Days of torrential rain has caused severe flooding across south west Hertfordshire, leading to roads being swamped in water and the River Colne over-flowing at the weekend.

Residents across Bushey, Three Rivers and Watford have been left wading through the water after the recent heavy rainfall.

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Ringway, working on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council, were called to attend flooding in Water Lane, Lower High Street and Waterfields Way after the River Colne burst its banks on Saturday.

Matthew Kelley, Ringway divisional manager, said: "We attended flooding on Water Lane, Lower High Street and Waterfields Way on Saturday caused by runoff from the River Colne which had swollen following recent heavy rainfall.

"Some roads have since been reopened and we are waiting for the water to further subside before being able to clear other areas.

"As more rain is expected, we cannot currently give an accurate estimate of when this will be. We will clean out any resultant silting of the drainage system when water has subsided in the area."

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Bushey Hall Road was also blocked by 3ft water and Moor Lane, in Rickmansworth, was engulfed by water overflowing from the nearby river after it burst its banks.

Green Street, in Chorleywood, is blocked due to severe flooding and firefighters have been called out a number of times to rescue motorists who have become stranded in their vehicles.

Firefighters also received calls to Lower High Street, in Watford, on Sunday at 9.22am. Crews had to pump out water after reports that the rising levels were affecting several properties.