Flooding across the district

Posted on: Thursday, October 19, 2023

Environment Agency are actively monitoring levels on the Trent, and advise it is highly likely that levels will peak and more areas will flood. The timings are not confirmed but are likely to be rising throughout Sunday. If you live in an area which has experienced flooding in the past, or near to areas that have flooded, please prepare. There is a chance that flooding may expand to neighbouring properties which have previously been unaffected. For advice for the flood risk to your area please go to the Environment Agency https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/find-location.

Advice for planning for a flood, and dealing with the aftermath, is available on our Flood FAQs page.

People should check their flood risk, sign up for free flood warnings and keep up to date with the latest situation at https://www.gov.uk/check-if-youre-at-risk-of-flooding.

Local partners are working together to provide emergency support and help where needed and are urging the public to stay safe and help keep the level of disruption to a minimum.

Please help emergency services by following the advice below:

  • Only travel if necessary
  • Don’t ignore a flood warning or a road closure sign
  • Give yourself plenty of time for your journey and always have a second route planned
  • If you must drive:
    - never drive into flood water, 30mm (1 inch) of water is enough to cause a vehicle to float and drift
    - slow down and leave plenty of room between you and the car in front
    - use your headlights if visibility is poor
  • Do not to enter flood water in case of hidden hazards such as lifted manhole covers.
  • River flooding is possible so stay away from swollen rivers
  • Please follow the instructions of emergency services. They have expert information and are working for your safety.

If you need to report an incident of flooding or need further information on how to prepare or what to do in the event of flooding, you can find the relevant contact details and links below:

Risk to life

If there is an immediate risk to life or health, contact the emergency services, call 999.
If there is a health emergency or ongoing medical conditions because of a flood, contact your local GP or call 999 depending on the severity of your situation.

Travel information

Road closures here for A roads and here for Nottinghamshire roads
Nottingham City Transport service updates
Check before you travel using Net Tram's social media channels and website
Check before you travel using the Trentbarton Facebook and Twitter 
Check for CT4N service updates via their Twitter and website

Flooding from a watercourse, surface water or groundwater

Tel: 01253 502776

Flooding from a blocked highway drain

Contact the Nottinghamshire Highway Services Team 

Tel: 01253 502776

Flooding from a public foul sewer, surface water sewer or a water main

Contact: Severn Trent Water

Tel: 0800 783 4444

Flooding from a river, reservoir, or coastal water

Please contact the Environment Agency via:

The Environment Agency Flood line, call 0345 988 1188
The Environment Agency Incident Hotline, call 0800 80 70 60

If you are insured, please contact your insurer who should be able to arrange assistance. This will also help to alleviate other phone lines for people who cannot access such assistance. 

Update for Bin Collections on Monday 23 October

Due to the on-going flooding and Environment Agency predictions that water levels will continue to rise through the rest of today and into the night, please be aware that there may be some disruption to tomorrow’s bin collections. We will do our best to get to everyone with a scheduled collection and, if areas are unreachable, we will put on special collections as soon as safely possible. Please note that even though roads may seem fine in your immediate area, our teams will be travelling to you and if roads on the route are impassable or unsafe, they will not be able to do so. Thank you for your understanding.