The scene this morning in Matlock as the town suffered serious flooding after Storm Franklin battered Derbyshire.

Storm Franklin: Pictures show flooded Matlock town centre roads turned into rivers

Matlock has been hit by serious flooding after Storm Franklin battered the town with torrential rain and strong winds.

Monday, 21st February 2022, 12:44 pm

Our photographer Brian Eyre captured these images of the town centre under water this morning – with many roads turned into rivers and traffic lights more useful as river gauges.

Drivers have been urged to avoid the area, with a number of roads closed because of flooding.

A Derbyshire County Council spokesperson said: “The A6 Bakewell Road at Matlock is closed due to flooding, along with a number of other roads across the county.

"Please pay attention to road closed signs and do not drive through flood water.”

A spokesperson for Derbyshire police said: “We have many roads across the county which are closed due to flooding.

"If you see a road closed sign – please do not ignore it, and ensure you take an alternative route.”

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