Flood warn­ing

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

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.

re­mark­able turn­around: Tom Louis is now walk­ing with the aid of a frame a year af­ter he was given six months to live. (METP-02-05-12PF200) Picture: PAUL FRANKS.

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