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Updated: Widespread flooding in west Cornwall

By CMToby  |  Posted: January 18, 2013

  • Widespread flooding in west Cornwall

  • Widespread flooding in west Cornwall

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Commuters in west Cornwall have continued to experience problems with widespread flooding following heavy rainfall in the region over night.

Floods were reported this morning in Rosudgeon, St Erth, Heamoor and between St Ives and Hayle, and police have also indicated that there was 100m of standing water on the Helston to Hayle road.

Reports have since come in about flooding on the Gulval to Nancledra stretch of the B3311 due to high water run-off from fields and lanes.

Problems have also been indicated on the Gulval to Ludgvan road while flooding on Coach Road between Lelant and St Ives, due to high water levels in a nearby stream, have now been sorted.

Flooding on the A394 in Rosudgeon has now cleared and earlier floods on Treloweth Lane in St Erth were caused by heavy land saturation.

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  • First Impressions  |  January 18 2013, 1:37PM

    Well I went into Redruth via Frogpool this afternoon and the roads were well and truly water-logged and many cracking up particularly around Frogpool. However, no snow at all here (yet!) and 7c 45f so cannot complain. In fact, if you look at the weather historically for west Cornwall 7c is the average daytime winter temperature here. We are sub-tropical.

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  • twofeetofsnow  |  January 18 2013, 12:24PM

    Nice to know the leaders of Cornwall Council gave full consideration to Cllr Mario Fonk's motion for sandbag provision.. Oh sorry they didn't, they deferred it, too busy thinking of their second homes and what it will cost if they have to pay full council tax on them I imagine. No warnings of heavy rainfall in West Cornwall meant nobody took any precautions before retiring, we woke to water through the house inches of mud in the hall and garden, how long does this have to go on before they spend some of their £250 million emergency fund on the people who pay their large salaries?

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