01:17AM, Friday 28 December 2012
Homeowners have been warned to stay vigilant as water levels continue to rise.
Flood warnings have been put in place by the Environment Agency across the area following heavy rainfall this week.
Further heavy rain is expected over the weekend, saturating rivers that are already swollen and increasing the risk of flooding.
Motorists are being warned not to attempt to drive through flood water while members of the public are advised not to walk along tow paths as it is difficult to see the edge of the river.
Those who have homes which are at risk from rising water levels are advised to take precautions to protect their properties.
Peter Quarmby, Environment Agency flood and coastal risk manager, said: "We have further showers expected today and tomorrow, and river levels will continue to respond to these.
"Our teams have been working round the clock to prepare and to make sure our professional partners are prepared.
"We have officers out checking flood defences and clearing any river blockages."
The Environment Agency is continuing to provide updates via its website, text and email alerts, and its designated Floodline on 0845 988 1188.
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