Rain is forecast to fall across much of Essex from Wednesday night until late on Friday, with strong winds and likely thunderstorms, bringing heavy rain and local flooding.
Drivers should never drive in floodwater – if your vehicle breaks down in the flood the road is blocked and already stretched emergency services have to intervene. Please don’t report every bit of surface water, if its shallow please give the drains time to work. If there is a threat to life or property, please contact 999.
Highways crews are on standby 24/7 and will be diverted from other work as required.
If in doubt, please check with the Environment agency warnings where you can sign up for local alerts and the government site. We will post alerts from known flooded roads on Twitter.