Environment Agency says further flooding is “unlikely”

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The Environment Agency has confirmed that river levels in the Upper Calder Valley are falling and their is little chance of further flooding.

A statement from the Agency said: “As at 12 noon Saturday 23 June, river levels are continuing to fall and flood warnings in the Upper Calder area will be removed shortly.

“Light rain is forecast for later today and there may be a few heavier showers between midnight and midday tomorrow, amounting to between 10-15 mm.

“The rainfall in the next 24 hours will affect river levels but the amount forecast is unlikely to cause any further problems.

“However, we urge people to remain vigilant.”

An Environment Agency team swill continue to monitor river levels and ensure that any blockages, which could cause further problems, are removed.

It is advising people to stay safe and away from swollen rivers and flooded areas. Motorists are also warned to avoid driving through floodwater.

For more information you can visit the Environment Agency website at www.environment-agency.gov.uk or phone Floodline on 0845 988 1188.