GALLERY: Houses and roads affected by widespread flooding across Hertfordshire

A car abandoned on New Road in Woolmer Green after severe flooding. Sent in by Elaine Bryant

A car abandoned on New Road in Woolmer Green after severe flooding. Sent in by Elaine Bryant - Credit: Archant

Motorists have got stuck, houses flooded and roads closed after widespread flooding overnight and this morning (Friday).

Watton Road at Bragbury End. Photo by The Cold End via Twitter

Watton Road at Bragbury End. Photo by The Cold End via Twitter - Credit: Archant

More than a dozen incidents have been reported to police since the early hours after heavy rain. Here is a log of the major incidents reported to police:

Standalone Farm visitor car park flooded with rain water in Letchworth GC. Photo by Standalone Farm

Standalone Farm visitor car park flooded with rain water in Letchworth GC. Photo by Standalone Farm via Twitter - Credit: Archant

• 2.22am: Road flooded “higher than the kerb” at Letchworth Gate roundabout off junction 9 of the A1(M) due to a problem with blocked gulleys.

A road in Little Wymondley. Photo by Alison Brooker via Twitter

A road in Little Wymondley. Photo by Alison Brooker via Twitter - Credit: Archant

• 4.50am: Cars stuck on Gresley Way in Stevenage due to floodinh near to the junction with Woodcock Road.

Gipsy Lane, Knebworth. Photo by Robert Ryder via Twitter

Gipsy Lane, Knebworth. Photo by Robert Ryder via Twitter - Credit: Archant

• 5.11am: Large tree partially blocking London Road in Stevenage (becoming Stevenage Road) between Old Knebworth Lane and Deards End Lane, Knebworth.

Flooding in Little Wymondley at 7.20am this morning (Friday).

Flooding in Little Wymondley at 7.20am this morning (Friday). - Credit: Archant


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• 5.25am: Flooding at Martins Way, Stevenage, under the North Road bridge heading away from the town centre.

• 5.27am: Three cars recovered from A507 on Clothall Road near Baldock. The road is temporarily closed.

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• 5.41am: Collision involving a car and a motorbike, closing Gresley Way in Stevenage.

• 5.57am: A602 Broadhall Way, Stevenage, flooded as you exit the town

• 6.17am: A602 at Hooks Cross, just south of Stevenage, closed due to flooding.

• 6.59am: Car stuck in flooding in Gipsy Lane, Knebworth, between Park Lane and Orchard Way.

• 7.15am: Stevenage Road and Priory Lane in Little Wymondley closed due to flooding with water getting into three houses.

• 7.56am: A “small landslide” being reported 500 yards after the Strathmore Arms on the B651 Codicote Road, Whitwell, with the road under 4ft of water.

• 8.23am: Vehicle stuck in flooding at Porters End Lane in Kimpton.

• 8.43am: Car stuck in flooding Old Knebworth Lane, Knebworth, with the road closed at the Knebworth end.

Other roads reported to be affected by flooding: A600 Bedford Road, Hitchin; Parsonage Lane, King’s Walden; Tittendell Lane, St Ippolyts; Stevenage Road, Titmore Green; New Road and Holly Bush Lane, Woolmer Green; Church End, Walkern; Burymead, Stevenage.

Trains were also stopped between Stevenage and Hertford North due to flooding on the line at Watton-at-Stone but are now running normally. There are currently delays between Stevenage and London King’s Cross due to flooding at Potters Bar.

UPDATE 2pm: Stevenage Road, Little Wymondley, has reopened.

UPDATE 3.30pm: A602 Hooks Cross and A507 at Cottered both cleared of flooding.

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