Flood alerts in parts of Derbyshire – with more rain on the way

Flood alerts are currently in place on four rivers in Derbyshire.

The Environment Agency has issued an alert for the River Trent from Newton Solney to Castle Donington with low-lying agricultural land already flooding in  Willington, Ingleby, Barrow upon Trent and Swarkestone.

Bargate Lane in Willington, the access roads to Willington Meadows, the Twyford Village access road, Church Lane at Barrow and Ingleby Lane may be affected if levels continue to rise.

An alert is in place on the River Erewash from Kirkby-in-Ashfield to the River Trent at Attenborough.

The agency said that flooding of low-lying land continues along the River Erewash and that Pinxton, Langley Mill, Ilkeston and Stapleford, plus the recreation area at Sandiacre, may be affected by flood water if river levels continue to rise.

The River Derwent is also affected with a flood alert in place from Rowsley to the River Trent at Shardlow.

At 7.45am today the Environment Agency said flooding of low-lying agricultural land and roads was possible in Church Wilne, Draycott and Wilne Lane between Draycott and Sawley.

An alert has also been issued for the River Amber with flooding of low-lying land and roads  possible along the river around Ambergate.

Flood alerts issued by the Environment Agency mean that flooding is possible and that people should be prepared. If a flood warning is issued immediate action is needed as flooding is imminent. All four Derbyshire rivers are currently on alert.

Farmers are being advised to start filling jerry cans with water in preparation for the inevitable shortages later on in the year.

Chris Sabian is a portrait artist with http://www.kutefineart.com and owner of http://www.paragonprints.co.uk

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