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Floods cause havoc across North Derbyshire overnight

Emergency services had to save several people from vehicles in flood water late last night and earlier this morning.

Currently flood warnings, which mean that flooding is expected and immediate action is required, are in place for the River Derwent from Bamford to Darley Dale.

Currently the Derwent has burst its banks at Grindleford. Several properties are currently flooded and roads are impassable – other than by 4x4s.

There are also warnings in place for River Wye at Ashford in the Water and at Wye Bank, Bakewell.

Individual flood warnings are in place in and around the Chesterfield area for the River Doe Lea at Bolsover Coking Works and the River Rother at Renishaw, Staveley and Tapton.

People living in these areas need to be aware of the flood risk to their properties and about any neighbours who may be vulnerable and need further help or assistance.

Meanwhile, at around 7.30pm last night, fire crews rescued an elderly female from a vehicle trapped in floodwater in Hope.

Later on, just before midnight, a couple of people were saved from a car stuck in the floods at Spinkhill Road in Killamarsh.

Meanwhile, in Hollingwood, three people had to be pulled out of two vehicles on Works Road at around 1.10am.

Elsewhere, nearby in South Yorkshire, one of the worst hit areas nationally is Sheffield - where people were told to stay in the Meadowhall shopping centre, to avoid flooded roads outside.

 

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