Traffic and weather warnings for the region

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Christmas traffic and inclement weather is causing havoc on our region’s roads.

Reports are suggesting that B6020 Diamond Avenue in Kirkby is blocked in both directions, while there is heavy traffic in and around Mansfield town centre.

There are also delays on the A60 Mansfield Road in both directions in Ravenshead at Larch Farm Crossroads, but that is largely due to temporary traffic lights.

Meanwhile, the Met Office has issued yellow warnings for wind and rain in the East Midlands with winds expected to increase into this evening.

The Environment Agency has said 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 as river levels continue to rise.

Some flooding is expected tonight with rainfall forecast over the next few hours.