I went down my drive at 0900hrs (28 Jan) when the road was still flooded but the level was falling. I took my garden rake and cleared the roadside gulleys all covered with leaves etc.
This cleared all the water very quickly.
About 15 years ago the Parish Council marked all the gulleys on the walls but with a rake it was easy to find them under water.
I see we have bought new jackets for flood wardens perhaps they could be instructed to clear the gulleys to keep as much water as possible off the road.