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Flood warnings still in place at Newark's Tolney Lane, Kelham and Farndon

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Water levels remain high and further heavy rain is also forecast for tomorrow (Thursday), the Environment Agency said.

Red flood warnings still remain in place on the River Trent at British Sugar factory/Kelham Bridge, riverside properties and Tolney Lane in Newark, Dorner Avenue and Wyke and Marsh Lane in Farndon, Fiskerton Mill, including Rolleston Fields, Gorse, and Nurseries.

Today’s flea market at Newark's Riverside Arena car park has been cancelled and the neighbouring Riverside car park remains closed until further notice due to the risk of flooding.

Trent Bridge, Newark. 180220DD6-1. (29544515)
Trent Bridge, Newark. 180220DD6-1. (29544515)

The district council has been distributing aqua sacs to affected properties, prioritising our distribution to those who are the most vulnerable or which are part of the critical infrastructure.

Further warnings at Burton Joyce, Collingham, Girton and Carlton on Trent are still in place, but those at Gibsmere, Gipsy Lane in Bleasby, Hoveringham, Caythorpe and Shelford have now been removed.

The A6097 at Gunthorpe has been reopened in both directions after water levels receded overnight.

Part of Newark lorry park remains open on a temporary basis for residents of Tolney Lane, and a generator and cabling has been supplied to provide heating and lighting.

Nottinghamshire County Council have also confirmed that the following roads are closed today:

  • Southwell Road, Lowdham
  • A617 Kelham Bridge, Newark
  • Wyke Lane, Farndon
  • Fiskerton Road, Bleasby
  • Boat Lane, Bleasby
  • Hawton Lane (near Pykett Brothers), Farndon
  • Brecks Lane, Elston
  • Chapel Lane, Farndon
  • Hawton Road (Riverside Rd to Hawton Village), Farndon
  • Hawton Lane (Hardys Farm to Farndon), Farndon
  • Gotham Lane, Hawton
  • Kelham Lane, Formerly Rookery Lane, Little Carlton
  • Trent Lane, Kelham
  • Westfield Lane, Collingham
  • Tolney Lane, Newark
  • Plungar Lane, Granby
  • Holygate Lane, Cotgrave
  • Main Street, Gunthorpe
  • Shelford Road (between Village and Gunthorpe Bridge), Gunthorpe
  • Slip road to Unicorn pub, Gunthorpe

Arrangements are being made for the delivery of 500 sandbags by Nottinghamshire County Council to residents in Lowdham, following the evacuation of parts of the village on Sunday night.

Residents who are concerned about the risk of flooding at their property should consider evacuating. Anyone needing to leave their homes who can't stay with family or friends should contact the council on the emergency phone line 01636 650000.

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