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Council warns of more than 30 road closures

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Derbyshire County Council is warning of more than 30 road closures due to flooding.

These include Main Street in Ticknall, Green Lane in Killamarsh and Heage Lane in Etwall.

You can find a list of all the roads affected here.

The authority said: "There will be difficult driving conditions across the county with possible patches of standing water on many roads. Stay safe and don't drive on closed roads."

Flooding in Ambaston in Derbyshire
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Watch: East Midlands weather

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Well, the rain hasn't completely stopped but it's not looking as bad as yesterday.

Here's the full weather forecast for the East Midlands.

End of live updates

David Pittam

BBC News Online

It's been a long day of flooding - with even a bit of snow further north.

The rain has caused travel disruption across the region and in some cases flooded homes and businesses.

It should be drier overnight and into tomorrow, and in places the flood waters are subsiding but we will be back early on to bring you all the latest.

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Flooding: Preparation for more heavy rain

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

More heavy rain is set to fall across the East Midlands.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Thursday and Friday meaning "further heavy rain may lead to further disruption and flooding".

Map showing weather warning
Met Office

Derbyshire Dales District Council is urging residents and businesses to be ready for a possible repeat of last week's flooding that killed one local woman.

The authority's chief executive, Paul Wilson, said: "While we will always try to help vulnerable residents, our advice to anyone concerned that their home or business is at risk of flooding is to buy sandbags from a hardware store. Garden soil can be used as an alternative."

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The district council is handing out filled sandbags at local "hubs" in areas which suffered most from the flooding on Friday.

People are being asked to take only what they need so there is enough to go around.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service is also asking people to "be prepared" and avoid routes prone to flooding.

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What do you want to know about the election?

The election campaign is under way and on 12 December the UK will go to the polls.

The BBC wants to know about the issues which matter to you and affect your village, town or city.

Whether it's polling, policies, or a local issue, send your questions to us and we'll do our best to answer them.

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More East Midlands flood problems to come, agency warns

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

More homes and businesses in the East Midlands are likely to fall victim to flooding in the coming weeks and months, the Environment Agency has warned.

The organisation said its teams had been working 24 hours a day to deal with problems caused by last week's huge downfalls.

At least 75 properties flooded in Nottinghamshire - including 50 in Worksop - and 39 homes and businesses were flooded in Derbyshire.

The agency warned with many areas of ground "completely saturated" and further heavy rain forecast, there was a "high probability" more people would be affected later this week and in the months to follow.

Flooding in Matlock
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Louise Cresswell, East Midlands area manager, said: "Further rain on Thursday and Friday may bring severe impacts from surface water and river flooding to parts of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

"People should remain vigilant, follow the advice of the emergency services, check their flood risk and plan to stay safe.

"We advise people to stay away from swollen rivers and not to walk or drive through flood water."

Derbyshire roads closed as flood repair efforts continue

Liam Barnes

BBC News

The effects of last week's flooding in Derbyshire (pictured below) are still being felt across the county, with emergency services warning motorists to keep updated on the latest conditions and not to drive through flooded roads.

A landslip has led to part of Abney Road in the Peak District being closed, while a section of the A6020 between Bakewell and Great Longstone is unusable because of a car stuck in flood water.

Derbyshire County Council has a list of the current road closures in place.

Flooding Derbyshire Weather Watchers
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Flood threat remains as wet weather continues

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Flood warnings and alerts remain in place across the East Midlands as the wet weather continues.

The Environment Agency has kept warnings in place for the River Idle in Retford, Eaton, Gamston and Ordsall and the River Trent at Barrow, Carlton, Castle Donington, Swarkestone and Willington.

Flooding in Stoke Bardolph
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A total of 13 alerts - meaning flooding is possible - are also in place across the region, including the River Erewash, the River Wye, the River Sence and the River Maun.

The prime minister is to chair a meeting of the government's emergency committee later in response to the flood problems in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and other parts of England.

You can browse the full list of warnings and alerts here.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

We're likely to see further showers through the morning and into the afternoon but things should be a little drier towards the end of the day.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Fresh weather warnings for rain in the region

David Pittam

BBC News Online

Residents of the East Midlands have been warned there could be more flooding and disruption this week.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for rain covering most of Derbyshire from now until 12:00 tomorrow.

