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    North Derbyshire Radio

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Derbyshire disruption with strong winds and rain from Storm Franklin.

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Parts of Derbyshire have flooded as the rain and winds from Storm Franklin cause chaos.

The Environment Agency has issued nine flood warnings in the county – meaning flooding is expected – and water levels are expected to peak this evening.

The flooding comes as Storm Franklin is due to bring strong rain and heavy winds to the UK from Sunday, following disruption left by Storm Eunice.

Parts of Bakewell were flooded and people have been putting out sandbags.

There are sandbagging points in Litton, Rowsley, Darley Bridge, Cromford, Matlock, Matlock Bath and Bakewell.

Paul Reeves, from the Environment Agency, said river levels are set to increase along the whole of the River Derwent in Derbyshire over the next 24 hours.

Bakewell market is cancelled on Monday due to flooding and the forecast for high winds.

Darley Bridge on The River Derwent was closed on Sunday due to rising river levels, and Derbyshire Police asked people to avoid the area and respect any road closure signs.

The flood warnings in the county are in place for the River Wye at Ashford in the Water and Bakewell, and the River Derwent at Bamford, Grindleford, Hathersage, Chatsworth, Darley Dale and Calver, and the River Goyt at Whaley Bridge.

Derbyshire County Council said the heavy rain had closed a number of roads in the county including A57 Ladybower to Glossop and the A6 at Buxton.

Written by: NDR NEWS

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