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By citizennick  |  Posted: November 23, 2012

Flooding in Lobleys Drive

Flooding in Lobleys Drive

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DRIVERS are being warned about road closures this morning due to flooding and trees blocking routes.

The A433 between Tetbury and Cirencester remains closed with vehicles diverted through Kemble.

The B4305 also remains shut. A tree blown down in heavy winds is also blocking a route through Water Lane in Sapperton.

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Stratford Road in Stroud near to the leisure centre is also partially blocked. Drivers asked to remain cautious near to Tescos as some standing water remains.

Peak academy in Stroud has been closed for the day due to health and safety considerations.

In Whitminster, Grove Lane is shut.

Cold Pool Lane in Badgeworth near Cheltenham has reopened after an earlier closure.

Drivers should also be aware of a road closure at the B4216 near Dymock and the A466 in the Forest of Dean remains partially closed with a temporary diversion in place.

The A466 near Redbrook into the Wye Valley is closed due to flooding.

Lobleys Drive in Gloucester is also closed due to flooding and drivers are warned not to remove barriers put in place for their own safety.

One lane of the M5 southbound near junction 12, Quedegley, and junction 13, Stroud, is also closed because of standing water.

A lane is blocked on the A38 northbound in Quedgeley after the Waterwells Drive junction, because of flooding.

There is also a partial blockage of the A46 in Ashchurch at the B4079 junction, because of an earlier fallen tree.

The A48 between Minsterworth and Highnam roundabout is now open.

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  • mark123  |  November 23 2012, 5:16PM

    There are still closed signs about for Lobleys bridge. Its no longer too deep to drive through, however, the wash may still be effecting the Coopers Hill Houses closest to the bridge. I think the residents and police want it closed until these houses are no longer at risk.

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  • daveofglos  |  November 23 2012, 4:45PM

    Lobleys Marina! Reports elsewhere on this forum suggest it's open again now.

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  • metoyou  |  November 23 2012, 3:36PM

    is Lobleys Drive open now?

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  • thomas1996  |  November 23 2012, 12:56PM

    Bet they won't be selling many houses on Coopers Edge this weekend! No doubt the builders & estate agents will be rushing to change the brochures for the houses for sale there: "All houses now have private access to a stunning new natural 'wetlands & wildfowl' area" or "All houses have access to a boating lake/windsurfing lake/aquatic recreational area" (delete as appropriate)

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  • rtruth  |  November 23 2012, 11:00AM

    I can shed light on the lobblys thing, having spoken to a friend who lives there. Drain maybe blocked but builders cant check the pipe until water has gone away (words of builders) they pumped water into overflow pond (not connected to the road) and water went away. However police have closed road as it was to rain again, flooded again, people driving on pavements to get through, but are being photographed and info passed onto police who will be sending out fines (of thats what it sounds like from glos police twitter feed)

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  • geraint2010  |  November 23 2012, 10:18AM

    Probably blocked drains Daveofglos usually due to fallen leaves at this time of year. Floods and blocked drains are par for the course in our Severnside village and, rather than wait for the Highways authority or whoever to do something about it, we locals take it on ourselves to give the drains a good poke with a cane. Why not try it? More often than not it does the trick!

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  • IsitJimKerr  |  November 23 2012, 10:05AM

    Not only Lobleys, but Waterwells, the M5 etc. It's about time Highways got a grip. Are we the only county in the country to have a motorway blocked because of a bit of water? The culverts and gulleys around motorways always were kept clear, and we have never had this problem before, yet this is the third day running it's been closed.

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  • mikehibby  |  November 23 2012, 9:59AM

    Daveofglos - the water won't go away because they have built over the run off and there's nowhere for the water to go now.

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  • daveofglos  |  November 23 2012, 9:25AM

    I wonder what's happened at Lobleys Drive - why has it now been closed for days? Why won't the water go away?

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