings for the River Great Ouse and some tributaries, including the Kym in west Huntingdonshire, have been downgraded in spite of more steady rain.

The Environment Agency continued to advise people living near the Ouse between Bedford and the Offords that homes and businesses could flood, though there have been no reports of homes inundated since warnings were first issued early last week.

A 'flood watch' status still applied between Wyboston and Earith, but smaller rivers in west Huntingdonshire have been given the all-clear.

The majority of the areas flooded during the heavy rains are now clear of water. And roads that were closed last week because of flood water have been reopened, although motorists have been warned to take care at the usual problem spots, including Little Paxton and Earith.


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A spokesman for the EA said this week: "We're not expecting any more heavy rain, just a bit of drizzle, so we may be able to be downgrading over the next few days. But if we get more rain, we shall be back on flood warnings."

While flood waters keep away from homes and businesses, they provide seriously photogenic opportunities, as this selection of pictures demonstrates.

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INFORMATION: The EA's floodline is on 0845 988 1188, quickdial 03361 once connected.

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