Flooding and travel problems throughout Gloucestershire
Heavy rain caused widespread problems for commuters and householders in Gloucestershire today.
Heavy rain hit the county this morning leading to flashflooding on roads and some properties being flooded in the Forest of Dean.
Crews from Cinderford, Coleford and Dursley have been using their pumping equipment to remove water and have also created gullies to help divert the water from properties and back into the drainage system.
Firefighters had to pump water out of 12 houses in the Steam Mills area of Cinderford.
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Sandbags and gullies were also used to try and protect the properties
Crews were also called to deal with flooding at homes in Little Drybrook and Berkeley.
It comes as 80mm of rain had been predicted to fall - almost a month’s rain yesterday.
Police said several crashes were caused in the area by cars skidding on surface water. No one was seriously injured.
They also had reports of an abandoned car near Cinderford and roads blocked by water in Hopes Hill in Newnham and Elton Road at the junction with the A48.
Trees were blown down in Littledean Hill and Clearwell, blocking the roads.
A broken down car on the Cheltenham bound side of the Golden Valley carriageway was hit by another two cars this morning causing severe traffic disruption.
Police said occupants in the vehicles which hit the car suffered minor injuries including cuts and bruises.
The roof of Winchcombe Library partially collapsed due to the heavy rain and the library is expected to be closed for a week.
Have you been affected by flooding?
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