February 13, 2020 9.27 am This story is over 44 months old

Floods force closure of A16 Louth bypass

Two cars have been rescued on the road

Two cars and their drivers have been rescued from flood waters which forced highways teams to close the A16 Louth bypass.

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue said shortly before 7am on Thursday, February 13 that the Louth bypass between A157 and Horncastle Road was flooded on the southbound carriageway.

Crews from Louth rescued two cars and their drivers from this stretch of road on Thursday morning.

Lincolnshire Police’s force control room has since confirmed that they were advised by the county council’s highways team to close the bypass.

The road closure will be in place until the water level has reduced enough for it to be re-opened.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire County Council said: “Heavy rain has caused flooding on a section of the A16 Louth bypass this morning. The road is closed between the A157 Roundabout to the south and the B1520 Roundabout to the north.

“Emergency services and highways crews are on the scene. We expect the water to drain away quickly once the rain has stopped, and we will be able to reopen the road.

“We will be looking into what further work can be done to prevent flooding of the road in future.”