February 17, 2020 9.47 am This story is over

Lincoln river banks at bursting point: Latest Storm Dennis flood warnings

Roads have closed and flood warnings are in place

People woke up on Monday morning to major disruption as rivers overflowed in the aftermath of Storm Dennis.

The Lincolnite will update this page with the latest news on all of the flood warnings in place in the city and across the county.

After a weekend of strong winds and persistent rain, there are 29 flood alerts in place in Lincolnshire (flooding is possible) and 12 flood warnings (flooding is expected – immediate action required).

Environment Agency warnings in place (Updated at of 2pm):

  • Isolated properties near the River Lymn and Steeping
  • River Idle at West Retford and Ordsall
  • River Steeping in Wainfleet All Saints
  • River Trent at Farndon riverside properties including Dorner Avenue and Wyke and Marsh Lane area
  • River Trent at Fiskerton Mill including Rolleston Fields, Gorse and Nurseries area
  • River Trent at Gibsmere and Gipsy Lane at Bleasby
  • River Trent at Gunthorpe
  • River Trent at Newark for riverside properties
  • River Trent at Newark Sugar Factory and Kelham Bridge
  • River Trent at Newark Tolney Lane and Riverside Marinas
  • Wider area at risk around Croft
  • Wider area at risk around Thorpe St Peter and Wainfleet All Saints

The Environment Agency still has warnings in place and has teams out assessing rivers, where levels are now dropping.

The current flood alert for Lincoln covers much of the city centre and the south.

In Lincoln, the footpaths surrounding the Brayford Pool have flooded and one moored up boat even sunk under the pressure.

Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite.

Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite

A boat sunk into the water. Photo: Kane Lilleyman

Construction of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass is also facing further delays after the site became, once again, flooded near the River Witham.

It had been on track for Autumn 2020 after the collapse of Carillion and major flooding in the area which brought water up to three feet.

Lincolnshire County Council told The Lincolnite that they do not foresee any further delays unless flooding persists.

The Lincoln Eastern Bypass is flooded.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Lincolnshire Police has said that river embankments could once again breach in Wainfleet and will be keeping a close eye on the area from Monday morning to 3am tomorrow.

Coronation Hall on the Wainfleet High Street opened last night with help from the police and a local flood action group to help prepare the town.

People have been asked to closely monitor the situation and to be prepared for action if the river embankments breach.

Flood alerts and warnings in place across the county.

Lincoln and Lincolnshire have several flood alerts and warnings in place.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue even needed to cut a driver out of a car which crashed into the water over the weekend.

The A52 and A1 near Barrowby needed to be closed after flooding and a crash in the early hours of Monday morning.

Lincolnshire Police has asked drivers to avoid the area and told people to drive with care when approaching standing water.

Update: The A1 northbound has reopened and the southbound closure is in the process of being removed.

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