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More Flood Warnings As Heavens Open

Flood warnings have been issued across Warwickshire after yet more heavy rain saw water levels rise.

The occupants of a car in Kenilworth had to be rescued from the ford by the castle after becoming stick in deep water.

Problems were also reported on the A452 at Chesford Bridge between Leamington and Kenilworth.

Today the Environment Agency announced flood warnings for the River Leam and the River Avon.

There were also flood watches the less serious alert issued for the rivers Anker, Cole, Blythe and the lower Avon Valley.

Roads in north Warwickshire and Rugby were also impassable as the rain added to the already high water levels.

A spokeswoman for Warwickshire police said there were no reports of congestion in the early morning rush hour, but motorists were urged to take care when driving.

More rain has been predicted for much of the country later today,

To use the Flood Call recorded service, dial 08459 881188 and then use one of these quick-keys for detailed coverage:

052431 for the Avon upstream of Rugby (towards Welford)

052432 for the Avon between Rugby and Warwick

052433 for the Avon between Stratford and Warwick

052434 for the River Leam (between Rugby and Leamington


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