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Flood warnings remain in place in Nottinghamshire

Flooding in Bestwood Village
Motorists in Bestwood Village were forced to abandon their cars after getting stuck in flood water

Several flood warnings remain in place across parts of Nottinghamshire after more heavy rain hit the county.

The Environment Agency said flooding is expected at Lenton, Dunkirk, Nottingham's Queen's Drive park-and-ride and Holme Pierrepont.

Warnings are also in place for Tolney Lane in Newark and the River Trent at Sawley Marina.

Roads in Bestwood Village remain closed, with motorists being urged not to ignore road closure signs.

The agency has warned residents in flood-prone areas to remain vigilant.

Queen's Drive park-and-ride
River levels remain high in the Queen's Drive park-and-ride area

Environment Agency spokesman Paul Lockhart said: "We've had saturated catchments for months now, so as soon as rain falls it immediately becomes a problem.

"We normally measure it by what's called soil and moisture deficit - which basically tells you how much capacity the grounds got to absorb more water."

In other parts of the county, Southwell Racecourse has been hit by flooding for the second time in a month and residents in Rolleston have worked to create their own flood defences.

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