Flood warning issued for River Nene in Northamptonshire

The swollen river Nene by Barnes Meadow.
The swollen river Nene by Barnes Meadow.

A flood warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Nene in Northamptonshire.

People living in low-lying areas near the river between Daventry and Billing are being warned to take precautions as more heavy rain is predicted during the weekend.

People living near tributaries of the river in Daventry, Weedon, Badby, Nether Heyford, Bugbrooke, Blisworth, Collingtree, and Moulton are also being warned about possible floods.

The A5 at Kilsby is partially blocked at the A428 junction, because of flooding. Drivers are also warned to take care due to flooding on Banbury Lane near Rothersthorpe.

Paul Mustow, Flood Risk manager at the Environment Agency, said: “We’re preparing for yet more heavy rain into the weekend, which is falling on already saturated ground following the wettest January on record.

“We urge people to stay safe and not to walk or drive through flood water which can be dangerous.”