A Met Office yellow warning for rain is in place in Lincolnshire and flood alerts affecting the county have also been issued.
The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning, which was put in place at 6am on Thursday, November 7. At the time of writing, it is expected to remain in place until 6am on Friday, November 8. A flood warning has also been issued for Ruskington Beck by the flood information service.
The prolonged rain through Thursday and overnight into Friday may bring disruption from flooding.
The Met Office has advised to expect the following during the weather warning period:
- Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
- Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, with a risk that some communities may be cut off by flooded roads
- Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible – keep an eye on the relevant operator for any updates on your journey
- Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
- Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life
Flood warnings and alerts
According to the Government’s flood information service, the following flood warnings and alerts are affecting Lincolnshire at the time of writing:
A flood warning has been issued for Ruskington Beck in Ruskington, which means flooding is expected and immediate action is required.
- East and West Glens
- Holderness Drain
- Lower River Derwent
- Minor Watercourses in North Kesteven
- Minor Watercourses of South Forty Foot Drain
- Rase and Upper Ancholme
- River Maun in Nottinghamshire
- River Trent Tributaries in Nottinghamshire
- River Wreake in Leicestershire
- Welland Valley
- Witham in South Kesteven
Overnight, @EnvAgency will be carrying out preventative work to reinforce a stretch of the Billinghay Skirth (alongside the A153) bank to reduce the risk of flooding.
The work is precautionary after the bank was damaged by high flows as a result of the ongoing wet weather. pic.twitter.com/X2bOR5uWmw
— North Kesteven DC (@NorthKestevenDC) November 6, 2019
It is also affecting train services, with Northern advising customers not to travel between Sheffield and Lincoln/Gainsborough.
⚠️TRAVEL UPDATE: Heavy rain causing severe disruption across the Northern network ⚠️ pic.twitter.com/z0NKqjmmuR
— Northern (@northernassist) November 7, 2019
More information here: https://t.co/OmFNCwKpcZ.
— London North Eastern Railway (@LNER) November 7, 2019
#Lincoln #Gainsborough #Scunthorpe Service 100 is currently unable to serve Willingham, Stow or the north side of Sturton by Stow due to localised flooding. At present all other villages are being served along the 100 route.
— Stagecoach East Midlands (@StagecoachEMid) November 7, 2019
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