NEARLY 200 homes are at risk of flooding in Romsey after Storm Dennis battered Hampshire over the weekend.

The Environment Agency and Hampshire Fire and Rescue were out setting up temporary barriers in the town yesterday as the heavy rain continued to pour.

Water levels in the Lower Test at Romsey and Testwood are high and are slowly rising.

A spokesperson from the Environment Agency said: “There will be a significant amount of water flooding land and fields from Timsbury to Romsey.

“Some footpath flooding may affect Rivermead Close and the Memorial Park. At Romsey Industrial estate, water may be ponded on land near to Greatbridge Road.

“Land at Broadlands and Testwood will also flood.”

High river levels and land flooding is expected to continue for the next three to five days.

Storm Dennis saw severe weather across the county – just one week after Storm Ciara hit.

Those travelling were faced with delays as the gusts and downpours caused fallen trees, flooded roads and major disruption to train services.

On Sunday trains between Bournemouth and Southampton Central were cancelled due to serious flooding on the tracks.

There were also no trains between Eastleigh and Winchester, nor between Sway and Brockenhurst.

More than 230 easyJet flights, many landing and taking off from Southampton Airport, were cancelled due to the high winds.

There was flooding on the M27 at junction 11 for Fareham and Ashurst Bridge Road became impassable after heavy overnight rain.

Red Funnel and Red Jet crossings were suspended and the A3024 Mountbatten Way was partially blocked by a fallen tree.

Trees also blocked Garnier Road in Winchester and the A32 in Wickham.

Stokes Bay Road in Gosport was shut from Saturday through to Sunday due to debris on the road.

On Saturday afternoon, firefighters were called to a petrol station in Hamble to deal with a ‘dangerous structure’.

There was also a power cut affecting parts of New Milton, Barton on Sea, Brockenhurst and Hordle, which lasted more than four hours.

SSE said at the time: “We’re sorry for the loss of supply. We currently have a fault affecting the areas.

“Our engineers are on site working hard to get the power back on as quickly as they can.”

Two addresses in the SO21 area also went without power from around 5pm.