Jubilee Bridge between Thorne and Fishlake has been opened again after being closed due to rising river levels.
The bridge over the River Don was closed by Doncaster Council earlier this morning (Mon 10 Feb) as the level of the River Don locally rose to over six metres following heavy rainfall brought by Storm Ciara.
A spokesperson for Doncaster Council said: “Whilst the worst of the weather seems to have passed, our teams are monitoring water levels and providing action and support where required.
“We are working closely with the Environment Agency (EA), who continue to provide us with updates.”
A flood alert for the Lower Don Catchment remains in place but levels recorded at the Fishlake monitoring station on the River Don show a drop from 6.26 metres at 11.00am to 6.06 metres at 3.00pm.
The Government flood information service says: “Because levels are now falling, the risk of property flooding has reduced. Later tides should come in much lower and the elevated levels in the Don from Storm Ciara have also reduced. Whilst further scattered showers are forecast throughout the rest of today, 10/02/2020, we do not anticipate a significant river level response from this.”
The information service continues: “Please take care near rivers in the area and stay away from riverbanks as levels remain high. Low-lying land could still experience some flooding.
“We are monitoring this situation closely from our incident room.”