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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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