November 15, 2019 10.30 am This story is over 50 months old

Almost 50 flood warnings and alerts remain in place Lincolnshire

Be careful on the roads

Nearly 50 flood warnings and alerts have been put in place affecting Lincolnshire as the heavy rainfall continues to take its toll on the county.

Further heavy rain caused disruption and flooding on Thursday, including close to Boston. Witham Fourth District Internal Drainage Board responded to a report of a stretch of the bank collapsing at Fodderdyke. The road was closed at the time for safety reasons.

The Environment Agency’s Lincoln incident room said another 10mm of rain fell overnight and Ancholme and Lower Witham is still running high. Staff are monitoring the area.

The weather is also affecting some trains in the area, with journeys between Sheffield and Gainsborough/Lincoln running at reduced speeds and there is a chance of some cancellations.

Road closures

The heavy rainfall has caused a number of road closures. Below is the current list of closures from Lincolnshire County Council:

  • Stow Road, Sturton By Stow
  • Flooding under bridge on Sand Lane between Barkston and Marston
  • Arlington Road, Sedgebrook
  • Westborough Road, Long Bennington
  • B1176 Swinstead Road, Creeton, Grantham
  • North Street, Middle Rasen
  • Short Ferry Road, Stainfield near Bardney
  • Stone Lane, Sutterton
  • Bloxholme Lane / Dunston Heath Lane, Metheringham Fen
  • Footway under Wigford Way, Lincoln
  • Dark Lane, Bitchfield
  • Beck Street Digby
  • A46 Holton Le Moore (at railway crossing)
  • A156 Knaith
  • Bloxholme Lane / Dunston Heath Lane, Metheringham Fen

Flood warnings & alerts

Fifteen flood warnings affecting Lincolnshire are currently in place, including the River Slea and Ninefoot River in Sleaford. Heavy rain has fallen in the Slea catchment and is expected to continue throughout Friday.

A flood warning is currently in place for the River Slea and Ninefoot River in Sleaford. Photo: Flood information service

Flooding is expected and immediate action is required in the following areas:

  • Low Barlings and the Short Ferry Area
  • Patrington Haven on Winestead Drain
  • River Don at Moorends and Thorne
  • River Glen at Surfleet Reservoir during high tide periods
  • River Maun at Haughton, Milton and West Drayton
  • River Slea and Ninefoot River in Sleaford
  • 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
  • River Wreake at Frisby-on-the-Wreake
  • Ruskington Beck in Ruskington
  • Waithe Beck in the Hatcliffe Area

Photo: Flood information service

In addition, 33 flood alerts affecting Lincolnshire are in place, so flooding is possible in the following areas:

  • Bain Catchment
  • Barlings Eau and Duckpool Catchwater
  • Burstwick and Keyingham Drains
  • East and West Fens
  • East and West Glens
  • Fossdyke Canal and River Till
  • Groundwater flooding south of the Humber Estuary
  • Holderness Drain
  • Humber Tributaries
  • Lincoln Watercourses
  • Lower Glen and Bourne Eau System
  • Lower River Ancholme
  • Lower River Derwent
  • Lower River Witham
  • Minor Watercourses in North Kesteven
  • Minor Watercourses of South Forty Foot Drain
  • Rase and Upper Ancholme
  • River Eau in Scotter
  • River Foulness and Market Weighton catchment
  • River Idle in Nottinghamshire
  • River Maun in Nottinghamshire
  • River Meden in Nottinghamshire
  • River Trent from Cromwell Weir to Gainsborough
  • River Trent in Nottinghamshire
  • River Trent Tributaries in Nottinghamshire
  • River Wreake in Leicestershire
  • South East Holderness
  • South Forty Foot Drain
  • Tidal River Ouse, Don and the Dutch River catchment
  • Welland Tributaries
  • Welland Valley
  • Witham in North Kesteven
  • Witham in South Kesteven

Lincoln weather forecast

Lincoln weather forecast for Friday, November 15. Photo: Met Office

Lincoln weather forecast for Saturday, November 16. Photo: Met Office

Lincoln weather forecast for Sunday, November 17. Photo: Met Office

Travel news

There are currently train delays and cancellations across part of South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Humberside due to flooding at Kiveton Bridge and Kirk Sandall.

According to Northern, the following routes including Lincolnshire are affected:

  • Sheffield-Gainsborough/Lincoln – services are now running again but at reduced speeds, with delays and cancellations likely
  • Doncaster-Scunthorpe – services will run via Skellow and will not call at Kirk Sandall

Check National Rail Enquiries and the train operator you are travelling with for the latest travel updates.

Also follow Lincolnshire Police’s force control room on Twitter @FCR_Lincs for information regarding incidents and road closures.