Flood warnings for the area including Lindfield Bridge

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The Environment Agency is currently warning of 10 flood alerts in the South East, a large number around Mid Sussex and Gatwick.

The agency says that heavy rain overnight is causing the river levels along the River Ouse and the River Mole to rise, among others.

Levels on the Upper Ouse near Lindfield are currently rising in the upper reaches, and are quite high and rising at Lindfield Bridge and Pims Lock in particular.

Water levels will continue to rise and have not yet peaked at Ardingly. Flooding is expected to affect Bridge Cottage.

It is expected river levels lower in the catchment nearer Barcombe will rise later in the day. Flooding is possible.

Lindfield Bridge is situated to the north east of the village between Lindfield and Ardingly.

For further information call the Environment Agency floodline on 0845 988 1188, select option 1 and enter Quickdial number 0124222 to get more information.

This ‘Flood Warning area’ includes a larger geographical area, where the Environment Agency provides a general ‘flood alert early notification’ to possible flooding.

Other flood alerts are currently active at the following locations:

• Gatwick Stream at Maidenbower and Crawley

• Gatwick Stream at South West Horley

• Burstow Stream at East and North Horley

• River Mole at Charlwood and Hookwood