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Flood warnings still in place in northern England

The Environment Agency (EA) has warned that the River Ouse running through York and the River Dane passing through Crewe, Nantwich and Northwich still pose a real risk of flooding today.

EA said these rivers had yet to reach a peak despite rain easing. In total 43 flood warnings remain in place today, with 30 in north east England and a further 11 in the north west.

Other rivers, including the Weaver, Wharfe, Aire and Ure are being closely monitored by the EA, as high water levels threaten to cause flooding in towns such as Ripon, Snaith, Northwich and Tadcaster.

EA engineers have been working through the night to shore up defences, monitor river levels, clear blockages from watercourses and pump out flood water from towns.

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