Derbyshire on flood alert

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Environmental chiefs have issued a number of flood alerts in Derbyshire amid heavy rain.

The Environment Agency has issued alerts for a number of rivers in parts of the county.

Craig Woolhouse, of the Environment Agency, said: “Our teams are out around the clock to minimise the risks and prepare for flooding, clearing drainage channels and ensuring that defences are working properly.

“We urge people to keep up to date with the weather forecast and local news overnight and remain prepared for flooding and staying away from dangerous flood water.”

Derbyshire County Council said these roads are closed:

Rose Lane, Crich

Tom Lane, Duckmanton

Between Rosliton and Botany Bay

Leathersley Lane, Scropton

Coalpit Lane at Coton-in-the-Elms

These roads are flooded but passable with care:

A6 Milford

Red Lane, Makeney

Smalley Mill Road near Morley

Areas of Ockbrook and Breadsall

B5023 between Wirksworth and Duffield

A Derbyshire County Council said: “Take care on the roads and please take notice of road closures to avoid getting stuck in floodwater.

“If your property is at risk of flooding we can help supply sandbags.

“Call Derbyshire on 08456 058 058 or 01629 533190 or in an emergency call 999.”

For more information about flooding, visit here.

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