Weather warning and flood alerts issued in and around Lincoln

A Met Office yellow weather warning for rain is in place in Lincoln and other parts of the county.

Heavy rain is expected for the rest of Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26, which may lead to flooding.

The Met Office has put the yellow weather warning in place between 3pm on Friday until the same time the following day.

This means there is a small chance that homes and business could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings. There is also a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life.

Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures. There is also a small chance that some communities could become cut off by flooded roads.

Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services.

Photo: Met Office

According to the Government’s flood information service there are currently two flood alerts affecting Lincolnshire at the time of writing. This means flooding is possible and to be prepared in the following areas:

  • Minor Watercourses in North Kesteven
  • Rase and Upper Ancholme

Lincolnshire has already been affected by flooding this year, including Wainfleet flood victims having to clear out their homes and people living in Ruskington, who made desperate attempts to save their valuables when floodwater surrounded their bungalows.

Flooding has also been affecting people in Potterhanworth after several drivers became stranded in floodwater under the bridge on Station Road this month. The county council previously said it had been unable to access drains because of the high water level.