Environment Agency issues Nottinghamshire flood alerts amid heavy rain


The Environment Agency has issued five flood warnings and 24 flood alerts for the Nottinghamshire area today as heavy rains continue to fall.

A spokesman for the Environment Agency said: "We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water and plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.

"Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area."

The most serious risk is thought to be on the River Ryton near Scrooby, where flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible near Snape Lane at Serlby, Mill Lane and Great North Road from around 1pm. River are levels are expected to be high until around 1am.

Potential problems extend north-east to Misson and Misterton, and south to Retford, Gamston, Ollerton and on to Mansfield.

A flood warning is in place for Shelley Street in Worksop starting at around 6pm, with other potential issues around Priorswell Road, Central Avenue, and Steeley Lane.

On the River Maun, problems could occur on agricultural land and roads around Mansfield, the Sherwood Forest Caravan Park at Clipstone, Edwinstowe, Ollerton, Whitewater Lane at Whitewater Bridge and West Drayton.

Tributaries of the River Trent such as the River Greet, Potwell Dyke, Dover Beck, Cocker Beck, and Thurgarton Beck may cause issues around Farnsfield, Kirklington, Haywood Oaks, Papplewick and towards Southwell.

For full details, go to https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings?location=nottinghamshire.