FLOODING: Latest news across Doncaster

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Doncaster Council is continuing to respond to flooding across the borough.

River levels across the borough are dropping, and the Environment Agency has removed flood alerts from the Middle and Lower Don as well as Ea Beck.

A flood warning remains in place for the River Went at Topham Ferry. The Environment Agency are predicting that because river levels are dropping in the River Don this will allow the Went to discharge and enable the flood warning to be downgraded to an alert later today.

Flood Alerts remain in place for the River Went Catchment from Ackworth Moor Top to the River Don and the River Idle in Nottinghamshire from West Drayton to the point where it joins the River Trent.

The following road closures are in place: Fordstead Lane, Thorpe Bank Lane and Topham Ferry Lane at Sykehouse.

Roads passable with care are: Spring Lane at Sprotbrough, Gainsborough Road at Bawtry. All bridges in the borough are open.

The Met Office have advised that due to the recent wet weather there is an increased risk of icy patches, even on roads that have been treated with salt, where water run off or seepage may wash off any earlier salt treatment.

Deputy mayor, Coun Cynthia Ransome said: “My thanks to council teams who have been working 24/7 dealing with flooding, working to reassure residents and gritting roads.

“Drivers are reminded that moving a road closure sign is an offence under the Highways Act and you could be fined up to £1,000.

“Water may be deep and fast flowing and ignoring a road block puts both the driver and emergency responders’ lives at risk.”

For the latest information and advice on river levels and flooding including how to prepare for a flood visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk

You can also call the Environment Agency Floodline on 0845 988 1188 for up-to-date flooding information or follow @EnvAgencyYNE on Twitter.

For the most recent updates and advice follow Doncaster Council on Twitter @MyDoncaster and on Facebook www.facebook.com/mydoncaster or visit www.doncaster.gov.uk/flooding