Storm causes flooding as heavy rain hits Royston and the surrounding villages

08:57 21 July 2014

Floods in Melbourn Street following Sunday's storm (Pic: Craig Ransley)

Floods in Melbourn Street following Sunday's storm (Pic: Craig Ransley)

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Thunder, lightning and heavy rain hit Crow country yesterday as a storm swept across the area.

James Stott captured this image of lightning over Abington PigottsJames Stott captured this image of lightning over Abington Pigotts

Torrential downpours struck yesterday afternoon, causing flooding across Royston, with areas including Garden Walk left under water.

Melbourn Street was completely flooded, with the water unable to run clear due to blocked drains. Crow reader Glen Stanway captured the picture above.

The storm also caused a power cut in South Cambridgeshire, with villages including Abington Pigotts affected.

*Were you affected by the storm? Call 07785 616246, or email information and pictures to news@royston-crow.co.uk.

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  • Your picture of the flood in Melbourn Street may well have been tweeted by this person mentioned but the photograph was taken by Craig Ransley from his car while driving up there...

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    Chris Rolph

    Monday, July 21, 2014

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