Woman airlifted to hospital as floods return across Notts
WET weather and flooding have caused travel chaos across Notts.
Trains between Nottingham and Derby were replaced by buses on Saturday due to flooding on the tracks.
And yesterday, four people had to be rescued by firefighters on the B6450 Tamworth Road, in Long Eaton, after driving into flood waters at around 1pm.
River levels also rose at Sawley Marina, where a woman in her 50s had to be airlifted to hospital from a boat because flood water meant paramedics couldn't reach the scene.
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The helicopter crew, from RAF Valley, in Wales, was called to help the ambulance service with the rescue and later took the woman to the Queen's Medical Centre.
The rescue took place at 1pm.
The Environment Agency has issued ten flood warnings across Notts, including those for the River Trent at Sawley, Holme Pierrepont and Dunkirk, with river levels peaking at around 8am yesterday in Newark.
There is also a flood warning for the River Soar at Zouch.
The Queen's Drive park-and-ride site in Nottingham will be closed today due to the rising flood water.
However, one of the usual flooding hotspots – Lambley – was not hit as hard as feared.
Freda Ingall, of Grange Close, in the village, said: "We had quite a bit of water in the village on Thursday – Park Lane was flooded for about 24 hours – and there were about a dozen cars that got stuck."