Vehicle trapped in flood water in Newport

PUBLISHED: 10:31 07 February 2014 | UPDATED: 10:31 07 February 2014

Firefighters were called to a vehicle trapped in flood water under a railway bridge in Newport this morning (Friday, February 7).

A crew from Waltham Abbey attended the scene on Cambridge Road shortly before 8.30am.

The vehicles was removed by 8.40am.

It is one of a string of incidents that have happened across the north-west of the county this morning, with heavy overnight rain causing widespread flooding.

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service (ECFRS) has attended over 70 flood-related incidents in Saffron Walden, Stansted, Elsenham and Newport.

In Saffron Walden 10 people – eight adults and two children – and two dogs had to be rescued from flats which had flooded in The Spike, Radwinter Road. The service’s boat was sent to assist with rescuing the residents.

• If you know of other parts of Uttlesford that have been flooded or have any pictures, e-mail us at editor@saffronwalden-reporter.co.uk or Tweet us using the handle @swreporter24

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