More flood alerts for Kent as big Christmas getaway begins on county roads
Flooding on the A28
between Ashford and Tenterden this morning. Picture: Gary
Kent remains on flood alert today as the big Christmas
getaway begins on the county's roads.
The Environment Agency has issued five warnings that rivers
might flood in the county.
Among those areas on alert are the upper area of the River
Medway and the River Eden - both to Penshurst.
An area around the River Beult from Pluckley and Bethersden to
Hampstead Lock at Yalding, including Smarden, Headcorn, Collier
Street, Benover and The Lees is also on standy for flooding.
A flood alert is also in place for the lower River
Medway area including East Farleigh, Wateringbury, Teston and
Teston Park, Tovil and Maidstone - including Millennium Park.
Another covers the upper River Stour area from Charing Heath to
The Highways Agency said thousands of extra people are
expected to take to Kent's roads from this afternoon as they travel
Kent is expected to get a brief break from the torrential rain
today, but there are set to be more downpours over the
Drivers are advised to take extra care as heavy rain
brings hazardous conditions.
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