Flood warnings stay across Leicestershire as more rain on way
Roads were closed and warnings remained in place as floodwater continued to create problems yesterday.
The north of the county was worst affected, with the Environment Agency warning residents of areas including Sileby, Barrow upon Soar and Frisby on the Wreake to take immediate action to protect homes and families.
Several cars got stuck on flooded roads and firefighters had to rescue one couple from their vehicle.
Weather forecasters said the rain was not set to let up any time soon.
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In Quorn, Joanne Havens said some motorists were plunging through a 300m puddle, creating 3ft-high waves.
"People are driving round the barricades in Meynall Road and are coming round the corner to be met by a road filled with the River Soar," said the 41-year-old.
"Some turn round but others are going through.
"It is creating waves which are crashing up against properties on one side and on the other smashing into a wall which has the River Soar on the other side.
"Thankfully, the wall was repointed recently, but it is not clever. I wish people would show more sense."
In Mountsorrel, horses in a field near the A6 were wading in up to a foot of water.
An RSPCA spokeswoman said officers checked the animals twice yesterday.
"Officers have been in talks with the owner," she said.
"Any attempts to move the horses could be more dangerous for them, especially if they bolted towards the river."
Reader Della Ingram, of East Goscote, sent in photos of Cossington Lane, Rothley.
"We couldn't get through but saw two cars driving through very slowly," she said.
"There were three abandoned cars in the lay-by next to the field.
"The cars had serious damage to the underneath. One driver was with his car awaiting someone to tow him away."
Gary Peers, who lives off Narborough Road South, Leicester, sent in pics of a very soggy Braunstone Lane East.
Further down the road, two trapped cars had to be rescued.
Crews from Leicester's southern station were called to the road in Aylestone when the two vehicles became stuck in 30cm of floodwater on Sunday evening.
A spokesman for the fire service said: "One car was pushed by the fire service and another one was retrieved using a privately owned 4x4."
Also on Sunday, crews from Syston station carried two people to safety from a car trapped in water in Syston Road, Cossington.
Mercury weatherman Dave Mutton said there would be two to three hours of heavy rain today, followed by sunshine and showers.
"It will remain unsettled probably through till Friday," he said.
"Temperatures will be mild, but winds of up to 50mph will make it feel colder."
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