Flood dramas as 'silly' drivers flout warnings
FLOODING over the weekend left more than 30 people needing to be rescued from deep water on Derbyshire's roads.
But Alex Johnson, from the county's fire service, said that many of the incidents could have been avoided if people had not ignored road-closure signs.
She labelled them "silly" and "irresponsible".
Even on roads said to be passable, including Tamworth Road, in Sawley, pictured here, drivers had to be rescued when conditions deteriorated.
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And one woman needing hospital treatment was airlifted from a boat in Sawley Marina by an RAF Sea King helicopter, after floods prevented an ambulance from reaching her.
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