Flood alerts in place for Bristol as river levels continue to rise after heavy rain

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The Environment Agency is monitoring rainfall and river levels

The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the Bristol area as river levels continue to rise due to heavy rainfall.

River levels are rising and there is an alert in place on the Bristol Avon, Broadmead Brook, River Boyd and Brislington Brook due to rainfall. 

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After heavy rainfall, the Brislington Brook levels have risenAfter heavy rainfall, the Brislington Brook levels have risen
After heavy rainfall, the Brislington Brook levels have risen | Mark Taylor

Areas most at risk include low lying land at Hanham Lock and the floodplain upstream of Bath with further showers forecast throughout the evening. There are reports of the river bursting its banks in Keynsham.

Flooding is also forecast to affect locations near the River Chew, Winford Brook, Chew Stoke Stream, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around the fords on Mill Lane and Pilgrims Way in Chew Stoke and The Batch and Dumpers Lane in Chew Magna with further rainfall forecast throughout the evening. 

The Environment Agency says it is monitoring rainfall and river levels and will continue to monitor closely during the evening.

They have told people to avoid using low lying footpaths and any bridges near local watercourses and do not attempt to walk or drive through flood water. 

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