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Flooding to disrupt journeys for commuters

By Crawley News  |  Posted: February 07, 2014

FLOODING: After more rain commuters are warned of disruption to their journeys to work

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FOLLOWING further rainfall commuters' journeys to work are expected to be disrupted by flooding this morning (February 7).

The level of the River Mole at Stafford Bridge near the currently unoccupied Gables nursing home, in Ifield, has reached 2.56m, a record level.

Last night the Environment Agency warned of the potential for property flooding near the Gatwick Stream, with river levels expected to peak around Crawley between 4am and 8am this morning.

Maidenbower is also expected to experience flooding.

The Environment Agency has warned of significant flooding to low lying roads.

Large patches of water have collected along the A264 between Crawley and Horsham.

And Bewbush Drive is also reportedly flooded.

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  • JByng  |  February 07 2014, 11:21AM

    Flooding in the Crawley area is a consequence of building on a flood plain. Clearly an extra runway and all the associated buildings and roads would make matters worse. Gatwick already has a lot to answer for and can not be believed when it says we have got the flood risk under control. Crawley Council should make clear its opposition to a second runway. And worried citizens should join GACC at http://tinyurl.com/pdl4dau . You know it makes sense.

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