Flood warnings issued for villages near Belper

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Villages near Belper were today put on flood alert as forecasters predict up to a month’s worth of rain could fall in 24 hours.

The Environment Agency this morning issued a warning for Bottle Brook and its tributaries from Denby to the River Derwent at Little Eaton.

It also said the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton is expected to start to flood. The current level at the Bottle Brook river gauge is 0.9 metres.