Weather warning upgraded to AMBER as rain lashes Nottinghamshire

Reports are coming in of flooding on roads in Nottinghamshire this morning.
Reports are coming in of flooding on roads in Nottinghamshire this morning.

Reports are coming in of flooding on roads in Nottinghamshire this morning.

A weather warning for rain for the city has been upgraded in the last few hours to the second highest level.

Forecaster are warning of ‘significant disruption’ and danger to life.

An amber warning is in place until 3am, and up to 70mm of rain could fall in high areas.

A flood alert has already been issued for the River Maun, and areas most at risk are Mansfield, the Sherwood Forest Caravan Park at Clipstone, Edwinstowe, Ollerton, Whitewater Lane at Whitewater Bridge and West Drayton.

Nottinghamshire Police have issued safety advice to drivers, including leaving plenty of room between you and the vehicle in front to allow for wet, slippery surfaces, and to only make essential journeys.

If you know of any flooded roads in the area, please email danielle.andrews@jpimedia.co.uk.

Residents have reported the following roads as flooded:

A60 from Larch farm to Redhill

A614 between Rainworth and Lockwell Hill roundabout

Coxmoor road in the dip

Nottingham Road outside Southwell Minster School

Bentinck Lane, Selston

Mansfield Road between Rainworth (The Lurcher/bridge) and White Post Farm/Wheelgate.

A617 to M1

The A617 is closed from M1 Junction 29 westbound all the way to Hornsbridge in Chesterfield due to flooding.

Trains cancelled

There are currently delays to services between Mansfield Woodhouse and Worksop, and trains between Shirebrook and Worksop have been cancelled completely.

Trains on the Nottingham/ Mansfield/ Worksop route are also delayed.

Network Rail have a team on site monitoring the flood water, but currently don't have an estimate for normal working services to resume, and do not know when the lines will re-open.

Alternative routes
If you are travelling between Nottingham and Worksop, a train service will run between Nottingham and Shirebrook and a replacement bus from Shirebrook to Worksop, stopping at all stations.
If you are travelling between Worksop and Nottingham a replacement bus service will run between Worksop and Shirebrook and a train service from Shirebrook to Nottingham, stopping at all stations.