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  1. Flooding leaves river 'looking like ocean'

    Chris Waring

    BBC News

    Drone footage released by Derbyshire Police shows the River Derwent "looking more like an ocean".

    A major incident has been declared in the county as emergency services work to deal with the aftermath of Storm Christoph.

    Some homes and businesses in the Bakewell area have been flooded, and the centre of Matlock is impassable.

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    Video caption: Storm Christoph: Drone footage shows River Derwent flooding
  2. Storm Christoph: Flood clean-up in Bakewell begins

    Simon Hare

    BBC East Midlands

    Flooding in Bakewell

    The clean-up has begun in Bakewell, which has taken the brunt of the flood water in Derbyshire.

    People living here near the River Wye were affected, but they have been praising the efforts of the district council who were quick to act.

    They battled through the night to try and stop the water entering homes, with the local flood warden praising the spirit of the community as people helped out their neighbours.

    Sadly, some water did get into some houses, but the feeling is that it could have been a lot worse.

    The feeling around here now is that of relief and the hope that the worst of it is over for this part of Derbyshire.

    Flooding in Bakewell
  3. River levels expected to peak in Matlock

    Heidi Booth

    Journalist, BBC Radio Derby

    Matlock water level

    The river is running quite ferociously in Matlock and the level has increased overnight.

    There is a substantial amount of water on the Bakewell Road and many cars are turning around.

    Yesterday we were talking about six flood warnings across Derbyshire - this morning there are at least 38 in total.

    A flood warning means flooding is expected and immediate action is required. To add to that, there are still 32 flood alerts in place, meaning flooding is possible.

    These warnings span right across our area, from the River Trent in Swarkstone right up to the River Derwent at Chatsworth.

    Matlock water levels

    In fact, the River Derwent at Chatsworth went up to just over four metres at 01:00 - the river levels are now going down there.

    But that is moving down to Matlock, where we're currently reaching a peak of 3.8m - yesterday it was 2.4m.

    There are several road closures across the region, including the B5057 at Darley Bridge, the A6049 between Tideswell and Millersdale, the A6 at Buxton, Heage Lane at Etwall, Engleby Lane at Milton, Bargate Lane at Willington and Watery Lane at Bretby.

    A full list of road closures is available on the Derbyshire County Council website.

  4. Weather warnings lifted after heavy rainfall

    BBC Weather

    Storm Christoph brought heavy rainfall across the region last night, but the amber and yellow warnings for rain have now been lifted.

    Flood warnings remain in place however, meaning flooding is expected.

    The day should be mainly dry and cloudy, with highs of 8C and lows overnight of 0C.

    Map of flood alerts

    Derbyshire currently has 40 flood warnings and an additional 32 flood alerts in place.

    Nottinghamshire has six flood warnings and 18 flood alerts, and Leicestershire has 16 flood warnings and 22 flood alerts.

  5. New flood warnings put in place overnight

    Greig Watson

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    There are now 11 flood warnings in place in the Derbyshire Dales after more rain in the last 12 hours.

    A number of agencies are working to deal with flooding at Bakewell's Wye Bank.

    Five more warnings were confirmed overnight for the River Derwent at Matlock Bath, Churchtown and Northwood, Whatstandwell, Rowsley and Grindleford.

    Matlock Bath
    Image caption: High river levels at Matlock Bath

    It is thought up to 20 properties in Churchtown and Northwood could be at risk.

    The A6 at Cromford along with Whatstandwell Caravan Site could also be affected, the Environment Agency warned.

    Another caravan park at Frogatt is also threatened and residents have been advised to move possessions and turn off utilities like gas and water.

    The Environment Agency said in some places the flood water could be deep and fast flowing, and therefore pose a risk to life.

  6. 'Major incident' in Derbyshire as river levels rise

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    A "major incident" has been declared in Derbyshire with some evacuations possible as river levels continue to rise.

    The county council took the step to allow it to access emergency funds and work closely with other agencies like the police and fire service.

    Flood warnings are in place at Whaley Bridge, Litton Mill, Ashford in the Water, Bakewell, Darley Dale and Ambergate.

    Darley Bridge

    Council leader Barry Lewis said it was likely a small number of households would have to be evacuated tomorrow morning, when river levels are expected to peak.

    He said whether flooding would be as severe as in November 2019 would depend on tonight's weather, and organising a response was made more difficult by Covid-19.

    He added: "My message to people is make sure you are accessing all the information you need.

    "For those travelling, do not go through flooded roads."

  7. Storm Christoph: Further flood warnings in place

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    There are now 11 flood warnings in place across Derbyshire and Leicestershire as some rivers start to burst their banks.

    Storm Christoph is bringing high water levels across the region, in places such as the River Wye, which has spilled on to the footpath as it runs through Bakewell.

    River Wye

    Flood warnings mean the Environment Agency expects flooding and immediate action is required.

