Flood warning lifted

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The Flood Warning for the River Mole at Leatherhead and Fetcham was lifted on Tuesday morning. However, a flood alert remains in place as more rainfall is expected in the coming days.

Flood waters peaked in the early hours of Monday, at levels slightly higher than at Christmas. The threat of flooding caused many residents in the Cannon Grove area of Fetcham to move their cars and ground-floor furniture as a precaution.

With dry weather on Monday and Tuesday, water levels began to drop and the Environment Agency was able to remove the temporary flood barriers in Leatherhead.

In its latest statement the EA says: "A Flood Alert remains in force for the wider area, so flooding may still affect roads and low lying land. Further rainfall is expected in the next few days but it is not expected to cause any property flooding. We will continue to monitor the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and our partners. We are removing temporary flood barriers at Leatherhead. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded."

Standing water remains a hazard on many roads and footpaths in the area.


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