Environment Agency issues flood alerts for parts of the Stafford borough



The Environment Agency says flooding is possible in the Stafford borough following heavy rain throughout the day.

A flood alert has been issued for the areas around the River Sow, River Penk, and River Blithe.

The alert says heavy rainfall with the forecast of more showers means that flooding could be possible in the area.

This is particularly the case around the low-lying areas.

The Environment Agency says it will assess the situation throughout tomorrow (January 15).

A spokesman said: “River levels have peaked at the Great Bridgford river gauge, but continue to rise downstream as a result of heavy rainfall moving through the catchment.

“Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Flooding is affecting low-lying land and roads adjacent to the River Sow between Great Bridgeford and Shugborough, the River Penk between Coven and Stafford, the Sandyford Brook, the Rising Brook, the Ridings Brook and the Saredon Brook.

“Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours.”





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