Cambridgeshire

Floods expected in Cambridgeshire after heavy rainfall

Flood warnings are in place across Cambridgeshire as river levels continue to rise after heavy weekend rainfall.

The Environment Agency is reporting that low-lying land and properties have flooded by the River Nene between Elton and Wansford, near Peterborough.

The B1040 Thorney to Whittlesey Road has flooded and North Bank Road, east of Peterborough, is expected to flood.

Flooding is also expected along the Nene between Stibbington and Town Bridge in Peterborough.

Areas between Town Bridge and Dog-in-a-Doublet Sluice to the east of Peterborough are also expected to flood.

John Orr of the Environment Agency said water levels on the Nene through the city were being monitored closely.

"We have had an awful lot of rain over the weekend and just about all the rivers across Cambridgeshire have responded," he told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

"There is some good news - a lot of the smaller rivers - the tributaries - have peaked and are declining but we are still keeping a close eye on the Ouse and the Nene.

"On the Ouse we might see some slight further rises as more water makes its way back into the watercourses after the weekend's rain but it's the Nene we are watching particularly closely, all the way down from Wellingborough, Kettering and Thrapston down into Peterborough.

"The situation is that we have used up all of the storm water storage capacity so we are just having to watch what passes down into the catchment."

Mr Orr said more was rain forecast for Monday and Tuesday.

"The situation remains of concern at the moment," he said.

He said advised people with concerns to call the Environment Agency's Floodline or check its website for updates.

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