Flood alert in Mansfield

The River Maun in Titchfield Park, Mansfield. Picture: Roger Grayson.
The River Maun in Titchfield Park, Mansfield. Picture: Roger Grayson.

Mansfield was put on flood alert this morning after heavy rain saw river levels rising.

The Environment Agency issued the flood alert, saying “flooding is possible, be prepared”

It said: “Due to heavy rainfall, levels on the River Maun at the Mansfield The Dykes river gauge are rising.

“As a result, flooding of low lying land and roads is possible, starting imminently.

“Flooding of low-lying agricultural land and roads is possible at Mansfield,

“The Sherwood Forest Caravan Park at Clipstone, Edwinstowe, Ollerton, Whitewater Lane at Whitewater Bridge and West Drayton.

“Further rainfall is expected for this morning.

“Our operational teams are in the area checking defences.”

Rain is forecast to continue falling across Mansfield this morning, but is expected to clear at about lunchtime.