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Heavy downpour floods roads in Dover district

By Victoria Chessum

Chaos has erupted this morning as some of the roads in Dover, Deal and Sandwich have become flooded due to heavy rain.

The downpour has been constant since before 6am, leaving country roads such as the Alkham Valley a difficulty to drive through.

This was taken in London Road, Dover. Picture: John Sheridan
This was taken in London Road, Dover. Picture: John Sheridan

The Met Office issued a weather warning for rain at about 7am and the deluge is not expected to ease until 3pm.

Surface water has forced motorists to slow down, especially in busy parts such as Dover's London Road and in Walmer, Lord Warden Avenue took the brunt, as pictureed here in Angela Barron's pictures.

Allenby Avenue was closed because of a big puddle in the middle of the road. Workers from Kent Highway Services attended and unblocked the road, reopening it at 10am.

Canute Road, Deal
Canute Road, Deal
Allenby Avenue, Deal
Allenby Avenue, Deal

And Canute Road in North Deal, a regular victim of flash flooding, saw the usual lake fill up where the antiquated drainage system failed.

A Met Office spokesman said: "Bands of heavy and occasionally thundery showers may become slow-moving in parts of south east England this morning.

Albert Road, Deal. Picture: Patrick Wainwright
Albert Road, Deal. Picture: Patrick Wainwright

"This is most likely across Essex and Kent and may result in longer periods of heavy rain with potential for some flooding. The showers will slowly move away southeast into the Channel this afternoon."

  • Do you have any pictures of problem areas in the district? Send them to: mercurynews@thekmgroup.co.uk.

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