Isle of Axholme on flood alert

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Parts of the Isle of Axholme are on flood alert today after heavy rainfall yesterday.

Villages and residents along the River Trent are being warned to be on their guard although it is not thought widespread flooding is expected.

Tributaries along the Tidal Trent from Cromwell Weir to the Humber Estuary are all affected by the alert from the Environment Agency.

A statement from EA said: “Flooding of low-lying agricultural land and roads is possible at Church Laneham to Rampton Road. The current level at the Torksey river gauge is 4.21 metres. River levels are rising with the tide. No further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. For up to date information on river levels in your area go to the river and sea levels section on the Environment Agency website.”

Areas which could be affected are the River Idle from Bawtry to West Stockwith, the River Trent at Beckingham Marsh, the River Trent at Crowle, the River Trent at East Butterwick, the River Trent at Eastoft, the River Trent at East Ferry and Wildsworth, the River Trent at Garthorpe and Luddington, the River Trent at Hatfield Chase, the River Trent at Keadby, the River Trent at Owston Ferry, The River Trent at Thorne, the River Trent at West Butterwick and the River Trent at West Stockwith and Gunthorpe

For further details call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or 0845 988 1188, select option 1 and enter Quickdial number 052225 to get more information.