Flood risks in Leicestershire as rain set to continue
Downpours are expected to continue for at least the next four days, the Met Office has warned.
The Environment Agency issued fresh flood alerts for the River Soar and Rothley Brook yesterday.
An agency spokesman said flooding was possible for the brook and its tributaries from Botcheston to the River Soar at Rothley.
Areas at risk include low-lying agricultural land and roads, such as the Midlands Co-Op store car parks in Glenfield and Anstey.
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At higher levels, farmland in Glenfield, Anstey, Thurcaston and Rothley, including off the B5327 at Anstey, are also at risk.
Further rainfall of about 6mm was expected to fall by 3pm today.
Several flood alerts across the county had been lifted earlier in the day after the rain stopped.
A Met Office spokesman said today would be "mild, but dull, wet and very windy with strong, blustery southwesterly winds and gales at times".
He said there would be "bright spells and blustery showers," on Saturday and early on Sunday, but with more rain and gales developing on Sunday and Monday.
Leicestershire flood warnings and alerts
The agency advice is that those living near flood warning areas should take action to protect their homes. A warnings is still in place in Leicestershire at the following location:
- River Wreake at Frisby-on-the-Wreake
Three alerts are in place where flooding is possible and people living nearby are urged to be prepared for rising water levels. Flood alerts have been issued in Leicestershire for:
- River Wreake and tributaries from Stapleford to the River Soar at Syston
- Lower River Soar in Leicestershire including tributaries from Cossington to Redhill at the River Trent
- Rothley Brook and tributaries from Botcheston to the River Soar at Rothley
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 Environment Agency interactive map here.
See the five-day weather forecast for Leicester and Leicestershire here.