High water levels in river causes flooding

North Northamptonshire may have avoided the heavy flooding being experienced in other parts of the country this Christmas, but some areas are being affected by heavy rainfall.

In Wellingborough and parts of East Northamptonshire flood warnings are in place for isolated properties and villages near the River Nene from Wellingborough to Thrapston and areas near to the River Nene in Wellingborough.

An Environment Agency spokesman said: “Heavy rainfall since Wednesday has caused high levels in the River Nene. Upstream flood storage areas have been used to manage flows passing down the valley. More rainfall today will cause river levels to remain high for several more days. We will continue to monitor and further updates will be issued if the situation changes.”

This video shows the areas which have been affected by high water levels in the River Nene.

A flood alert has also been issued for The River Ise and Tributaries between Clipston and Wellingborough and Alledge Brook between Grafton Underwood and Thrapston. Tributaries may also affect Kettering, Burton Latimer, and Wellingborough.

Alerts are also in place at Harpers Brook between Great Oakley and Islip and Willow Brook, between Corby and Fotheringhay, and East and West Glen Rivers from Ropsley to Kates Bridge, including Little Bytham, Edenham, Toft, Manthorpe, and Braceborough.