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Major incident declared

Derbyshire County Council has issued the following update:

Most roads in Derbyshire are affected by flooding and many are closed. A major incident has been declared by all the councils and emergency services.

Advice from all partners involved is:

  • Do not travel unless essential from now until further information is available later in the weekend, and continue to watch weather and flooding updates.
  • Look out for vulnerable neighbours, especially if they have care services who may not be able to reach them.
  • Never drive or walk into floodwater, even if it appears shallow ‚Äď it could endanger your life

Issued by Derbyshire Alert

Derbyshire Dales District Council has issued its own update:

The key facts about the storm are as follows:

  • The Chatsworth peak has passed
  • The Matlock peak should be around now (01.30) and is likely to be 4.2 ‚Äď 4.3m
  • Spill has not yet passed through but is at a lower rate than feared and EA don‚Äôt seem too alarmed
  • Dove at Doveridge expected to peak at 03:00
  • A6 closed between Matlock and Cromford
  • Also closed at Ashford-in-the-Water

The council will now be turning to the recovery operation, which is going to be substantial and resource-heavy.

DDDC will have a limited number of Clean & Green staff available on Saturday 21 October, but their priority will be to assist other agencies in clearing key local network areas such as Rowsley.

So while many people will naturally have concerns about the required clean up in their own parish, please take a district-wide view of the recovery operation and the demands on our own teams and partner agencies.

Derbyshire Dales District Council
Town Hall
T: 01629 761195


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