Fresh flood alerts announced for part of Leicestershire by Environment Agency
The threat of flooding has returned to parts of Leicestershire and the Environment Agency has issued fresh alerts involving the Rothley Brook and River Soar.
The agency said flooding was possible for Rothley Brook and its tributaries from Botcheston to the River Soar at Rothley.
It said that low lying land and roads would be affected first.
Areas affected would also include low-lying agricultural land and roads including the Midlands Co-Op store car parks at Glenfield and Anstey.
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At higher levels, farmland in the Glenfield, Anstey, Thurcaston and Rothley areas including the B5327 at Anstey were likely to be at risk.
Shortly before 3pm, the level at the Glenfield river gauge stood at 1.8 metres and with river levels rising.
Further rainfall of around 6 millimetres was expected to fall by 3pm today.
Earlier in the day many alerts were lifted because the rain had stopped.
People are urged to call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 for up-to-date flooding information.
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.