‘River’ of floods through Epworth

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Floods affected businesses in Epworth following a downpour yesterday afternoon that caused a ‘river’through the town centre.

The 20 minute deluge around 3pm saw premises including Oceans52 fish bar, the High Street Post office and the White Bear pub on the A161 crossroads, slightly flooded.

Sub-postmaster Richard Haley said: “We were actually lucky this time. In the past we have had inches of water but this time it was only half a centimetre. The Council did a good job on our defences a year or so ago and it seems to have worked well.

“There was a raging torrent though. I’ve seen it like that two or three times before.”

Ian McConnachie of Oceans52 said: “We’ve had some water in but got it sorted out quite quickly. It was like a river covering the pavements for a while but I think all damage is minimal. The White Bear had it a bit worse I understand but is dealing with it.”

Problems were also reported around Westgate Road at Belton late yesterday.

However, no major incidents were reported by emergency services in the Isle.