Several areas of borough still closed to motorists

Picture: Marie Caley S0364MC
Picture: Marie Caley S0364MC

A NUMBER of roads and bridges remain closed across Doncaster and the Dearne as monitoring of flood levels continues.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning across Yorkshire and The Humber meaning there is an on-going likelihood of minor river and surface water-related impacts developing as a result of the weekend’s downpours.

Despite today being much clearer, residents and motorists are still being warned to be careful following several road closures and travel disruptions.

Flood alerts still remain for the Ea Beck Catchment River Skell from Hemsworth to Thorpe-in-Balne, the River Went Catchment from Ackworth Moor Top to the River Don, the River Dearne Catchment from Denby Dale to Mexborough, the River Don Middle Catchment Kelham Island to Hexthorpe.

Today’s road closures include Fordstead Lane from Barnby Dun to Arksey, Thorpe Bank Lane in Thorpe Marsh, Wilsic Lane from Wadworth to Tickhill, Nursery Lane in Sprotbrough, Scotch Spring Lane in Stainton, and Furlong Road between Adwick-upon Dearne and Barnburgh. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.

Roads judged to be ‘passable with care’ according to Doncaster Council include Leger Way at the junction with Thorne Road, and Pastures Lane at the junction with Cadeby Lane, High Melton.

The Greys Bridge at Denaby and Kirk Bramwith Bridge at Kirk Bramwith was closed because of high river levels but has now been inspected and has now opened to traffic.