Flood Warning Still In Effect…..200852z & 201118z

1/ B1040 Thorney to Whittlesey Road to the South of the River Nene

Flooding is expected – immediate action required

Heavy rain fell over the River Nene catchment last week and further rainfall is forecast for today, Wednesday 20th January, through until tomorrow.
The Whittlesey Wash flood storage reservoir is being operated to protect nearby communities from flooding. The rising levels in the Wash has resulted in flooding of the B1040 road. Whilst the Flood Warning is in force, the Local Authority may close the B1040 for safety reasons. Diversionary routes will be put in place and further updates will be available through local media. This Flood Warning is expected to stay in force throughout this week until water levels recede. Please follow diversionary routes until the local authority re-open the road.
We will be closely monitoring the situation, and this message will be updated by tomorrow, Thursday 21st January, or as the situation changes

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Lower Nene

Flooding is possible – be prepared

Over the last week we have seen heavy rainfall across the River Nene Catchment and further rainfall is forecast for today, Wednesday 20 January, through until tomorrow. This means river levels will remain high today and for the next few days, leading to continued flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. We expect the river to remain high throughout today, and for the next few days. Flood Warnings remain in place at North Bank Road and the B1040. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. This message will be updated on Thursday 21 January, or as the situation changes.

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