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Flooding risk in Surrey after persistent rainfall

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Flooding risk in Surrey after persistent rainfall

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 6:26am 15th January 2020. (Updated at 8:27am 15th January 2020)

Several flood alerts are in place in Surrey, after persistent heavy rain, which is also affecting roads this morning.

The Environment Agency says river levels in some areas are continuing to rise and people are being warned to avoid low lying area, including roads and paths near local watercourses.

Reports are coming in of pools of standing water on roads at the start of the rush hour.

A lane was closed on the A31 between Tongham and the Hogs Back at the start of the rush hour, after a car spun on the road.

A car also spun on the A3 northbound at the B2039 Ockham Road North (Ockham Park), resulting in a lane closure.

The flood alerts - the lowest level warning - are for the following areas:

  • Tillingbourne including Chilworth and Shalford.
  • River Mole and its tributaries from Kinnersley Manor to South Hersham, including Sidlow, Leigh, Betchworth, Brockham, Pixham, Dorking, Mickleham, Leatherhead, Fetcham, Stoke D'Abernon and Cobham.
  • The Loxwood Stream from Chiddingfold to Drungewick.

Check for updates on flood warnings here.

There are also reports of trees down, after strong gusts overnight.

A tree is blocking the road on the A281 in Broadbridge Heath in Horsham, between Nowhurst Lane and Guildford Road.

Long Reach and Green Lane in West Horsley  also have trees down.

A Met office alert is still in place for rain until 9am this morning after heavy rain and strong winds yesterday and last night.

A wind warning issued yesterday is no longer in place.