In pictures: The area of Northampton badly affected by severe Christmas flooding

Most parts of Northamptonshire saw between 40 and 50mm of rain yesterday (December 23)

Thursday, 24th December 2020, 10:34 am
The River Nene, behind residents of Lincoln Road, burst its banks. Photo: Leila Coker.

An area in Northampton has been severely affected by heavy rainfall and the subsequent flooding.

The River Nene burst its banks in the St James area after most of Northamptonshire saw between 40 and 50mm of rainfall yesterday (December 23).

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The flooding is rendering driving conditions difficult. Photo: Leila Coker.

A resident who lives in the area was awoken by 'glugging' at 2am today (December 24).

Now a lot of the area's roads are under water and properties are surrounded by flood water, including the Thomas A Becket on St James' Road.

Gardens in Lincoln Road, close to the River Nene, are also badly flooded.

Despite warnings from Northamptonshire Police, many cars have also broken down and had to be rescue as drivers try to get through flood water.

The Thomas A Becket pub has also been affected. Photo: Leila Coker.

Below are pictures of the area, which have been badly affected by the flooding.

There is surface water on a lot of the roads in the area. Photo: Leila Coker.
Police are warning drivers to be careful and not drive through deep flood water. Photo: Leila Coker.
Roads remain open, but for some vehicles it will be difficult to get through the water safely. Photo: Leila Coker.
In some places the water is extremely deep. Photo: Leila Coker.
Despite the warnings, a lot of cars have broken down in the area and are having to be rescued. Photo: Leila Coker.
The area experienced between 40 and 50mm of rainfall yesterday (December 23). Photo: Leila Coker.
The area of St James, Northampton has been badly affected by the flooding. Photo: Leila Coker.
Gardens are now completely under water. Photo: Leila Coker.
The whole area has been affected by the flooding. Photo: Leila Coker.