As floodwater engulfs Dunstable town centre, Bedfordshire Police states it is currently only able to respond to life-threatening emergencies.
A spokesperson for the force said: “We are working with our partner agencies such as Central Bedfordshire Council and the Highways Agency to manage the issues caused by the flooding.
“During this time our routine appointments in Dunstable have been ceased and we are only able to respond to genuine emergencies. We appreciate the public’s patience during this time and would like to reassure them that we are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
“We are also advising motorists to avoid Dunstable town centre due to a high level of floodwater in both High Street North and South and would ask them to respect any road closure signs that are put in place.”