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County braces for more rain
FLOOD warnings remain in place across south Wiltshire with more rain on its way.
The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings for Salisbury Cathedral Close, Leaden Hall School, St Nicholas Road, De Vaux Place, The Friary, Greyfriars Close, Eyres Way, Cathedral Court, Carmelite Way and Wiltshire College Salisbury.
And staff at Salisbury Museum have put sandbags in place and moved exhibits away from the most vulnerable areas.
There are also flood warnings in place for the River Avon at Downton, especially at South Lane, The Borough, Green Lane and Orchard View; the River Wylye at Codford St Peter, Wyle and Great Wishford; the River Avon from Upavon to Amesbury, including Durrington and Bulford; Britford, Charlton All Saints and Fordingbridge; and Great Durnford and the Woodford Valley.
There are less serious flood alerts in place for many other areas of south Wiltshire. Environment secretary Owen Paterson said: “The worst of the bad weather is not yet over so I’ve chaired an emergency meeting of all departments involved to make sure that preparations to respond are in hand.
“Our flood defences have worked very well and have protected 205,000 homes at risk.
“I’d like to thank the Environment Agency, local councils, public utilities and emergency services who have worked tirelessly over the last week. “I would urge all those in at risk areas to sign up to the Environment Agency warnings and listen to advice being issued.”
Wiltshire Police are urging motorists to take extra care as many roads have standing water.
For more information and updates, visit environment-agency.gov.uk.
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