These are all the roads in Doncaster still closed by flooding

A large number of roads in Doncaster are still closed by the devastating floods which hit the region two weeks ago today.

Thursday, 21st November 2019, 2:17 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st November 2019, 2:18 pm

Doncaster Council has published details of the roads still shut and which could remain closed for some time.

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The current list of road closures is as follows

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Many roads in Doncaster are still closed by flooding.

Pastures Road - Mexborough (Between Pastures Lodge and Melton Road)

A631 Gainsborough Road - Bawtry

Fordstead Lane - Arksey

Thorpe Bank - Barnby Dun

Bridge Hill (Water Lane) River Bridge- Stainforth

Ferry Boat Lane - Old Denaby

Trundle Lane - Fishlake

Far Bank Lane - Fishlake

Plumtree Hill Road - Fishlake

Fishlake Nab - Fishlake

Hushells Lane - Fosterhouses

Westfield Road - Fishlake

A spokesman said: “We are monitoring all road closures throughout the day to ensure that all roads reopen as quickly as possible following a safety assessment and cleanse.”

Some important local roads remain closed for a longer period due to specific issues. These roads are:

A631 Gainsborough Road - Bawtry

The A631 is still closed due to the River Idle overtopping. The Environment Agency (EA) has advised that any change is unlikely over the next few days, although it is being closely monitored. The EA is currently pumping 24 hours a day at West Stockwith Pumping Station, with high velocity pumps working on the River Idle in the River Trent. The River Idle levels remain stable, although are not currently reducing. Once the River Trent levels drop later in the week, pumping will work even better than it currently is, and the road will be closer to re-opening.

Pastures Road - Mexborough

Washlands adjacent to the highway are steadily reducing as they drain in to the River Don. Once the washlands have drained significantly, the pumping operations can commence. The River Don and the washlands levels have equalised, meaning the river levels of the Don need to drop before any impact is seen and pumping can then take place.

Fordstead Lane - Arksey

The current level of the Ea Beck is dropping and the Norwood Spillway has now ceased operating due to reduced water levels. This will allow the floodplain to be pumped back into the Ea Beck, however this will take at least several days until water levels reduce enough to allow cleansing of the road and reopening it.