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Flood warning for River Trent in Gainsborough and surrounding villages

Flooding at Dunham Bridge near Gainsborough G121227-1b

Flooding at Dunham Bridge near Gainsborough G121227-1b

THE ENVIRONMENT Agency have issued a flood warning for the River Trent in Gainsborough and surrounding villages today (Thursday 27th December

Heavy and continued rainfall has also closed off the toll bridge in Dunham-on-Trent, just a few miles down stream.

A spokesman from the Environment Agency told the Standard: “The river levels along the Trent are very high and they are tidal.”

“They are expected to remain high until at least lunchtime tomorrow (Friday 28th December).”

He added: “A flood warning is in place, and we’ll be monitoring the situation very closely.”

With more heavy rain forecast , Gainsborough residents are advised to take care in the event of flooding.

To report flooding, you can call Lincs County Council on 01522 782070.

West Lindsey District Council will supply sandbags to local domestic residents in emergency situations. Call 01427 676676.

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