A FLOOD alert is still in place after heavy rain and with Dunham Bridge still closed today (Monday 30th December)
While the Met Office say that the weather will be drier towards the end of the week, the tidal flow of the Trent still creates a flood risk and the A57 toll bridge at Dunham on Trent is likely to be closed for the coming days.
The Environment Agency say that the following areas may be affected by flood water: Church Laneham to Rampton Road,Collingham, Sutton on Trent to Normanton, low lying roads from Low Marnham to High Marnham, North Clifton, Main Street from Laneham to Church Laneham, Sturton Road at Cottam Littton, Grassthorpe Road between Grassthorpe and Sutton on Trent, the A1133 Newark to Torksey road between Besthorpe and Girton, the A57 Markham Moor to Lincoln Road Between Dunham Bridge and Newton on Trent, the A156 Torksey to Gainsborough Road and Lea.
The current level at the Torksey river gauge is 5.94 metres.
An Environment Agency spokesman added: “Tidal levels remain high with the possibility of further flooding on the peak of the high tide with Gainsborough gauge expected to peak at 4.8 metres.”
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