Doncaster drivers told to stay at home and not travel as floods crisis spreads

Drivers in Doncaster have been told to stay off the roads tonight as the floods crisis deepens across South Yorkshire.

Thursday, 7th November 2019, 8:15 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th November 2019, 8:15 pm

Doncaster Council has issued the warning as rain continues to fall across the region and the River Don continues to rise.

Flooding has been reported on roads all over Doncaster and train and bus services have been badly hit.

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Flooding in Bentley. (Photo: Amber Batch).

Now the authority has warned against all but essential travel.

A spokesman said: “There are number of flood warnings in place across South Yorkshire, including Doncaster, with rain predicted to continue until the early hours.

“We are working closely with our colleagues and partners and have officers out across the borough supporting residents and protecting properties.

“For safety reasons and to help us contain surface water we ask that residents do not attempt to drive through flood water and temporary road closures.

“Unless your journey is urgent, we would recommend that you don’t make it this evening while the flood warnings are still in place.”