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Floods in Leicestershire: Wet weather leads to soggy scenes across the county

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The floodwater has been flowing across Leicestershire for days – and these are the soggy scenes that have been captured by our readers and photographers.

Photographers pulled on their wellies to take pictures of tranquil scenes in Frisby, while other photos show cars battling through water in Wigston.

Before floodwaters subsided in Anstey, snapper Dave Hector photographed cars creating waves in the village.

Today, the Environment Agency withdrew all but one of the 13 flood warnings it issued this weekend.

The River Wreake in Ratcliffe and Frisby remains on high alert, as water continued to flow into agricultural land and roads – with more rain forecast today.

People living near the Lower River Soar at Sileby, Cossington and Barrow were warned that roads were still underwater, but river levels were dropping.

A spokesman for the fire service said firefighters only attended one flood related incident yesterday.

"Much quieter today," he said. "Just one lady stuck in her car in Snarestone Road, Appleby Magna, at 8.40am.

"Crews from Moira and Ashby went out, but she had been rescued by local farmers by the time they arrived."

Highways officers from Leicestershire County Council unblocked 50 roadside drains and cleared six fallen trees, over the weekend.

An extra 20 staff who usually drive gritters in icy weather were drafted in to cope with the extra work.

Mercury weatherman Dave Mutton said the rain will be replaced with night frosts and a cold spell. He said: "Keep those thermals handy."

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Floods in Leicestershire: Wet weather leads to soggy scenes across the county


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