GALLERY: Flood warning lifted for parts of Huntingdonshire, but floods continue to cause havoc to motorists as roads are heavily congested
A FLOOD warning is no longer in place for the Alconburys after days under water.
The Environment Agency has announced that the levels in the Alconbury Brook and Bury Brook continue to fall and the River Kym at Hail Weston has stabilised.
A spokesman said: “Further spells of rain showers are forecast for the rest of today, however the accumulations are likely to be much lower than we have seen in the past few days.”
A flood alert is still in force in much of the rest of the area as levels of the River Great Ouse upstream of Huntingdon have stabilised and are falling, according to the Agency, but levels downstream are still rising affecting Houghton, The Hemingfords, St Ives and Earith.
The spokesman added: “Levels through East Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire are likely to rise again over the next 36 to 72 hours as peak river levels are still upstream of Bedford.”
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Roads around Huntingdonshire are heavily congested due to flooding, in particular, the A141 between Huntingdon and Pidley, the B1040, Somersham Road, St Ives, Cross Hall Road in St Neots and Harrison Way.
The guided busway maintenance track between St Ives and Swavesey is “impassable” due to flooding.
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Motorists are being urged to take heed of flood warning signs after several vehicles ran into trouble.
A number of roads have been closed off due to flooding, but motorists are ignoring signs and trying to drive through the water.
As a result, police and fire crews have had to rescue stranded motorists.
At just after 8.30am today, fire crews from Huntingdon were called to assist cars in Earith who had tried to go through the closed road at Chapel Lane.
Yesterday Cambridgeshire County Council announced that the B645 Thrapston Road, Kimbolton, between Easton Road and the B660 Park Lane was closed.
The Low Road in St Ives is partially blocked due to flooding between A1096 Harrison Way and A14, the B1514 Huntingdon Road, Brampton is flooded near the junction to the Brampton Mill, and the Environment Agency’s regional headquarters, and the B1050 Chapel Lane, Earith, is partially blocked between A1123 and Fen End junction.
The road closures are sitll in force.
Inspector Iain Clark said: “Several routes have been closed off with signs and cones but it appears some drivers are choosing to ignore these or even move them out of the way.
“We are having to deploy resources to rescue stricken motorists and that is taking them away from other duties.
“These road signs are there for a reason, any motorist caught ignoring them will be prosecuted.”