UPDATE: Flooding in Warwickshire causes chaos this morning

Flooding all over Warwickshire has caused chaos this morning with cars becoming trapped, severe delays on the roads, disruption to public transport and schools announcing closures.

Wednesday, 9th March 2016, 10:36 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th March 2016, 2:41 pm
Fire crews rescuing a trapped driver in Wolston

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service have received a high number of calls to rescue people from trapped cars after trying to drive through floodwater, and have attended incidents in Kenilworth, Princethorpe, Baginton, Stoneleigh, Gaydon, Wolston, Wellesbourne, Great Alne and Hampton on the Hill.

Warwickshire Police said the number of emergency calls from midnight to 12.30pm increased by 223 per cent as a result of the weather conditions.

The flooding has also caused severe delays for commuters this morning.

Parts of the A46 near the Longbridge Island off junction 15 of the M40 came to a standstill after flooding on the B4463.

The A425 between Staverton and Leamington has also been closed by Warwickshire Police due to flooding at Lower Shuckburgh.

The A428 Rugby Road was closed in both directions following flooding in Church Lawford.

The A5 between Weedon and Kilsby has been shut due to a collision.

The scene in Yelvertoft today

The Fosse Way at Hunningham has seen flooding, as well as Offchurch Lane and Oakley Wood at Bishop’s Tachbrook.

Stagecoach Midlands have announced all of their services in Warwickshire are likely to delayed because of the flooding.

Chiltern Railways has announced services between Hatton and Leamington as well as Leamington and Banbury have been cancelled due to the flooding. Normal services between Hatton and Leamington are due to resume at around 2pm.

Several Warwickshire schools have announced they are closed as a result of the flooding.

Flooding on the A45 in Onley

Leamington Hastings Church of England Academy, Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, Princethorpe, all announced closures.

A spokesman from Warwickshire County Council said: “The flooding on roads is not down to drainage but to farmland runoff - water from fields and debris disturbed by the water.”

The scene in Yelvertoft today
Flooding on the A45 in Onley