Thurmaston hit by floods after Storm Christoph arrives

By Abigail Beresford

Parts of Thurmaston were left underwater last week, due to the recent heavy rainfall from Storm Christoph.

Flood warnings had been issued in advance by the Environment Agency ahead of January 19, when Storm Christoph hitting Britain in the middle of last week.

The agency was proved correct with 31.2mm of rainfall recorded in some parts of the country, leading to areas experiencing severe flooding.

The Railway Bridge on Churchill Road in Thurmaston was closed due to the flooding.

The road closure proved to be disruptive for the villagers, with flood wardens advising people to take alternative routes, and to allow extra travel time to ensure their safety.

Flooding under the Railway Bridge, Churchill Road in Thurmaston (Danette Topham)

“I go under that bridge every day to go to work,” said 51-year-old Danette Topham, from Thurmaston.

“I don’t drive, so I have to take my wellies with me so that I can get through. But the path under the bridge is very narrow.”

There was 31.2mm of rainfall recorded in some parts of the country, leading to areas experiencing severe flooding.

Various other areas of Thurmaston were also affected by the floods.

Watermead Country Park in Thurmaston found its paths and green spaces underwater.

“It has been a bit of a nightmare trying to walk the dog around Watermead Country Park, but it’s to be expected as a canal runs through it,” said Graham Dwyer, from Thurmaston.

Watermead Country Park has became popular for residents to visit for their daily exercise, during the current coronavirus lockdown measures.

You can find out how to stay safe during a flood or report a flood to Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

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