Bridges closed as Doncaster back on flood alert

Two bridges in Doncaster are closed today due to water levels and flood warnings are in place

By David Kessen
Monday, 10th February 2020, 8:46 am
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 1:43 pm

The roads are closed this Monday morning due to river levels.

Greys Bridge at Denaby is closed at the junction of Doncaster Road, Mexborough, and outside Dearne Valley Leisure Centre. And Jubilee Bridge at Fishlake is closed at the junction of Selby Road Cowick Road.

Meanwhile, a flood warning for the River Don at Thorpe in Balne is currently in place, which the Environment Agency says means: “Flooding is expected - immediate action required.”

The River Don at Barnby Dun, just by Forstead Lane. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Flood MC 4

There were four flood alerts issued, meaning: “Flooding is possible - be prepared.”

One is for the Lower River Don catchment, which includes areas like Fishlake and Bentley, which flooded in November.

A spokesman for the EA said: “We are forecasting levels at Doncaster to be 1.5m lower than the level recorded at Doncaster in November 2019. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through low lying land or near local watercourses. Our Incident Room is open and we are monitoring the situation closely. We will update this message by 02:20 on 10/02/2020 or as the situation changes.”

Alerts are also in place for Middle River Don, River Dearne catchment and River Went catchment.

Doncaster Council was yesterday working to deal with surface water in the borough, and several trees were down in the borough.

A spokesman said they had teams out in Doncaster yesterday dealing with surface water.

“Please take care on the roads.”