Flood alert issued for Leicestershire as ice and snow melt
A flood alert has been issued for the River Soar in Leicestershire.
The Environment Agency says flooding in the area is possible today, and is advising people to be prepared.
It said levels on the Lower River Soar are rising in response to rainfall and snow melt over the past 24 hours, and would continue to rise until tonight.
Schools open and closed as ice freezes over Leicestershire
"As a result, flooding of low-lying land and roads around Slash Lane at Sileby and the Mountsorrel to Sileby Road is possible," it said.
The agency added: "We urge residents to prepare, remain... read more
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