St Albans residents band together to clear flooded roads after storm

Sherwood Avenue in St Albans during last Friday's (19) storm. Photo by Rita Kozma

Sherwood Avenue in St Albans during last Friday's (19) storm. Photo by Rita Kozma - Credit: Rita Kozma

A sudden storm that swept through St Albans last Friday (19) bringing strong winds, heavy rain and hail resulted in flooding throughout the district, affecting shops and roads.

Sherwood Avenue in St Albans during last Friday's (19) storm. Photo by Rita Kozma

Sherwood Avenue in St Albans during last Friday's (19) storm. Photo by Rita Kozma - Credit: Rita Kozma

Among those sending photos of the aftermath of the deluge to the Herts Advertiser was Rita Kozma, of Sherwood Avenue.

She and other locals donned raincoats and wellies and took to flooded roads outside their homes to help clear the floodwater.

Rita said: “This is not the first time we have all had to experience getting out shovels, brooms, wellie boots and wet weather gear.

“We have now called ourselves the ‘Sherwood Shovellers’ - residents surrounding the “dip” in Sherwood Avenue always pull together.”

Eaton Road residents have also reported stopping cars driving through floodwater, in an effort to stop the waves caused by cars breaching some houses nearby, where the road joins Salisbury Avenue.

Herts county council has again been criticised by locals for failing to maintain roads and unblocking drains, with several business premises also experiencing flooding.

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More information on the flooding will be in this week’s Herts Advertiser.