Flooding continues to impact Milton Keynes with M1 lane closures and some local roads closed

Flooding is continuing to impact Milton Keynes this evening as local highways officials work to assist local residents and businesses.

On the M1, one lane is now closed past J15 for Northampton and both the southbound exit slip and northbound entry slip roads remain closed.

Highways England say that surface water run off from the fields is continuing to overwhelm the drains at the junction.

Milton Keynes Council have said they are aware of localised flooding in the northern areas of Milton Keynes - specifically around Lavendon, Ravenstone, Olney and Tathall End.

Starship Technologies have also suspended their robot delivery service in the city due to the floods.

Local residents have reported problems on Aspreys, Driftway and Yardley Road in Olney, where traffic having to pass carefully on the roads was recorded in video footage earlier.

Reports of flooding have also come in from Wolverton Road in Newport Pagnell, the A508 between Roade and Deanshanger, as well as Harrold Road and Northampton Road in Lavendon.

There are problems also in Tatthall End and Deanshanger this evening.

Some motorists have also reported flooding on the A5 close to Towcester and the A509 London Road past the Holiday Inn hotel.

Little Linford Lane in Newport Pagnell has also been closed off this evening.

yellow weather warning is in force until 2am tonight with the Met Office telling residents to expect heavy rainfall leading to 'flooding and disruption to travel'.

Meanwhile, rail services are also being affected with trains between Rugby and Northampton being delayed by up to 30 minutes and services between Rugby and Milton Keynes facing delays of up to 20 minutes.

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