Town evacuated as dam wall collapses – BBC News



A town is being evacuated because parts of the wall of the nearby reservoir have collapsed in floods.
The Toddbrook Reservoir dam, above Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire, was damaged following heavy rains.
Police have told the town’s 6,500 residents to gather at a local school and they will be evacuated from there.
A severe flood warning, which means there is a threat to life, has been issued for the River Goyt, below the reservoir.
The Canal and River Trust, which manages the dam, has engineers assessing the damage – but pictures shared on social media show the collapsed part of the wall was growing.

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