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Roads flood as latest band of rain lashes Cornwall

Roads flood as latest band of rain lashes Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 9:53am 22nd November 2019. (Updated at 2:54pm 22nd November 2019)

A stretch of one of the main roads in south-east Cornwall is said to be six inches deep in water, as torrential rain hits.

Traffic and Travel service, Inrix, is reporting flash flooding on the A390 at East Taphouse near Lostwithiel.

There are also reports of delays in both directions at Hayle because of flooding on the A30.

Drivers are being urged to take extra care, ahead of that Met Office weather warning for heavy downpours.

"Flooding on A390 Edgcumbe Road in both directions between B3359 (East Taphouse) and B3268 Tanhouse Road (Lostwithiel). 

"Traffic is coping well. Approach with care.

"High volume of surface water reported with part of the stretch said to be six inches deep with water".

Inrix Traffic and Travel

You can check the latest traffic and travel for Cornwall here.

What weather and flood warnings are in force?

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain, between 12pm on Friday and 6pm on Saturday.

Forecasters are warning drivers to expect flooding on the roads, travel disruption and possible power cuts: Read more.

Flood alerts are also in force across Cornwall, for the West Cornwall Rivers, the River Lynher and the Upper River Tamar.

"Rain is forecast across Cornwall from the south from late Friday morning.

"Rain will be persistent and heavy at times, particularly over south to south east facing up slopes.

"Rain is forecast to clear late Saturday. River levels remain high following yesterday's rainfall.

"We expect river levels to rise again this evening and overnight in response to today's forecast rainfall.

"Do not walk or drive through flood water. Avoid low lying roads and footpaths, which may be flooded.

"The forecast outlook remains unsettled with further rain forecast for Sunday and Monday".

Environment Agency

You can check the latest flood alerts for Cornwall here or watch how to be prepared...

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