Hampshire and Southampton on major flood alert

Daily Echo: A driver checks the depth of the water on Balmer Lawn Road before turning back. A driver checks the depth of the water on Balmer Lawn Road before turning back.

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PARTS of Hampshire remain on flood alert following heavy rainfall overnight and further rain forecast for today.

Environment Agency flood alerts remain in place from Milford-on-Sea to Lymington and at the Lymington River following high rainfall over the last few days.

The agency has forecasted a high tide level to affect Milford-on-Sea to Lymington at around 2.30pm today.

A westerly wind with a force five strength has also been forecasted.

The Environment Agency added there could be a further 15-35mm of rainfall today, leading to a rapid rise in water levels in the Lymington River.

Homeowners have been warned to stay prepared for potential flooding.

Drivers have been warned to expect hazardous driving conditions this morning and throughout the day.

There is excess water on Bursledon Road, Eastleigh, near the fire station and drivers have been warned to approach with caution.

Flooding is affecting the A272 road from Winchester to Petersfield this morning.

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Train commuters face travel disruption this morning too as railway lines are affected by flooding and obstructions caused by the weather.

No trains are running on the line between Winchester and Micheldever due to a fallen tree.

Engineers are at the scene to remove the tree but passengers are warned to expect delays of up to an hour while the line remains closed.

This is affecting the line between Eastleigh and Basingstoke.

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Users of the South West Trains service between Weymouth and London Waterloo, and the CrossCountry service between Bournemouth and Birmingham New Street will be affected.

There are further delays for train passengers on First Great Western's service from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads.

Delays of up to an hour have been reported as trains run at a reduced speed due to flooding.

Tickets are being accepted on South West Trains services.

There is currently no estimate on when normal services will resume.

A fire crew from St Mary's fire station in Southampton was sent to a house in Woolston to reports of falling tiles.

They attended the three storey property at around 9.30am and used an aerial ladder platform to make the building safe.

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Traffic in and out of Lyndhurst town centre is currently slow due to flooding on a number of roads.

Part of Balmer Lawn Road in Brockenhurst is closed due to extensive flooding.

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Heavy flooding is also blocking a road into Brockenhurst town centre (above). 

Southern train services between Southampton Central and Havant are no longer running due to flooding in Hamble.

Trains that run between London Victoria and Southampton Central will be diverted to start and terminate at Portsmouth Harbour and not call at stations between Havant and Southampton Central.

Yesterday parts of Southampton were flooded along with Hamble and Lymington.

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10:35am Sat 4 Jan 14

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. says...

monday will be the worst ,fifty feet high waves heading in from the atlantic,be prepared.
monday will be the worst ,fifty feet high waves heading in from the atlantic,be prepared. WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.
  • Score: -2

10:45am Sat 4 Jan 14

Superior Being says...

Burslsedon Road is outside Hightown Fire station.........no where near eastleigh...........
do the daily Echo writers even bother anymore.
Burslsedon Road is outside Hightown Fire station.........no where near eastleigh........... do the daily Echo writers even bother anymore. Superior Being
  • Score: 6

2:57pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Mary80 says...

Superior Being wrote:
Burslsedon Road is outside Hightown Fire station.........no where near eastleigh...........

do the daily Echo writers even bother anymore.
Technically its the edge of Eastleigh as there's a sign stating your entering Eastleigh around the firestation. I should know as i LIVE NEAR IT and have done for 20 years
[quote][p][bold]Superior Being[/bold] wrote: Burslsedon Road is outside Hightown Fire station.........no where near eastleigh........... do the daily Echo writers even bother anymore.[/p][/quote]Technically its the edge of Eastleigh as there's a sign stating your entering Eastleigh around the firestation. I should know as i LIVE NEAR IT and have done for 20 years Mary80
  • Score: -1

3:44pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Dusty says...

Superior Being wrote:
Burslsedon Road is outside Hightown Fire station.........no where near eastleigh...........

do the daily Echo writers even bother anymore.
Yes they got that wrong, but bursledon road also runs through Eastleigh Borough. Even parts of Thornhill estate are Eastleigh
[quote][p][bold]Superior Being[/bold] wrote: Burslsedon Road is outside Hightown Fire station.........no where near eastleigh........... do the daily Echo writers even bother anymore.[/p][/quote]Yes they got that wrong, but bursledon road also runs through Eastleigh Borough. Even parts of Thornhill estate are Eastleigh Dusty
  • Score: 1

9:22pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Oh my goodness says...

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. wrote:
monday will be the worst ,fifty feet high waves heading in from the atlantic,be prepared.
How do you know?
[quote][p][bold]WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.[/bold] wrote: monday will be the worst ,fifty feet high waves heading in from the atlantic,be prepared.[/p][/quote]How do you know? Oh my goodness
  • Score: 0

8:49am Sun 5 Jan 14

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. says...

Oh my goodness wrote:
WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. wrote:
monday will be the worst ,fifty feet high waves heading in from the atlantic,be prepared.
How do you know?
top secret chummy , see if i am right monday night hey?
[quote][p][bold]Oh my goodness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.[/bold] wrote: monday will be the worst ,fifty feet high waves heading in from the atlantic,be prepared.[/p][/quote]How do you know?[/p][/quote]top secret chummy , see if i am right monday night hey? WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.
  • Score: -2

1:44pm Sun 5 Jan 14

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. says...

Oh my goodness wrote:
WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. wrote:
monday will be the worst ,fifty feet high waves heading in from the atlantic,be prepared.
How do you know?
The website is magicseaweed.com ,swell height chart.
[quote][p][bold]Oh my goodness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.[/bold] wrote: monday will be the worst ,fifty feet high waves heading in from the atlantic,be prepared.[/p][/quote]How do you know?[/p][/quote]The website is magicseaweed.com ,swell height chart. WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.
  • Score: 2

3:41pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Red Sky At Night.... Shepherds Delight
Red Sky In The Morning.... Barns on fire!
Red Sky At Night.... Shepherds Delight Red Sky In The Morning.... Barns on fire! Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 0

4:48pm Sun 5 Jan 14

dango says...

I can't help but think that some idiots have taken the opportunity to test their 4X4s wading capabilities, note the snorkels on some and the raised suspension on one. Absolute tools IMO and possibly creating a wake or bow wave that could end up in peoples homes.
I can't help but think that some idiots have taken the opportunity to test their 4X4s wading capabilities, note the snorkels on some and the raised suspension on one. Absolute tools IMO and possibly creating a wake or bow wave that could end up in peoples homes. dango
  • Score: 2

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