Flood warning for River Erewash from its source at Kirkby

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A FLOOD warning has been issued for the River Erewash from its source at Kirkby as far as the River Trent.

Prolonged heavy rain over the past week has led to the warning from the Environment Agency.

The agency says flooding of low-lying agricultural land is continuing and river levels are expected to peak further along the river at Sandiacre later today (Thursday).

Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours with totals of around 10 millimetres expected.

For more information call the Floodline on 0845 988 1188, select option 1 and enter Quickdial number 052262.