Flood warnings issued by police and Environment Agency after aquaplaning smash near Sheffield

The Environment Agency has issued hundreds of flood warnings.
The Environment Agency has issued hundreds of flood warnings.
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Flood alerts have been put in place for areas across Sheffield and South Yorkshire today as heavy rain continues.

The Environment Agency has put alerts in place for multiple rivers, while South Yorkshire Police has warned road users to take care after a driver on the M1 had a narrow escape from a serious accident.

Police Twitter account @SYOperations tweeted a photo of a smashed up car on the M1 on Sunday afternoon, with the words: “The result of aquaplaning on the M1 in Barnsley. Pls slow down. One very lucky man.”

Police Superintendent for Rotherham Paul McCurry warned: “Take care A616 between Langsett and Stocksbridge #southyorkshire #flooding @HighwaysEngland reduce speed.

“Various reports of surface water across the road network due to water coming off fields.”

Flood alerts have been issued by the Environment Agency today for the following areas:

-River Sheaf, Porter Brook and their tributaries in Sheffield

-River Don Lower Catchment: the River Don from Hexthorpe to Stainforth, including Swaith Dike and North Swaith Dike in Bentley

-River Rother and its tributaries from Renishaw to Rotherham, and the River Rother from Chesterfield to Staveley, including the Rivers Hipper, Drone and Whitting

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