14th Dec, 2019

Flood waters continue to affect traffic under Church Lawford railway bridge

Andy Morris 8th Nov, 2019 Updated: 8th Nov, 2019

APPROACH with caution – that is the advice to drivers on the A428 Rugby Road at Church Lawford, where flood waters under the railway bridge continue to affect traffic.

The road was closed for 24 hours yesterday (Thursday November 7) after a woman with five children were stranded in their car.

It has now reopened and is passable – but motorists are advised to take care when driving under the bridge.

Water is still pouring from the adjacent fields down to the bridge, causing a drain to overflow.

A Warwickshire County Council spokesperson said there was significant flooding and council officers worked out-of-hours with Warwickshire Police to close the road – which was reopened once it was safe to pass.

They added: “We visited the site this morning (Friday November 8) and all surface water had receded. However, a large quantity of silt and debris needed to be cleared from the road.

“A mechanical sweeper went there this morning and this will be followed up by jet cleaning to make sure the highway’s gullies are clear and running.

“Our Flood Team have already been in contact with Network Rail in relation to drainage and outfall/culverts at the railway bridge.”

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