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70 mile an hour storm to batter county
Updated 7:43pm Monday 6th January 2014 in News
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- Trains cancelled
- Roads closed
- More flooding
- Warning to drivers
- 70 mile an hour storm forecast
Heavy rain spells today & tom, risk of localised flooding, especially in areas which have been affected recently, travel with care.— @scchighways 06 January 2014
Southampton City Council has issued this advice:
• Braking Distance
Leave extra space between you and the vehicle in front to allow more time for braking.
• Slow down
Be aware that a wet road can be just as dangerous as an icy one.
• Check your vehicle
Ensure your car is fully prepared for the winter months with the correct tyre pressures and sufficient tread for grip.
• Check your route
Using the Met Office’s site, check your usual route for disruptions and any potential hazards.
• Plan an alternative route
Always keep another route in mind just in case, you should always avoid driving in floodwater.
Anyone who has concerns about older or vulnerable people during adverse weather, should call: 0845 603 5630 or out of hours 0845 600 4555— @hantsconnect 06 January 2014
Old carpet and rugs are discarded in Titchfield after being ruined by flood water.
The Bugle Inn, Titchfield had a sign outside to let people know that they are open again.
There are long tailbacks in the New Forest, due to flooding in Lyndhurst, coupled with a broken down coach.
If possible, motorists are advised to avoid the area around Lyndhurst.
A32 Droxford Road at Wickham is still closed to southbound traffic due to flooding and will remain closed (cont) http://t.co/uDD7m6sPnu— @hantsconnect 06 January 2014
Dealing with flooding or the recovery from #floods? There is advice and guidance here http://t.co/E0CMN00cG6 #floodaware— @Hants_fire 06 January 2014
Heavy rain spells today & tom, risk of localised flooding, especially in areas which have been affected recently, travel with care— @scchighways 06 January 2014
More road closures in Fareham: Bridge Street, the A27 from Titchfield Gyratory, Mill Lane, Meon Shore, Spurlings, Pook Lane & River Lane— @FarehamBC 06 January 2014
Flooding on the A32 at Wickham (14:45)— @Traffic_SouthE 06 January 2014
Also flooding on the A334 at Shedfield (14:45)— @Traffic_SouthE 06 January 2014
River Lane at this time passable with care http://t.co/tS8ppsIsOm— @ParkGatePolice 06 January 2014
Some hail coming down in western Southampton now, with motorists being warned to take care out on the road as a result.
Any photos or video you have of any flooding or problems caused by the heavy rain and strong winds, please send them into us.
The rain has started coming down hard here in Redbridge, as the bad weather continues to head eastward.
Here's the latest weather forecast:
Just been for a walk @flemingparklc. Puddles everywhere, @BuddyPortsmouth would love it! http://t.co/D90zJY1iq8— @HantsFireDogs 06 January 2014
Sandbags are strategically placed in Titchfield where a home is likely to become flooded.
CLEARED: Delays between Cosham and Southampton Central / Eastleigh. #Hamble— @NRE_SWT 06 January 2014
Sandbags being loaded at Ringwood.
More from Simon Rowley on the flooding in Ringwood.
Flooding in Eastfield Lane, Ringwood this morning. Photo by Simon Rowley.
Hampshire County Council's highways department dealing with fallen tree on A27 at Dunwell Hill, East Wellow.
The road will be closed for the next two hours, according to the council.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is warning people about heading down to the seafront to catch a glimpse of the waves.
Don't put your self in danger for a photo. Stay safe. #999 #Coastguard http://t.co/Xo40Mm2JVy— @MCA_media 06 January 2014
Cars battle their way through the floods in Mansbridge.
Stokes Bay Rd & Meon Shore likely to be closed ahead of high tide before 3pm today.— @hantsconnect 06 January 2014
After the heavy downpours this morning, things are looking much brighter.
However, a another band of wind and rain is expected to hit the county around 3pm this afternoon.
Also, after a number of days with heavy rain, it will not take much to prompt more flooding.
Highways teams working on flooded roads in #TestValley area. A3090 passable with care but Highwood Ln, Romsey currently closed— @hantsconnect 06 January 2014
School Lane, Chandlers Ford and The Causeway, Nether Wallop closed due to flooding.— @hantsconnect 06 January 2014
The slip road on the M27 at junction 10 is closed due to flooding.
http://t.co/nNONKvUWUl— @ParkGatePolice 06 January 2014
Both Foundry Lane and Bevois Town Primary schools are closed today due to roof damage and heating damage respectively.
Red Funnel reports that it is expected bad weather around 3pm this afternoon, and will let passengers know if there are any disruptions to services.
Parts of Titchfield are suffering from flooding.
