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Flood Alert issued for Newark & villages

Wellies may be required!

The Environment Agency have this afternoon (Friday 8th November 2019) issued a Flood Alert for the Newark and surrounding area.

This covers the town centre near to Tolney Lane and the A46, and along the River Trent through Collingham, Sutton on Trent, Kelham, Muskham Farndon, Rolleston, Bleasby and Thurgarton.

The Flood Alert means flooding of roads and farmland is possible today and into tomorrow.

 Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including communities near to the River Trent, the Queens Drive Park and Ride and Stoke Lane at Stoke Bardolph, the Caythorpe to Hoveringham, and cellars of low-lying properties at Cavendish Bridge. We expect river levels to rise and remain elevated for at least 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Environment Agency staff are patrolling watercourses in the area.

Advice for authorities is not to drive through flood water and stay away from low lying footpaths near water.

More updates are provided here on our blog

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