FLOOD ALERT: Warning in Derbyshire as rivers rise

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The environment agency has issued flood alerts in Derbyshire as last night's rain continues into today.

The latest updates from the government issue warnings to be aware that rivers may break their banks in Derbyshire.

A flood alert is in place near Ambergate

A flood alert is in place near Ambergate

An alert was issued at Lower Dove Brooks and Egginton Brook this morning, with the current level at the Sutton Mill river gauge is 1.516 metres and 0.878 metres at the Horsebottom river gauge.

River levels are steady on the Hilton Brook with flooding possible this morning, said the Environment Egency's flood warning website.

Another alert has been issued for the River Derwent and tributaries from Rowsley to the RIver Trent.

Flooding is possible for low-lying agricultural land and roads in Church Wilne, Draycott and Wilne Lane between Draycott and Sawley.

Flood alert on the River Derwent on Dec 31.

Flood alert on the River Derwent on Dec 31.

"River levels are rising. Heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 6 hours," said the Environment Agency website.

Flooding is also possible along the RIver Erewash from tributaries at Kirkby-in-Ashfield to Attenborough, and flooding of roads possible in the Pinxton area including the Pinxton Wharf access road, Langley Mill, Ilkeston, Stapleford and the recreation area at Sandiacre.

The River Amber is rising near Ambergate with flooding possible as mire heavy rainfall is forecast over the next six hours.

And the River Wye is rising near Bakewell and Ashford with the latest update at 8.52 this morning saying flood alerts continue.

Rising waters at the River Wye may affect Bakewell and Ashford

Rising waters at the River Wye may affect Bakewell and Ashford

Over the past 12 hours there has been 8.4 millimetres of rain in the area which has raised the river levels overnight. Weather conditions are currently dry but further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours in the form of a small rain band and isolated heavy showers. For up to date information on river levels, go to the Environment and Countryside section of the GOV.UK official website.

all Floodline on 0345 988 1188, select option 1 and enter Quickdial number 0521516 to get more information