Over 30 flood warnings and alerts affecting Lincolnshire have been put in place as heavy rain continues to batter the county.
Ten flood warnings have been issued, meaning flooding is expected and immediate action is required in those areas. In addition, 23 flood alerts are in place where flooding is possible.
A yellow weather warning for rain, covering areas including Lincoln, was put out by the Met Office. It is due to remain in place until 10pm on Thursday, November 14.
Further heavy rain may lead to further disruption and flooding, including close to Boston. The bank side is understood to have collapsed near New Leake Primary School and authorities have been notified.
Below is the current list of flood-related closures, which are in place at the time of writing:
- Stow Road, Sturton By Stow
- Flooding under bridge on Sand Lane between Barkston and Marston
- Arlington Road, Sedgebrook
- Westborough Road, Long Bennington
- B1176 Swinstead Road, Creeton, Grantham
- North Street, Middle Rasen
- Short Ferry Road, Stainfield near Bardney
- Stone Lane, Sutterton
- Bloxholme Lane / Dunston Heath Lane, Metheringham Fen
Ten flood warnings affecting Lincolnshire are in place in the following areas:
- Low Barlings and the Short Ferry Area
- Patrington Haven on Winestead Drain
- River Don at Moorends and Thorne
- River Trent at Carlton on Trent including Beck Cottage
- River Trent at Collingham
- River Trent at Girton
- River Witham and associated Fens from Chapel Hill to Boston
- River Witham and associated Fens from Washingborough to Metheringham
- River Witham and associated Fens from Woodhall Spa to Chapel Hill
- Waithe Beck in the Hatcliffe Area
23 flood alerts affecting Lincolnshire have been put in place in the following areas:
- Bain Catchment
- Barlings Eau and Duckpool Catchwater
- Burstwick and Keyingham Drains
- Fossdyke Canal and River Till
- Groundwater flooding south of the Humber Estuary
- Holderness Drain
- Lincoln Watercourses
- Louth Canal and Waithe Beck
- Lower River Ancholme
- Lower River Derwent
- Lower River Witham
- Minor Watercourses in North Kesteven
- Rase and Upper Ancholme
- River Foulness and Market Weighton catchment
- River Idle in Nottinghamshire
- River Maun in Nottinghamshire
- River Trent from Cromwell Weir to Gainsborough
- River Trent in Nottinghamshire
- River Trent Tributaries in Nottinghamshire
- South East Holderness
- Tidal River Ouse, Don and the Dutch River catchment
- Welland Valley
- Witham in North Kesteven
Met Office guidance
The Met Office has issued the following guidance for what to expect during the weather warning:
- Further homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
- Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life
- Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
- Some communities may be cut off by flooded roads
- Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible
- Possible power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses
A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: “Further heavy rain is expected today across the east of the country, which may lead to further flooding impacts as it will be falling on ground that is saturated and rivers that are full.
“Our incident room remains open 24 hours a day and we are monitoring weather conditions, river flows, and our defences including flood storage reservoirs very closely.
“These reservoirs helped protect thousands of homes and businesses across Lincoln, Market Rasen, Louth and Horncastle through recent wet weather and we have been slowly emptying them so there’s capacity to use them to hold excess water through this next period of rainfall.
“It’s urgent that people check their flood risk and sign up for alerts and warnings so they get early notice if flooding is expected. Visit www.gov.uk/flood or call 0345 988 1188 and stay tuned to local media for updates.”
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