Floods return to Lambley (video)

Looking up Main St from Church St Lambley, 6 July 2012

LAMBLEY has suffered flooding again today, after the prolonged spell of wet weather. By mid-morning the Cocker Beck had overflowed at the junction of Church Street and Main Street, flooding the roadway over the height of the pavement and causing some damage to properties on Main Street.

The Environment Agency had issued dozens of flood alerts this morning, but the only one in Nottinghamshire was for the River Leen. The Cocker Beck and Dover Beck at Lambley and Lowdham were officially considered safe from flooding.

By early afternoon the peak flood seemed to be passing. School buses were diverted from Church Street, and some reports said that the overflow of the Cocker Beck was due to a fallen tree.

Lambley suffered more serious flooding in 2007, and since then considerable work has been done to improve the flow of the two streams that meet in the village.

Notts Police also reported flooding at Spring Lane, Lambley, in a 3pm bulletin.

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