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Flood alerts for properties next to River Trent in Lincolnshire

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The Environment Agency has warned residents to be aware of flooding on the banks of the River Trent in Lincolnshire.

Two flood alerts are currently in force following heavy rain in the county, which has meant that river levels are expected to remain high over the next few days.

The first alert is for the river between Cromwell Weir to Gainsborough.

Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible around Church Laneham to Rampton Road.

Further north, flooding of low lying land and roads around Keadby, Amcotts, Owston, Burringham, Gunness, Althorpe, East Butterwick, Flixborough, Gunness Lane and, Neap House Road is possible starting at the high tide at around 8.30am on Thursday, January 4.

High water levels can be expected one hour before and after the peak at each high tide, continuing for the next few days.

A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: “We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water.

“We are closely monitoring the situation and working with and assisting the council and emergency services.”