Flood alerts remain in force for another day in parts of Northamptonshire

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Areas around Towcester and Brackley still at risk

Flood alerts remain in force for parts of Northamptonshire despite the weather easing.

The Environment Agency says river levels are declining on the Tove near Towcester and Great Ouse close to Brackley but they are continuing to closely monitor the situation.

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A spolesman said: "Flooding remains possible in low lying areas and next to watercourses on the Tove from Towcester to Cosgrove, including Silverstone Brook, and Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham.

"Further light rainfall is forecast over the next couple of days, although we expect river levels to continue to decline during this time.

"We would advise people to avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses."

Torrential downpours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the wake of Storm Alex hitting the UK raised the risk of flooding as the south-west of the county saw more rain in three days than they usually do in the whole of October.

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But current Met Office forecasts warn of showers on Tuesday and then a drier day on Wednesday, although the outlook for Thursday to Saturday is more unsettled.

Flood alerts remain in place for parts of South NorthamptonshireFlood alerts remain in place for parts of South Northamptonshire
Flood alerts remain in place for parts of South Northamptonshire

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