Flood warnings across Rotherham as Storm Babet hits

FLOOD warnings have been issued across the borough.
Sections of the A19 are reported to be flooded.Sections of the A19 are reported to be flooded.
Sections of the A19 are reported to be flooded.

Travel South Yorkshire has reported that Rotherham Railway Station is now closed due to flooding and a tweet by the operator says: “Rotherham Station is closed due to flooding. Rail replacement is available at Meadowhall, which will run in both directions between Sheffield and Rotherham.”

Due to floods at Whiston Brook, buses are unable to service Whiston and the service will be diverted along East Bawtry Road and Pleasley Road in both directions.

The Tram Train is also currently suspended.

Multiple flood warnings are now in place along the River Don, River Rother as Storm Babet wreaks havoc.

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and partners are monitoring water levels and residents are advised to be prepared.

There is currently a flood warning in place for Whiston Brook and River Rother at Woodhouse Mill. There are several reports of localised flooding including in Wickersley, Todwick and Brookhouse.

The Rotherham town centre canal barrier was lowered on Thursday 19 October as a precautionary measure.

Rotherham United’s game against Ipswich Town is still due to take place at the New York Stadium tonight.

For the latest information, advice and updates on flooding visit http://rotherham.gov.uk/floods

Forecasters say rain will fall all day long and is not expected to stop until 9am on Saturday.