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Nottinghamshire Police ask drivers to avoid flooded roads in Holme and Girton to prevent emergency services being taken away from helping residents

Drivers are being urged to avoid two villages near the River Trent.

Nottinghamshire Police are appealing for drivers to avoid floodwater and road closures around Holme and Girton, to prevent calling emergency services away from supporting residents in flooded areas.

Chief Inspector Jon Scurr said: “These closures are in place for a good reason but I am aware that several drivers have now chosen to ignore them — placing themselves in others and in danger in the process.

Drivers are being asked to avoid flooded roads. Stock image
Drivers are being asked to avoid flooded roads. Stock image

“Flood water can be deceptively deep and can quickly immobilise vehicles passing through it.

“I therefore urge drivers to support all blue light services by not driving through flood water — allowing us to focus on keeping residents safe.”

Multiple road closures are currently in place in and around Holme and Girton as flood waters continue to rise.

In Holme, Langford Lane, Holme Lane and High Street are impassable in places and will remain closed for until water levels have receded.

In Girton, Tinkers Lane, Green Lane and Trent Lane are also closed to all traffic.

The A1133 between Girton and Winthorpe has also now been closed.

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