Damage to local roads as flash floods hit Cornwall

Highways Reporters

Massive damage appears to have been done to local roads as a result of flash flooding around the village of Coverack, on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall.

Roads have been blocked and structural damage appears to have been done to coastal routes as a result of the heavy rain, which also brought hailstones the size of 50 pence pieces according to residents.

Two people had to rescued by helicopter and reports suggest water could be up to a foot deep in some areas.

The rain started mid afternoon on Tuesday and pelted the south eastern side of the Lizard peninsula for about two hours.

The Guardian reports that residents have been cut off by the fast-moving flood with both access roads into the village swamped by the waters.

Fire and Rescue services are advising the public to avoid the area and not to drive through flood waters.

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