Storm Christoph: Flood clean-up in Bakewell begins
BBC East Midlands
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
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.
River levels expected to peak in Matlock
Journalist, BBC Radio Derby
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.
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.