Share

Clear spells

Thu

19°C | 12°C

Sunny

Fri

20°C | 13°C

Sunny spells

Sat

18°C | 11°C

Home   Maidstone   News   Article

Trio rescued from car stuck in flooding in Slip Mill Lane in Hawkhurst after ignoring road closure sign

18 February 2014
by KentOnline reporter

Three people have been rescued from their car after getting stuck in flood water in Hawkhurst when they ignored a road closure.

Firefighters carried the man and two women to safety when they became trapped in Slip Mill Lane at about 6pm yesterday.

It comes as drivers are warned to obey road closure signs because of flooding - or face prosecution.

Some roads in Kent, including to Grove Ferry, have been cut off by flooding. Picture Chris Davey

Some roads in Kent, including to Grove Ferry, have been cut off by flooding. Picture: Chris Davey

As emergency services continue to work to prevent more flooding in Kent, highways bosses have closed several roads and brought in temporary traffic restrictions.

Kent Police said it has received reports of some motorists ignoring road closures and becoming abusive to staff dealing with the problems.

Other areas where drivers have ignored road closures include Brishing Lane, in Maidstone, and Alkham Valley Road, near Dover.


Related stories

Political row over cash for flood-hit Yalding

More flood defence work as homes still at risk

Soldiers called in to help families with sandbags


David Hall, highways deputy director at Kent County Council, said: "Please observe the road closures and restrictions; they are there for a good reason.

"If you ignore them you are not only putting yourself at risk, but the safety of staff dealing with the problems and other local residents.

"You are also hampering the work done to bring water levels back to normal."


Stories you might have missed 

Family's devastation after driver dies in M20 horror crash 

Retired diplomat cleared after driving into path of train 

Puppy suffers broken jaw in ferocious attack by dog 

MP's anger at not being told about major change to high-risk surgery


 

 

Click here for more news from Maidstone.

Click here for more news from around the county.

Comments 

Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.