for Flood alert in force now River Churnet and River Tean

Flooding is possible - be prepared

River levels are high and steady at the Basford Bridge river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall last night. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected to continue through today, Sunday 23rd February 2020. Flooding is affecting low-lying land and roads adjacent to the River Churnet between Leek and Rocester and the River Tean between Adderley and Spath including Cecilly Brook at Cheadle. Further rainfall is forecast overnight so we expect river levels begin rise again into tomorrow, Monday 24th February 2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 24/02/2020, or if the situation changes.

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