Seven flood warnings and alerts and a yellow weather warning have been put in place in and around Lincoln as heavy rain continues to lash down in the city.
A yellow weather warning for rain, covering areas including Lincoln, has been issued by the Met Office. It is due to remain in place until 10pm on Thursday, November 14.
Further heavy rain may lead to further disruption and flooding. The Met Office has issued the following guidance for what to expect during the weather warning:
- Further homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
- Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life
- Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
- Some communities may be cut off by flooded roads
- Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible
- Possible power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses
Below is the current list of flood-related closures in Lincolnshire, which are in place at the time of writing:
- 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
30 residents have been evacuated from Short Ferry Caravan Park near to Bardney #Lincolnshire as a precaution. The site is close to the River Barlings Eau that burst its banks over the weekend, flooding more than 1000 acres.
— Paul Murphy (@BBCPaulMurphy) November 14, 2019
A flood warning has been put in place for River Witham and associated Fens from Washingborough to Metheringham.
This means flooding is expected and immediate action is required. The Government’s flood warning service said it has staff out in the area, who are closely monitoring the situation.
The warning states that river levels will remain high in the River Witham and Fens, advising not to walk on flood banks and to avoid contact with flood water.
Rainfall over the last few days has resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the lower reaches of the River Witham and its tributaries. River levels are expected to rise again and could cause further flood risk to this area.
The warning also states that low lying properties near the river are most at risk.
Six flood alerts affecting in and around Lincoln have been put in place, meaning flooding is possible and to be prepared in the following areas:
- Barlings Eau and Duckpool Catchwater
- Fossdyke Canal and River Till
- Lincoln Watercourses
- Lower River Witham
- Minor Watercourses in North Kesteven
- Witham in North Kesteven
The heavy rain has also taken its toll on a local equine welfare charity. Over £4,500 has so far been raised as Bransby Horses near Lincoln tries to rebuild from devastating flooding, which forced them to evacuate over 100 animals.
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