Team works to clear flooding in Northamptonshire underpass

Some of the crew working to clear the underpass
Some of the crew working to clear the underpass
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Firefighters worked to pump out a flooded underpass in Daventry over the weekend.

The underpass which links footpaths on Eastern Way and North Street to Ashby Road and Braunston Road, was filled with several inches of water on Saturday.

Once the problem had been reported on Saturday a team from Daventry Fire Station went along and used pumps to clear the water and try to solve the problem behind the flooding.

Many of Daventry’s underpasses have problems with flooding – their drains can easily become blocked with litter or fallen leaves washed into them, and some are at or below the water table and rely on electrical pumps to clear water away.

The water level in the flooded underpass before work started

The water level in the flooded underpass before work started