Town evacuated over Toddbrook Reservoir fears

  • Whaley Bridge dam collapse: Town evacuated over Toddbrook Reservoir fears

    A town is being evacuated because parts of the wall of a 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.