Forty flood warnings and alerts are still in place after Lincolnshire was hit by heavy rainfall over the weekend.
Heavy rain saw rivers in Lincoln swell and spill into a number of streets, causing many to fear for their properties and at least one driver to be submerged in floodwater.
Several cars have been stranded in the water on Station Road at Potterhanworth Bridge in recent weeks, despite clear road closure signs on the approach to the rail bridge underpass. This latest victim was photographed on Sunday.
Lincolnshire is looking tentatively ahead at the forecast. Forecasters at the BBC predict five days of further sustained rain from Thursday.
Twelve flood alerts and 28 flood warnings are currently in place across the county on Monday, October 28.
Train routes including Lincolnshire were also affected over the weekend, so it is advisable to check with the appropriate train operator before travelling.
Lincolnshire Police have also been carrying out checks on the River Witham at Woodhall Spa.
#communitypolicing Checks on the river Witham at Woodhall Spa this morning with the river running as high as I can remember. @lincspolice @LincsSkies @LincsInspector @BBCRadioLincs @wass74 pic.twitter.com/F56gin7ZFP
— Horncastle Police (@HorncastlePol) October 28, 2019
12 flood warnings are in place in Lincolnshire at the time of writing. This means flooding is expected and immediate action is required in the following locations:
- Car Dyke, Billinghay Skirth and tributaries in the Billinghay area
- Isolated properties and villages near the Louth Canal from Austen Fen to Tetney Lock
- Isolated properties and villages near the South Forty Foot Drain and its tributaries
- Low Barlings and the Short Ferry Area
- River Glen at Surfleet Reservoir during high tide periods
- River Trent at Beckingham Marsh
- River Trent at Carlton on Trent including Beck Cottage
- River Trent at Collingham
- River Trent at Girton
- River Witham and associated Fens from Chapel Hill to Boston
- River Witham and associated Fens from Washingborough to Metheringham
- River Witham and associated Fens from Woodhall Spa to Chapel Hill
In addition, 28 flood alerts are also in place, meaning flooding is possible and to be prepared in the following locations:
- Barlings Eau and Duckpool Catchwater
- Burstwick and Keyingham Drains
- East and West Fens
- Fossdyke Canal and River Till
- Holderness Drain
- Lincoln Watercourses
- Louth Canal and Waithe Beck
- Lower Glen and Bourne Eau System
- Lower River Ancholme
The footpath in #Gainsborough is closed due to the high levels of water along the river #trent please stay away from swollen rivers. Latest info on alerts & warnings here https://t.co/4HSc5MbL20 pic.twitter.com/RmWsXsABDq
— Env Agency Midlands (@EnvAgencyMids) October 28, 2019
- Lower River Derwent
- Lower River Witham
- Lower Welland
- Minor Watercourses in North Kesteven
- Minor Watercourses of South Forty Foot Drain
- North Sea coast at Withernsea, Easington and Kilnsea
- Rase and Upper Ancholme
- River Eau in Scotter
- River Foulness and Market Weighton catchment
- River Idle in Nottinghamshire
- River Steeping
The River Witham is very high in #Lincolnshire photos in between Woodhall Spa and Coningsby see up to date flood alerts here: https://t.co/pXLSJLpwh4 #flooding @HorncastlePol @EnvAgencyMids @lincsrivers pic.twitter.com/rm3YMlhrNw
— NFU Mutual Horncastle (@nfum_Horncastle) October 28, 2019
- River Trent from Cromwell Weir to Gainsborough
- River Trent in Nottinghamshire
- River Wreake in Leicestershire
- South East Holderness
- South Forty Foot Drain
- Tidal River Aire catchment
- Tidal River Ouse from Selby to Faxfleet
- Witham in North Kesteven