VIDEO/PICTURES: Floods hit Derbyshire – and you can expect more

Heavy rain resulted in flooding in parts of Derbyshire – with warnings of more to come.

Roads turned turned to rivers in a number of areas – including the Peak District, Ripley and Belper – on Tuesday night.

Ripley Running Club battling through the flooded road on Street Lane near Heage.

Ripley Running Club battling through the flooded road on Street Lane near Heage.

A spokesman for East Midlands Ambulance Service said: “There have been loads of road traffic collisions during the period of bad weather. Please take care and drive safely.”

The Met Office has issued yellow ‘be aware’ weather alerts of rain for the East Midlands between 10am and 9pm on Wednesday and between 10am and 10pm on Thursday.

A Met Office spokesman added: “Scattered heavy, thundery showers are expected to develop yet again on Wednesday and Thursday and will lead to slow-moving downpours.

“As on preceding days, some locations will miss these downpours but please be aware of possible localised flooding and disruption to travel where they do occur.”

Severn Trent insists it is working around-the-clock to deal with cases of flooding in the area.

Natallie Welch, customer contact manager for Severn Trent, said: “Unfortunately, in stormy weather, the drains and sewers often have significantly more water flowing through them.

“When we get a lot of rain in one go, it has a hard time sinking into the ground so it just runs off the surface and goes directly into drains and sewers.

“If you have flooding at your home, we’d advise that you check to see if it’s just rainwater or if it’s sewage that has come from an overflowing sewer, possibly through a manhole cover in your garden or outside your property.

“If it’s just rainwater, the flooding should subside when it stops raining although it can take up to four hours for water to drain away so be patient.

“Where sewage is escaping, please call us on 0800 783 4444 and we’ll get a team out to help as quickly as possible.”

Pictures and video show the deluge – click the ‘play’ button above