VIDEO: Major incident declared for High Peak as Storm Babet brings heavy rainfall

A major incident has now been declared in Derbyshire as Storm Babet brings heavy rainfall leading to significant flooding.
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Earlier in the day a flood warning was issued for the River Wye and its tributaries from Burbage to the River Derwent at Rowsley.

Now Derbyshire County Council has declared a major incident.

A spokesperson for Derbyshire County Council said: “Most roads in Derbyshire are affected by flooding and many are closed.

A truck driver battles a flooded road in Bakewell. Photo Jason ChadwickA truck driver battles a flooded road in Bakewell. Photo Jason Chadwick
A truck driver battles a flooded road in Bakewell. Photo Jason Chadwick

“A major incident has been declared by all the councils and emergency services.”

The council has now issued the following advice:

* Do not travel unless essential from now until further information is available later in the weekend, and continue to watch weather and flooding updates.

* Look out for vulnerable neighbours, especially if they have care services who may not be able to reach them.

* Never drive or walk into floodwater, even if it appears shallow – it could endanger your life.