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Warrengate Road flood gate closed for testing

Traffic diverted from 10am to 3pm, 25 September


The Warrengate Road flood gate Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The Warrengate Road flood gate
Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The Warrengate Road flood gate will be closed on Wednesday 25 September from 10am to 3pm. The Environment Agency has placed signs advising that the gate is being tested over a five-hour period.

Road closure sign on Warrengate Road Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Road closure sign on Warrengate Road
Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

All traffic will be diverted while the tests are carried out. The gate is on Warrengate Road at the junction with Hawkshead Lane.

Map of affected area on Warrengate Road Created on Map Hub by North Mymms News - elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap
Map of affected area on Warrengate Road
Created on Map Hub by North Mymms News - elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap 

Mimmshall Brook, which runs alongside Warrengate Road, last burst its banks in the early hours of Monday 30 October 2000. Residents living had to leave the area temporarily after their homes flooded.

Flood alleviation work was carried out following the incident, resulting in walls being constructed along the west side of Mimmshall Brook and a large flood gate being put in place at the junction of Warrengate Road and Hawkshead Lane, just to the north and west of the bridge.

The gate was officially opened two years after the flooding. The Environment Agency tests the gate regularly.

Current water level at Mimmshall Brook






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