EMERGENCY crews were called to a host of flooding incidents as the deluge of rain continued over Colchester.

Fire crews took calls from four flooded homes in Cowdray Avenue and one in Mile End Road between 9.25pm and 11.30pm on Monday night.

A driver became trapped in a vehicle in Old House Road, Great Horkesley at around 10.30pm.

Police closed off an underpass leading from the A133 to Essex University at 9.15am on Tuesday after it flooded.

Fire crews were last night warning motorists not to drive through flooded areas after a spate of call outs across the county.