Flooding hits Doncaster

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TWO Doncaster schools are closed today as a result of flooding in parts of the borough.

Denaby Main Primary and Hungerhill School are both closed today and the Environment Agency have issued four flood alerts for the Doncaster area at the River Don Middle catchment, River Dearne catchment, Ea Beck catchment and the River Went catchment.

The following Flood Alerts are in place:

•River Don Middle catchment – flooding is possible for the River Don from Kelham Island in Sheffield to Hexthorpe, including Bagley Dike, Carrbrook and Kearsley Brook.

•River Dearne catchment – flooding is possible for the River Dearne from Denby Dale to Mexborough.

•Ea Beck catchment - flooding is possible for the Ea Beck and the River Skell from Hemsworth to Thorpe in Balne

•River Went catchment - flooding is possible for the River Went and Hoyle Mill Stream from Ackworth Moor Top to the River Don.

Low lying land and roads will be affected first, say officials at Doncaster Council, who are issuing advice to people who may be affected on how to prepare for a flood. Advice on sandbags can also be found on the website www.doncaster.gov.uk/flooding.

Meanwhile, Station Road is closed at Conisbrough. Doncaster Council and Police are urging people to drive carefully and avoid surface water flooding.

Anyone concerned about concerned about imminent flooding, contact the Public Information Help Line on 01302 735688.

For the latest information and advice on river levels and flooding including how to prepare for a flood visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk.

You can also call the Environment Agency Floodline on 0845 988 1188 using quickdial 138222 for up-to-date flooding information.

Are you affected by flooding? E-mail Russ.Newton@thestar.co.uk or call 01302 348502.