Drivers using pavement to get through flooded Lobleys Drive
Drivers have been spotted taking to the pavement in Lobleys Drive, Brockworth, in a bid to get around flooding.
The road has now been reopened having been closed since last night when police shut it off. Earlier today, residents spotted several motorists either simply ignoring the barriers and driving through or, in some cases, taking some interesting diversions.
On Twitter, Coopers Edge Community Group said: "Lobleys drive remains closed. People forcing their way through are putting people's homes at risk of of flooding, please don't!
"Photographs of anyone driving on pavements in Lobleys drive will be taken and handed to the police. A number already have been."
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Resident James Scott added: "People driving down the pavements narrowly avoiding pedestrians."
A police spokesman said the constabulary was "disappointed".
"Pavements are not a secondary route for drivers," she said. "Any motorists driving in such a way are committing an offence and we will take action where those are seen driving in such an irresponsible manner."
Gloucestershire County Council said it was working with the Coppers Edge developer consortium, which is responsible for the road, to try and avoid further problems. Standing water has now been cleared from the road which is passable again, residents said, but the problem could rear its head again with more heavy rain predicted over the weekend.