Crews race to ease pressure on damaged UK dam as rain looms

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Crews race to ease pressure on damaged UK dam as rain loomsHeavy rain was forecast Sunday for the area around a damaged reservoir in northwest England as emergency crews raced to pump out water to prevent the dam from failing and a town from being flooded. Britain's meteorological agency said 'torrential downpours and hail' were possible across northern England, hampering the emergency work to reduce the water level in the 180-year-old Toddbrook Reservoir. About 1,500 residents were evacuated from Whaley Bridge, a town 175 miles (280 kilometers) northwest of London, after part of the reservoir's spillway gave way last week.


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