Flood alert issued for River Ancholme in Brigg after heavy rain
A FLOOD alert has been issued for parts of the River Ancholme after heavy rain overnight.
The Environment Agency has issued an alert for Brigg, Brandy Wharf and South Ferriby, warning people that flooding is possible.
The water level of the River Ancholme rose dramatically overnight, and warnings have also been issued for tributaries that could affect Redbourne and Hibaldstow.
The latest information on the Environment Agency website says: "The weekend has seen slow moving rain and showers that have affected the area.
"We have seen upto 20mm of rain in places. This has caused river levels to rise. Showers could affect the area for the rest of the day. The Environment Agency will contiune to closely monitor the situation."
Further rain is also forecast today in North Lincolnshire.
Part of the car park of North Lincolnshire Council's Ancholme Leisure Centre - close to the New River Ancholme on the border between Brigg and Scawby Brook - was occupied by flood water at 8am today.