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Severe accident: A1077 Lincolnshire both ways

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A1077 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, between Cliff Road and A15.

A1077 Lincolnshire - A1077 Ferriby Road in South Ferriby blocked and queues in both directions between the Cliff Road junction and the A15 junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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Severe disruption: A165 East Yorkshire both ways

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A165 East Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between Swine Road and Skirlaugh Garden Centre.

A165 East Yorkshire - A165 Oubrough Lane in Skirlaugh blocked in both directions between the Swine Road junction and the Skirlaugh Garden Centre junction, because of a police investigation.

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Severe accident: A180 Lincolnshire eastbound

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A180 Lincolnshire eastbound severe accident, at A1136.

A180 Lincolnshire - A180 entry slip road closed eastbound at the A1136 junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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This evening's forecast for Lincolnshire

Tonight will be mostly cloudy with spells of rain and drizzle moving in from the east:

Tomorrow, is expected to be largely dry with some bright or sunny spells.

Lincolnshire weather

Flood damage 'can't be allowed to happened again' - NFU

The National Farmers Union has described the flooding of arable land in Lincolnshire as "absolutely devastating".

flooding fields

More than 1,500 acres of farmland are underwater at Short Ferry, near Lincoln, and many other fields around the county are waterlogged.

The NFU says the issue must be taken seriously.

We have got to have a big discussion about how we deal with water, going forward. We cannot continue to try to do it on the cheap. We need to invest in infrastructure, we need to invest in maintenance because we cannot allow these things to continue to happen."

Stuart RhodesVice Chairman, National Farmers Union
flood scheme

His comments came as the Environment Secretary, Theresa Villiers, visited a flood alleviation scheme in Lincoln. She said farmers will be able to apply for grants of up to £25,000 for uninsurable losses.

Roads remain closed due to flooding

Lincolnshire Police say a number of roads across the county remain closed due to flooding:

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Home visits for people at risk of flooding

Environment Agency officers are knocking on the doors of homes at risk of flooding in Lincolnshire.

flooded house

Officials says river levels remain extremely high on the Lower Witham, between Lincoln and Boston, and on the River Ancholme.

They say that although the situation appears to be improving, the Lincolnshire Resilience Forum remains ready to deliver a coordinated response, if needed.

Jolley pays tribute to Mariners' fans and players

Outgoing Grimsby Town manager Michael Jolley has issued a statement thanking the club's players, staff and supporters after it was announced he had left the club by mutual consent.

Jolley, who leaves the club after an 18-month stint, said it had been a "genuine privilege" to work for "such a fantastic club" and said he was convinced the team, currently 18th in League Two, could go on to achieve success:

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Jordan O'Brien murder: Drug dealer jailed for life

A drug dealer who "brutally" murdered a man with a machete in a row over drugs has been jailed for life.

Kieran Walker
Lincolnshire Police

Jordan O'Brien was attacked by Kieran Walker on his mother's doorstep at a house in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, on 27 March.

Lincoln Crown Court heard Walker hit his victim with such force he almost severed one leg and left the other so badly damaged it had to be amputated.

Judge John Pini QC told him he must serve a minimum of 28 years.

Walker was convicted of Mr O'Brien's murder by a jury in October.

The trial heard Walker, of Auckley, in Doncaster, had a grudge with Mr O'Brien over the loss of £2,000 worth of amphetamines.

Crops could be 'written off' due to Lincolnshire flooding

A Lincolnshire farmer says a national produce crisis is looming as thousands of acres of farmland is waterlogged or flooded following recent heavy rain.

flooded land

The managing director of Lincolnshire Field Products, Robin Hancox, says hundreds of acres of potatoes and cabbages could be "written off" as farmers struggle to lift them.

The farmer, from Spalding, says he and many other, are unable to drill winter wheat, which will have serious consequences for the national wheat crop next summer.

Nine Environment Agency flood warnings remain in place in Lincolnshire.

Watch: Bridlington PCSO 'oldest in the country'

A Police Community Support Officer who is still working at the age of 71 says she keeps going because of job satisfaction.

Liz Smith joined Humberside Police when she was 58-years-old and is still going strong.

