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Flood warnings as levels rise

David Pittam

BBC News Online

The Environment Agency has put a flood warning in place for Proctor's Caravan Park in Barrow Upon Soar.

River levels are rising following heavy rain and are expected to remain high into tomorrow.

Flooding map

Elsewhere, a van got stuck in floodwater on Middleton Street in Leicester and had to be rescued by the fire service.

And you know things are bad when the sign warning the road is closed is now mostly submerged, as is the case at Rufford Mill Ford in Nottinghamshire.

Rufford Mill Ford
Gareth Parsons

Floody misery across the East Midlands

David Pittam

BBC News Online

Heavy rainfall last night has meant a number of roads across the East Midlands are impassable.

These include the A1, where one lane southbound between the A46 and A52 near Newark is closed, and Countesthorpe Road, Sileby Road and Syston Road in Leicestershire - which are completely closed - according to traffic monitoring site Inrix.

Meanwhile, this is the scene at Colston Bassett in Nottinghamshire.

Colston Bassett

Elsewhere, the Environment Agency has three flood warnings in place along part of the River Wreake in Leicestershire.

Roads reopened after Derby Road crash

David Pittam

BBC News Online

A major road in Nottingham has been reopened following a crash between a car and a cyclist.

The cyclist, a woman, was taken to hospital after the crash on Derby Road just before 11:00.

Police said her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening or life-altering.

Nottingham Road