DONCASTER FLOOD ALERT UPDATE, 8AM: Road remains closed

Water levels in Stainforth earlier today

Water levels in Stainforth earlier today

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A road was reported as closed this morning again after Doncaster was yesterday put on flood alert.

BBC Radio Sheffield was reporting Forstead Lane between Arksey and Barnby Dun as closed, as a precautionary measure after being closed due to flooding yesterday morning.

But water levels in the River Don have fallen since the Environment Agency put out its flood alert yesterday morning.

Levels recorded this morning at 7am by the agency were 2.53m, compared to a high of 4.09m yesterday.

The water was close to the top of the arches in the bridge in the former mining town, as this picture shared on our Facebook page by reader Dale Smith, shows.

Another photo shared by Mr Smith also showed the high river levels, which were taken as the Environment Agency put out a flood alert.

The typical river level range for this location is between 0.21 metres and 3.05 metres.

The Environment Agency yesterday urged residents to ‘remain vigilant’ ahead of 24 hours of rain forecast by the Met Office.

The flood alert which was put in place yesterday was for the Don from Hexthorpe to Stainforth, including Swaith Dike and North Swaith Dike in Bentley. It is not currently in place, following the fall in levels.

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