Flood alerts remain for parts of Leicestershire
Flood alerts are still in place for several areas of Leicestershire due to heavy rain overnight, which is continuing today.
The Environment Agency has said that flooding of the River Soar is possible at Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe and the Mill on the Soar car park, in Broughton Astley – as well as at Slash Lane in Sileby and the Mountsorrel to Sileby Road.
There is currently an alert in place on the lower River Soar including tributaries from Cossington to Redhill at the River Trent.
Alerts are also in place for low-lying land and roads near the River Wreake from Stapleford to the River Soar at Syston Mill Lane and Water Lane at Frisby on the Wreake, Station Road at Thrussington, Broome Lane at Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Frisby, Hoby, Brooksby, Thrussington, Ratcliffe and Syston. All these areas remain at risk of flooding as river levels rise.
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The agency has also issued a flood alert for a series of brooks and urban waterways in Loughborough, including Black Brook, Wood Brook, Burleigh Brook and Grace Dieu Brook.
It said flooding is also possible in farmland in Great Glen, Kilby Bridge, South Wigston and Blaby as well as the road at Crow Mills as river levels rise.
Call the Environment Agency's Floodline on 0845 988 1188 for up-to-date flooding information or visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk for river level and flooding information.
See the five-day weather forecast for Leicester and Leicestershire here.