Heavy rain caused chaos across south Birmingham this morning following a storm lasting around an hour.

Surface water caused flash flooding and the River Rea swelled. Transport was disrupted and several schools in the area were closed, including Waseley Hills and Frankley Community High schools.

Primrose Hill Community School in Kings Norton was struck by lightning, plunging the building into darkness. All pupils were safe and evacuated by staff to Kings Norton High School for parents / carers to collect them.

Trains were severely delayed and buses struggled to stick to their normal routes. Heavy traffic queues formed at flood hotspots including Bristol Road by the old Bournville College site and at Longbridge traffic island – this image by Free Radio shows the extent of flooding there.

Cars were stranded in deep flash floods, an elderly couple being rescued by fire crews and a passing 4×4 driver when they became stuck on Barnes Hill with water entering their vehicle.

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Manor Farm Park, Northfield – lake overflows & Merritt’s Brook swells | by Chris Hoverd

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River Rea near Kalamazoo | video by Tom Fallon
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