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Bishop's Stortford firefighters called to rescue driver stranded in Furneux Pelham flood – on sunny Sunday

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Firefighters were called to rescue a driver whose sat nav had taken him down a remote country lane in Furneux Pelham and into a flood – on sunny Sunday evening (Sept 5).

Crews from Bishop's Stortford were called to Violets Lane, which runs alongside the River Ash, just before 6pm to free the stranded motorist from his car.

A spokesman for the fire station in Patmore Close said they had been called to incidents before as sat navs often led drivers along the lane and into the big puddle, which he said had turned into a stream.

The last time was on another warm day in June when a driver in a delivery van became stranded.

He warned people in the area to avoid the lane and said a gate could be placed there to deter drivers.

A video on YouTube, entitled Land Rovers Wading Down Violets Lane - Furneux Pelham and purported to be of the "longest ford in Europe", shows the extent of the flood.

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