Hemel Hempstead shopping centre remains partly closed after flash flooding

A number of roads were also closed due to the flooding

Thursday, 13th August 2020, 10:14 am

The Marlowes shopping centre in Hemel Hempstead remains partly closed this morning due to flooding in the centre yesterday afternoon (Wednesday).

The heavy rain yesterday caused flooding in the shopping centre and a number of shops have been affected.

The car park remains closed to the public, with several stores still closed.

A spokesman for The Marlowes said: "Unfortunately we were forced to close The Marlowes shopping centre early on Wednesday afternoon due to flooding caused by a severe thunderstorm.

"We are currently undertaking a damage and safety assessment and we are working hard to have the centre open again as soon as possible, once it is safe to do so.

"We have been able to open our entrance doors now to the high street but working to get all retailers open as soon as possible."

Hemel Hempstead was hit by bad weather yesterday evening with a number of flash floods across the town.

Police closed several roads in Hemel Hempstead (C) Hertfordshire Police

Police in Dacorum attended a number of reports across the borough where there was flooding due to the heavy rainfall.

In a statement on the Dacorum Police Facebook page, it said: "Please do not drive through any water under any circumstances as you do not know how deep it is.

"We will be closing roads across Hemel where there is flood water.

"Please seek alternative routes and drive to the weather conditions."