UK floods map latest: Where in UK is flooded right now? What roads and train lines closed?


TORRENTIAL RAIN across the UK triggered Met Office weather warnings, including one amber alert. Now the Environment Agency has issued a total of 240 flood warnings and alerts – but where in the UK is flooded right now? What roads and train lines closed?

The Met Office weather warnings have now expired, but the effects from the torrential downpours are being felt across the country. According to the Met Office, on Thursday half of the average rainfall for the whole of November fell in parts of the Midlands and Yorkshire.

In Sheffield alone on Thursday, there was a total of 2.8 inches of rain.

Northern Rail has urged commuters not to travel on certain lines as floods impact railways.

The “do not travel” warning has been issued for several routes, as severe flooding closes lines between Sheffield and Gainsborough, Sheffield and Lincoln, and Hebden Bridge and Manchester Victoria.

Northern Rail wrote: “Flooding has closed the lines between Sheffield and Gainsborough, Sheffield and Lincoln and Hebden Bridge and Manchester Victoria- and roads are also closed meaning customers should not attempt to travel.”

“There remains potential for disruption to services in many areas of the Northern network throughout the day on Thursday with heavy rain forecast for Derbyshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and South and West Yorkshire.

“Trains are unable to call at Hadfield station and will instead start and terminate at Glossop.”

The website also advises commuters not to travel between the following locations

  • Sheffield and Lincoln/ Gainsborough
  • Hendon Bridge and Manchester Victoria
  • Sheffield and Doncaster

Northern Rail tweeted an update on rail services, warning due to heavy flooding on the railway, some lines are blocked.

Northern Rail has issued the following advice to travellers:

Train services running across the whole Northern network may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Alternate routes

  • Trains are able to run between Leeds and Blackpool North.
  • Ticket acceptance has been agreed on Metrolink services between Manchester and Rochdale.
  • Ticket acceptance is in place with Transpennine Express.
  • Due to flooding at Kiveton Park, services are currently unable to run between Sheffield and Gainsborough Central and Sheffield and Lincoln Central. There is currently no estimate for normal service resumption.
  • Due to deteriorating road conditions from flood water Northern are currently unable to provide road transport Between Lincoln – Sheffield and Gainsborough Central and Sheffield and passengers are advised not to travel.
  • Lincoln – Nottingham.
  • Lincoln – Newark.
  • Lincoln – Doncaster
  • Newark Northgate – Doncaster
  • Retford – Doncaster

Services between Sheffield and Leeds (via Moorthorpe) and Sheffield and Doncaster are suspended until further notice

Due to flooding at Shepley, the line is closed between Huddersfield and Denby Dale

Sheffield to Leeds via Moorthorpe – Line closed

Network Rail are on-site flood waters have receded and they are now testing of lineside equipment. Any updates on this will be sent out as soon as they are received.

Due to flooding and river levels expected to peak further there will be no service between Sheffield and Goole until further notice.

Sheffield to Doncaster – Due to flooding between Mexborough and Conisbrough the line is currently closed

Doncaster to Scunthorpe – The line is open but due to flooding trains are unable to call at Kirk Sandall and will be diverted.

Leeds to Doncaster

Due to flooding at Adwick there is currently no route available between Leeds and Doncaster. Staff are onsite and will continue to monitor the situation but at present there is no estimate for the resumption of train running.

For the full message and live updates, check here.

Current flood warnings

There are five places under a severe flood warning, meaning there is severe flooding and a danger to life.

This is for

  • River Don at Barnby Dun
  • River Don at Kirk Bramwith
  • River Don at Kirk Sandall
  • River Don at South Bramwith
  • River Don at Willow Bridge Caravan Site

Doncaster Council has warned some residents to evacuate their homes because the River Don is breaching its banks near St Oswald Church at Kirk Sandall.

The council tweeted: “There is a Severe Flood Warning in place for Sandal Grove, Old Kirk Sandall.

“Residents in these areas are advised to evacuate immediately.”

There are a further 117 flood warnings in place, which mean flooding is expected- immediate action required, and 121 flood alerts meaning flooding is possible – be prepared.

To see these warnings in full check here.

There are several roads closed across the country due to flooding, main roads closed include the A1 northbound between the A46 and the junction with the A614 and the A1M northbound at junction J34.

Some of the most dramatic scenes have been in Sheffield and Rotherham where a number of roads have been left impassable to traffic, with cars stranded in floodwater and gridlock resulting on many routes.

One emergency contractor described the rain in South Yorkshire as “not far from biblical”.

The slipway on the M1 at junction 34 was closed and shoppers became trapped in the Meadowhall centre overnight.

As of 7am, these were the updated list of closed roads across Sheffield

  • Bochum Parkway
  • Brightside Lane
  • Ecclesfield Road
  • Fife St
  • Green Lane / Butterthwaite Road – Shiregreen
  • Ecclesall Road- one side
  • Whitley Lane
  • Jenkin Rd / Meadowhall Rd
  • Hawke St / Upwell St
  • Mickley Lane – Partial Closure
  • Manchester Rd (Deepcar)
  • Bawtry Rd at Park House Lane
  • CAUTION – Issues reported on Bawtry Rd and Manchester Rd, Stocksbridge due to water running off fields to highway.
  • Sheffield Parkway slip road to Manor Lane (inbound)

Alternate routes

Sheffield to Leeds via Moorthorpe – Line closed

Leeds to Doncaster

Current flood warnings


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