Liz patrols six villages around Bridlington on a moped and says she loves being out in the community and helping people.

Dozens of weapons taken off Lincolnshire's streets

A machete and an imitation firearm are among the 100 weapons seized or surrendered as part of a police operation in Lincolnshire.


Lincolnshire Police said 64 of the weapons were confiscated during targeted raids or searches while a further 36 were handed in by members of the public.

They include a machete recovered in Sleaford, an imitation fire arm found on Lincoln's Ermine estate and a knife that had been taken into the Lindum Medical Practice in Lincoln.

The force said 67 people have been arrested so far as part of Operation Raptor.

Michael Jolley: Grimsby Town part company with manager

Grimsby have parted company with boss Michael Jolley after a run of seven games without a win.

Michael Jolley
PA Media

The 42-year-old was appointed manager at Blundell Park in March 2018.

He subsequently led them to safety in the fourth tier before registering a 17th place finish last season.

The Mariners are the third League Two team to change manager in three days, after Carlisle United sacked Steven Pressley on Wednesday and Leyton Orient parted with Carl Fletcher on Thursday.

New flood warning issued for Lincolnshire

A fresh flood warning has been issued by the Environment Agency this morning.

flood map
Environment Agency

The latest warning covers Car Dyke, Billinghay Skirth and tributaries in the Billinghay area.

Flood warnings mean flooding is expected and immediate action is required.

There are now eight flood warnings in place across Lincolnshire.

Severe disruption: A617 Nottinghamshire both ways

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A617 Nottinghamshire both ways severe disruption, from Broadgate Lane to A46.

A617 Nottinghamshire - A617 in Kelham closed in both directions from the Broadgate Lane junction to Cattlemarket Roundabout?, because of flooding.

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Thousands of homes to be built in flood zones

BBC Science and Environment

Almost 10,000 new homes could be built on some of the most flood-prone areas of England, a Greenpeace investigation has found.

A flooded house
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They include hundreds of new-builds in Sheffield and Doncaster, the towns hit hardest by the latest floods.

The Environment Agency told the BBC that virtually all planning applications last year followed its advice on flood risk.

The Greenpeace study comes as hundreds of flood-hit homes in South Yorkshire are still evacuated.

More than 5,000 homes have been proposed in high-risk zones of Lincolnshire, where roads and thousands of acres of farmland have been flooded in the last few days.

The research also highlighted a 3,100-home "new town" near Stainforth, less than two miles from Fishlake, the village where hundreds of people have been forced from their homes because of flooding.

Appeal over 14-year-old girl missing from Hull

Police are asking for help in finding a 14-year-old girl who went missing from Hull on Wednesday.

Brooke Cornick
Humberside Police

Brooke Cornick was last seen just after 16:00 in Belmont Street.

Officers want anyone who has seen Brooke, or might know where she is, to get in touch.

'Record' river levels in Lincolnshire - Environment Agency

The Environment Agency says the River Ancholme and River Witham in Lincolnshire have reached record high levels.

Flood in Lincolnshire

Officers say they've made maximum use of flood storage reservoirs upstream of Lincoln overnight, to protect the city.

Environment Agency Flood Risk Manager Ben Thorley told BBC Radio Lincolnshire it will take days for water levels to fall due to the slow drainage systems of the Ancholme and Witham.

He added that a meeting will be held with the emergency services and drainage boards later today to assess the risks to homes and land.

'Flooding expected' at 23 waterways

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

There are 23 flood warnings in place across the East Midlands.

These are the waterways where the Environment Agency is warning "flooding is expected".

