POLICE are warning motorists that the heavy rain is affecting roads across the county.

A number of roads have become flooded due to the heavy downpours overnight and into this morning including routes in Cheltenham.

There are a number of manhole covers that have popped up due to the excess water in various places around Gloucestershire.

Motorists are reminded of the dangers of not driving through flood water.

Superintendent Phil Haynes said "We would like to remind people not to drive through flood waters. They won’t know how deep the waters are and the potential dangers that could be hidden below the surface."

"We will be monitoring the situation throughout the day and we will of course respond accordingly."

For more advice on flooding in your area, visit glosprepared.co.uk.