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Flood alerts issued in Lincolnshire for rivers near Stamford, Spalding, Grantham and Bourne





A number of flood alerts have been issued as rivers are rising across the area.

The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts for Welland Valley in the Stamford area, the East and West Glens affecting villages between Greatford and Ropsley, and the Lower Welland covering the Deepings and Spalding.

Alerts are also in place for the River Witham in and around Grantham, minor watercourses of the South Forty Foot Drain and the Willow Brook, affecting villages in East Northamptonshire.

Flooding at Stamford Meadows last month
Flooding at Stamford Meadows last month

It follows heavy rainfall today (Thursday, February 22) which is expected to continue until 6pm

A number of roads are affected by flooding and a yellow weather warning remains in place.

The Environment Agency warns that watercourses are now rising, which could lead to flooding of low-lying land and roads close to the river.

A spokesperson said: “We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days and flooding to gardens, driveways or outhouses is possible close to the river.

“Our forecasts indicate that flooding inside properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued.

“We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens.

“Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.”

‘We are living in fear of the rain’

If you are affected by flooding let us know in the comments.



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