England - West Sussex - Flooded road closed sign.
Police tape and a makeshift sign warn of a lane closure due to flooding in the village of Lavant, West Sussex. Afternoon sunshine illuminates the roughly-made board with red painted letters which says 'Road Closed'. The rippling water is less than a foot deep and we can see the broken white centre line beneath the surface but the linked posts that border the village green are also submerged. Even so, traffic is prohibited from passing through there for the risk of grounding or damaging engines. Lavant is a village just north of the city of Chichester. It is made up of two parts, Mid Lavant and East Lavant, and takes its name from the River Lavant which flows from East Dean. This area has been prone to flooding for several years and houses around the rising rivers can be blighted with insurance companies refusing future cover.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download