Thunderstorms cause flash floods across Doncaster

Flooding on Thorne Road. Picture: Louise Collinson.
Flooding on Thorne Road. Picture: Louise Collinson.

This dramatic picture shows one of Doncaster’s busiest roads under water after torrential downpours hit our region last night.

Thorne Road in Wheatley was just one of the areas deluged as huge thunderstorms swept across the town at rush hour.

This photo, taken by Louise Collinson, shows both carriageways of Thorne Road near the Wheatley Hotel submerged as drains struggled to cope with the torrential rain at around 5pm.

Problems were also reported in other parts of the town with Barnsley Road at Scawsby also submerged as the heavens opened, creating difficult driving conditions for motorists.

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