There’s more rain on the way

Flooding in Blake Road, Corby, yesterday (Wednesday)
Flooding in Blake Road, Corby, yesterday (Wednesday)

After heavy rain caused flooding in the county yesterday (Wednesday, November 21), further downpours are forecast tonight.

Pitsford Hall weather station said the county will remain dry during daylight hours but rain will reach Northamptonshire by the evening.

A spokesman said: “If rain was the feature of yesterday’s weather, today it is wind. Wind speeds will progressively increase through the day becoming a fresh to strong south-westerly through the afternoon. 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.”

Gainsborough Road, Corby, which was impassable yesterday because of flooding was still closed at 8am today.

A section from its junction with Blake Road was under water and parts of the park near Bonnington Walk were still flooded.

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.

Click here to see more pictures of flooding in Corby and Pytchley.