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Residents urged to stay safe as further flooding possible

Published: 13 November 2019

We’re urging residents and businesses in flood risk areas across Derbyshire to take extra care and be vigilant due to the risk of further flooding in the county on Thursday 14 November 2019.


Although river levels in parts of the county have fallen since the weekend more rain is forecast on Thursday afternoon and evening. As the ground is saturated there is a risk of flooding in low lying areas in Grindleford, Ashford-in-the-Water and Darley Bridge. Other areas affected by flooding at the end of last week are also warned to be on alert, as the situation may change due to the anticipated amount of rain.

Our staff are liaising with partner agencies across the county, and road workers have been visiting all major roads in the county today (Wednesday 13 November 2019) to clear drains and small patches of flooding.

Advice to residents includes:

  • sign up to receive flood alerts from the Environment Agency (EA)
  • find out how to protect your property from flooding
  • don’t drive or walk through floodwater
  • stock up on sandbags or make your own using old pillowcases or carrier bags filled with sand or earth
  • keep a list of useful numbers such as your insurance company and the EA’s Floodline number, tel: 0845 988 1188
  • make a flood kit to include a torch, battery or wind up radio, regular medicine, rubber gloves and your insurance documents
  • make sure you know where to turn off your gas and electricity supplies

There are still several roads closed because of the floods last week.

Our list of closed roads is updated regularly, so please check before travelling and do not drive into floodwater or drive on roads that are closed.

On Wednesday the following roads were still closed:

Derbyshire Dales

  • Abney Road, Abney to the Gliding Club - closed because of a landslip and likely to remain so for some time
  • Park Lane, Rodsley, Ashbourne - closed because of flood damage

North East Derbyshire and Bolsover

  • Birkin Lane, Wingerworth – road closed at junctions of Pearce Lane, Bolehill Lane and Malthouse Lane because of flooding caused by a water leak
  • Buttermilk Lane, Shuttlewood - closed because of damage to a bridge and likely to remain so for some time
  • Gashouse Lane, Eckington - closed because of damage to the road from flooding

Amber Valley, South Derbyshire and Erewash

  • Heage Lane, Etwall - closed because of flooding.
  • B5010 Main Road, Borrowash to Thulston - closed because of flooding
  • Ingleby Lane, Swarkestone - closed because of flooding
  • Church Lane, Barrow upon Trent