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Road closure after heavy rain causes flooding in Chorleywood Road

By Charlotte Ikonen

12:10pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013

Road closure after heavy rain causes flooding

Heavy rainfall over the weekend resulted in a main road being closed through Rickmansworth and Chorleywood.

Chorleywood road was closed for just over 24 hours after extensive rainfall disrupted traffic.

David Henning, a spokesperson at Hertfordshire County Hall, said: "The road was closed due to flooding at around 9pm on Sunday night.

"One of our crews attended yesterday morning and ordered a gully cleansing vehicle. Two of these vehicles were onsite to mitigate any debris that may be causing the gullies to flood and the road was reopened around lunchtime yesterday."

Dan Phillips, at Hertfordshire Constabulary, said: "Police received a report of one vehicle stuck and another broken down in Chorleywood Road at 9.20am on Sunday.

"Highways were informed and officers attended as well however when they arrived the trapped vehicles had left the scene and the road appeared passable.

"Police received a further report at 5.20pm again of the road being flooded; officers attended and closed the road until Highways arrived at 7pm, at which point they took over the closure."

Comments(3)

Comments(3)

gusgreen says...
3:04pm Tue 22 Oct 13

Just look around the Watford area and count the number of gully drains silted up to the top and then ask

"are we surprised that the roads flood?"

Great service from HCC as usual!

Andrew1963 says...
8:45pm Wed 23 Oct 13

The A41 was a joke with huge puddles due to blocked drains. County is a transport joke

Andrew1963 says...
8:45pm Wed 23 Oct 13

The A41 was a joke with huge puddles due to blocked drains. County is a transport joke

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