A car was abandoned after a motorist attempted to drive through a flooded road in Reading - as police urge drivers not to ignore signs.

There is widespread flooding across the county today following days of heavy rainfall in the wake of Storm Henk earlier in the week.

A number of roads are closed off around the area, with drivers asked to respect road closures. 

The aftermath of Storm Henk and the rise in water levels in the River Loddon and River Kennet has caused extreme disruptions to road networks and traffic throughout Berkshire.

After finding many roads underwater this morning, Thames Valley Police released a statement to deter road users from these routes.

In a Facebook post, the TVP Road Policing team said: “We are all waking up to find flooding this morning. You may also find that some officers have been out closing unsafe roads for our safety.

“Please respect the signs, especially when they say 'ROAD CLOSED'. That doesn't mean you can edge around, or chance it.”

Drivers have been warned that dangerous driving through flooded roads may risk points on a licence, a damaged vehicle, or worst of all a collision.

They were shocked to find that the Showcase Roundabout was underwater this morning.