Flood Warning Issued For Ashby Area After Heavy Rain on Sunday

By Graham Hill

9th Feb 2020 | Local News

A flood alert has been issued for the surrounding Ashby area following heavy rain brought in by Storm Ciara.

The warnings centre on and River Mease and Gilwiskaw Brook between Ashby and Croxall.

Winds and heavy rain have affected the area all day.

And the Flood Information Service issued the following with alerts for those living in North West Leicestershire and East Staffordshire.

"River levels are expected to rise at the Clifton Hall river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall.

"Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Flooding of the Harlaston to Edingale Road and low-lying land and roads adjacent to the River Mease and Gilwiskaw Brook between Ashby and Croxall is possible later today.

"Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours and we expect river levels to rise until this evening, Sunday, 09/02/20.

"We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast.

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

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