LIVE - Flooding reported across Sheffield: Cars stranded, trains cancelled and roads closed (9pm update)

Flooding on Summerfield Street
Flooding on Summerfield Street
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Flooding has caused major problems on Sheffield's road and rail network this evening.

At 8.30pm, the Sheffield Streets Ahead team were dealing with a fallen tree blocking the road on Long Lane in Crosspool, while they had previously helped stranded passengers trapped in a flooded car in Limb Lane in Dore.

A car also became trapped under the bridge on Little London Road.

It follows an afternoon and evening of chaos across the city after one inch of rain fell in just 12 hours - the equivalent to a average week's rain in November.

Crews had to deal with missing manhole covers making flooding problems in several locations, including Abbeydale Road South, Saxon Road, Chesterfield Road and Thirlmere Road - with the fire service helping tackle the problems.

Flooding has been reported in more than 50 locations across the city.

Two cars stranded on Green Road in Penistone. Pic: Ross Kerr

Two cars stranded on Green Road in Penistone. Pic: Ross Kerr

Trains between Sheffield and Manchester were being cancelled tonight because of flooding between Sheffield and New Mills Central, with major delays on other routes.

Some tram services had to be suspended earlier in the day but full routes were restored by 7.30pm despite being subject to delays.

At Meadowhall, shoppers were advised not to leave the mall because the rush-hour traffic during the flooding was so bad.

As of 9pm on Monday night, Ecclesfield Road, Woolley Wood Bottom, Fife Street and Chesterfield Road at the junction with Norton Lees Road were all closed due to flooding.

It comes as heavy rain continues to affect the city in the wake of Storm Angus.

Widespread heavy rain and showers are forecast for most parts of England over the next 36 hours and could cause river and surface water flooding, the Environment Agency said.

People living in Yorkshire and the Humber have also been warned to expect 40-50mph gusts, a Met Office spokesman said.

*Have you seen or experienced flooding in Sheffield today? Get in touch with your videos and pictures by emailing chris.burn@thestar.co.uk

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