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Red flood warnings have been issued in areas of Newark

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The Environment Agency has issued red flood warnings for Newark, as well as others in the area.

The red warning, in which flooding is expected and immediate action required, has been issued due to river levels rising at the Farndon and Colwick river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall, and now flooding of property is expected this afternoon.

Areas most at risk are Newark Riverside properties, the Newark Sugar Factory and Battery, including Kelham Lane, Great North Road and Kelham Bridge, Tolney Lane Caravan Site and riverside marinas, as well as Farndon, including Wyke Lane, Marsh Lane, Farndon Road and Dorner Avenue.

A flood warning has been issued by the Environment Agency (21237758)
A flood warning has been issued by the Environment Agency (21237758)

An amber flood alert has also been issued for Thrumpton, Stoke Bardolph, Caythorpe to Hoveringham, Shelford to Gunthorpe roads, Wykes Lane Farndon, Tolney Lane and Kelham Road at Newark, the A6097 at Gunthorpe, Fiskerton to Rolleston and Gunthorpe to East Bridgford roads, and cellars of low-lying properties at Cavendish Bridge.

Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours.

A spokesman for the Environment Agency said: "We expect river levels to remain high for the next 48 hours We are closely monitoring the situation.

"Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. Please avoid contact with flood water and move family, pets and cars to safety."

A Newark and Sherwood District Council spokesman said: "Due to recent heavy rainfall river levels on the River Trent are very high and Flood Warnings are in place for riverside properties.

"If you are fearful that water is likely to enter your property, we advise that you move floor-based electrical items to a higher level and gather essential items in case you need to evacuate.

"If you are concerned about flooding please call our customer services team on 01636 650000."

If you've been affected by flooding in the Newark area, email photos and details to r.armitage@iliffepublishing.co.uk

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