Flood warnings issued as rain and snow is forecast for county
MORE winter flurries are set to hit Derbyshire today, with some flooding expected.
Huge puddles were forming on many of the county's roads last night due to prolonged periods of snow, sleet and rain.
It led to the Environment Agency issuing a flood alert for the River Trent through parts of South Derbyshire and onto Castle Donington.
A spokesman said there was a risk of flooding on low-lying agricultural land in Willington, Ingleby, Barrow upon Trent and Swarkestone.
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He added Bargate Lane, Willington, the access roads to Willington Meadows, the Twyford Village access road, Church Lane at Barrow and Ingleby Lane may also start to flood.
Forecasters at the Met Office said light sleet or snow was expected to fall during this morning but should die out later today.
Although many areas will stay cloudy, sunny spells are likely in the north of Derbyshire. Today is likely to feel cold, with maximum temperatures only reaching 2C.
Heavy rain began falling at midday yesterday, with sleet falling at about 6pm.
Snow was reported at about 9pm. However it was too wet for the snow to set.
Motorists are again told to expect icy conditions on the roads as temperatures fell to -1C last night.