Flooding disrupts travel in East Midlands

Watery Lane in Scropton
Image caption Derbyshire Fire and Rescue has warned motorists not to ignore flood warning signs

Heavy rainfall continues to cause flooding and travel problems across parts of the East Midlands.

East Midlands Trains said replacement buses were running between Derby and Nottingham because of flooding.

At Sawley Marina, near Long Eaton, an RAF Sea King helicopter had to be called to rescue a woman from a boat because floods had blocked roads.

Fire crews also reported rescuing several people stuck in their cars after driving into flood water.

Train services are also affected between Derby and Crewe because of a tree on the line near Stoke-on-Trent.

In Nottingham, the Queen's Drive park-and-ride closed because of rising river levels - with people who had already left their cars at the site being urged to collect them.

Several flood warnings remain in place for the East Midlands, including the River Dove at Marston and the River Soar in Leicestershire.

A warning is also in place for the River Trent at Collingham, between Newark and Lincoln.

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