Flood alert issued for parts of Derbyshire

A flood alert has been issued for the River Wye in Derbyshire as Storm Francis lashes the county.

By Kev Rogers
Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 8:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 8:23 pm

The Government Flood Information Service issued the warning at 6.30pm today.

River levels are forecast to rise at the Ashford river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall.

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Flood alert for River Wye

Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected to begin between 8pm and 10pm today, Tuesday August 25.

Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Ashford and Bakewell areas.

Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours.

The warning adds: “We expect river levels to begin rising at 19:00 on 25/08/20.

“We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.

"This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.”