The forecasters said we should expect "frequent heavy showers [which are] likely to cause some flooding and transport disruption".

Weather map
Met Office

Wednesday is looking drier, but then there are two further yellow weather warnings for rain for the whole of Thursday.

One covers most of England, including the East Midlands, and a second specifically covers Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, stating "further heavy rain may increase disruption from flooding".

Weather update
Met Office

Annie Hall: Tribute to churchgoer who died in floods

BBC Radio Derby

Flowers have been left on a pew in tribute to a woman swept to her death by a flooded river last week.

Derbyshire's former High Sheriff Annie Hall was pulled from the River Derwent on Friday as heavy rainfall caused flooding across the country.

Mrs Hall sat for services at Holy Trinity Church, in Ashford in the Water, where the floral tribute has been laid.

Church tributes
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She volunteered for a number of charities and church groups and took an active role in the Derby Cathedral Council.

Canon Tony Kaunhoven, her local vicar, said the community had been left "deeply shocked".

Derbyshire fire service reflects on 'testing' weekend

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Clive Stanbrook, area manager for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, said the "quite unprecedented" widespread flooding had made it a very busy weekend for his team.

"Across the county we've had about 250 extra calls since Friday than we would have done," he told BBC Radio Derby.

"We've had about 16 rescues from vehicles - that's people driving into flood waters and disregarding road closure signs.

Flooding at Belper Town FC
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"There were 28 people rescued from a holiday home site near Matlock and we assisted with the evacuation of Babington Hospital [in Belper].

"It's been testing our resources and skills all through the weekend.

"Things have now levelled off somewhat but it's still not ideal - and although it's probably not going to reach the levels of Friday, it's not going to get a lot better for quite a while yet."

Flood disruption continues as more rain falls on region

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Flood warnings and alerts remain in place for several parts of the East Midlands after more heavy rain overnight.

The Environment Agency has issued warnings for the River Idle in Retford, Eaton and Gamston, along with the River Trent at Barrow, Carlton, Castle Donington, Collingham, Girton, Swarkestone and Willington.

The B5010 between Borrowash and Elvaston
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Meanwhile, tributes are continuing to be paid to the former High Sheriff of Derbyshire, Annie Hall, who died when she was slept away by floods in Rowsley.

There are still a handful of road closures in Derbyshire - including a stretch of the B5010 between Borrowash and Elvaston (pictured).

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It will be a chilly day with further showers, hail and possibly thunder expected.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Charity reassures residents over 'stranded' horses

Neil Heath

BBC News Online

The RSPCA are seeking to reassure the public after pictures emerged of horses standing in waterlogged fields north of Derby.

Eyewitnesses told the BBC the foals were "stranded" in flood water, close to the River Derwent near the A38 Little Eaton island.

Worried members of the public feared they could drown overnight.

However, the animal charity said they don't believe the horses are in danger.

Horses standing in water
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A spokeswoman said: "The field is very large but the native-type ponies have a tendency to congregate close to the road where the water is deeper, so we understand why it might seem that they are stuck in a flooded field when this is not the case.

"There are many acres which include higher and drier ground that the ponies can access."

Floods causing 'chaos on Derbyshire roads'

Alex Regan

BBC News

Derbyshire Police's armed response unit says flooding across the county is "causing chaos on the roads".

It has advised people to "use common sense" and keep away from routes near rivers.

It added its police contact centre is "run ragged" trying to coordinate the response.

Derbyshire Police
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Flooding advice for region, as light rain forecast

Alex Regan

BBC News

The Environment Agency is advising people from the East Midlands to check for possible flood risks, as light rain is forecast over the weekend.

A spokeswoman advised people to be cautious because "the ground is saturated and the river levels are high".

She added: "We advise people to stay away from swollen rivers and not to walk or drive through flood water, as just 30cm of flowing water is enough to move your car.”

Matlock
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River Derwent in Chatsworth reaches record levels

Sonia Kataria

BBC News

The river level at the River Derwent in Chatsworth has reached record levels, according to the Environment Agency.

