Firefighters rescue drivers from flood water in near Tonbridge
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to Coppings Road, Leigh in Tonbridge to reports of eight vehicles stranded in around 2ft of flood water. A water safety unit attended and crews worked to push the vehicles, with drivers/passengers still inside, out of the flooded section of road to safety. The road will be temporarily closed while there is flooding.
Following this, firefighters are urging members of the public to take care around flood water. Jon Quinn, Assistant Director for Customer Safety and Community Engagement said: "Flood water can be deeper than it looks and may be moving quite fast, resulting in you and your vehicle being at risk of becoming stranded. There may also be hazards under the water that you can’t see. It’s best not to take the risk and to find an alternative route."
Special and Support vehicles