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.”

14:39
New Police Commisioner Sir Graham Bright, at South Cambs District Council offices, Cambourne

Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Graham Bright is publically supporting four bids into a £5 million fund to support victims of sexual abuse.

13:09
The ram raid at the Tesco Express in Taverham. Picture: Eastern Region Special Operations Unit.

Five men who stole more than £400,000 following a string of cash machine ram raids and burglaries in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire have been jailed for a total of 22 years.

15:18
Cycling hero Erwin Vervecken visits Thorpe Hall, Peterborough

Former world champion Erwin Vervecken joined a cycling journalists and ambassadors to ride on the route of the Tour of Cambridgeshire, the first UCI World Cycling Tour to be held in the UK.

Yesterday, 12:43
Stephen Talbot

A former police chaplain who downloaded indecent images of children smashed his computer’s hard drive and dropped parts in bins in Soham and Ely on the night before police arrived to arrest him.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

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