Half a month’s rainfall in 24 hours in Northants

Flooding in Gainsborough Road, Corby, in December
Flooding in Gainsborough Road, Corby, in December

Almost half a month’s rainfall has fallen in the county in 24 hours.

The heavy rain has led to flooding around the county, affecting many roads and forcing drivers to find alternative routes.

Gainsborough Road in Corby, which often has problems with flooding, was almost impassable this morning due to the rainfall.

However, cars have still been trying to negotiate their way through the waters, with some getting stuck.

There are also problems with flooding on the Kettering to Geddington Road.

Hazel Leys Primary School and nursery in Corby has been closed due to flooding and problems getting to the school.

A spokesman for Pitsford Weather Station said: “It is still raining, albeit lightly, across the county this morning and in 24 hours we have clocked up at least half a month’s rainfall.

“It will continue raining for the remainder of this morning, but drier and brighter conditions should eventually come through this afternoon.

“Winds will remain moderate, north-westerly at first but tending back south-westerly as the day wears on. Temperatures today will climb to around 7C. Yet more rain is expected this evening and overnight.”

There will be more rain on Saturday, as well as some gale force winds.

Looking ahead, there could be light snowfall on Monday and Wednesday next week.

If you have pictures of flooding near you or have been affected by the floods, call the newsdesk on 01536 506153 or email nt.newsdesk@northantsnews.co.uk.

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