October 28, 2019 12.10 pm This story is over 32 months old

40 flood warnings and alerts issued across Lincolnshire

Lincoln appeared to be among the worst hit in the county

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.

Photo: Charlie Zobel

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.

Current forecast from BBC Weather

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.

Flood warnings

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

  • 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

  • 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