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October 1, 2019 10.32 am This story is over

Live: Third day of flood alerts across Lincolnshire

The county has been closely watching the water levels

Lincolnshire has been closely watching water levels as heavy rain batters the county in the third day of flood alerts.

Boston and Gainsborough both have flood warnings in place on October 1, a level higher than a flood alert.

Lincolnshire Reporter will be keeping an eye out for any incidents across the county and will update this story when we get more information.

Traffic

Humberside Police has also said it has been dealing with “a number of accidents” on Tuesday morning and has urged drivers to slow down.

As previously reported, some drivers were 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.

Alerts

There are still 11 flood alerts in place across the county, with much of the coastline covered in the amber alert.

Flood warnings and alerts are in place across Lincolnshire.

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 four more flood warnings and 20 more flood alerts compared to Monday.

On Tuesday there are 76 flood warnings in place and 184 flood alerts in place, but no severe flood warnings.

A tidal surge brought on by stormy conditions has passed in Boston on Tuesday morning without too much disruption.

Boston Borough Council has been monitoring the water levels closely.

Check out the full flood warnings map on the Government website by clicking or tapping here.

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

The River Witham is close to overflowing. Photo: Daniel Jaines for Lincolnshire Reporter

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