Floods in Leicestershire: Warnings still in place across the county
After heavy rain overnight and into the morning the Environment Agency issued warnings of "imminent" flooding along watercourses in the county today (Tuesday, November 27). Police are urging drivers to take extra care as roads continue to be affected by the bad weather.
The agency urged those living near the following areas to take immediate action to protect their home, family and pets:
- River Soar at Sileby
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- River Soar at Barrow on Soar.
- River Soar at Mountsorrel
- River Soar at Cotes and Loughborough Moors
- River Soar at Cossington village, Mill and Grange
- River Soar at Kegworth Bridge
- River Soar at Redhill
- River Soar at Zouch
- River Wreake at Frisby-on-the-Wreake.
Flood alerts are in place at the following areas. Flooding is possible in these areas and residents are urged to be prepared:
- Rothley Brook and tributaries from Botcheston to the River Soar at Rothley
- Lower River Soar in Leicestershire including tributaries from Cossington to Redhill at the River Trent
- River Wreake and tributaries from Stapleford to the River Soar at Syston.
Leicestershire police have warned people not to walk and drive through deep water and have urged motorists who are driving through roads with heavy water, to reduce speed. Anyone who feels that their property may still be of risk of flooding can contact the police on 0116 222 2222 or 101.
More rain is forecast for today. See the five-day forecast for Leicester and Leicestershire here.
More information on roads in Leicestershire closed due to flooding - here.
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.
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