Flood alerts issued across Rotherham

Flood alerts issued across Rotherham

By David Parker | 17/02/2020

Flood alerts issued across Rotherham
Flood warnings this morning for Rotherham

FLOOD warnings and alerts have been issued across Rotherham after Storm Dennis lashed the borough over the weekend.

Downpours brought yet more rainfall to the area fresh on the heels of Storm Ciara and just four months after widespread flooding in the borough.

No services are operating at Rotherham Central today (Monday) after the railway lines were left underwater for the second time in four months.

A flood alert is in force across the Middle River Don with Sheffield and Rotherham Canal, Denaby, Sprotbrough and the washlands at Kilnhurst said to be most at risk.

A flood warning has been issued for the River Don at Kilnhurst, which means flooding is expected, according to the Environment Agency’s flood information service.

River levels are expected to fall today and Kilnhurst Washlands have drained steadily overnight, according to the service.

A flood warning is in force for the River Rother at Treeton because water levels and washlands at Catcliffe are still high.

Catcliffe Nature Reserve and the surrounding areas are said to be most at risk, while properties and farmlands are also at risk, the flood information service said.

Pumps have been used over the weekend to keep water levels steady and washland levels are beginning to fall, it said.

A flood alert is in force for the Lower River Rother where water levels are high.‚Äč



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