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New amber and red flood warnings issued across Derby and Derbyshire

New amber and red flood warnings issued across Derby and Derbyshire

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Worst-affected area is River Trent

Four flood warning and three flood alerts are currently in place near Derby.

The Met Office has issued a yellow rain warning for areas around Sheffield and North Derbyshire.

This means it is likely that a few homes and businesses will flood, with bus and train services probably affected.

Areas around Bakewell, Matlock, Wirksworth and Ashbourne are included as locations affected by the warning.

In Derbyshire, four flood warnings which require immediate action are in force in areas around the River Trent.

The Environment Agency has said that flooding at the Willington Cableway river gauge is possible from 1.30pm today.

According to the agency, the areas affected will be Willington, Castle Donington Kings Mill, Swarkestone and Barrow upon Trent.

Property owners in those areas should put any flood protection measures in place immediately.

The Met Office has issued a Yellow rain warning for areas of Sheffield and North Derbyshire. (Image credit - Derbyshire Live)

And there are three flood alerts in place for the River Derwent, the River Ecclesbourne and the River Trent.

Flooding of roads and farmland is expected to continue in Church Wilne, with areas of Draycott to be affected.

In Duffield, it is possible that roads and farmland along the River Ecclesbourne will flood.

Low-lying agricultural land along the River Trent in Derbyshire is at risk of flooding, including areas of Willington, Ingleby, Barrow upon Trent, Church Lane at Barrow, Swarkestone and Bargate Lane.

There is also an alert in place for the River Amber, in Ambergate, where people are being advised to avoid low-lying footpaths near local water courses.

The Environment Agency says that river levels are rising at the Pinxton river gauge. Low-lying areas close to the River Erewash in Pinxton, Langley Mill, Ilkeston, Stapleford and the recreation area at Sandiacre.

All of the above areas are being monitored and incident response staff are patrolling affected areas.

Rain is expected to continue in Derbyshire across Monday and Tuesday.

Follow Derbyshire Live’s updates on flooding around Derby and Derbyshire here.

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