It was measured at 5.21m at 01:45.

The previous record at this location of the river was 4.71m, measured on 25 June 2007.

River Derwent at Chatsworth graphic
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There are currently 13 flood warnings in place for different sections of the Derbyshire river.

In pictures: Derbyshire churchyard and businesses flooded

Sonia Kataria

BBC News

The churchyard at St Helen's Church, in Darley Dale, Derbyshire, has also been affected by the heavy rainfall.

St Helens Church, in Darley Dale, Derbyshire
Photography by Bones
St Helens Church, in Darley Dale, Derbyshire
Photography by Bones

Meanwhile, Stanley Fearn Cycles in Matlock, along with other businesses on Bakewell Road, were under water this morning.

Matlock town centre, in Derbyshire
Photography by Bones
Matlock town centre, in Derbyshire
Photography by Bones

Photography by Bones, a Peak District-based photographer, said: "I was up to my knees - this was before the sun rose."

Police in Derbyshire help motorists navigate A6

Sonia Kataria

BBC News

Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit was on hand to help motorists on the A6 at Ambergate this morning.

A6 Ambergate, Derbyshire
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Dogs returned to kennels amid flooding

Sonia Kataria

BBC News

Staff at Stankirk Kennels and Cattery, in Darley Dale, were seen returning dogs to their kennels this morning after they were evacuated last night due to the flooding in the town.

Stankirk Kennels and Cattery
Photography by Bones

School closed due to boiler room flood

Sonia Kataria

BBC News

Killamarsh Junior School in Derbyshire will be closed this morning because of flooding in the boiler room.

The flooding began yesterday, but the school managed to remain open by turning the heating off mid-morning.

Killamarsh Junior School, in Derbyshire
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However, the issue got worse "even though an additional pump was brought in to clear the problem".

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

There's unsettled and chilly weather on the way.

This morning there will be some more showers, but dry spells later in the day.

'Large numbers' of road closures in Derbyshire

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Derbyshire Police is reporting a "large numbers" of road closures in the county.

The force said areas currently affected are Matlock, North East Derbyshire and Derwent Valley.

Current road closures include:

  • Tom Lane in Duckmanton
  • Chatsworth Road in Rowsley
  • Spinkhill Road in Killamarsh
  • The A617 Hornsbridge, Chesterfield
  • A57 Brookfield in Glossop
  • A61 Derby Road Chesterfield (near Cineworld)
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Part of railway line closed by floods

Heather Burman

BBC News

There will be no rail services running between Shirebrook and Worksop for the rest of today and tomorrow, East Midlands Railway has said.

The firm said replacement buses will be operating.

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River flood warnings in Derbyshire

Anna Church

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

Flood warnings issued by the Environment Agency in Derbyshire have been extended to include Rivers Wye and Derwent at Rowsley and the River Derwent from Hathersage to Darley Dale.

Almost 30mm of rain in a day

Anna Church

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

There has been 29.6mm of rain recorded at Gringley on the Hill weather station in Nottinghamshire between 06:00 and 15:00 today.

There is still a Met Office Yellow Warning in force until 06:00 on Friday for the northern part of our region.

Flood warnings issued on rivers in region

Sonia Kataria

BBC News

The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings on rivers in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire - meaning action is required.

Environment Agency flood warnings
Environment Agency

The rivers are:

  • River Rother at Tapton, Derbyshire
  • River Doe Lea at Bolsover Coking Works and Netherthorpe
  • River Ryton at Worksop, Shelley Street
  • River Ryton at Scrooby
  • River Ryton at Worksop Town Centre including Shireoaks

The agency said river levels have risen as a result of "persistent heavy rainfall today".

More rain is forecast over the next 24 hours and it expects river levels to "remain high".

Trains not running between Shirebrook and Worksop

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

No trains are running between Shirebrook and Worksop because of flooding.

This is causing delays on the Nottingham, Mansfield and Worksop route.

East Midlands Railway said there were no details yet of when that section of the line would reopen.

Worksop station
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Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

A damp start with more rain to come.

There's a yellow weather warning for the northern areas of our region, including parts of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

It'll be dry in the southern areas, but cold and breezy across the East Midlands.