Floods chaos in Ely as police temporarily close railway underpass so can our drainage in the city cope?

20:44 13 July 2014

Flooding in Ely

Flooding in Ely

Archant

The railway underpass in Ely was closed for a time tonight because of flooding.

Flooding in Ely Flooding in Ely

The city was hit, like many parts of the county, by severe flash floods which wreaked havoc for motorists.

A reader who took these photos said: “The shot of the underpass shows it as it was earlier.

“It doesn’t show well but water is coming out of the gulley in the foreground and running down to collect at the bottom and drain away from there.

“Clearly the drainage in the area has been overwhelmed as the two other photos, of the station approach, show.”

Flooding in Ely Flooding in Ely

Our reader said the police closed both the underpass and the station forecourt “but people are ignoring the latter”.

One person wrote on an Ely Facebook site that “entrance to the station is now a river; station may need to forget the new bike racks and invest in some canoe racks instead!”

And wrote that “it was flooded, so was Tesco and the petrol station and the petrol station was shut for a bit”

RAC reported the A142 railway underpass in Ely was closed in both directions at the Station Road junction, because of flooding.

Their spokesman said: “Diversion in operation - traffic can divert via the adjacent level crossing above.”

Yesterday, 13:40
Video stills: Police released this footage from one of the ATM raids

Five men – including one from Parson Drove and another from Upwell- have been convicted of a string of ATM ram raids and burglaries in which more than £400,000 was stolen and £250,000 of damage caused.

Yesterday, 15:21
Shape Your Place, Fenland's online voice

Closure of the Cambridgeshire County Council community website Shape Your Place will save council tax payers £180,000 over the next 12 months.

Yesterday, 10:00
Cllr Alan Melton covering a shift as a refuse collector in 2010, when he was leader of the council.

Former Fenland District Council leader Alan Melton heaped praise on the area’s binmen and street cleaners as he said farewell to the council chamber after 34 years.

Yesterday, 09:00
Jonathan Blackman, Chris Lillywhite, John Chapman and Mike Hutchinson.

Three expert fruit growers at a Wisbech company have received a prestigious industry qualification.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition today E-edition