  • Cocker Beck at Lowdham
  • River Derwent at Church Wilne and Wilne Lane
  • River Doe Lea at Bolsover Coking Works and Netherthorpe
  • River Erewash at Ilkeston
  • River Erewash at Langley Mill
  • River Leen at Bulwell
  • River Maun at Edwinstowe and Ollerton
  • River Maun at Haughton, Milton and West Drayton
  • River Maun at Sherwood Forest Caravan Park near Kings Clipstone
  • River Ryton at Scrooby including Serlby
  • River Ryton at Worksop, Shelley Street
  • Rivers Leen at Old Basford, New Basford and Bobbers Mill
  • River Soar at Zouch Island
  • River Trent at Carlton on Trent including Beck Cottage
  • River Trent at Collingham
  • River Trent at Girton
  • River Trent at Lenton for Nottingham Park and Ride Site at Queens Drive
  • River Trent at Sawley Marina, including Sawley Lock
  • River Amber at Ambergate
  • Rothley Brook at Glenfield and Anstey
  • River Sence from Temple Mill to Sheepy Magna
  • River Wreake at Frisby-on-the-Wreake
  • River Wreake for mills at Hoby, Thrussington and Ratcliffe

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire train services hit by flooding

BBC News Travel

There are several problems on Yorkshire and Lincolnshire's rail services just now due to flooding.

TransPennine Express services are currently suspended between Sheffield and Scunthorpe due to flooding in the Kirk Sandall area, near Doncaster.

Train operator Northern is also unable to run services between Doncaster and Goole due to the Kirk Sandall flooding.

Northern trains between Doncaster and Scunthorpe will run at a reduced speed, not calling at Kirk Sandall.

Passengers needing to stop at Kirk Sandall are being asked to use rail replacement buses between Doncaster and Goole.

Disruption on these routes are expected to continue for the rest of the day, according to National Rail Enquiries.

Meanwhile, rail services are also affected between Sheffield and Lincoln Central/Gainsborough Central/Retford/Worksop, and also between Leeds and Lincoln Central.

This is due to flooding near Kiveton Park, which means trains have to run at a reduced speed, with services delayed up to 30 minutes, cancelled or revised.

At the scene: 'Chucking it down' in South Cave

Hayley Ritchie

Journalist, BBC Radio Humberside

The heavy rain last night led to some flooding in East Yorkshire, but it's much better this morning.

A road closed sign

It's still absolutely chucking it down, however, and it's a very wet and miserable morning here in South Cave.

Lots of people are out and about, wandering out of their houses, looking at the height of the rivers and becks.

Comparing the photos overnight, it looks like it's calmed down considerably.

However, drivers should be aware that there's certainly still a lot of surface water on the roads.

Further flood warnings in Lincolnshire after heavy rain

Following heavy rain over the last 24 hours, three more flood warnings have been issued for Lincolnshire.

Flood sign
Matt Cardy/Getty Images

They cover the River Slea in Sleaford, Ruskington Beck and the River Glen at Surfleet Reservoir.

Several other flood warnings remain in place across the county, with an additional three for the River Trent on the Nottinghamshire border.

These warnings mean "flooding is expected and immediate action is required".

For the full list of current flood warnings, take a look at the government's Flood Information Service.

Flooding's also causing some travel problems this morning, with the A46 closed in both directions at Nettleton and the A156 closed between Lea and Marton.

Train services have also been suspended between Lincoln and Sheffield.

Flood warnings remain in place

A number of flood warnings are still in effect this morning, the Environment Agency says.

Water being pumped
Environment Agency

These include a dozen or so along the River Don in Rotherham and Doncaster.

Meanwhile, in East Yorkshire there's a warning in the North Cave Beck area following last night's heavy downpour, with high tides and high water levels on the Humber causing concern.

A warning has also been issued at Holderness Drain at Wawne Common and Woody Carr.

A full and constantly changing list of all flood warnings and alerts can be found on the Environment Agency's website here.

Severe disruption: A1079 East Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A1079 East Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, at A1033 Raich Carter Way.

A1079 East Yorkshire - A1079 Beverley Road in Dunswell blocked westbound at Dunswell Roundabout, because of flooding.

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Severe disruption: A1079 East Yorkshire westbound

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A1079 East Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, from A1033 Raich Carter Way to A164.

A1079 East Yorkshire - A1079 blocked westbound from Dunswell Roundabout in Dunswell to Jocks Lodge in Bentley, because of flooding.

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A52 closed 'for some time' due to flooding

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Several roads across the East Midlands are closed following yesterday's heavy rainfall.

The A52 into Nottingham is shut between the Saxondale and Gamston roundabouts.

