Flooding causes disruption across East Midlands

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The main street in Woodborough is completely underwater

Flooding has hit the East Midlands, causing disruption to roads and rail services.

A number of routes across the region have been closed and in Nottingham city centre there have been delays on the buses and trams.

No trains are running between Derby and Nottingham due to track flooding.

Several Nottinghamshire villages, including Woodborough, Lambley and Burton Joyce, have been badly hit, with many roads impassable.

Ilkeston in Derbyshire, and Stoney Stanton and Long Whatton in Leicestershire, have also been affected.

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Flooding caused problems outside Nottingham's Victoria Centre

A number of other East Midlands trains services have been disrupted, including the Sheffield to London St Pancras and Matlock to Newark Castle lines.

East Midlands Railways said disruption was due to continue into Friday and an altered timetable would operate.

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Roads in Medbourne have been flooded

Nottinghamshire County Council has confirmed that 14 roads are closed across the county due to flooding.

One resident of Woodborough said people were carrying their children through floodwater on their way from school.

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There was a lot of standing water in Sutton Bonington, Nottinghamshire, earlier

In Leicestershire, homes in Long Whatton have been flooded by water running off the nearby fields.

Resident Angela Lee showed the BBC around her home, where the water is ankle-deep in places.

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Water flooded homes in the Leicestershire village of Long Whatton

Leicestershire Police said they had received a high volume of calls and advised people not to risk travelling through flooded roads.

The force said: "Road closed and flood signs are in place to warn you. Plan your journey and allow extra time."

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A road was closed in Diseworth, Leicestershire, due to flooding
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Track flooding at Draycott has disrupted services between Nottingham and Derby

The Environment Agency said it had pulled staff from across the country to monitor the situation in the East Midlands.

Paul Lockhart said they were still concerned about the River Leen in Daybrook and the Trent, wherever it is still tidal.

Mr Lockhart said: "We have had 30mm of rain today, it's been grim."

While floodwater has been causing chaos across the county, it has also been snowing in Buxton, Derbyshire.

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Snow fell in Buxton, Derbyshire

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