    Such warnings are in force in:

    • The River Goyt at Whaley Bridge
    • River Wye at Litton Mill
    • River Wye at Ashford in the Water, Church Street area
    • River Wye at Wye Bank and Milford at Bakewell
    • River Derwent at Darley Dale
    • River Derwent at Church Wilne and Wilne Lane
    • River Trent at Sawley Marina, including Sawley Lock
    • River Soar at Zouch Island
    • River Soar at caravan parks near Barrow upon Soar
    • River Wreake for mills at Hoby, Thrussington and Ratcliffe
    • River Wreake at Frisby-on-the-Wreake
  8. Storm Christoph: Where region's flood warnings are

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    There are nine flood warnings in place for the East Midlands as Storm Christoph hits the region.

    The Environment Agency warning means immediate action is required.

    Leicestershire:

    • River Soar at caravan parks near Barrow upon Soar
    • River Soar at Zouch Island
    • River Wreake at Frisby-on-the-Wreake
    • River Wreake for mills at Hoby, Thrussington and Ratcliffe

    Derbyshire:

    • River Derwent at Darley Dale
    • River Goyt at Whaley Bridge
    • River Wye at Ashford in the Water, Church Street area
    • River Wye at Litton Mill
    • River Wye at Wye Bank and Milford at Bakewell

    Measures are being taken to stop homes and businesses from flooding.

    In Matlock, the Bentley Brook pumping station is operational and flood gates have been positioned at Hall Leys Park.

    Flood gates at Hall Leys Park

    Several roads have been closed due to flooding including the bridge at Darley Bridge (B5057) where Derbyshire Council Council says river levels are "very high".

    River Derwent at Darley Dale
  9. Today's weather: Amber and yellow weather warnings in place

    BBC Weather

    Two weather warnings have been issued as Storm Christoph continues to hit parts of the UK.

    An amber warning for rain is in place between 06:00 today and 12:00 tomorrow, and a yellow warning for rain is in place between 00:00 today and 12:00 tomorrow.

    Flooding is expected across the region, with several warnings in place.

    Environment Agency flood warnings and alerts

    In Nottinghamshire 18 flood alerts have been issued, which means flooding is possible.

    There is one flood warning in place at Zouch, on the Nottinghamshire/Leicestershire/Derbyshire border.

    In Leicestershire, the Environment Agency has put three flood warnings in place, and 20 flood alerts.

    Derbyshire has three flood warnings and 32 flood alerts.

    There will be highs of 12C and lows overnight of 2C.

  10. Two flood warnings issued for Derbyshire

    Greig Watson

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    Two flood warnings have been put in place in Derbyshire after more rain fell overnight.

    One is for the River Goyt at Whaley Bridge and the other for the River Wye at Litton Mill.

    Flood area

    The warning means flooding is expected and immediate action should be taken.

    The Environment Agency also said the A6 at Buxton could be affected.

    The agency and Derbyshire Dales council said they had staff on standby to help deal with problems.

    Warnings remain in place in Leicestershire, around the River Soar, at Zouch, the River Wreake at Hoby, Thrussington, Ratcliffe and Frisby and the River Sence at Sheepy.

  11. Fire crews tackle factory fire in Glossop

    Alex Regan

    BBC News

    Fire crews are tackling a factory fire in Glossop which has been burning overnight.

    Firefighters were called to Dinting Lane at 20:04 on Monday, and an aerial ladder was used to bring the fire under control.

    A spokeswoman for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said three crews from Glossop, Hyde and Stalybridge "continue working to extinguish the fire".

    Police were also in attendance and a joint fire investigation will take place "when it is safe to do so".

    Fire engine
  12. Heavy rain expected and weather warnings in place

    BBC Weather

    Heavy rain is expected across the region for most of the morning, with the Met Office issuing two weather warnings as Storm Christoph approaches.

    An amber warning for rain was issued for between 06:00 to 12:00 today, and a yellow warning has been in place since midnight until 12:00.

    Up to 70mm is expected to fall, but in isolated spots, particularly in the northern Peak District.

    There will be highs of 12C during the day, and blustery outbreaks of rain can be expected overnight, with lows of 8C expected.

    Met Office weather warning
  13. Today's weather: Cloudy turning wet and windy

    BBC Weather

    Much of the region can expect brightness but it will turn cloudy for most later, staying largely dry and breezy.

    This evening it will be cloudy and breezy, and a yellow warning is in place for rain on Tuesday between 00:00 and 12:00.

    There will be highs of 8C and lows of 4C overnight.

    East Midlands weather
  14. Weather warnings for snow and ice

    Samantha Noble

    BBC News Online

    Two yellow weather warnings for ice and snow have been issued for today and tomorrow.

    The Met Office has put a warning for ice in place for the East Midlands between 08:00 and 10:00 this morning.

    It said there may be icy surfaces and difficult travel conditions as a result.

    Buxton, Derbyshire

    A yellow warning for snow and ice has been issued for parts of the region, including Derby and Nottingham, between 03:00 and 21:00 tomorrow.

    The Met Office said a band of heavy snow expected on Saturday could lead to travel disruption.