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Flood warning for Newark removed due to improving weather ­— The Environment Agency


By Abigail Hunt


The flood warning for Newark has been removed.

It was taken down on Wednesday at 6pm due to improving weather.

Water levels on the River Trent at Farndon have continued to drop from 2.25m within the last few days to 1.073m.

Flooding in Newark 291019DD2-6. (20412566)
Flooding in Newark 291019DD2-6. (20412566)

The A617 between the cattle market roundabout at Newark and the Kelham Fox pub at Kelham has been closed since Tuesday due to flooding.

In average weather conditions, the River Trent at Farndon is between 0.23m and 0.73m.

The usual range of the river in more extreme weather conditions is between 0.22m and 0.91m.

The highest level ever recorded 2.76m, which was reached on November 9, 2000.

An Environment Agency spokesperson said: “The weather has improved following the weekend’s rainfall, but with the ground saturated and river levels remaining high, we are asking the public to remain vigilant and to check their flood risk.

"You can check your flood risk, sign up for flood warnings and keep up to date with the latest information at www.gov.uk/check-flood-risk, call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or follow @EnvAgencyMids on Twitter for the latest flood updates.”

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