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Heavy rain causes problems on Cornwall's roads
9:22am Monday 5th August 2013 in News
Heavy rain and standing water are causing problems on Cornwall’s roads this morning.
Motorists are advised to take care in the difficult driving conditions, with a number of collisions already taking place this morning.
A crash on the St Erth roundabout saw one vehicle overturned just after 7am, although no one was trapped. Firefighters from Penzance and a rescue tender from Camborne used to a winch to bring the vehicle back upright, with police also at the scene.
The A30 at Hayle was busy but moving earlier this morning, due to an overturned vehcile between Loggans Moor Roundabout and St Erth Roundabout. Debris on the road and an oil spillage added to the confusion, but all lanes have now been reopened.
Also on the A30 in Lanivet, the eastbound exit slip road has been partially blocked at Innis Downs Junction, because of a broken down vehicle – this incident is still ongoing.
The road between Scorrier and Chacewater road was closed earlier, with drivers sent back to the A30.
Firefighters have also been called out to deal with flooding this morning, including an incident near Scorrier just after 3.30am.
Two appliances from Camborne and Redruth, as well as whole-time officer, dealt with flooding in Whitehall.
Crews used a portable pump to remove the water from the home, with highways staff and police also helping.
A small number of properties in Porthleven, Perranporth, Camborne, Redruth and Crantock were also reported to have been affected over the course of the morning.
The rain is forecast to last until around 4pm, when it is expected to be replaced by bright sunshine.
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