Flooding causes road closures across South Yorkshire

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FLOODING has led to road closures across South Yorkshire overnight - causing chaos for motorists on their way to work and school this morning.

Heavy rain overnight has led to the closures of roads including Chesterfield Road at Woodseats, between Cobnar Road and Abbey Lane, and the inter-city slip road to the markets off The Parkway in Sheffield.

Jubilee Bridge on Selby Road, Thorn,e Doncaster, is also closed along with Water Lane, Stainforth, Doncaster and Low Lane, Kirk Bramwith, Doncaster.

The Environment Agency has this morning issued a warning of a continued risk of surface water and river flooding today across the county.

There are currently 17 flood warnings, and 37 flood alerts in place for Yorkshire and the North East.

The Environment Agency said even if it stops raining today rivers are likely to continue to rise as rainwater runs off already saturated ground.

Emergency teams from the Environment Agency have been working over the weekend to monitor river levels, clear blockages from watercourses and operate pumping stations and washlands to try and manage river levels.

Phil Younge, Flood Risk Manager at the Environment Agency, said: “We are expecting more rain throughout Monday, and are urging people to remain vigilant, and check their risk of flooding.

“Our teams have been out around the clock over the last few days to minimise the risks and prepare for flooding. We are continuing to deploy teams across the country to warn communities at risk.

“You can sign up for flood warnings and check the latest information on the Environment Agency’s website, where we also have information on how to prepare for flooding.”

Visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood to sign up for free flood warnings or call the Environment Agency Floodline on 0845 9881188.

Contact The Star at news@thestar.co.uk if your road has flooded.