Floods in Leicestershire: Firefighters rescue people from homes and cars
Firefighters spent last night rescuing people from flood-hit homes and cars.
A spokeswoman from Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said they had been "inundated" with calls since midnight - mostly from the Charnwood area.
It comes as the Environment Agency issued warnings of "imminent" flooding along watercourses in the county today.
They urged those living near the following areas to take immediate action to protect their home, family and pets
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- River Soar at Mountsorrel- River Soar at Cotes and Loughborough Moors
- River Soar at Cossington village, Mill and Grange
- Wood Brook at Loughborough.
- River Soar at Kegworth Bridge
- River Soar at Redhill
- River Soar at Soar Mill and other low lying properties around Croft
- River Soar at Sharnford
- River Wreake for riverside properties near Syston
- River Wreake at Asfordby
- River Wreake at East Goscote, Rearsby and Brooksby
- River Wreake for mills at Hoby, Thrussington and Ratcliffe
- River Wreake at Frisby-on-the-Wreake
- River Sence at Blaby and Glen Parva
- Rothley Brook at Glenfield and Anstey
- Brentingby Flood Storage Area at Melton Mowbray.
A spokesperson for the Environment Agency advised people living near these areas to "protect yourself and your property.
"They added: "If it's safe to do so, block doors with flood boards or sandbags and cover airbricks and other ventilation holes.
"Move family, pets and valuables to a safe place.
"Keep a flood kit ready including a torch, batteries, fully charged mobile phone, warm clothes, water, food and any prescription medicines you may need.
"Turn off gas, electricity and water if your property is about to flood. Never touch an electrical switch if you are standing in water."
Leicestershire police have urged people to be cautious after the recent heavy and rainfall. They are asking the public not to attempt to walk or drive through deep water and not to ignore road closure. UPDATED 5pm: Roads closed in Leicestershire are: • A6 at Hathern • Leicester Road, Sharnford • Slash Lane, Sileby • Sileby Lane, Mountsorrel • Cossington Lane, Rothley • Kingfisher Estate, Loughborough • Leicester Road, Enderby • Measham Road/Gallows Lane, Measham • Broom Lane, East Goscote • Meadow Lane/Stanford Lane, Loughborough • Melbourne Road access to Castle Donington Market • Braunstone Lane East/Middleton Street Leicester • A6006 Rempstone Road, Wymeswold • Rearsby to Thrussington Road • Smeeton to Gumley • Main Road, Lady Gate • Main Road, Cavendish Bridge • Roads surrounding Zouch village • Station Lane, Asfordby • Bowden Lane Welham • Countesthorpe Road • Stapleford Road/Saxby Road, Saxby • Narborough/Littlethorpe Railway Station • Fenn Lane, Winthorpe Rise - A445 and A444 • Mountsorrel Lane, Sileby • Main Street, Whissendine • Garland Lane, Bagworth Road, Barlestone Road, Good Friday Caravan Site, Newbold Road • Widmerpool • Kilby Bridge • Ratby Lane to Newtown Linford • Ashby Road, Griffydam to Osgathorpe • A5199 Arnesby to Foston Road • Shenton • Anstey Road, Anstey • Enderby Road, Narborough.
More rain is forecast for this evening. See the five-day forecast for Leicester and Leicestershire here.
More information on roads in Leicestershire closed due to flooding - here.
Have you been affected by the flooding?
Send your pictures, including your name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 0116 222 4262 or 2224244.
Click here for Leicestershire flood warnings on the Environment Agency website.
See the flood alerts map using Environment Agency updates here.
Call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 for up-to-date flooding information.
In Pictures: Flooding across Leicestershire