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Several homes have been evacuated in Worksop after heavy rainfall caused flooding overnight

Flooding in Worksop Credit: Ola Ilczuk / Twitter

Twenty five homes have been evacuated in Worksop after heavy rainfall caused flooding overnight.

A number of streets in Worksop town centre have also been closed.

Some residents were also reportedly stuck in sewage and rain water up to their chests after the area was hit with heavy rainfall and the River Ryton reached potentially dangerous levels.

Flooded home in Worksop Credit: Ola Ilczuk / Twitter

Emergency services, including Nottinghamshire's Search and Rescue Team, were deployed to the scene, and worked through the night.

Derbyshire Police have warned of road closures because of the overnight flooding:

  • A632 Walton
  • A61 Derby Road Chesterfield
  • Sheffield Road
  • B5008 Etwell Road, Willington
  • A6 Matlock and Matlock Bath
  • The Lanes, Bolehill

The River Derwent in Chatsworth was forecast to peak at 5.5 metres at 03:00am today, around three times it's normal level.

Emergency services help flood victims Credit: Ola Ilczuk / Twitter
Flooding in Newcastle street in Worksop Credit: Ola Ilczuk / Twitter

Many schools were forced to close their gates this morning as a result of the deluge.

Matlock Bath Holy Trinity Primary was closed today as all major routes the the school were closed.

No staff members were able to make their way in the school with the river at a dangerously high level.

The Primary school apologied for the 'convenience caused to our families' and urged their pupils to 'please stay safe'.

We had 50 firefighters attend the town centre area including boat teams from Newark and Highfields."

"There was a large area of flooding, a lot of shops and domestic properties. We visited 200 premises, going door to door making sure everyone was safe."

"We evacuated 25 homes, with people in 65 homes deciding they wanted to stay. It was all flood damage with a lot of properties with basements.

"There was water everywhere. Some people were very upset. Some had rang 999 asking to be rescued. They had flood water coming into their house and it can affect electrics."

"There was water up to chest height and that involved sewage, rain water and water from the river. Water is very powerful."

"We were pumping water away from premises but the sheer volume in the town centre made it impossible.

"But now the drains are working well and the rain has now stopped."

– Damian West, area manager for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
Flooding in Corby Glen, Lincolnshire Credit: Elvis Stooke

He said a rest centre was set up in Worksop Leisure Centre for those evacuated from their homes, with around 100 people currently there.

They were supported by the British Red Cross.

Damian West also wanted to thank his crews who worked through the night to save the people of Worksop.

He said: "They worked really hard and it has been a difficult night."

"The water was a metre deep across the area with a large number of businesses affected. It is saddening to see the damage."

West Midlands Fire Service sent a water rescue team and boat to help in the flooding response, and have rescued nearly 50 stranded people so far.

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