A52 flooding

Water pumps have been at the scene for several hours but Highways England said: "Water continues to drain off the adjacent field."

It expects the closure to remain in place "for some time".

What happened overnight?

With the rain falling on South Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire last night, there was some surface water flooding.

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Roads remain closed as a result, but thankfully it wasn't as bad as last week despite the yellow rain warning being issued by the Met Office.

Some homes remain flooded along the River Don.

River levels did rise, but far below last week's record-breaking peak of 6.31m.

We've seen roads flooded in East Yorkshire, including the A63, but that has since been cleared and reopened.

A number of flood warnings remain in place for the region and they can be seen here.

Severe disruption: A46 Lincolnshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A46 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, from turning for Holten Le Moor to B1434.

A46 Lincolnshire - A46 in Nettleton closed in both directions from the turning for Holten Le Moor junction to the B1434 junction, because of flooding.

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Railway lines blocked following flooding

The railway line between Sheffield and Worksop will be closed until the end of the day because of heavy rain causing flooding near Kiveton Park.

It's also expected to remain closed tomorrow with no replacement road transport being put on by train operator Northern. It says it tried to source transport, but couldn't.

Flooding at Rotherham station
Alan Epton

Rotherham station (above) has reopened after it was closed because of flood damage to the track.

Affected routes this morning include:

  • Sheffield - Gainsborough/Lincoln, no service on Friday, customers advised not to travel
  • Sheffield - Scarborough/Bridlington, services will terminate/start from Hull
  • Doncaster - Hull, services will terminate/start at Goole, road transport is being arranged between Doncaster and Goole.
  • Sheffield - Hull/Beverley, services will terminate/start at Doncaster
  • Doncaster - Scunthorpe, services will run via Skellow and will not call at Kirk Sandall
  • Doncaster - Sheffield, services will run as normal
  • Rotherham Central has opened as planned with services resuming from first thing this morning (Friday)

Pumps deployed to local flooding

East Riding of Yorkshire Council say they have sent pumps and staff to areas affected by localised flooding. They are updating their website with road closures as they happen.

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Problems in South Cave

You can see the picture in South Cave.

The standing water means some roads are very difficult to use.

South Cave flooding
Andy Hayton
Flooding in South Cave
Andy Hayton

Fire service issues warning over driving through floodwater

Road closures in Hull

Some Hull roads "impassable" due to floodwater, police have said.

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Heavy rains lifting manhole

Phillip Norton

BBC News

As well as lots of standing water and rising levels around East Yorkshire, the rain is also affecting manholes.

Here's a shot in South Cave of water flowing up onto the street from below one.

A1079 closed at Kingswood due to flooding

More reports of heavy rain causing road closures around Hull and East Yorkshire, Humberside Police are tweeting closures as they happen and advising motorists to take extra care and allow more time to complete their journeys.

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Heavy rain in Hull and East Yorkshire

The heavy rain is causing problems in Hull and East Yorkshire, with difficult driving conditions and road closures. The Environment Agency is running two incident rooms during the flooding.

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Heavy rain disrupts train services

Train services between Sheffield and Worksop are affected due to floodwater on the line, Northern rail says.

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Flooding forces A63 road closure in East Yorkshire

The A63 has been closed in both directions between South Cave and Melton.

Highways England said the closure was "due to increased flooding from water running off the surrounding fields".

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Severe disruption: A63 East Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

A63 East Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, from A1034 to B1231.

A63 East Yorkshire - A63 closed and queues eastbound from the A1034 junction in Ellerker to the B1231 junction in Melton, because of flooding.

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Severe disruption: A63 East Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A63 East Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, at B1231.

A63 East Yorkshire - A63 in Melton entry slip road closed in both directions at the B1231 junction, because of flooding.

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Lincolnshire's weather

It's going to be a wet end to the day. Here's the latest forecast:


Severe disruption: A1077 Lincolnshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A1077 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, from Falkland Way to B1402.

A1077 Lincolnshire - A1077 Ferry Road in Barton Upon Humber closed in both directions from the Falkland Way junction to the B1402 junction, because of flooding.

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