Two more Doncaster routes closed after parts of area put on flood alert - but bridge re-opens

Two more Doncaster traffic routes were closed after parts of Doncaster were put on flood alert.

By David Kessen
Monday, 10th February 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 9:35 am

Officials have now stated that Kirk Bramwith Bridge has been closed to traffic, along with Fordstead Lane, near Barnby Dun.

Doncaster Council has announced the closures, which are in addition to Greys Bridge, near Denaby, a closure which was announced this morning.

However Jubilee Bridge, at the junction of Selby Road and Cowick Road, which is one of the main ways into Fishlake, has now re-opened.

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File pictures of Fordstead Lane, Bunby Dun, flooded in 2012

The closures come after flood alerts were put out in Doncaster this morning.

The roads are all closed today (Monday) due to river levels.

Greys Bridge at Denaby is closed at the junction of Doncaster Road, Mexborough, and outside Dearne Valley Leisure Centre. And Jubilee Bridge at Fishlake is closed at the junction of Selby Road Cowick Road.

A flood warning for the River Don at Thorpe in Balne is currently in place, meaning “flooding is expected - immediate action required,” along with two flood alerts, meaning “flooding is possible - be prepared”,

One is for the Lower River Don catchment, which includes areas like Fishlake and Bentley, which flooded in November.

A spokesman said they had teams out in Doncaster yesterday dealing with surface water.

They added: “Please take care on the roads.”

Water levels are still being monitored, said the authority, which has added that flood warnings were usually issued half an hour to one day in advance of flooding.