'Lifted man hole cover' flood warning to thousands heading to beer festival near Sheffield

A flood warning has been issued to thousands of revellers heading to a popular beer festival near Sheffield.

Saturday, 2nd June 2018, 12:53 pm
Updated Saturday, 2nd June 2018, 1:02 pm
Rainfall in Eckington.

There are reports that the downpour has caused a manhole cover to lift in Ravencar Road, Eckington.

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Eckington Safer Neighbourhood Team tweeted: "Great Start to the 3 Valleys Festival. Localised flooding may cause disruption.

"Please take extra care on your way."

It said: "Another day with the possibility that thundery weather could cause impacts due to flooding, lightning or possible large hail.

"Many parts will be wet and cloudy but only a few seem likely to see the heaviest downpours."