Lincolnshire

Environment Agency issues warning over possible flooding

Lincolnshire residents in flood-prone areas are being urged to take precautions after heavy rainfall over the weekend.

Flooding caused the closure of some roads in the county.

Environment Agency officials told residents in low-lying areas to watch water levels.

Roy Stokes, flood risk manager for Environment Agency, said: "A lot of ground is saturated so there is nowhere for the extra rain to go.

"Smaller water courses are quicker to react and have taken the impact.

More rainfall

"Flood defences across the county are doing their jobs which is really good... but there are still a few surface water problems to deal with whereas with the river warnings we can give plenty of alerts to people.

"Hopefully we will get some respite but there is more rainfall expected for Monday and Tuesday."

"Any further rain we do get this week will see river levels rising quicker than they normally would because they are already full... so people need to keep an eye on things."

Drivers were earlier advised to take care on the A15 at Osbournby at the A52 junction because of flooding and fallen power cables.

The A16 at Louth and A52 east of Boston were also affected by surface water, the Environment Agency said.

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