UPDATED: More rain on way as Derbyshire rivers threaten to burst banks
MORE rain is forecast for this evening, warned the Met Office today.
Around 10 to 20 mm is forecast for later on this evening with some places – mainly in the north of Derbyshire expecting over an inch.
The rain and low pressure is moving up from the south west but will miss most of Derbyshire on its way into the north of the country.
A spokesman for the Met Office said: “Going into Tuesday the weather will dry up, giving way to colder temperatures and stronger winds.
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“But drier conditions will be on their way tomorrow morning and into the rest of the week, with only some very light showers expected.”
There is an yellow warning in place for the East Midlands, meaning residents should be aware of the weather conditions around them and make precautions if heavy rain moves in.
Copthorne Community Infant School has said today that it is closed due to a burst water main but is hoping to reopen tomorrow.
The latest forecast follows a weekend of rain that left several South Derbyshire villages underwater and parts of Derby flooded.
In Egginton, all roads into the village were submerged yesterday, leaving residents cut off.
In Derby, Markeaton Park was waterlogged and, in Darley Abbey, one family's back garden turned into a landslide as brickwork and fencing gave way.
Areas to the north and south of the county were hardest hit.
Firefighters were called out numerous times to rescue motorists who had tried to drive through the rising waters and police said they had been "inundated" with calls.
Repton Road at Repton between High Street and Trent Lane is closed because of flood water.
And Repton Road at Willington is also closed between the A5132 and High Street.
This is causing traffic to be forced on to the A38 from Burton towards Derby, with cars at a standstill and stuck on the road.
Station Lane at Walton-on-Trent is closed at Station Lane
And Tamworth Road in Sawley at Sawley Marina is passable, but with great care.
Mean while National Memorial Arboretum is closed due to Croxall Road, Alrewas, being flooded.
The situation will be regularly assessed and anyone planning to travel to the arboretum this week is advised to check the venue's website before setting off.
WARNINGS IN PLACE
Flood warnings remain in places across parts of Derbyshire:
*River Dove – Rolleston Brook and River Dove at Rolleston, Marston, Dovefields Crossing.
*River Derwent – Church Wilne and Great Wilne. River Derwent and tributaries from Rowsley to the River Trent at Shardlow.
*River Amber – Ambergate.
*River Trent – Twyford,Barrow upon Trent, Willington (Repton Road area), Swarkestone including Stanton by Bridge.
*River Erewash – Langley Mill, Pye Bridge and Jacksdale.
*Foston Brook – Foston; Marchington Brook; Bottle Brook – Lower Kilburn and Coxbench; and Rolleston Brook – Rolleston.
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