Several roads closed after Hambledon flooding

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ROAD closures have been put in place after flooding in Hambledon.

Due to last nights severe weather, flooding in the Hambledon has worsened and officers from Hampshire Constabulary have had to close several roads.

The roads that remain open are for the tankers that are trying to deal with the excess water.

The public are being advised to drive 5mph through these roads to reduce possibly flooding to nearby houses.

Different agencies are currently manning the village and have been working all weekend.

Councillor Sean Woodward, executive member for Economy, Transport and Environment at Hampshire County Council, said; ‘We have got many teams on the ground including people from Hampshire County Council, the parish council, Accredited Community Safety Officers, the fire service and the police.

‘Everyone is working hard to protect the houses and buildings.

‘This is a very difficult time for the residents but we are working hard to alleviate some of the issues.’

Residents and visitors are being advised to park outside the village.