Melting snow and heavy rain lead to road closures and flood alerts in Nottinghamshire
THE blanket of snow across the county was replaced by flood water yesterday morning.
Melting snow and heavy rain led to several road closures.
One of the closures was the junction of the A60 and A614, where firefighters had to rescue a man whose car had got stuck in the rising water.
A crew from Arnold attended the scene at just before 4.30am and managed to help him out of his car.
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Meanwhile, people living in Main Street, Woodborough, were woken even earlier when flood wardens warned them of the rising water.
Sue Walker, the village's flood group co-ordinator, said they acted quickly on warnings from the Environment Agency.
She said: "We attended Main Street at around 1.30am and closed the road off to traffic as the water had reached the road.
"People whose properties were at risk were told and we put some flood barriers up to protect them.
"Eventually that water started to subside and we were able to reopen the road at 6.45am."
Roads were also closed in Lambley and Linby, as well as the White Post roundabout on the A614.
Villagers in Thurgarton, near Southwell, also put up flood barriers in the early hours.
Richard Butler, 51, travelled from Epperstone to help at his parents' home in Beck Street at around 5.30am.
He said: "The road was flooded and we needed to act to make sure the homes didn't get flooded as well.
"It is the third or fourth time the road has experienced flooding recently. Luckily the water didn't reach any of the houses."
Yesterday afternoon, several flood alerts remained in place in Notts, meaning flooding was possible.
There were no flood warnings, which indicate it is imminent.
More heavy rain is expected later this afternoon and into early evening. Light rain is expected tomorrow, with temperatures likely to reach a high of 12C.
Emma Sharples, a forecaster from the Met Office, said: "There will be heavy bursts of rain, which will mean more flooding in certain areas is likely as the ground won't be able to soak it up."