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Last Updated: Monday January 21 2008 16:13 GMT

Heavy rain sparks new flood fears

Firefighters near Toll Bar, Doncaster

Flood fears are rising again in England and Wales after more heavy rain - with nearly 100 flood warnings in place.

Parts of West Yorkshire are on high alert, where levels of water in local rivers are getting dangerously high.

The water is causing problems for travellers with rail routes closed and roads coming to a standstill.

And heavy snow is affecting parts of north-east England with several centimetres falling in County Durham and Northumberland.

Flood sirens were sounded in Lincolnshire and residents were told to protect their homes as water levels on the River Ludd continued to rise.

In Yorkshire, the Environment Agency said there could be "extreme danger" to life and property in parts of Huddersfield and severe warnings were also in place in Wakefield and Skipton.

And in Silsden, West Yorkshire, about 60 people were evacuated from a factory after a local stream burst its banks and the car park flooded.

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