Heavy rain causes chaos across Basingstoke

Motorists at Winchester Road

Motorists at Winchester Road

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HEAVY RAIN has hit Basingstoke this afternoon causing localised flooding on roads and paths around the town.

The torrential downpour, which started at around 1.15pm this afternoon, had caused rainwater to build up on Winchester Road, leading up to the Brighton Hill Retail Park.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Basingstoke Gazette:

Water stretched across the road and footpath, causing motorists to slow down to avoid causing an accident or damaging their vehicles.

The downpour also caused motorists to slow down at Hackwood Road, near the Hackwood Road roundabout in Eastrop, Basingstoke.

Heavy rain also caused chaos at Homebase, in Winchester Road, Basingstoke with employees forced to sweep rainwater from the entrance to the store as water threatened to flow inside the store.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Basingstoke Gazette:

Pictures by Sean Dillow

In addition, the heavy downpour also caused flooding at May's Bounty cricket ground, home to Basingstoke and North Hampshire Cricket Club, in Bounty Road, Basingstoke.


Basingstoke Gazette:

Basingstoke Gazette:

Pictures by Daniel Coombs 

Were you caught in the downpour this afternoon? Send your flooding pictures to newsdesk@basingstokegazette.co.uk.

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