Brigg area flood warning lifted on River Ancholme
The threat of flooding in the Brigg area had receded by lunch-time today (Monday Nov 26).
Shortly before noon the Environment Agency withdrew the warning that had been in place on the Old River Ancholme and the New River Ancholme.
Earlier today, flooding had been expected and a warning issues to that effect.
There were flood warnings in place for Brigg and "isolated properties" close to the river in Broughton parish, Horkstow and Saxby-All-Saints carrs.
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A flood alert was also issued for the remainder of the Ancholme and tributaries.
The Environment Agency suggested this might affect Waddingham, Redbourne and Hibaldstow.
In Brigg at 8am today, water had risen sufficiently to encroach onto the towpath of the Old River Ancholme in a few places.
Close to the New River Ancholme, North Lincolnshire Council's main car park at Ancholme Leisure Centre, Scawby Brook, was out of action this morning after being covered by floodwater. However, the leisure facility remained open, also having a second car park on slightly higher ground.
A flood alert was also in place on the River Eau in Scotter.
Humberside Fire and Rescue Service received more than 30 calls yesterday (Sunday) relating to localised flooding after heavy rain.
Earlier today there were said to be a number of "dangerous roads" across the region that had become hazardous to drivers.
Motorists were being urged to "drive to the conditions."
With further rain on the way later today, the fire service is asking residents to call them only if there is a risk of flooding to their property, or it is a real emergency.
For advice on how best to protect your home, call 0870 8506 506.
People are being urged to keep a careful eye on weather forecasts.
Late this morning, Simon Anfield, of Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Although there is rain predicted tonight, it will be less than yesterday."
A North Lincolnshire Council spokesperson said this afternoon: "Over the weekend we have had officers working round the clock, aided by 10 water sucking tankers and three specialist Jetters/gully emptiers and our own machines.
"We will continue to work with our partners, e.g. Severn Trent and the Internal Drainage Boards, to ensure all issues raised are fully investigated.
"We will have a presence throughout the next 24 hours. Any problems should be referred through the council call centre on 01724 297000."
Flooding was experienced in Whitton yesterday.
Melanie Murchison, who forwarded these pictures taken in the village, praised prompt action from North Lincolnshire Council and the Clugston company.
The firm arranged for tractors and tanks to help drain the water and stop it from hoing into local residents' houses.
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