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New flood warnings in the area issued by Environment Agency




More flood warnings have been issued by the Environment Agency, with more rain forecast this week.

River levels are reported to be high at the Torksey river gauge as a result of high tides, coinciding with high river levels, and so a red flood warning for Carlton-on-Trent has been issued for today.

An Environment Agency spokesman said: "We are closely monitoring the situation. Please move family, pets and cars to safety and avoid contact with flood water."

Environment Agency issues further flood warnings (21354525)
Environment Agency issues further flood warnings (21354525)

Further amber warnings have been issued for the surrounding villages, with river levels forecast to rise at the Colwick and Lowdam river gauges due to overnight rainfall.

Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads around the tributaries of the River Trent, the River Greet, Potwell Dyke, Dover Beck, Cocker Beck and Thurgarton Beck, as well as Stoke Lane and Ferry Boat Inn at Stoke Bardolph, the Caythorpe to Hoveringham road, and cellars of low-lying properties at Cavendish Bridge.

Further heavy rainfall is forecast over next 36 hours, and as a result the river levels are expected to rise again, from this evening.

River levels are also falling at Whitewater Bridge river gauge and the risk of flooding remains, with areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads around the Sherwood Forest Caravan Park at Clipstone, Edwinstowe, Ollerton, Whitewater Lane at Whitewater Bridge and West Drayton.

The River Witham has also risen, which led to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river near Norton Disney.

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