Titchfield Hill footpath fast flowing water into the river, pedestrians please do not use this route http://t.co/qstiypuBoz— @ParkGatePolice 06 January 2014
Road closed Bridge Street #Titchfield water is flowing across the road http://t.co/9A08IKULdy— @ParkGatePolice 06 January 2014
Trains: no trains between Romsey and Redbridge due to flooding (09:01)— @Traffic_SouthE 06 January 2014
The road between Peak Lane and Ranvilles Lane (Oakcroft Lane) is totally flooded at the moment and is NOT... http://t.co/M71jX13DIN— @StubbingtonArk 06 January 2014
Commuters faced horrendous conditions this morning, this cyclist was attempting to get to Southampton Central railway station.
Flooding has forced the closure of a road on the Isle of Wight.
The A3055 Morton Common closed due to flooding between B3329 Avenue Road (Sandown) and Morton Road/Sandown Road (Brading).
Hovertravel services between Ryde and Southsea have been suspended due to adverse weather conditions.
Velvet A 0735 Eastleigh - Hedge End - Southampton is now running about 20 minutes late - traffic delays caused by flooding at Mansbridge— @velvetbus 06 January 2014
The Environment Agency estimates that about 220 properties have been flooded so far as miles of coastline have been battered and roads and fields across the country are under water.
Across the county two people have already died in the storms.
A 27-year-old man from Surrey was found on Porthleven Sands beach in Cornwall after he was swept out to sea on New Year's Eve night and a woman died after being rescued from the sea in Croyde Bay, north Devon.
Officials around the country have pleaded with people to keep away as dozens put their lives at risk by going to coastal areas to watch as the storm brought waves of up to 40ft (12.2m) high crashing on to land.
Train from Southampton to Swanwick is slow this morning due to flooding. Suggest a good book on your journey #norushtogettoworkanyway— @hewittelle 06 January 2014
Don't say we weren't warned that this was coming..
Red Sky in the morning and all that - as this picture of Southampton Docks yesterday by Echo reader Jack Pearce shows.
Send all your storm and flooding pictures to email@example.com
If rainfall is persistent, a flood warning could be issued for the area.
A flood alert has also been issued to Winchester.
Levels in the River Itchen in the Middle Itchen area are high with some out of bank flooding.
Out of bank flooding is affecting footpaths close to the river between City Mill and Wharf Hill but property flooding is not expected at this stage.
An alert is in place in Lower Meon as the water levels in the River Meon continue to rise.
The river is out of bank at the Millennium Water Meadow, Wickham and in Titchfield near the road bridge through Titchfield Haven.
If rainfall is persistent, a flood warning could be issued for the area.
There are also a number of flood alerts in place around the county.
Levels of the River Test are rising at Romsey.
Roads and gardens close to the Wallop Brook will be flooded and there is a potential of flooding to low lying properties close to the river in Nether Wallop and Bossington.
Met Office weather forecasts suggest around 10mm to 15mm of rain will fall throughout today.
The agency says flooding to Wellow Mill may occur over the next couple of hours as levels in the River Blackwater continue to rise.
Between 10mm to 20mm of rain is expected in the area later today.
FLOOD warnings have been issued across Hampshire by the Environment Agency.
The Met Office issued a ''be aware'' yellow warning for wind as gusts of up to 70mph are expected on the west and south-west coast of Britain today.
This will cause ''exceptionally high waves'', the Met Office predicted.
B3334 #TITCHFIELD - Slow northbound between #Stubbington & Titchfield due to localised flooding near the Bridge St junction, 15min delay.— @ROMANSE 06 January 2014
Bitterne Road West; Busy inbound approaching Northam Bridge— @scchighways 06 January 2014
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Swollen fords have caused problems for drivers across the New Forest.
South West Trains now say that trains are infact running between Southampton and Romsey via flooding.
It's dark, wet (high risk of flooding) and the first "proper" day back at work/school after the Xmas break. Expect delays this morning.— @ROMANSE 06 January 2014
COLDEN COMMON CLOSURE - Diversion route will put extra traffic through Fair Oak, Eastleigh & Bishops Waltham. Allow extra journey time.— @ROMANSE 06 January 2014
Due to flooding at Hamble, passengers can use South West Trains on their services between Ports Hbr and Sthmptn Ctl via Havant and Clapham J— @SNsBiggestFan 06 January 2014
The White Swan Inn at Mansbridge has been closed over the weekend due to flooding.
The A338 has also now been closed due to flooding at Fordingbridge which will cause major problems for thos travelling between Salisbury and Ringwood.
RT @IslandRoads: Morton Road, Sandown is still closed today due to flooding.— @CartersCollecta 06 January 2014
South West Trains has also reported this morning that trains are unable to run between Romsey and Southampton, via Redbridge, because of flooding.
Winchester Road in Romsey is shut due to flooding under the railway bridge.
It comes as the schools go back after the Christmas break and the roads will be at their busiest for weeks.
The south has been hit by more rain and flooding over night - causing travel chaose and disruption.
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