Derby

Flood alert near River Derwent after heavy rain

Square and Compass pub during floods
Image caption The Square and Compass pub at Darley Bridge, near Matlock has been affected by the floods

The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for a Derbyshire river after two days of heavy rain.

Low-lying roads and farmland along the River Derwent have flooded over the past 24 hours with more rain forecast.

Darley Dale, Cromford, Whatstandwell, Matlock, Belper, Duffield, Milord, Little Eaton and the B5057 between Darley Bridge and Two Dales Road are at risk of flooding.

A further 12mm (0.5 inches) of rain is expected to fall in the next 48 hours.

Derbyshire firefighters were called out to help deal with a flood at Buxton's Opera House on Sunday morning.

The heavy rain led to floodwater from an underground stream which runs beneath the theatre seeping into the building.

Around two feet (60cm) of water was pumped from the theatre's Orchestra Pit.

A spokesman said the Opera House remained open, with Sunday night's performance due to go ahead as planned.

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