NORTH and West Wiltshire are on flood alert today as heavy rain overnight continues to pour into local streams and rivers.

Community volunteers will be keeping a close watch on the River Avon as the day progresses after all the heavy rain in Wiltshire.

The Environment Agency is also keeping a close eye on water levels on rivers and streams across the county.

Flood alerts have been issued for Malmesbury, Chippenham, Melksham and Bradford on Avon.

In Bradford on Avon, parts of Church Street were flooded, and parts of some lanes in and around Westwood were under water.

Yesterday, the Agency said: "River levels at Bradford on Avon have been gradually rising throughout Saturday but are now fairly stable.

"We are expecting a persistent band of rain with localised heavy rainfall overnight on Saturday and into the early hours of Sunday.

"This may cause river levels to rise again. No properties are forecast to flood tonight but significant rainfall is forecast for Monday and Tuesday which could result in river levels rising higher.

"Flooding of low lying roads, property and farmland is possible.

"We will continue to check the rivers for potential blockages and are ensuring trash screens are kept clear of debris.

"Over the next few days we will be monitoring river levels."

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