Motorist trapped by floodwater

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A DRIVER had to be rescued by firefighters after being trapped in his car by floodwater.

The male motorist ground to a halt as his car became swamped by metre-deep water in Upper Icknield Way, Saunderton, at around 10.20pm on Christmas Eve.

Firefighters wearing drysuits and lifejackets came to his aid and freed him from his vehicle.

Many roads around the county were affected by rising water levels caused by storm force wind and rain.

Fire crews have reminded drivers not to ignore diversions, road closures or flood warning signs, and to take extra care when roads are flooded.

Six inches of fast-flowing water can knock a person over, while two feet of water can float a car.

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12:50pm Fri 27 Dec 13

motco says...

I went along there a day or two ago and the railway bridge was flooded underneath. Discretion being the better part of valour, I turned back!
I went along there a day or two ago and the railway bridge was flooded underneath. Discretion being the better part of valour, I turned back! motco

11:48am Sat 28 Dec 13

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Turned back!

What's the matter with the men of this country?
Turned back! What's the matter with the men of this country? Undercover Euro Yob

12:53am Sun 29 Dec 13

stevet123 says...

very worrying that if this went on to the main road wycombe to aylesbury road, and Ambulances try to get to Stoke Mandervilles with emergancy passingers, See NHS never thought of that, nor that Eden woman
very worrying that if this went on to the main road wycombe to aylesbury road, and Ambulances try to get to Stoke Mandervilles with emergancy passingers, See NHS never thought of that, nor that Eden woman stevet123

2:37am Sun 29 Dec 13

J B Blackett says...

stevet123 wrote:
very worrying that if this went on to the main road wycombe to aylesbury road, and Ambulances try to get to Stoke Mandervilles with emergancy passingers, See NHS never thought of that, nor that Eden woman
Was 'that Eden woman' the one that thrown off the premises by The Supreme Being for enticing others to carry out forbidden naughty dietary acts ?
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One can't seem to get good staff nowadays , can one ? Even The Supreme Being has (civil) servant problems.
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[quote][p][bold]stevet123[/bold] wrote: very worrying that if this went on to the main road wycombe to aylesbury road, and Ambulances try to get to Stoke Mandervilles with emergancy passingers, See NHS never thought of that, nor that Eden woman[/p][/quote]Was 'that Eden woman' the one that thrown off the premises by The Supreme Being for enticing others to carry out forbidden naughty dietary acts ? . One can't seem to get good staff nowadays , can one ? Even The Supreme Being has (civil) servant problems. . J B Blackett

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