Six flood warnings in place across Milton Keynes this evening

    There are currently six flood warnings in force across Milton Keynes from the Environment Agency.

    The first warning has been issued as river levels are rising at the Newport Pagnell Cemetery river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall.

    Consequently, flooding of property is expected today affecting Dulwich Close, Tabard Gardens, Alexandra Drive, Richmond Way, Bowes Close, Caldecote Street, Silver Street, Mill Street, Lakes Lane, Dovecote, Park Avenue, Broad Street, Tickford Street, Priory Street and Kingston House in Newport Pagnell.

    As part of the warning, the Environment Agency said: "Please avoid contact with flood water and move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. Please call 999 if in immediate danger."

    A second flood warning for a similar area covers Caldecote Lane, Willen Road, River Side, Toll House, Woad Farm, Sherington Road and Gallards Farm in Newport Pagnell, and Ravenstone Mill in Ravenstone.

    Environment Agency officials said: "Our incident response staff are checking defences and liaising with emergency services. Please avoid contact with flood water and move possession and valuables off the ground or to safety. Please call 999 if you are in any immediate danger."

    Newport Pagnell has a third warning in force affecting Alexandra Drive, Ranelagh Gardens, Gladstone Close, Osterley Close, Glenwoods, Station Road, High Street, Wolverton Road, Westbury Lane, Lakes Lane, Willen Road, Mill Street, Tickford Street and Priory Street in Newport Pagnell.

    Residents are being advised to avoid contact with flood water and move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety, as well as calling 999 if you are in immediate danger.

    Officials have issued a third flood warning as river levels are rising at the Olney river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall.

    The Environment Agency expect flooding to affect Church Street and Olney Tennis and Cricket Clubs in Olney, Lavendon Mill and Newton Blossomville.

    Giving the warning, they said: "Please move possession and valuables off the ground or to safety and turn off gas, electricity and water. Please follow advice from emergency services and call 999 if in immediate danger."

    A fourth warning is in force in Stony Stratford as river levels have risen at the Passenham river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. 

    Flooding of property is imminent and expected to affect Willow Lane, High Street, Queen Eleanor Street, Temperance Terrace, Fegan's Court, and Ostlers Lane in Stony Stratford, Watermill Lane in Wolverton and Cosgrove Leisure Park.

    Local people are being given this advice: "Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and move family, pets and cars to safety. Property owners with individual resilience are advised to install it now."

    And a fifth warning is in force for Thornton, Beachampton and Passenham.

    It comes as river levels are continuing to rise at the Thornborough Sluice river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall yesterday and overnight.

    Officials expect flooding to affect Padbury Mill, Thornborough Mill, Thornton College at Thornton, Beachampton and The Mill at Passenham.

    Additionally, the A422 is at risk of being flooded as well as the roads between Leckhampstead and Wicken, Leckhampstead and Thornborough, and the road between the A422 and Thornton.

    The Environment Agency said: "Please avoid contact with flood water and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded."

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