VIDEO: River Don in Doncaster bursts its banks as 24 hours of rain are forecast

0
Have your say

The River Don has burst its banks in a Doncaster town this afternoon, as the Environment Agency urges residents to 'remain vigilant' ahead of 24 hours of rain forecast by the Met Office.

Parts of the River Don which runs through Sprotbrough, near to Nursery Lane, are currently flooded following heavy rainfall this weekend.

A flood alert is in place for the Doncaster area

A flood alert is in place for the Doncaster area

And the Environment Agency is now urging residents across the borough as almost 24 hours of rainfall have been forecast between this afternoon and tomorrow evening.

Related story: Doncaster flood alert update at 7pm

A spokesman said: "Levels have now peaked but the Flood Alerts will stay in place while the river remains high.

"We urge people to remain vigilant as heavy rainfall has left many areas across Yorkshire saturated.

Almost 24 hours of rain are forecast over the next two days.

Almost 24 hours of rain are forecast over the next two days.

"To find out if you’re at risk from flooding and see if you live in an area that can receive flood warnings visit the Environment Agency’s website at www.gov.uk/environment-agency or by calling Floodline on 0345 9881188.”

Forstead Lane between Arksey and Barnby Dun was also closed by Doncaster council for a number of hours this morning, due to flooding.

The flood alert remains in place from Hexthorpe to Stainforth, including Swaith Dike and North Swaith Dike in Bentley.

The river begins to overflow after the heavy rain at Sprotbrough, by the Boat Inn. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Flooding Sprotbrough

The river begins to overflow after the heavy rain at Sprotbrough, by the Boat Inn. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Flooding Sprotbrough

The river begins to overflow after the heavy rain at Sprotbrough, by the Boat Inn. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Flooding Sprotbrough

The river begins to overflow after the heavy rain at Sprotbrough, by the Boat Inn. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Flooding Sprotbrough

The river begins to overflow after the heavy rain at Sprotbrough, by the Boat Inn. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Flooding Sprotbrough MC 3

The river begins to overflow after the heavy rain at Sprotbrough, by the Boat Inn. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Flooding Sprotbrough MC 3