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Flood alert: East Swindon area warned to "be prepared"

The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the River Cole and Dorcan Brook .Flooding is possible for the East Swindon area down to above Buscot Wick . The agency is warning low lying land and roads will be affected first.

Recent rainfall means that river levels on the River Cole are rising. The river may spill out into the floodplain in the Lower Stratton area.

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