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Localised flooding reported in Holbeach and Spalding and firefighters are thanked by a resident




Localised flooding has been reported in Holbeach and Spalding following yesterday's heavy rains.

Lorraine Buckingham has thanked Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue for pumping away rising levels of water in Wentworth Close, Spalding, last night.

Drains in the close had held up to the deluge of rain until about 5.30pm last night when the water began to rise and Mrs Buckingham reported 2inch of water in her garage.

Pictures taken in Wentworth Close in Spalding by Lorraine Buckingham (43718914)
Pictures taken in Wentworth Close in Spalding by Lorraine Buckingham (43718914)

Firefighters were called to the close at around 7.30pm when they began to pump the water away to the River Welland. They left at 9am today.

Mrs Buckingham said: "I would like to say a massive thank you to Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue. If they had not come when they did, goodness knows where we would have been.

"This is the second time that this has happened in 18 months. Clearly there is a problem in St Andrew's Road.

Pictures taken in Wentworth Close in Spalding by Lorraine Buckingham (43718912)
Pictures taken in Wentworth Close in Spalding by Lorraine Buckingham (43718912)

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and South Holland District Council's Housing Team were called to Lyndis Walk in Holbeach last night due to rising levels of water.

Surface water had been pumped away but one property was reported to be flooded. However, no residents are reported to have been evacuated.

Meanwhile Main Road, Thurlby, has been affected by the bad weather along with Sand Lane Marston, Great Ponton and the A17 at Sleaford.

Richard Fenwick, County Highways Manager, said: "We experienced heavy rain for half of yesterday which, in a lot of cases, exceeded the capacity of our drainage systems.

"The issue with this sort of heavy sustained rainfall is that the water simply can't get drain away quick enough – especially since, in some instances, we also had water flowing onto the carriageway from private fields, dykes and ditches.

"In Bourne, a crew was sent out yesterday with signs and sandbags, along with sandbags provided by our district colleagues. These are still in place now and are helping to protect any at-risk properties or vulnerable people in the area.

"Our teams will also be out today to check for areas where the rainwater hasn't yet drained off. In places where it hasn't, we will investigate the issue further."



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