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WATCH: North Cornwall rivers on flood alert

WATCH: North Cornwall rivers on flood alert

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 4:59pm 30th November 2018.

A flood alert has gone out for the north Cornwall rivers.

The Environment Agency says river levels are rising after all the heavy rain.

It means flooding is possible for Newquay, Padstow, Wadebridge and Sladesbridge, Bodmin, Lanivet, Boscastle and Camelford.

More downpours are expected over the weekend and people are being urged to take care.

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"River levels remain high after rainfall yesterday. Frontal bands of rain will move across Cornwall overnight into Saturday morning 1st December and again Saturday evening into Sunday morning with a further frontal rain expected on Tuesday 4th December.

"Widespread moderate to heavy rain is forecast, becoming persistent at times and heaviest over high ground.

"This may cause flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river in the early hours of Saturday morning from around 4am and with floodwater rising again into the evening and overnight.

"We expect the river to remain high throughout this period, though no flooding to properties is currently forecast.

"Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.

"We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages."

Environment Agency

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