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More road safety warnings issued as rain continues

Eight roads in Hart and Rushmoor have been classed as either impassable or passable with care - two more than the previous day

Heavy rain has brought road safety issues

More roads have been affected by the severe weather, with one road near South Wanborough completely closed.

Ford Lane, in Upton Grey, was described as impassable on Tuesday morning (February 11) by Hampshire County Council.

There were eight affected roads in Hart and Rushmoor, two more than the six listed by the council on Monday.

Those deemed "passable with care" are:

- The B3349 Alton Road, between the Hayley Lane/Ford Lancrossroads and South Wanborough.

- Chandlers Lane in Yateley, near the junction with Shires Way

- Long Lane in Odiham

- The B3014 Fleet Road in Cove

- Minley Road in Farnborough

- Middleton Gardens in Farnborough

- Church Lane East in Aldershot.

Heavy downpours on Tuesday looked set to aggravate the situation further after months of wet weather.

A flood alert, issued on February 1, remains for the River Blackwater in the Aldershot, Farnborough, Cove, Camberley, Sandhurst, Eversley and Bramshill areas, with the Environment Agency (EA) describing water levels in the river and at Cove Brook as high in places, despite falling in recent days.

The river is 'sensitive to further rainfall' the EA says, adding that heavy rain is expected on Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Alerts are also in place for the River Whitewater, including Hook and North Wanborough, and for the River Hart, including Crondall, Crookham Village, Hartley Wintney and Fleet. The EA says river levels are stable but remain sensitive to further rainfall and are still out of its banks in some places.

Groundwater levels remain high in Crondall, with some flooding having already occurred.

A yellow warning for rain has now been issued for the south east by the Met Office for Friday, while amber wind warnings have been issued for Wednesday and Thursday. Saturday, as yet, remains warning-free.

Have you been affected by the recent bad weather? Email the aldershoteditorial@trinitymirror.com or call 01483 508700.

 

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