Storm Franklin: More flood warnings issued for Doncaster as fresh storm batters town

More flood warnings have been issued for Doncaster this morning as Storm Franklin brings fresh weather chaos to town.

By Darren Burke
Monday, 21st February 2022, 9:34 am

The River Don has burst its banks in several places in the last 24 with hundreds of residents watching the waters rise outside their properties overnight.

There has already been some flooding in Conisbrough and Mexborough, while a number of villages north of Doncaster are on high alert.

Doncaster Council has been delivering sandbags to threatened areas while drivers have been told to stay at home as Storm Franklin sweeps across town, hot on the heels of Storm Eunice which caused widespread damage on Friday.

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Mexborough has been hit by flooding, with this photo showing a water filled street near to the Pastures Lodge hotel. (Photo: Jo Dearing).

Flood warnings are currently in place for Braithwaite, Kirk Bramwith, South Bramwith, Thorpe in Balne and Trumfleet.

A Doncaster Council spokesman said: “Surface water and flooding of roads is likely and we are urging people not to attempt to drive through flooded areas.

“The Environment Agency in the early hours of this morning have also issued flood warnings for the lower Don at Sprotbrough and the River Don at Conisbrough.

“We are closely monitoring the situation at present as there has been some localised flooding to some properties in these areas.

“Our officers will remain out and about and working with partners including the Environment Agency. We will keep you updated throughout the day.”

The devastation comes after a ‘mini-tornado’ damaged dozens of houses in Thorne yesterday and as residents continue to clean up following Storm Eunice prior to the weekend which uprooted a number of trees and damaged buildings.