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Freak storm floods parts of Stroud

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A hail storm of Biblical proportions has caused parts of Stroud to be engulfed by floods this evening.

After a week of hot and dry conditions, heavy rain and hail has caused flash flooding in Slad Road, Merrywalks, Beeches Green and Lower Street.

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Dom Shead captured this waterfall moment on the steps at Waitrose

Slad Road is once again besieged by water for a second time since the floods of December 23, 2020.

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Slad Road shows signs of breaking up Pic: Merfyn Williams

Stroud Times’ reader Merfyn Williams sent these pictures in after the heavens opened.

Mervyn said: “The police have closed the road is closed and a huge split appeared along the road outside my house – the drain covers have sunk as well and a house has been hit by lightning.”

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A crack has appeared on Slad Road Picture: Merfyn Williams

Amanda Hunt sent in a video of the monsoon conditions in Lower Street after she kindly offered shelter to a woman as the rain rushed down the road.

More to follow.

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