Warning for drivers after cars stuck in fords

13 January 2011, 12:21 | Updated: 13 January 2011, 13:04

The East of England Ambulance Service are asking the public to take car when approaching or entering a flooded ford following to incidents that they have attended in Hertfordshire over the last 24 hours.

Last night (Wednesday January 12) crews were called to Oundle Lane in Much Hadham at 6.52pm to a report of a mother and her child stuck in a ford with the water rising.

Another call for help was received this morning (Thursday, January 13th) to a man trapped in his car in Barrwick Ford in Gore Lane Barrwick at 8.32am. Again the water levels were exceeding two to three feet.
Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “We are asking the public to proceed with caution when approaching or driving through any fords, especially after the heavy rainfall we have experienced over the last few days. It is impossible to guess how deep the water may be and the risk is to high to just drive through. Thankfully these two unfortunate incidents ended in everyone being safe and well, so please take car.”
Gary added: “If it is possible we are asking the public to take an alternative route home or to work if you live near a flooded ford.”