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Flooding hits Derbyshire after snow thaws

Flooding on Snake Lane in Duffield, Derbyshire
Image caption The River Ecclesbourne in Duffield flooded part of Snake Lane

Parts of Derbyshire have been hit by flooding as snow across the county begins to thaw.

The Environment Agency said it has issued a number of warnings after heavy rain fell on up to 15cm (6in) of snow.

In Borrowash, the River Derwent was at the top of its banks - with flooding affecting a nearby campsite.

Edale Mountain Rescue also issued a warning over river levels at the weir in Chatsworth.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said some roads in Scropton were closed due to flooding.

Flood warnings remain in place for the River Amber at Ambergate and the River Dove at Egginton.

Councillor Lisa Brown said: "We've got some fairly heavy rain coming in the next day or so, and the ground is already saturated.

"So, any water we receive will go straight into the rivers and straight into our already over-capacity drains."

Morgan Ray, from the Environment Agency, said: "We would really urge people not to drive through flood water.

"It puts themselves at risk and it puts other people at risk, who might have to rescue them - and also the wave they create could cause flooding to property."

He added that people should not walk through flooded areas.

"Just a few inches of fast flowing water could knock somebody off their feet," he said.

The Environment Agency has published a live flood warning map.

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