Corby’s Christmas flood clean-up begins

Many major routes were under water last night

By Kate Cronin
Thursday, 24th December 2020, 9:16 am
The BP Garage has reopened this morning
The BP Garage has reopened this morning

Corby’s worst flooding for years caused many major roads to be blocked overnight - but miraculously homes and business seem to have avoided the brunt of it.

Homeowners in surrounding villages have not been so lucky with people having to build a dam to protect houses in Middleton. Parts of Brigstock and Weldon were also under water.

Although water did come up to many doorsteps, in Corby, most homes escaped the flood water which rose through the latter part of the day into the evening. Some suffered damage and are beginning a clean-up this morning.

The BP Garage at Cottingham Road is now open again

The BP Roundabout was under water by 7pm and parts of Oakley Road, Cottingham Road at Elizabeth Kingsthorpe Avenue and the Old Village were shut off.

Abington Fields were also under a foot of water and some flooding remains today.

But by this morning all major routes were open and clear of the majority of flood water. Some minor roads including Collingwood Avenue are still shut because of standing water.

Drier weather is forecast for most of the day although there is still a flood risk in place in some parts of the county.

Some flood water remains at Abington Fields
Kingsthorpe Avenue remains shut this morning but is passable
Flattened grass outside the BP Garage
The Welland is still flooded at Rockingham
Collingwood Avenue is still flooded. Picture: Chris Curtis.