Flooding is possible - be prepared

Flood alert for Lower River Soar in Leicestershire

River levels are forecast to rise at the Pillings Lock river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected to begin from 20:00 this evening, 18/04/24. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Slash Lane at Sileby and the Mountsorrel to Sileby road.

Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours.

We are closely monitoring the situation.

Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.

This message will be updated by 10:00 tomorrow morning, 19/04/24, or as the situation changes.

Flood alert area: Lower River Soar in Leicestershire including tributaries from Cossington to Redhill at the River Trent.

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