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Woman rescued after car trapped in flood water

By CMToby  |  Posted: December 21, 2012

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A WOMAN who was stranded in her vehicle after it became trapped in flood water near Praze an Beeble was rescued by firefighters last night.

Two firefighters wearing dry suits escorted the woman to safety using depth measuring sticks however had to abandon her car in the flood water as it was too deep to recover.

West Cornwall was impacted by widespread flooding yesterday with multiple road closures.

Leedstown was amongst the worst affected areas with the B3302 at Fraddam and the B3280 in the village both closed.

Roads in St Buryan, Goldsithney and Hayle were also affected while the A30 between Canonstown and St Erth experienced surface water flooding.

Flooding incidents were also reported at Heamoor and Newlyn.

A flood warning is still in place for the River Hayle from Relubbus to St Erth and Hayle Causeway.

The Environment Agency has recommended moving family members, pets and valuables to a safe place; upstairs if possible, away from potential flood waters should the river burst its banks.

Lesser flood alerts have also been placed on Land's End, Helston, Crowlas, St Ives and Hayle in west Cornwall.

Visit http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/31618.aspx?type=Warnings&term=All for up-to-date advice on flooding.

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