Bridges re-opened today but Doncaster flood alert and road closure remain

All the bridges closed due to Doncaster's flood alerts have re-opened – but a flood alert remains in place.

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 8:32 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 10:34 am

Kirk Bramwith Bridge, Greys Bridge at Denaby and Jubilee Bridge at Fishlake are all open again. But Fordstead Lane, near Barnby Dun, remains closed, according to Doncaster Council officials.

A flood alert is still this morning in place for the Lower River Don catchment in the borough, which affects previously flooded areas including Bentley and Fishlake. The warning for Thorpe in Balne was lifted yesterday evening. The River Went alert has now been dropped.

The flood alert classification, which was put in place by the Environment Agency, means ‘flooding is possible - be prepared’.

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File picture of flooding at Fordstead Lane, Bunby Dun, in 2012
File picture of flooding at Fordstead Lane, Bunby Dun, in 2012

Council forward liaison officers were out in the borough throughout yesterday - and ithe previous night - inspecting areas of potential risk and checking water levels.

The warnings followed high rain levels due to Storm Ciara.