Meadowhall bosses issue statement amid fears over flooding at Sheffield shopping centre

Bosses at Meadowhall have issued a statement this afternoon amid flooding fears.

Sunday, 20th February 2022, 3:58 pm

The River Don, which flows past Meadowhall, is rising rapidly, leaving some fearing that it is at risk of breaching.

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Meadowhall bosses say its flood defences have been deployed as a precautionary measure but the centre remains open.

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Meadowhall bosses have issued a statement over flooding fears around the shopping centre

The statement reads: “Due to the current weather conditions, we have taken the decision to deploy our flood defences as a precautionary measure and Meadowhall Drive is closed as a result.

"The centre remains open and we are closely following the latest updates from the Environment Agency.”

A number of flood alerts and warnings have been issued for Sheffield and Millhouses Park has been closed as a precaution.

More to follow.