CLOSURE of Low Road, Fenstanton, during £5million flood defence work has damaged nearly every retail business in the village, traders say. But, although the road, which links the village with St Ives, will remain closed until work is completed in early April, help may be on the way. The Environment Agency, which is responsible for building the flood defences, says compensation may be available if the traders can prove they have lost business as a result. Officers from the agency were due to meet local businesses as The Hunts Post went to press yesterday (Tuesday) to discuss the impact of the road closure. Traders' spokesman Shirley Mason, who runs an evening wear business in the High Street above The Frock Exchange, a company she sold last October after 22 years in the village, said the takings of all but two of the village's outlets had been damaged by the loss of passing custom.