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FLOODING: River Trent levels expected to fall below flood risk today




The Enironment Agency has confirmed that river levels are now falling at the Farndon river gauge, and are now below the flood risk threshold.

Areas affected are Newark riverside properties and Farndon, including Wyke Lane, Marsh Lane, Farndon Road and Dorner Avenue, and the flood warning is set to be removed this morning.

However, further rainfall is forecast from tomorrow morning and levels are set to rise again on Monday afternoon, but are currently expected to be below levels of concern.

An Environment Agency website screenshot (21287168)
An Environment Agency website screenshot (21287168)

An Environment Agency spokesman said: "We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded, and avoid contact with flood water.

"This flood warning is likely to be removed on Sunday morning."

Further high river levels remain, but also continue to fall at the Colwick river gauge, with areas including communities near to the River Trent, Stoke Lane and Ferry Boat Inn at Stoke Bardolph, Caythorpe to Hoveringham road, and cellars of low-lying properties at Cavendish Bridge still at risk.

Flooding in Farndon (21287266)
Flooding in Farndon (21287266)

Newark Police are warning drivers that driving through flood water can be extremely dangerous, as it is impossible to see how deep the water is and whether there are any submerged hazards which could damage your car or leave you stranded.

A spokesman said: "Just 30cm of flowing water is enough to move your car.

"While it’s sometimes tempting to chance it rather than taking a diversion, our advice is simple: if there’s any doubt, don’t take the risk."

Newark and Sherwood District Council has confirmed that Tolney Lane residents are now beginning to move back and the temporary rest centre has been closed.

A spokesman said: "We would like to thank the team of partners who worked with us yesterday including Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, Nottinghamshire Police, Nottinghamshire County Council, the Environment Agency, the Red Cross and Active4Today."

The A617 at Kelham Bridge remains closed this morning.

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Red flood warnings have been issued in areas of Newark

The A617 is currently blocked due to flooding and provision made for Tolney Lane


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