Friday, January 07, 2011

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Torrential rain causes flooding in parts of Cornwall

Standing water of up to 6in (150mm) has been reported in some areas Torrential rain has caused flooding in parts of Cornwall.

Nearly an inch (25mm) of rain fell in an hour leading to deep standing water on several roads, making them impassable for a time.

There have been no reports of flooding to properties, but police have warned the situation could get worse with the approach of high tides.

The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts for numerous rivers in the county.

Police are directing traffic on the A390 between Tresilian and Truro. There is also flooding on the A3058 between Mennah and Brighton Cross near St Austell.

The A490 at Newbridge near Callington is partially blocked following an accident.

There have been reports of up to 6in (150mm) of standing water on the main road through Foxhole near St Austell.