for Flood alert in force now Upper River Coquet

Flooding is possible - be prepared

Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Coquet area. This has meant that the River Coquet is now rising. Levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river at Alwinton, Thropton and Rothbury from 9pm tonight (Wednesday 22nd November). River levels are predicted to remain high overnight, though no flooding to properties is currently forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Avoid walking or driving along riverside roads and footpaths. Remain vigilant as further rainfall may lead to further flood risk. We are monitoring river levels and forecasts closely. UPDATE: We are closing the flood gates at Rothbury this evening as a precaution. This message will be updated at 10am on Thursday morning or earlier if the situation changes.

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