Warning as another Sheffield tree falls today after storms - but railway re-opening

Sheffield residents are being urged to take care, with another tree down today, and wind warnings for parts of Yorkshire tomorrow.

Tuesday, 22nd February 2022, 9:51 pm

Resident Toby Sockett warned people to be careful in the city, after seeing a tree come down this afternoon on Fox Hill Road in the city, shown in this picture taken from the passenger seat of a car today.

He urged people to be careful in a message to The Star.

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A tree fell today on Fox Hill Road, Sheffield.

Sheffield Council’s Streets Ahead team said tonight they have had to close Fox Hill Crescent due to the fallen tree, adding on social media they would let people know when it could be re-opened.

Parts of North Yorkshire are covered by a yellow wind warning for tomorrow by the Met Office.

Meanwhile, Rotherham Central station is set to reopen tomorrow after being overwhelmed with water during Storm Franklin – the third storm to hit the railway in a week.

Network Rail’s staff will be working through the night to fix and test the tracks so that the railway can reopen after 10am tomorrow.

Picture shows a fallen tree which came down today at Fox Hill Road, Sheffield.

Engineers have spent three days pumping water away from the railway between Aldwarke and Tinsley.

As water levels reduced, further damage was uncovered, requiring additional repairs.

Tram trains to start again from Tinsley to Rotherham after storm

Rotherham Central station is expected to re-open with a normal train service from 10am tomorrow. Tram Train services between Tinsley and Parkgate will also back in action. Passengers are advised to continue to check before travelling.

Rotherham Station is expected to re-open tomorrow

The pre-emptive decision to close the station was made on Saturday 19 February based on the Environmental Agency's river level readings at the time.

Officials say that by acting before any flooding hit the station, Network Rail engineers were able to remove critical equipment from the ground, which has proved crucial to reducing the impact of flood damage.

Matt Rice, North and East Route Director for Network Rail said: “Storms Franklin, Dudley and Eunice have brought relentless challenges for the railway over the last week, including significant flooding in Rotherham.

“Our teams have worked 24/7 to pump water away from the tracks and work towards getting the railway back up and running for passengers in South Yorkshire. I’d like to thank people for bearing with us as we deliver a safe and reliable railway.”