Hertfordshire roads still closed due to flooding

13:08 09 February 2014

Abandoned car in Robbery Bottom Lane after Friday

Abandoned car in Robbery Bottom Lane after Friday's flooding


A number of roads across Hertfordshire, including ones near Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield and Potters Bar, are still closed due to flooding.

Water being pumped by the fire service sprays out of a hoseWater being pumped by the fire service sprays out of a hose

Surface water is still blocking or affecting many major and rural roads around the county, although some routes have reopened since Friday’s storms.

Coopers Green Lane between Hatfield and St Albans was one of the roads still shut this morning (Sunday), as was Colney Heath Lane.

An update the Hertfordshire Council Council website states: “We will continue to prioritise residential property flooding.

“We did not suffer heavy rain over night but there is still significant standing water in some locations.

Vehicles driving along Colney Heath LaneVehicles driving along Colney Heath Lane

“The general message from the Environment Agency and the emergency services is that the situation is improving.

“All Variable Message Signs have been deployed across the county with either a specific message detailing closures or ‘Localised flooding please drive with care’.”

* For pictures of flooding in Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Potters Bar and surrounding villages visit here.

Roads affected as of 10.28am February 9, 2014.

Cleared since last update:

* Moor Lane, Rickmansworth Road: Open.

* Water End Lane, Wheathampstead (Lemsford): Road open.


St Albans, Hertsmere & Welwyn Hatfield

* Coopers Green Lane, Hatfield to St Albans: Road closure still required.

* Colney Heath Lane, St Albans: Road closure still required.

* Sandpit Lane, St Albans: Road closure still required.

* Mackerye End, Harpenden: Road closure still required.

* Bushey Hall Road, Bushey: Road closure still required.

East Herts & Broxbourne

* B181 Roydon Road, Stanstead Abbotts: Road closure still required.

* B158 Lower Hatfield Road, Essendon: Road closure still required.

* St Marys Lane, Hertford: Road closure still required.

* Horns Mills Lane / Lower Hatfield Road, Hertford: Road closure still required.

* Warren Lane, Braughing: Landslide, road closed. JCB to attend Monday.

North Herts & Stevenage

* Blakemore End, Kimpton: Road closure still required.

* Hitchwood Lane, Preston: Road closure still required.

* Walkern Road, Luffenhall (Other side of Walkern): Road closure still required.

* Hitchin Road, Stevenage (Subway): Road closure still required.

Dacorum, Three Rivers & Watford

* A411 Lower High Street, Watford: One lane reopened, manual pump still operating.

* Water Lane, Watford: Road closure still required.

* A412 Park Road, Rickmansworth: Road closure still required. Fire and rescue on site pumping water.

* Green Street, Chorleywood: Road closure still required.

* Bushey Mill Lane, Watford: Road closure still required.

* Coppermill Lane West Hyde: Road closed.

Follow @herts_highways on Twitter for the latest updates.

For further news of road closures, visit the Herts County Council website.

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