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Flood warning issued for Newark as river levels rise after persistent heavy rainfall


By Abigail Hunt


A flood warning has been issued in Newark for today (Tuesday).

Water levels have risen at the Farndon river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall.

Areas most at risk are Tolney Lane Caravan Site and riverside marinas in Newark, which may be affected by flooding between 10.30am and 2pm.

Flood warning issued. Picture credit: GOV.UK (20380387)
Flood warning issued. Picture credit: GOV.UK (20380387)

It comes after police closed the A617 between the cattle market roundabout at Newark and the Kelham Fox pub at Kelham due to flooding.

It was closed during the night in the early hours.

Police say the flood water has risen even more overnight and the road is likely to remain closed through rush hour.

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