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Met Office warn Derbyshire commuters of flood risk this evening

Commuters are being warned to consider their travel plans this afternoon due to a yellow weather warning in our area.

The Environment Agency has also warned of the risk of flooding in some parts of the Midlands.

The forecast on the Met Office website reads: "Outbreaks of rain and drizzle expected to persist throughout the night, occasionally easing at times in the far south and west of the region. Generally light winds, breezier along the coast. Minimum temperature 11 °C."

The Environment Agency say people living around the River Amber and the Wye should be prepared.  

Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads along the River Amber around Ambergate, Ashford and Bakewell areas, and the A6 at Buxton.  

"Further heavy rainfall is forecast this afternoon into tonight. We expect river levels to remain high until tomorrow evening.

"We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses."

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