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River Nene Is Rising

River Nene Is Rising

Over the last 24 hours the Environment Agency has seen heavy rainfall in the River Nene catchment.

This means that the River Nene is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to these rivers from this morning on Thursday, 17th March onwards.

The Environment Agency expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Their forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is not likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. They are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens.

Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.

To check the latest information for your area

* Visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast: https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/target-area/055WAF129TMN

* Or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial code: 207023.

* Follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter.

* Tune into weather, news and travel bulletins on local television and radio.

Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 13:31 by Rebecca

Tags: News, Update