A FLOOD warning for a section of the River Nene in Peterborough is expected to be in place until at least Monday evening.
The Environment Agency (EA) issued the warning for North Bank Road to the east of Peterborough and west of the Dog-in-a-doublet sluice on Thursday morning.
It said flooding was expected at high tide from 6pm, and as a result Peterborough City Council put in place an emergency road closure from 2pm.
Yesterday, the EA said high flows continued to make their way down the lower River Nene and during periods of high tide localised flooding was “likely” at North Bank Road.
It said the flood warning was now in force for all morning and evening tide lock periods until Monday night, and due to rising tides it would monitor the situation carefully and perhaps issue further warnings to cover further tide lock periods if necessary.
A spokeswoman for the city council said it had been advised by the EA to close North Bank Road during mornings and evenings until Monday evening.
She said motorists had been largely respecting the diversion.
She said: “As expected reports have been received highlighting the odd car still using the road, however the police are aware and both themselves and the EA feel they have taken the necessary actions to advise a safer route.”
This month’s flood warnings for North Bank Road are the first issued there since March 2010.
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