Lincoln on flood alert as more rain forecast

Parts of Lincoln and surrounding villages are on flood alert after constant rainfall at the weekend, with more rain expected in the next 24 hours.

The Environment Agency issued flood alerts for the south and west of Lincoln, as well for multiple villages around the city, including Skellingthorpe, Aubourn, Bassingham, Skellingthorpe, Saxilby, Torksey, Sturton by Stow, Nettleham, Scothern, Dunholme and Welton.

The areas where flood alerts have been issues on September 30.

You can see a full map of the flood alerts in Lincolnshire here..

The Met Office expects even more rain in the next 24 hours.

A break in the rain is only forecast on Wednesday, followed by another rainy weekend.

Rainfall is expected to resume at around 5pm on Monday and continue through to late afternoon on Tuesday.

Temperatures are also expected to drop from a high of 17C on Monday to 13C on Tuesday.

Elsewhere in Lincolnshire, rain has already been causing issues, as reported earlier today by Lincolnshire Reporter.

One driver was even forced to abandon their car after driving into floodwater under the rail bridge in Potterhanworth.

Photo taken at Potterhanworth rail bridge on Station Road on Monday morning.

There are currently 11 flood alerts in place across the county and two, more severe, flood warnings in place for Boston and Horncastle.

The flood information service has strongly urged residents in both towns to take action immediately to protect their homes.

Flood alerts also remain in place in Gainsborough, Saxilby, North Hykeham, Market Rasen, Wragby, Heckington, Boston, Horncastle, Mablethorpe, Skegness, and North Somercotes.

Across the country, there are 72 flood warnings in place and 164 flood alerts in place, but no severe flood warnings.