In the last 24 hours, we have seen significant rainfall and occasionally gusty winds in Derby. As the afternoon progresses the rain and wind will subside. Our current forecast is for less persistent showers during the rest of today and overnight. The next significant rainfall not expected until Wednesday and Thursday. For the latest weather forecast, visit the Met Office website.
River levels in Derby are currently predicted to peak around 6.00 pm this evening. There has been some river flooding to the west of the city, notably around Haslams Lane on the flood plain but it is unlikely that the main flood gates in the city centre will need to be closed, avoiding disruption to the road network. This is being closely monitored by our teams who will continue to liaise with our contractors should it be necessary.
We have experienced some local flooding from smaller watercourses and surface water. This has caused a couple of roads to be closed throughout the day. Our highways team have been responding to calls since the early hours of the morning, dealing with road closures, clean-up and the provision of sand bags where requested. Roads that have been closed include:
- Haslams Lane
- Markeaton Lane
- Station Approach slip
The swing bridge across the river at Cathedral Green has been taken in as a precaution.
As always, we would advise residents to remain weather aware and check traffic conditions before travelling. Please do not drive through flood waters or attempt to drive down roads that are closed.
Posted – 15:50, Sunday 16 February 2020