Women climbed onto car roof to avoid floodwater in South Yorkshire

Cars trapped in floodwater near Magna
Cars trapped in floodwater near Magna
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Two women climbed onto the roof of their car to avoid rising floodwater in South Yorkshire.

They were carried to safety by firefighters alerted to their submerged car on Green Road, Penistone, Barnsley, at around 5.20pm.

It was one of a number of rescue missions carried out by firefighters during torrential downpours late yesterday afternoon and early evening when roads across the county started to flood.

Firefighters in Sheffield answered a call for help about a woman and a child trapped in their car in floodwater on Saxon Road, Heeley.

They pushed the car out of floodwater before freeing the trapped pair.

Firefighters also helped two women trapped in a car in floodwater on Little London Road, Heeley; a couple trapped in their car in standing water on the Stocksbridge Bypass, Tankersley and a motorist trapped in a car outside Magna on Sheffield Road, Rotherham.

Firefighters also pumped out a number of cellars when rising floodwater was at risk of affecting boilers and electrics.

Sheffield crews went to homes on Hollow Gate, Chapeltown and Brook Row, Stocksbridge, while Rotherham firefighters went to Hoades Avenue, Woodsetts.

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