Further rain expected in Doncaster area with flood alerts still in place

A 'moored' boat alongside the flooded canal and River Don at Sprotbrough, Doncaster. Picture: Shaun Flannery
A 'moored' boat alongside the flooded canal and River Don at Sprotbrough, Doncaster. Picture: Shaun Flannery

flood alerts and road closures remain in place across Doncaster with more rain expected later today.

Doncaster Council, community flood wardens and police officers will continue to monitor water levels across the borough along with road and bridge closures.

Further rain is expected today however the Environment Agency have advised that river levels have now peaked and are beginning to level out.

Deputy mayor Cynthia Ransome said: “Rivers remain high around the borough and the main problem is surface water.

“I would like to thank the key council staff who have been working around the clock as well as our flood wardens who have been helping monitor river levels.

“Residents are advised to keep checking the council and Environment Agency websites and social media for the latest updates.

“Drivers are reminded to pay attention to bridge and road closures as water might be fast flowing and deeper than expected.”

Flood alerts remain in place at the Ea Beck from Hemsworth to Thorpe-in-Balne, as well as the River Went area from Ackworth Moor Top to the River Don, the River Dearne from Denby Dale to Mexborough.

Fordstead Lane from Barnby Dun to Arksey remains closed due to flooding, as does Thorpe Bank Lane in Thorpe Marsh. Also closed are Jubilee Bridge at Fishlake and Kirk Bramwith Bridge at Kirk Bramwith.

Drivers are being warned to drive carefully and avoid areas where road closures are in place.

For the latest information and advice on river levels and flooding including how to prepare for a flood visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk

You can also call the Environment Agency Floodline on 0845 988 1188 using quickdial 138222 for up-to-date flooding information or follow @EnvAgencyYNE on Twitter.

For the most recent updates and advice follow Doncaster Council on Twitter @MyDoncaster and on Facebook www.facebook.com/mydoncaster or visit www.doncaster.gov.uk/flooding