A road in Caversham has been hit with a severe case of flooding with footage showing cars wading through standing water.

The floodwater has hit Woodcote Road in Caversham, a key north south route on the A4704 between the Thames village and Oxfordshire.

Footage from Gregory Fox, who lives in Woodcote Road, shows the road completely covered by standing water.

The flooding has occurred because four drains in the road have become clogged with leaves.

Mr Fox reported the clogging of the drains twice on Thursday, August 18 and Thursday, August 25 but no action was taken.

Once the rain came, the road flooded easily, with a video taken on Thursday, September 8 highlighting the extent of the flooding.

Mr Fox called the road conditions “unsafe” and called for the council to act.

A spokesperson from Reading Borough Council said: “The Council carries out scheduled cleaning of all our 18,000 highway road gullies.

“After the very long dry spell and the early leaf fall caused by the extreme hot weather, we are experiencing higher than usual levels of leaves causing localised issues of this kind.

“Our Drainage team will attend and re-clean these gullies to ensure that they are clear and working efficiently.”

Highways crews from the council have since cleared the drains in the area of leaves.

There is no rain forecast for Reading in the next six days.