TRAVEL ALERT - Drivers warned over flooded roads across Solihull - The Solihull Observer

TRAVEL ALERT - Drivers warned over flooded roads across Solihull

Solihull Editorial 20th Oct, 2023 Updated: 20th Oct, 2023   0

DRIVERS are being warned to take care today as many roads across Solihull are flooded, some impassable.

Driving through floodwaters can lead to vehicles and motorists becoming stranded and severe damage to cars and vans.

It is difficult to ascertain how deep floodwater is lying on the roads before entering.

Henwood Lane in Catherine De Barnes, Rumbush Lane in Earlswood, Peterbrook Road in Shirley and Tythe Barn Lane in Dickens Heath and Houndsfield Lane in Wythall, are all closed due to flooding.

Peterbrook Road is closed due to flooding.

WEATHER ALERT – Met Office yellow warning for rain

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain, covering all of the West Midlands and Worcestershire.

Forecasters predict fast-flowing or deep floodwater which could impact on homes and businesses.

Roads will be cut off and there could be disruption – delays and cancellations – to bus and rail services.

Spray and flooding will lead to difficult driving conditions and road closures and there could be power cuts.

Forecast for today / tonight

The Met Office forecasts rain easing from 1pm in Worcestershire and it is predicted to stay mainly dry up until around 8pm when light rain will soon turn heavy and continue until the early hours.

That is due to stop around 3am.


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