November 7, 2019 3.15 pm This story is over 48 months old

In pictures: Flooding causes havoc in Lincolnshire villages

Stranded cars, high water levels and a road closure

Police have closed the High Street in Sturton by Stow as flooding and heavy rain continues to affect Lincolnshire.

Other areas of the county are also watching in suspense as water levels creep closer to banks, roads and properties.

The Met Office issued a yellow warning for rain and a flood warning and alerts. The yellow warning was put in place at 6am on Thursday, November 7 and is set to remain until the same time on Friday, November 8.

It is also affecting train services, with Northern advising customers not to travel between Sheffield and Lincoln/Gainsborough.

Sturton by Stow

Cars have been getting stuck in the floodwater in the Lincolnshire village of Sturton by Stow on Thursday, November 7.

Photo: Pete Tebbs

Lincolnshire Police closed Sturton by Stow High Street at around 1.20pm on Thursday and said it will re-open when the flood is clear.

Sturton By Stow on Thursday. Photo: Pete Tebbs

Pete Tebbs snapped photographs of major flooding up past car doors and cars getting stuck in Sturton by Stow.

High water levels at Horseshoe Hollow in Ruskington. Photo: John Metcalf


A flood warning has been issued for Ruskington Beck by the government’s flood information service, meaning flooding is expected and immediate action is required.

A statement made in the Ruskington Community Watch Facebook group said the Beck is close to the top in the village centre.

The water level has risen 15 inches in three hours at the Horseshoe Hollow nature area between Manor Street and Horseshoe Close. It is also understood that the local parish council asked for debris not to be removed.

Photo: John Metcalf

Photo: John Metcalf

Seventeen flood alerts affecting Lincolnshire have been issued in the following areas:

  • Bain Catchment
  • East and West Glens
  • Fossdyke Canal and River Till
  • Holderness Drain
  • Lower River Derwent
  • Minor Watercourses in North Kesteven
  • Minor Watercourses of South Forty Foot Drain
  • Rase and Upper Ancholme
  • River Devon and Smite in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire
  • River Idle in Nottinghamshire
  • River Maun in Nottinghamshire
  • River Meden in Nottinghamshire
  • River Trent Tributaries in Nottinghamshire
  • River Wreake in Leicestershire
  • Welland Valley
  • Witham in North Kesteven
  • Witham in South Kesteven

Photo: John Metcalf

The adverse weather conditions have also been affecting trains in the county, so please check with the relevant train operator regarding any disruption to your journey.