Photos show Herts road underwater after flooding

A road in Hertfordshire has been fully submerged in water after heavy rainfall from Storm Darcy.

The hamlet of Gore Lane, in Barwick, is a well-known flooding hotspot and it has once again fallen foul of adverse weather conditions.

Just last week, fire crews were called to reports of a van stuck in fast-flowing water the road, and today it has once again been hit by floodwater.

Volunteers for Hertfordshire Boat Rescue have been out on patrol and have urged drivers and members of the public to avoid driving across the road..

In a tweet, they said: “Water levels are back up again from heavy rain/snow. Our volunteers have been out checking flood areas, #communitysafety as accident prevention.

“Please don’t drive through floodwater it will pick your vehicle up and you will end up stuck down river.”

(Image: Herts Boat Rescue)

In January’s incident, two fire crews were sent to the scene to rescue a driver of the van.

In other parts of Hertfordshire, rainfall last night has seen flood alerts issued.

(Image: Albert Cowell)

The environment agency is also on ‘standby’ to respond if any flooding occurs.

The Gade, Bulbourne and Middle River Colne are of particular concern after reaching high water levels.

Flooding is possible in areas close to the rivers and residents in and around Watford, Rickmansworth, Hemel Hempstead and Kings Langley are being asked to be prepared.

HertsLive – Hemel Hempstead