Dozens rescued from vehicles stuck in flood water in Swarkestone, Findern and Scropton
ABOUT 30 people have been rescued by firefighters from cars and coaches across the county after their vehicles became stuck in flood water.
This includes 24 passengers on a coach in Leathersley Lane, Scropton; a driver in a car in Tamworth Road, Sawley and an elderly couple and a child in a vehicle in Buckford Lane, Findern.
Two people also had to be rescued from their car by a passer-by after it became stuck in flood water in Ingleby Lane, Swarkestone, with all the rescues happening on Saturday afternoon and evening.
Flooding continues to disrupt roads and public transport today - with East Midlands Trains suspending its services between Derby and Nottingham and replacing it with buses, due to flood water in Long Eaton.
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Problems with flooding in Uttoxeter is also disrupting services between Derby and Stoke.
And many parts of Derbyshire have still been issued with flood warnings and alerts, including areas along the Rivers Trent, Dove, and Derwent.
Roads closed because of flooding include Arleston Lane, in Sinfin - at the junction of Grampian Way; Wragley Way, also in Sinfin - at the junction of Deep Dale Lane; Station Road, in Rolleston; Sawley Road, in Draycott; the A515 between Sudbury and Ashbourne and Scropton Road, Scropton.
Drivers along Tamworth Road, in Sawley; London Road, in Shardlow; the A514 in Swarkestone are also being asked to take care.
And Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging drivers not to ignore road closure signs - instead asking them to find an alternative route.