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Car submerged following lorry park flooding

Credit: Stafford Council.

The lorry park at Doxey in Stafford has been closed this afternoon following intense flooding.

As well as closing of the area the council are warning residents and motorists not to attempt to travel through the water either on foot or by car.

The entrance at Pans Drive is expected to remain closed until the waters subside.

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Three flood alerts in place across the East Midlands

A number of waterways could flood in the East Midlands today. Credit: PA

Torrential rain overnight has sparked three flood alerts across the region. A flood alert means flooding is possible and to be prepared.

They're in place in Loughborough, Heanor and tributeries of the River Trent around Lowdham in Nottinghamshire.

Live flood alert map from the Environment Agency. Credit: Environment Agency

Five flood alerts in place across the West Midlands

Torrential rain has swelled rivers across the region overnight. Credit: PA

The Environment Agency have five flood alerts in place across the Midlands. A flood alert means flooding is possible and to be prepared. The warnings are in place for the following water courses:

  • River Cole
  • Upper Tame
  • Middle Tame
  • River Sow and River Penk
  • River Stour and Smestow Brook in the Black Country and South Staffordshire 


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