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Flooding affects homes and services throughout South Lincolnshire




The evening's torrential rainfall has been taking its toll around the district.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue says it has been experiencing a high number of calls due to the relentless rain. Earlier today, Lincs County Council Tweeted: "Crews are very busy and unlikely to be able to attend flooding-related incidents unless there is water inside a property. Please only call if you require immediate assistance."

Lincolnshire Police reported a number of disruptions on the county's roads due to the rain. These included:

Malting Lane, Donington, Spalding – road badly flooded

Freiston Road, Boston – road badly flooded

Edinburgh Walk, Holbeach – road closed at Fleet Street, and road badly flooded at Park Lane

Milestone Road, Bourne – road badly flooded at A15, Thurlby, near and on the A15/A151 roundabout

Lenton Way, Frampton – big tree obstructing the road

West Street, Boston – road badly flooded

Wigtoft Road, Sutterton – road badly flooded

A52, Bicker Road, Donington – tree blocking road one mile from Donington

According to the Environment Agency, the river level at Surfleet Sluice where the reservoir has been prone to flooding, was 0.87 metres at 2.45am. There is a risk of flooding when it reaches 0.90m.

The scene at Surfleet Reservoir at 9am today. (12139206)
The scene at Surfleet Reservoir at 9am today. (12139206)

At Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, firefighters from Grantham were assisting crews from Boston, to help remove flood water from the boiler room.

And Spalding's council-run Vista car park was looking particularly waterlogged.

The water-logged Vista car park, Spalding. (12139180)
The water-logged Vista car park, Spalding. (12139180)

Another resident sent in this photo of her flooded garden in Quadring.

A flooded garden in Quadring. (12139185)
A flooded garden in Quadring. (12139185)

Spalding Market was looking quieter than usual with only a handful of traders setting up in Market Place.

Tom Portas and Paul Pearson of TG Portas fruit and veg stall were braving the rain and told us they had already had a few hardy regular customers.

Tom Portas and Paul Pearson of TG Portas at Spalding Market. (12139213)
Tom Portas and Paul Pearson of TG Portas at Spalding Market. (12139213)

Mark Marwood of MC Marwood, Grimsby Fish, had set up stall this morning and said: "The rain won't keep me away. I was also here during the Beast from the East. I think I was the only one!"

Mark Marwood of M c Marwood, Grimsby fish, at Spalding Market. (12139193)
Mark Marwood of M c Marwood, Grimsby fish, at Spalding Market. (12139193)

And Alan Bradshaw, of Grasmere Farm, was also braving the heavy rain, while the Sizzling Grill stall had customers still ordering sausages and burgers in the drizzle.

Alan Bradshaw of Grasmere Farm market stall, Spalding Market. (12139183)
Alan Bradshaw of Grasmere Farm market stall, Spalding Market. (12139183)

Have you been affected by the weather? Please email the editor with your photos at: jeremy.ransome@iliffepublishing.co.uk

South Holland District Councillor Francis Biggadike sent in this photo of Edinburgh Walk in Holbeach at 8am this morning (Tues). (12143368)
South Holland District Councillor Francis Biggadike sent in this photo of Edinburgh Walk in Holbeach at 8am this morning (Tues). (12143368)

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