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Flood Warnings Issued as rain hits Melton

Flood warnings are in place across the region following heavy rainfall overnight and today (Thursday).

River levels have risen at the Frisby river gauge, near Melton, as a result of heavy rainfall.

Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected throughout today, Thursday. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including at Mill Lane and Water Lane at Frisby on the Wreake, Station Road at Thrussington, Broome Lane at Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Frisby, Hoby, Brooksby, Thrussington, Ratcliffe, Syston, Melton, Asfordby including Station Lane and Ratcliffe on the Wreake including Broome Lane.

Further rainfall/snow is forecast over the afternoon and further rainfall over the weekend.

A flood warning is also in place for the River Devon and Smite in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. An Environment Agency statement said: “Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads along the River Smite. Church Gate and Bunnison Lane in Colston Bassett could be impassable, with potentially dangerous depths of flood water. Areas around the River Devon could also be affected at Easthorpe, Bottesford, Belvoir Lane and the Woolsthorpe to Belvoir road in Woolsthorpe, Church Lane and Main Street in Muston. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point.”

Always remember to drive carefully during heavy snow/rain and do not attempt to drive in to floodwater.

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