Streets closed after flash flooding hits Doncaster village

This was the scene on a Doncaster street last night when mud and debris left it closed after a storm caused flash flooding.

By David Kessen
Monday, 17th May 2021, 4:59 pm

Whinfell Close, in Adwick, was closed for several hours while teams from Doncaster Council cleaned the surface after torrential rain left water up to nine inches deep.

A council spokesman said last night: “Our teams have been out this evening, cleaning the area to get things back open as quickly as possible.”

It re-opened at 10.30pm.

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Council workers clearing up after the flash flooding in Adwick

Streets in the area were left underwater after the storm brought torrential rain to parts of north Doncaster yesterday evening.

Council officials said water was up to nine inches deep and mud had been washed on the road at Whinfell from fields. Cleaning up continued today.

No evacuations were needed though.

Many posted what they had seen on social media. Videos showed cars driving through deep surface water on streets in villages including Adwick following the storm.

Council workers clearing up after the flash flooding in Adwick

One residents said things were bad near Don Valley school.

She said on social media: “Was bad at traffic lights at Don Valley School earlier...all brown water from drains all over road.”

Another said there had been flooding on Beaumont Avenue, Woodlands.

One resident posted a warning to residents not to drive down Church Lane, Adwick ,because of flooding.

Another said: “Redhouse the same. Sludge from fields running down. It’s in our garage and came up to front door.”

The rain appeared to have been localised to certain part of Doncaster.

Another resident posted: “Was walking dog at Cusworth when sky started ti darken and got home just as rain started. Heard thunder but rain just a normal shower.”

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