Motorists are being warned to take extra care and not to drive through flood water as heavy rain continues to fall in North Herts.

The wet weather has been getting steadily worse throughout the afternoon with the Met Office issuing a ‘be aware’ warning for the eastern region today and tomorrow morning.

Hertfordshire’s fire service crews were called to more than 150 incidents in the county due to heavy flooding a week ago, with Herts County Council offering advice to those using the roads.

Richard Thake, cabinet member for community safety at County Hall, said: “With heavy rain forecast for the rest of the day, Hertfordshire County Council asks drivers to allow extra time for their journeys and avoid driving through flood water.

“This can be extremely dangerous because as the wheels lose grip, you lose control. Just six inches of water can cause a car to stall and just two feet of flowing water can sweep away most vehicles – including large four-wheel drive cars.”