Flood-hit Dunham Bridge in Lincolnshire reopens

Flooded road near Dunham Bridge
Image caption Flooding meant the road was closed on Boxing Day

A major bridge across the River Trent which closed due to flooding over a week ago has been reopened.

The closure of Dunham Bridge in Lincolnshire meant motorists had to take diversions via Newark or Gainsborough.

The Highways Agency said temporary lights were in place on the A57, in both directions, between the Marsh Lane junction and the Dunham Road junction.

It added that motorists should expect delays on the stretch of road.

Elaine Cleaver, landlady of the White Swan pub in Dunham Bridge, near the Nottinghamshire border, said the closure had been "terrible" for trade.

"We would normally serve about 100 Sunday lunches but this week we sold 12. It has hit other businesses in the area as well," she said.

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