Flooding causes problems on roads

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FLOODING and strong winds caused problems for drivers and cyclists at the weekend as up to one-and-half inches of rain fell across the area.

Fire crews had to rescue a person from their car in Main Street, Wymondham, at 3.55pm yesterday (Sunday) as the water surrounding it was too high for them to open the car door.

Flooding in Whissendine on Sunday. Picture taken by Gemma Bangs and Chloe Wallace

Flooding in Whissendine on Sunday. Picture taken by Gemma Bangs and Chloe Wallace

The car was winched out of the water and the driver was able to get out.

Crews from Oakham were also called to a flooded house in West Street, Clipsham, at about 1.10pm yesterday (Sunday). They helped with removing items from the water and gave advice to the owners on what to do in flood situations.

Roads in Whissendine, Little Casterton, Toft, Essendine, Belmesthorpe and Empingham were also flooded and drivers were forced to crawl through puddles where water reached their bumpers in some places.

The level of the River Welland in Stamford has risen considerably and the water is still flowing very fast.

Flooding at the junction of Bourne relief road and South Road  Photo by Martyn Parker

Flooding at the junction of Bourne relief road and South Road Photo by Martyn Parker

Do you have any photos of flooding in Rutland, Stamford or Bourne? Did the water and winds affect you? Call the newsdesk on 01780 750436 or e-mail smeditor@stamfordmercury.co.uk