VIDEO: Flooding on North Street is cleared

HORSHAM commuters needed their wellies when walking from the railway station to town on Wednesday morning as North Street was flooded in the heavy rain.

County Times contacted Southern Water after non stop rain appeared to be causing a man hole in North Street to over flow with water.

JPCT 250412 Flood / Blocked drain, North Street, Horsham. Photo by Derek Martin

JPCT 250412 Flood / Blocked drain, North Street, Horsham. Photo by Derek Martin

Southern Water investigated the flooding and discovered that it was caused by a blocked highways drain.

A spokesperson for West Sussex County Council said that the flooding was clear as of 11am today (Thursday).

The spokesperson said: “Highway gullies take the water from the highway and discharge into the Southern Water main line system.

“The video showed that our gullies were taking the water comfortably in some instances and surcharging in others.

“That would suggest that there was a blockage in the main southern water system causing the system to back up.

“Either Southern Water must have cleared the blockage or it cleared naturally with the pressure build up.”