The River Uck Webcam view at 10.12am today.

Uckfield, Buxted and Isfield back on flood watch

The River Uck is back on flood alert with Buxted and Isfield thought to be most at risk.

There may be problems with surface water in Uckfield town centre.

The Environment Agency returned the river to “alert” status at 9.30am this morning (January 5) – about 24 hours after the previous alert was lifted.

Check out the latest on the River Uck Webcam

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A good marker of how high the River Uck is in Uckfield – the pipe which can be seen from the High Street bridge. This picture was taken at 10.20am.

Video shows the brown, foaming waters of the River Uck racing through Uckfield Roller Mill this morning (January 5).

 

Paul Watson reports that the Agency said:

“The river level within the Uck has returned to high flows following the rainfall overnight and those areas at most risk are Buxted, Isfield and low lying land adjacent to the river where paths and minor roads may be affected.

“There are scattered showers expected throughout the rest of the week and, therefore, some flood impacts will remain possible including surface water issues within Uckfield town.

“Please remain vigilant and keep an eye on the weather forecast as the river is very responsive [rises quickly after heavy rain] at present.

“Environment Agency teams are maintaining assets and continuing to monitor the overall situation.”

The alert is for the River Uck and the Framfield and Tickerage Streams.

At 10.30am the river level at the guage at Uckfield Mill (Hempstead Lane) was 1.21m. At Isfield weir it was 1.89m and at Buxted 1.66m

Flood Alert = Flooding is possible. Be prepared. It is the lowest category of three flood warnings.

River Uck foaming through roller mill January 5, 2016

River Uck foaming through roller mill January 5, 2016

River Uck from offices of Oldfield Smith January, 5 2016

River Uck from offices of Oldfield Smith January 5, 2016

River Uck in spate January 15, 2016

River Uck in spate January 15, 2016

River Uck speeding past Bridge Cottage January 5, 2016

River Uck speeding past Bridge Cottage January 5, 2016

See also our earlier stories this week on the flood risk:

Flood warning lifted

River Uck runs at high level

See also:

Transport woes for Uckfield commuters

Five things we liked in Uckfield and beyond

Harness the power of UckfieldNews.com to boost your business in 2016

 

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