Heavy rain causing problems in the Rugby area

Heavy rains are causing major problems across the district - with road closures and school closures.

Thursday, 14th November 2019, 11:49 am
Updated Thursday, 14th November 2019, 6:32 pm


Rural roads are becoming impassible and drivers are being told to be careful.

A428 Church Lawford is flooded at the railway bridge - this is a usual problem area in bad weather.

Heavy rain is affecting the county.

Roads are becoming dangerous in the Willoughby area.

Warwickshire County Council said: "We are receiving multiple reports of flooding in various areas. We are in contact with local operators to monitor the impact on bus services and will provide updates as we receive them."


A flood warning was issued at about 4.30pm for the River Avon at Rugby and Newbold on Avon


West Midlands Railway said trains may be severely delayed, cancelled or revised due to the weather. It is not yet known how long disruption will last.

The following routes are currently affected by flooding:

Northampton - Rugby

Stratford-upon-Avon - Banbury

Worcester - Hereford

Worcester - Birmingham New Street

Stratford-upon-Avon - Birmingham Snow Hill


One school in the Rugby borough has been closed so far - Our Lady's Catholic Primary School, Princethorpe.

So far, we have been made aware of following school closures in Warwickshire:

Kineton Primary School

Brailes Primary School

Acorns Primary School

Long Compton

Moreton Morrell C Of E Primary School

The Dassett C.Of E. Primary School

Tysoe C.Of E. Primary School

Wolverton Primary School

Newbold And Tredington C.Of E. Primary School

Ilmington C.Of E. Primary School

Great Alne Primary School

Our Lady's Catholic Primary School, Princethorpe

Temple Herdewyke Primary School

Shipston Primary School

Snitterfield Primary School

Lapworth C.Of E. Primary School

King Edward VI School

Tudor Grange Primary Academy Haselor

Wootton Wawen C.Of E. Primary School

Loxley C.Of E. Community Primary School

Wellesbourne C.Of E. Primary School i

This is an ongoing story - we will bring you more on this as it happens.

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