Flooding misery

NILA 06-07-12 BE 14 Heavy rain and flooding in Stanley village.
NILA 06-07-12 BE 14 Heavy rain and flooding in Stanley village.

Floods caused chaos on roads in and around Ilkeston on Friday, as canals, rivers and even a lake burst their banks.

Nearly a fortnight’s worth of rain fell on the town in 24 hours on Thursday and Friday.

NILA 06-07-12 BE 16 Heavy rain and flooding in Stanley village.

NILA 06-07-12 BE 16 Heavy rain and flooding in Stanley village.

Worst hit was Cossall Industrial Estate, where the fire service rescued four people from three stranded vehicles.

The canal burst its banks for the first time in about six years, leaving Coronation Road looking more like a river.

Church Lane remained shut to traffic all weekend.

A member of staff at Metreel, which makes safety equipment on the estate said the car park was badly flooded forcing them to push vehicles into a next door premises.

NILA 06-07-12 BE 2 Heavy rain and flooding in Cossal.

NILA 06-07-12 BE 2 Heavy rain and flooding in Cossal.

Schools, including Stanley St Thomas Primary and Heanor Gate closed early on Friday.

Nottinghamshire fire service were called out to Cranbourne Close, Trowell, because of flooding and parts of Awsworth Road, Derby Road and Nottingham Road through Ilkeston were submerged during the weekend.

Sowbrook Lane near Stanton-by-Dale was also flooded and residents put out sandbags in Kirk Hallam after Swan Lake burst its banks.

The Met office is predicting more wet weather but nothing quite as severe in the next few days.

Flooding at Cossall Industrial Estate

Flooding at Cossall Industrial Estate

Tony Gidlow's pic of a flooded farmer's field off Nottingham Road.

Tony Gidlow's pic of a flooded farmer's field off Nottingham Road.

NILA 06-07-12 BE 3 Heavy rain and flooding in Cossal.

NILA 06-07-12 BE 3 Heavy rain and flooding in Cossal.

Flooding at Cossall Industrial Estate

Flooding at Cossall Industrial Estate

Flooding at Cossall Industrial Estate

Flooding at Cossall Industrial Estate

Flooding at Gallows Inn, Nottingham Road.

Flooding at Gallows Inn, Nottingham Road.