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Flood Alerts Still In Place - Latest

Storm Christoph has left the area but the risk of flooding remains across the Melton Borough.

The Environment Agency has flood alerts in place for the River Wreake at Frisby on the Wreake, including Water Lane at Frisby, and Broome Lane at Ratcliffe on the Wreake.

An Environment Agency Spokesperson said: "Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to rise over the next days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area and liaising with emergency services. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and turn off gas, electricity and water."

Currently Hoby Road, Frisby is closed due to flooding.

Hoby Road, Frisby, is closed due to flooding across the road. Photo: NEMM.

The worst of the storm seems to have passed with heavy rain and winds thrashing the Melton area last night (Wednesday).

Today's forecast is looking much more welcoming.

A Met Office Spokesperson said: "A cold start with outbreaks of rain, sleet and hill snow gradually fading. Brighter, and increasingly sunny spells are then expected, with all parts likely dry by the end of the day. Brisk winds gradually easing later."

Flooded fields near Melton. Photo: NEMM.

River levels remain high at the Frisby river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is expected to continue. Areas most at risk are Thrussington Mill, including Station Road, and isolated properties at Hoby.

Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Mill Lane and Water Lane at Frisby on the Wreake, Station Road at Thrussington, Broome Lane at Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Station Lane at Asfordby, Frisby, farmlands at Hoby, Brooksby, Thrussington, Ratcliffe and Syston.

You can sign up for flood alerts and find out more information here.

Hoby Road is closed. Photo: NEMM.

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