Flood warnings after heavy rain

Flood warnings are in place across England after heavy rain, with downpours and gusts of up to 65mph to continue this afternoon,. A canoeist has died after being pulled from a swollen river in North Yorkshire.

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Wiltshire Police: 'unprecedented' black ice collisions

Wiltshire Police has reported that by 8am it had dealt with 53 road traffic collisions caused by black ice on roads across the county

Twenty eight were minor injury collisions and 25 were non injury ones.

Superintendent Nick Ashley urged motorists to take care or reconsider travelling this morning:

We have had a unprecedented number of road traffic accidents this morning.

Thankfully, although there have been some injuries, these have not been serious but it is only a matter of time if motorists do not take care on the roads.

After the heavy rain most of the grit that was placed on the roads during the snow has been washed away by the rain, this has then frozen and left black ice all over the roads.

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More than 30 'black ice' crashes overnight in Sussex

In Sussex, there were more than 40 crashes on the county's roads between midnight and 7.45am today, Sussex Police has said.

More than 30 of the accidents involved single vehicles sliding off the road because of black ice, prompting advice for motorists to drive with extra care.

Most of the collisions happened in rural areas and no serious injuries were reported, police said.

Flood barriers in place with more heavy rain on the way

Temporary flood barriers are being put in place in Worcestershire.

There are currently 43 flood warnings in place across the Midlands, with more across other parts of the UK.

At least one person has been killed in rising floods waters after a weekend of rain, made worse by melting snow.

Further flood warnings are in place for the rest of the week, ITV Daybreak's Richard Gaisford reports.

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Severe weather warnings as flooding continues

Severe weather warnings have been put in place across parts of the UK by the Met Office.

More flooding is expected to continue over the next two days, affected areas are:

  • Central, Tayside & Fife, Grampian, Highlands & Eilean Siar, Orkney & Shetland, SW Scotland, Lothian Borders, South West England, South West England, Strathclyde, Wales, West Midlands

To find out what to do when it floods, visit the Environment Agency website.

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