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Car stuck in floods in Church Road, Sevington near Ashford

A car has become stuck on a flooded road after storms and torrential rain hit Kent.

The BMW was driving through Sevington, near Ashford, before coming stuck in water.

The car became stuck after trying to drive through the flooding
The car became stuck after trying to drive through the flooding

A local resident had been taking pictures of the flooding when the incident happened.

He said: "Thankfully there are people there now trying to tow him out.

"The flooding here has been awful, especially after Storm Ciara and the rain that we've been having today.

"I'm not entirely sure what's gone wrong with the car but the driver said it's stuck in neutral- it's an automatic- and he can't shift it.

"The bit he's stuck in isn't particularly deep as you can see from the pictures but it gets pretty bad out into the middle of what we're calling 'the lake'.

Church Road in Sevington is badly flooded
Church Road in Sevington is badly flooded

"The last time something like this happened was the 20th of December.

"There's a development up the road, and they've put a big mud bank in to stop people setting up caravans on the site, but what it means is that all the water cascades down here.

"There's only one drain on this part of the road, and then of course that gets blocked so nothing goes anywhere!

"It's all coming into our garden now, especially when people try and drive through it.

Residents fear that the flooding will get worse with more rain forecast
Residents fear that the flooding will get worse with more rain forecast

"I'm just worried that it's only going to get worse, especially with all the rain today and another storm on its way."

A Kent County Council spokesman said: “We are aware of flooding on Church Road in Sevington and attended last week to dig out and clean the gullies.

“The sheer amount of rainfall today far exceeds what we would expect any highway drainage system to cope with.

“We appreciate the harm flooding causes and are investigating all enquires received around public drains and roads, prioritising property flooding and main roads.

“All locations will be attended and the drainage systems cleaned if required.”

The driver of the BMW was not the only person to find themselves in deep water, after a man had to be carried out of his car in Hawkhurst this morning.

The A21 was also closed by flooding and a crash near Pembury.

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