LiveLIVE: All the latest as Storm Christoph sparks flood warnings across Northamptonshire

Police report roads flooded overnight, strong winds set to continue throughout Thursday

Thursday, 21st January 2021, 8:28 am
Police reported numerous rural roads flooded following Wednesday night's torrential rain

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Storm Christoph heading for Northamptonshire bringing wind and heavy rain

Last updated: Thursday, 21 January, 2021, 08:22

  • Two weather warnings are in force for the county
  • Met Office experts predict more flooding
  • Yellow alerts last until Thursday lunchtime

Thursday’s forecast from our friends @NNweather looking a bit brighter .. but a bit windy!

Officers from Northants Police's Rural Crime Team came across numerous areas of flooding while on patrol last night. Please take care of you need to make essential travel today. You just don’t know what’s round the next bend.  

Has your area been affected? Please send us any pictures or videos..

Three other amber flood alerts are still in force for the River Nene at Thrapston, the Tove at Towcester and the Great Ouse through South Northants — although today’s forecast is for little or no rain.  

Environment Agency issued a ref flood warning for Cogenhoe Mill caravan park near Northampton at 11.25pm on Wednesday.

Residents have been told “Flooding is expected and immediate action is required.” 

A spokesman said: “Our staff are out in the area to check the flood defences, clear blockages, and assist the Emergency Services and Council. We will be closely monitoring the situation.”

Northants Highways are getting reports of debris, fallen trees and flooding following the strong winds and heavy rain today and are responding fast. 

If you have any issues please contact Street Doctor HERE https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/northamptonshire-highways/roads-and-streets/Pages/report-highway-problem.aspx 

 

Northamptonshire looks set to escape the worst of #StormChristoph after the Met Office downgraded its weather warning from amber to yellow.

The new alert is in force from now until 6am tomorrow, instead of noon.

Environment Agency flood alerts remain in force for the Nene near Thrapston and the Great Ouse through the south of the county. 

Northamptonshire Police have issued a “drive carefully” warning with more rain forecast today and an amber warning in force.

A Force spokesman said: "Please only travel if it is essential. 

“If you must drive, ensure you drive to the conditions of the road and adjust your speed and do not attempt to drive through flood water.”

Volunteers from Northamptonshire’s search and Rescue team are on standby for possible flooding incidents during #StormChristoph assisting, if required, Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Rescue Service and the County Council.. 

If you’re just waking up in Northamptonshire, this is what the Met Office warns you need to prepare for today …  

East Midlands Railway are warning key workers to check before they attempt to travel on services from Corby, Kettering and Corby on Wednesday morning. 

Flooding between Derby and Long Eaton is already causing problems and the operator warns: "We are expecting water levels to remain high and have been advised that this issue may get worse."

Cobblers’ League One clash at Blackpool is a victim of Storm Christoph with the Bloomfield Road pitch waterlogged after heavy rain in the north west

And the latest rain radar courtesy of our friends at @NNweather

Some timely advice from Northants Fire & Rescue

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