Residents urged to stay at home after Market Rasen hit by flash flooding



Residents were urged to stay at home after a town in Lincolnshire was hit by flash floods.

Torrential rain fell in Market Rasen on Tuesday evening, 16 August, submerging roads and leaving cars underwater and residents battling to protect their homes.

Flash flooding in Market Rasen Credit: George Coopland

The town council urged people to stay indoors, saying in a message: “Please stay home. The town is flooded. Do not drive in these conditions.”

Streets were submerged in Market Rasen. Credit: George Coopland

Building company Travis Perkins offered its help, providing sand bags to residents and businesses.

Drivers were also urged to slow down to avoid pushing water into people’s properties.

A building company helped residents in Market Rasen. Credit: Facebook

Lincolnshire Police tweeted: “We are working with Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service in the Market Rasen area to deal with the flooded roads in the area. Please don’t try travelling through flood waters as we have a number of vehicles currently stuck.”

A number of roads were closed, including: Linwood Road, Deer Street, Waterloo Road, Chapman Street and the Gainsborough Road and King Street junction.

Flooding in Market Rasen. Credit: Kirstie Marie Sinclair/Facebook

Meanwhile, in Worksop, some cars have been almost completely submerged by flash flooding. Police officers have been at the scene.

South Yorkshire Police is urging motorists to take care when travelling. The following roads in Sheffield are closed due to flooding: Station Rd, Halfway, Beaver Hill Rd, Handsworth, Worksop Rd/Darnall Rd, Attercliffe, Rother Valley Way, Mosborough, Long Acre Way, Mosborough.

Elsewhere, Grimsby Town’s game against Carlisle United was abandoned following a flooded pitch.


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