BREAKING NEWS: Flood warning for Spalding and Market Deeping

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FRIDAY 10AM: The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for Spalding and Market Deeping after heavy rainfall over the last two days.

Rising levels on the Lower River Welland has led to a risk of flooding on low-lying land and roads, with officials from the agency expecting river levels to continue rising for the next few days.

Small showers are forecast for today and further rain is expected at the weekend, as well as during the Christmas holidays.

FRIDAY 9AM: Heavy overnight rain has led to flood alerts being issued to people in parts of South Holland and The Deepings for the second day running.

Rising river levels in Bourne and Billingborough is expected to put roads and low-lying land at risk of flooding for several days, according to the Environment Agency.

Officials also confirmed that Horbling, Gosberton, Sutterton and Surfleet Seas End could be affected by rising levels on the Lower River Glen.

Motorists are being advised not to drive through floodwater because of possible unseen hazards underneath the water which could damage their cars.

People should also listen out for weather warnings on radio and TV or log onto The Environment Agency website at www.environment-agency.gov.uk

THURSDAY 1PM: People living in parts of The Deepings are on flood alert as heavy rain continues to fall in the area.

Flood warnings have been issued across Lincolnshire, including for Bourne and Billingborough, by The Environment Agency who confirmed that about 15mms of rain fell during the night.

Residents are warned that river levels will continue to rise, with between 20 and 30mms of rainfall expected during the rest of today.

More details are available by logging onto www.environment-agency.gov.uk