Breaking news: Torrential rain causing flooding in Cradley Heath and Halesowen

TORRENTIAL rain overnight has caused flooding in parts of Halesowen and Cradley Heath.

Corngreaves Road is under three feet of water and fire crews are battling to remove two cars.

The occupants of the vehicles managed to get out of the vehicles and the road is being closed.

West Midlands Fire Service station commander Dean Harris said: “Crews are in attendance at Corngreaves Road at a water rescue incident. There is three feet of water on that stretch of road. “There are three fire engines and one water support incident.”

Corngreaves Road will be closed to traffic near the bridge junction with Hawne Lane until further notice.

In Halesowen there have also been reports of flooding with drains overflowing on Manor Way and water cascading down the road from Grange Island.

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1:19pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Sam Vimes says...

I wonder if the drains need a good clearing out? Walking along there last week I noticed a huge amount of trash all the way along the side of the road. Maybe it has washed into the drains and blocked them up.
I wonder if the drains need a good clearing out? Walking along there last week I noticed a huge amount of trash all the way along the side of the road. Maybe it has washed into the drains and blocked them up. Sam Vimes
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9:07pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Ed Winchester says...

That section of road has flooded regularly all year. it makes me wonder if there is some dispute between Sandwell and Dudley about whose job it is to clear the drains.
Either way it needs looking into. Much of the water seems to run down the embankment from the housing estate above.
That section of road has flooded regularly all year. it makes me wonder if there is some dispute between Sandwell and Dudley about whose job it is to clear the drains. Either way it needs looking into. Much of the water seems to run down the embankment from the housing estate above. Ed Winchester
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