THE Environment Agency has issued four flood alerts for the borough as more schools and roads close following torrential rain.
Doncaster Council and police are acting on advice from the agency and monitoring areas across Doncaster as well as responding to calls from hundreds of residents about surface water flooding in Conisbrough, Sprotbrough, Braithwell, Denaby and Mexborough.
Residents are also reporting flooding in Sprotbrough Road in Sprotbrough, with Spring Lane also badly affected.
Tony Sophianou, rector of St Mary’s Church in Spring Lane, said: “There is a lot of flooding in the Sprotbrough area and I think it’s best for motorists to avoid the area where possible - especially the small lanes and roads.”
Schools closed are:
•Denaby Main Primary
•Don Valley Academy, Scawthorpe
•Conisbrough’s St Albans R C Primary
•De Warenne Academy, Conisbrough
•Station Road Primary, Conisbrough
•Mexborough Pitt Street.
Edenthorpe’s Hungerhill School is now open but the car park closed because of flooding.
Road closed are:
•Station Road in Conisbrough,
•Nursery Lane in Sprotbrough,
•Mexborough’s Pastures Road
•Denaby Lane in Old Denaby
•Wilsic Lane, Tickhill
•South End Road, Thorne (under railway bridge)
Roads passable with care are:
•Carr Lane, Conisbrough
•Spring Lane, Sprotbrough
•Hickleton Road (outside Sue Ryder)
•Doncaster Road, Harlington (outside waste treatment works)
•Broomhouse Lane, Edlington
•High Melton Road, High Melton
Sprotbrough Road, Sprotbrough
The following flood alerts are in place:
•River Don Middle catchment – flooding is possible for the River Don from Kelham Island in Sheffield to Hexthorpe.
•River Dearne catchment – flooding is possible for the River Dearne from Denby Dale to Mexborough.
•Ea Beck catchment - flooding is possible for the Ea Beck and the River Skell from Hemsworth to Thorpe-in-Balne.
•River Went catchment - flooding is possible for the River Went and Hoyle Mill Stream from Ackworth Moor Top to the River Don
The council is issuing advice to people who may be affected on how to prepare for a flood and information about sandbags can also be found at DMBC Flooding
If you are concerned about imminent flooding, please contact the Public Information Help Line on 01302 735688.
For the latest information and advice on river levels and flooding including how to prepare for a flood visit Environment Agency or call the Environment Agency Floodline on 0845 988 1188 using quickdial 138222 for up-to-date flooding information.
Video footage: Sprotbrough Falls 10am, July 6, 2012