Flooded Lincoln braced for more rain

Heavy rain over the weekend 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.

Flooding alerts and warnings continue across the county on Monday, October 28.

Current forecast from BBC Weather

In addition, Lincolnshire is looking tentatively ahead at the forecast, as forecasters at the BBC predict five days of further sustained rain from Thursday.

In pictures:

Cars are continuing to get stuck in the floodwater under the bridge at Station Road in Potterhanworth, while the people of Lincoln have been out and about capturing the adverse weather conditions on camera.

Photo: Charlie Zobel

Several cars have been stranded in the water here in recent weeks, despite clear road closure signs on the approach to the rail bridge underpass.

This latest victim was photographed on Sunday.

Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite

Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite

Photo: Andy Bell

High water levels at the Brayford. Photo: Andy Bell

Under Wigford Way bridge on Sunday morning. Photo: John Herridge

The Brayford Pool in Lincoln city centre swelled to bursting point on Sunday, October 27. Some pathways adjacent to the River Witham were completely cut off, and the area’s restaurants watched floodwater slowly creep towards their front doors.

Glynn Suddaby captured this photo saying five mile bridge on the cycle track was impassable on Sunday morning. Five mile lane end, Washingborough – the cycle track that goes past Lincs FM towards Bardney.

Terry Bennett captured this photo while cycling from Bardney to Lincoln.

Cycle routes connecting Lincoln and the surrounding villages were also cut off.

Flooding in Boultham Avenue. Photo: John Herridge

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