Anyway, this is the UK. There's been a bit of rain. There is a dip in the road. Water has collected at the bottom of the dip (no surprise there). Here is how deep the water was....
There was also a random bloke (not council - probably some do-gooder who had no good to do anywhere else) attempting to stop the traffic so that he could poke at a drain with a big stick (it was definitely a stick, not a dyno-rod or anything) assuming that would help. Er, no love, it wasn't helping.
IT'S RAIN... NOT A GREAT BIG BARRIER... DRIVE THROUGH IT IN YOUR BIG METAL BOX... IT WON'T HURT YOU!!!!