Live Blog: 'Do not travel' warning issued as Sheffield is battered by storm

Sheffield and its surrounding areas continue to experience severe weather this morning, with people warned not to travel over flooding fears.

Monday, 21st February 2022, 2:26 pm

The city remains on flood watch this morning after days of persistent rain that saw river levels across the city rise yesterday.

And as of Monday morning (February 21), over 17 flood warnings and six flood alerts have been issued for Sheffield.

Storm Franklin is to blame for the bad weather, which came after Storm Dudley and Storm Eunice wreaked havoc earlier in the week.

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Coronation Park in Oughtibridge flooded on Sunday

It is however forecast to have lesser wind gusts than Eunice, which prompted two Red Weather Warnings.

Passengers have been advised to avoid travelling if possible, with buses being diverted and train services being cancelled.

The tracks at Rotherham Central railway station have also been flooded, preventing trains from calling there for the rest of the day.

Follow this live blog for more weather and travel updates.

Live Blog: River levels dropping and flood warnings expected to be lifted today

Last updated: Monday, 21 February, 2022, 14:22

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  • Passengers advised not to travel
  • ‘Mini tornado’ reported in Doncaster
  • Flood warnings expected to be lifted today

Heeley police incident: cordons in place amid reports of baseball bats used in mass brawl

Police cordons are in place in Heeley this afternoon amid reports of a mass brawl in which baseball bats were used.

Emergency services were reportedly deployed to Brooklyn Road, at its junctions with Valley Road and Rushdale Road, between 10.45am and 11.15am today.

According to residents in the area a number of people were involved in the disturbance and weapons, including baseball bats, are believed to have been used.

At least two people, including a woman, were said to have been seriously injured in the incident.

Read more here.

River still high and playground cordoned off in Millhouses Park in Sheffield

The River Sheaf running through Millhouses Park is still high and the playground is cordoned off this afternoon.

Sheffield Council closed the park yesterday amid flooding fears.

Swathes of parkland are under water and the playground is taped off to keep children out.

Read more here.

Sheffield weather: Main road between Sheffield and Peak District hit by damage, debris and flooding

A main road linking Sheffield with the Peak District has been hit by damage and flooding caused by a series of recent storms.

Water, debris and what appears to be damage to the road surface has been reported in several places along Loxley Road in Loxley after several storms battered the city.

Some of the most severe of the flooding appears to be collected around the junction with Rowell Lane where debris was also strewn across the road and water was seen bubbling up out of drains.

Read more here.

Power cut Sheffield: More than 700 homes across city hit by outages as Storm Franklin lashes city

Hundreds of homes across Sheffield have been left without power after Storm Franklin swept through the city, which was also hit by flooding, this morning.

Northern Powergrid said that as of 11.30am today, Monday, February 21, more than 700 properties around the city were affected by power cuts and its engineers were working to get them reconnected as soon as possible.

The worst affected part of Sheffield this morning was the S5 postcode area around Firth Park, where the utility firm said the power cut was first reported shortly after 8am and around 340 premises were without electricity. Northern Powergrid said it hoped to restore power by 7.45pm.

Find out more about the affected areas here.

Sheffield flooding update: All river levels starting to drop and most flood warnings expected to be lifted

All river levels in Sheffield and surrounding areas are starting to drop this afternoon and most flood warnings are expected to be withdrawn later today.

In an update released by Sheffield City Council today, there are no plans to issue any further weather warnings at the moment, but some remain in place for high-risk areas.

The Environment Agency said the affected areas are River Don at Sheffield Wednesday, Owlerton, River Sheaf at Saxon Road, Myrtle Bridge and Queens Road Retail Park, River Sheaf at Broadfield Road and London Road South, River Don at Meadowhall and Carbrook, River Don at Blackburn Meadow, Loxley along Holme lane and Owlerton.

In terms of weather conditions, the forecasters at the Met Office said the risk of up to 60mph winds remain but gusts will gradually decrease in the afternoon, with showers expected.

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Flooding fears in riverside homes in Hillsborough, Sheffield, as water level in River Loxley rises

Water levels in the River Loxley have risen today, threatening to cause flood damage at riverside properties in Hillsborough.

Persistent rainfall over the last week and a battering from storms Desmond, Eunice, and Franklin have badly affected some Sheffield communities.

Today at 9am the water level in the River Loxley reached 0.69m, well above its typical range of 0.06m and 0.11m.

Several flood warnings were issued across Sheffield yesterday – and today two flood warnings were issued along the Loxley, at Owlerton and Holme Lane.

Treswell Crescent and Langsett Road, Hillsborough, streets which both border the Loxley, looked to be at risk of flooding this morning, as water rushed along the river a few feet below external balconies and entrances to properties.

Read more here.

Sheffield flooding: New video shows the state of flooding at Millhouses Park today

Parts of Millhouses Park are still under water today as the River Sheaf continues to bring a torrent of water through Sheffield.

The children’s play area is still cordoned off after council officials urged people to avoid the area yesterday.

Parts of the scooter and skate park are submerged as water flows along pathways and across the playing fields into the river.

Yesterday afternoon saw a torrent of water rushing along the swollen river as it made its way into the city centre and the Sheaf is still at very high levels despite there being little rain on Monday morning.

Read more here.

High river levels on the Sheaf and River Don

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A raging Porter Brook in Endcliffe Park

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