Busy Lincoln underground flooded… again

The pedestrian underground crossing in Lincoln city centre has been closed off after yet more flooding.

Lincolnshire County Council has promised to carry out repairs, but it will mean the city centre road crossing could be closed for much of the busy Christmas Market weekend.

It happened previously in September when the pump that clears that water from the passage was broken.

Last month it flooded again when there were around two to three inches of water after torrential downpours, which was caused by debris caught in the pump.

It was flagged up to Lincolnshire County Council by The Lincolnite, who asked the local authority if any special measures would be taken to prevent the flooding happened again in the future.

A highways spokesperson at Lincolnshire County Council said: “Following reports of water in the subway, we’ve closed the area off to make it safe until the water is gone.

“A repair team is on their way to the site to get the pump working and to investigate whether there are other issues that need resolving.

“Once we’ve determined the cause, we will take appropriate action to prevent this from continuing to happen.”