North Lincolnshire Council

1AM UPDATE: Flood risk reduced in Barton

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19:32, Saturday, 16th November 2019

1am, Sunday 17 November: Flood risk at Barton-Upon-Humber reduced as water level falls 

The risk of flooding to homes and businesses in Barton has been reduced after water levels were lowered following pumping operations and the diversion of incoming water to a lagoon.  The flow through the ancillary drainage system is good and capacity remains.

The flood warning from the Environment Agency remains in place and the situation will be reassessed in the in the morning.

To report flooding in your area, or to contact your local Environment Agency Duty Officer, call the Incident Communication Service on 0845 850 3518.

                                                                                                                                                                                 

19.30pm, Saturday 16 November: Flooding is expected – immediate action required 

A flood warning  has been put in place for Butts Drain in the Butts Road and Marsh Lane areas of Barton-on-Humber.

The Environment Agency has said immediate action required.

The warning reads: “This flood warning is being issued in response to groundwater flooding in Barton upon Humber. Exceptional rainfall over the last couple of months has resulted in increasing groundwater levels.

“It is expected that rising groundwater levels will lead to property flooding in the Barton upon Humber. Properties at greatest risk are situated on Lower Meadows, Nursery Close, Butts Road, Marsh Lane and Fenland Court. Properties on higher ground around Pasture Road, Falkland Way, Harrier Road, Greenway, Whiston Way, St Peters Orchard, Queen’s Avenue and Treece Gardens are also at risk.

“Areas are expected to be affected during Saturday 16th November and for a number of days.  Stay safe and aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. ”

It comes after a flood warning was issues for Barrow earlier this afternoon.

The warning reads: “Exceptional rainfall over the last couple of months has resulted in increasing groundwater levels. It is expected that rising groundwater levels will lead to property flooding in the Barrow upon Humber area.

“Properties on Westoby Lane, Park View and Orchard Close areas are expected to be affected during Saturday 16 November and for a number of days.”

To report flooding in your area, or to contact your local Environment Agency Duty Officer, call the Incident Communication Service on 0845 850 3518.