Flood alert issued to villages in Gedling borough as river levels rise

 Flood alert issued to villages in Gedling borough as river levels rise
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A flood alert has been issued to villages in Gedling borough as levels on the River Trent continue to rise following heavy rainfall.

The alert, issued this morning (Wednesday), says flooding of low lying agricultural land and roads in communities around the River Trent is possible and properties could be affected.

Heavy rainfall was blamed for the rise in river levels.

Properties in Burton Joyce, Colwick, parts of Carlton, Netherfield and Stoke Bardolph were named as those most at risk.

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Levels are expected to fall tomorrow.

A spokesman for the Environment Agency, who issue the alerts, said: “We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water.

“We are closely monitoring the situation and will endeavour to provide an update on Wednesday evening, or as the situation changes.”

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