A NUMBER of Basingstoke roads have fallen victim to flooding after last night and this morning’s deluge.

Carpenters Down has been badly affected, just before the junction with Popley Way.

Drivers are urged to proceed with caution, with many being forced to veer onto the opposite side of the road to negotiate the puddles.

Basingstoke Gazette:

So too has Hackwood Road been impacted, just before Hackwood Road Roundabout.

Both sides of the carriageway are affected with practically all of the road submerged.

The small car park area in the adjoining Applegarth Close is also completely underwater.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Other roads notorious for flooding, such as the top of Kingsclere Road at the Hubbard Road junction, and the Aldermaston Road South turnoff at Aldermaston Road Roundabout, have also been affected.

Across town, a flood alert is currently in place for Buckskin.

The Environment Agency (EA) says that “groundwater levels are above normal for this time of year and have now reached a level where communities may be affected within the next few days by flooding from groundwater”.

The alert adds: “Low-lying land and roads will therefore continue to be at risk of flooding. Due to the nature of groundwater behaviour, this situation could continue for several weeks or longer.”

The same alert is also in place for Sherbourne St John.

The EA issued the warning on Wednesday, February 26, and will next update it on Wednesday, March 4.