Lincoln and the surrounding villages have been hit by more relentless rain, and people have been warned of swelling waterways and flooded roads.
The government’s flood information service has issued an alert for minor watercourses in North Kesteven. The alert reads:
“Recent heavy rain caused the watercourses in the North Kesteven catchment to rise. These watercourses are fed by groundwater sources, which means they will remain high for many days or even weeks after the rain has stopped.
“There will be some continued flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. The forecast for the next few days remains unsettled including potential persistent rain during today, and possibly tomorrow.
“This will keep river levels high with potential for flood warnings to be issued, possibly in Sleaford. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.”
Trains are unable to run between Sheffield and Lincoln Central/Gainsborough Central due to heavy rain and flooding at Kiveton Park.
Buses are in operation between Lincoln/ Gainsborough Central.
Northern Rail expects delays until around 3pm.
The Met Office issued the following:
- Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
- Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, with a risk that some communities may be cut off by flooded roads
- Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible – keep an eye on the relevant operator for any updates on your journey
- Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
- Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life
This story will be updated with any road closures or additional warnings.
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