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Drivers urged not to take risks by fire service as North Derbyshire is hit by floods

A number of roads have been disrupted by flooding in North Derbyshire, following a spell of persistent rain across the county.

We have received reports that Pebley Reservoir near Barlborough has burst it's banks, while a number of callers reported vehicles getting stuck in flood water across the region.

East Midlands Trains sent out a tweet saying: "Our trains will terminate / start at Whatstandwell, we are currently unable to run our trains between Whatstandwell and Matlock."

While Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said: "Motorists are being advised NOT to drive into flood water - we are starting to receive calls from people getting stranded! Take extra care on the roads! Do NOT take risks - not only are you putting your life at risk, you also run the risk of ruining your engine!"

The met office has issued a yellow weather warning for the region, stating: "Persistent, often heavy rain may lead to further surface water flooding over the next few hours. Spray and flooding on roads may lead to some travel disruption and longer journey times. The rain will gradually move away to the southeast this evening."

 

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