June 13, 2019 9.16 am This story is over 53 months old

Latest road closures and flood warnings in Lincolnshire

Be careful on the roads

Road closures and flood warnings continue to cause delays in Lincolnshire on Thursday morning.

Lincolnshire Police have released a list of road closures and roads passable with care. Flood warnings and alerts have also been issued.

Road closures

  • Bank Street, Horncastle
  • A158 between Horncastle and Gunby roundabout
  • Blackwell Row, Roughton Road, Kirkby-on-Bain
  • Raithby Road, Spilsby
  • Thorpe Road, Tattershall Thorpe (near the Bluebell Inn)
  • St Peter’s Avenue, Lincoln

Roads passable with care

  • Aswardby Bridge – the river has burst its banks the road is flooded but passable with care
  • High Toynton at the Tetford turn off – Passable with care
  • Stanhope Road, Horncastle – Heavily flooded requires 4×4 usage for passage
  • B1195, Main Street, Great Steeping, Spilsby, at the bend with Old Church Lane and Sandy Lane
  • A1175 Uffington Road, Stamford (near cricket club)
  • A1 slip road at Gonerby Moor
  • B1398 at Burton
  • However, the A158 between Gunby and Horncastle is still not passable

Flood warnings

Flooding is expected with immediate action required in the following areas:

  • Areas near the East and West Fen Catchwater and the Maud Foster Drain
  • Great Steeping and Firsby
  • Isolated properties and villages near the Great Eau, Long Eau and Woldgrift Drain
  • Poulton Drain in the Covenham St Marys Area
  • River Bain and Haltham Beck in Haltham and Kirkby on Bain
  • River Steeping in Wainfleet All Saints
  • River Waring immediately upstream of Stanhope Road

Flood alerts

In the following areas flooding is possible and it is advised to be prepared:

  • Bain Catchment
  • Barlings Eau and Duckpool Catchwater
  • East and West Fens
  • East and West Glens
  • Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers
  • Louth Canal and Waithe Beck
  • Minor Watercourses of South Forty Foot Drain
  • Rase and Upper Ancholme
  • River Devon and Smite in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire
  • River Maun in Nottinghamshire
  • River Steeping
  • River Trent Tributaries in Nottinghamshire
  • River Wreake in Leicestershire
  • Witham in North Kesteven

The Environment Agency is monitoring a number of rivers with a focus on River Steeping and Wainfleet Relief Channel where water is moving into the area.

Six properties have been flooded in Kirkby on Bain and six properties at Wainfleet Bank, Crow’s Bridge could be flooded at any time.

Fire and Rescue appliances are out at Kirkby on Bain and Wainfleet Bank, Crow’s Bridge, assessing conditions.

In total 76 properties flooded internally, mainly around Kirkby on Bain and Wainfleet. Large scale flooding has not been seen, but rivers are rising in certain areas.

Today’s forecast

The weather forecast for Lincoln on Thursday, June 13. Photo: Met Office


There is some disruption on trains and buses on Thursday, including in Skegness. Keep an eye on East Midlands Trains and Stagecoach East Midlands for updates.