Pensioner shows 'Sheffield spirit' after driving MOBILITY SCOOTER through floods

The torrential rain and flooding almost brought Sheffield to a complete standstill yesterday.

By Dan Windham
Friday, 8th November 2019, 1:38 pm
Updated Friday, 8th November 2019, 4:25 pm

Roads were closed, trains were cancelled and traffic was gridlocked after an amber danger to life warning of rain was issued for the city.

Many motorists were forced to abandon their cars and some homes were flooded in the worst Sheffield weather since 2007.

While many struggled to get around the city, one pensioner showed the ‘Sheffield spirit’ and was not going to let anything stop them on their journey.

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Pensioner on mobility scooter - Credit: Stephanie Jubb

The woman was seen driving her mobility scooter through the floods in Woodseats as cars battled in the water alongside.

Stepanie Jubb shared the impressive footage on Facebook, leaving many people impressed with her determination and grit.

The 25-year-old said: "The woman just started driving and we were like 'she's not gonna do it, she's not gonna do it' and then she just carried on. She didn't even lift her legs up or anything."

After a trip to the shop the woman later returned via the same route, driving back through the flooding.

"She's come back through it with her shopping bags, but we didn't get that on tape," Ms Jubb added.

The pharmacy dispenser said she "could not believe" the clip had gone viral, but added she felt the moment illustrated ‘northern spirit’.

"The people up north are quite strong," she said. "They just carry on doing their daily thing.”