Flooding hits Wicksteed Park

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The flooding which has swept across the county has submerged parts of Wicksteed Park today (Thursday November 21).

Pictures submitted by Telegraph reader Neil Fedorowycz shows area around the train tracks and surrounding grass areas have been flooded.

A spokesman for Wicksteed Park said: “We have experienced some flooding in some isolated areas of the park. All the rides are closed for the season now and so are unaffected.”

“However, the park and all its footpaths are still open for people to enjoy.”

The Telegraph reported yesterday (Wednesday, November 21). how the recent heavy rain turned Gainsborough Road, Corby, and a nearby park into a lake.

The road was impassable from the shopping area all the way up to the roundabout near Hazel Leys Primary School, and was still closed at 8am this morning.

Water lapped up to the front steps of several homes and some people had to wade through water to get to Woods End Medical Centre.

Oakley Road, Corby, near Lidl supermarket, was closed last night due to flooding but was open again this morning.

The county’s fire service dealt with 70 flood-related calls yesterday, mostly in the south of Northamptonshire, but reports began to fall by 10pm.

The county is set for another night of heavy rain with Pitsford Hall weather station warning more downpours are expected this evening.

A station spokesman said: “Rain which will be crossing the country slowly through the day will eventually arrive in the county by the evening and will then continue overnight. The rain will be heavy at times.”

A number of flood warnings have been put out by the Environment Agency for the county, including areas in Wellingborough and villages surrounding the River Nene from Wellingborough to Thrapston. Readers should visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk for warning alerts in your area.

Elsewhere, Billing Aquadrome, in Northampton, has been evacuated on the advice of the Environment Agency.