- Edgbaston lashed by equivalent of a month’s rain
- Drivers told to avoid Birmingham
Flash floods have caused mayhem on roads in parts of the Midlands when storms and torrential rain broke out after a weekend of humid weather.
The equivalent of a month’s rain fell in one hour in parts of the region, leaving a submerged stretch of the M5 and other roads closed. Vehicles were left swamped in flood water up to 5ft deep.