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Travel: Flooding hits roads in Gloucestershire after heavy rain overnight

By citizenmike  |  Posted: December 19, 2013

Gloucestershire has been hit by heavy rain and wind

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Flooding has hit some of the county's roads overnight, which led to them becoming impassable.

People can expect wintry showers today with some sunshine, but it will feel cold with a top temperature of just 6C.

Even with improved weather conditions today, those driving in this morning's rush hour are urged to take caution on the wet roads.

The exit sliproad eastbound on the M50 at junction 3 for Newent is closed because of a lorry stuck in mud. Drivers are being advised to use junction 2 or 4 and take diversion routes.

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Tewkesbury Road, in Newent, was also closed earlier because of flooding.

Yesterday saw chaos on the trains as well as the roads with delays on some CrossCountry services because of fallen trees on the network.

The M48 Severn Bridge was closed in both directions because of strong winds.

Some of the roads that saw flooding included the B4215 at Newent, near Tewkesbury Road, the B4632 at Southam, and Bream Road, in Lydney, was closed in both directions because of flooding around Grove Road. The A429 was partially blocked too.

The B4632 out of Prestbury towards Ellenborough Park Hotel experienced flooding which affected the carriageway in both directions.

Flooding left manhole covers raised on the A46 Painswick Road at A4173 / Halfway Pitch (Chin's Cross), Pitchcombe.

Flood alerts were also issued for the River Chelt and watercourses in the Forest of Dean.

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  • Kay_Powell  |  December 19 2013, 3:56PM

    The wind and rain was mainly early evening yesterday, rather than 'overnight'. In Gloucester it was pretty calm and dry by midnight.