Transport for Bucks have confirmed they will be carrying out an ‘emergency road closure’ to repair and clear a pipe blockage which caused a Chalfont St Peter road to flood.

The Bucks Free Press reported last week that one parent had concerns for local student’s wellbeing as they attempted to avoid the flood water on their way to school.

Matthew Altass said: “Children are being forced to walk through deep water in order to get to their local school, which is just 200 yards away.

“Children living on Welders Lane are having to wear wellies to school and risk being drenched by fast moving cars as they come around the corner, or, as the children avoid the very deep water at the edge of the road, they also risk being run down by cars turning into Welders Lane.”

Today, Dave Roberts, Network Strategy Manager for Transport for Bucks said: “Transport for Buckinghamshire is aware of the reported issue on Welders Lane.

“The recent flooding incident was the result of unprecedented heavy rain fall and debris blocking the pipes. There are works programmed for this location to rectify the issue in order to prevent this from happening again.

“These will take place on Thursday October 24, 2019 under an emergency road closure.”