Calls to Cambridgeshire police double in a day as heavy rain causes flooding on county roads

Police have seen the number of calls about road incidents double in just a day as heavy rain has caused flooding across the county.

By Stephen Briggs
Thursday, 24th December 2020, 11:15 am
Updated Thursday, 24th December 2020, 11:18 am

A large number of roads - including some main routes - have been closed following heavy rain yesterday and overnight.

MORE: A1 closed due to flooding near Peterborough, A47 has reopenedMORE: A47 closed by flooding as drivers warned to take care on Peterborough roadsMORE: Flooding hits main Peterborough city centre road - againThis morning a Cambridgeshire police spokesman said demand had increased dramatically as a result of the rain.

The spokesman said: "We have received 63 calls concerning road-related incidents from 12pm yesterday (23 December) to 10am today (24 December).

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The A47 was closed due to the flooding

"“This compares to 31 on Tuesday (22 December).

“Not all of these are due to flooding, but we are experiencing increased demand for service. Particularly in the south of the county.”