Barcombe Mills Road closure: Three cars rescued by firefighters

A road on which five people and a dog had to be rescued from the flood by rescue workers remains closed.

Barcombe Mills Road remains closed this morning after firefighters rescued a number of vehicles from the flooded road.

Specially trained firefighters rescued the occupants of the vehicles from the water with swimming aids and waterways, with no injuries reported.

A spokesman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Services said: “Crews from Lewes, Uckfield and Crowborough were dispatched to Barcombe Mills Road, Barcombe, following reports of a car becoming stuck in the water at 4:18pm on 19 December 2022 . A total of three vehicles were stuck.

“They were assisted by the Crowborough Rapid Water Rescue Team.

“Four specially trained firefighters entered the water with flotation devices and waterways and successfully rescued four adults, a child and a dog. There are no reports of injuries.

“The incident has now been turned over to Highways England who have closed the road in both directions.”

The road remains closed this morning to prevent more vehicles from getting stuck.

The East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service also issued guidance for motorists to avoid getting stuck in flood water, including driving slowly in a low gear.

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