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Sheffield river 'expected to flood' tonight, confirms Environment Agency

The Environment Agency has issued a red flood warning in Sheffield. Credit: PA Wire

Heavy rain is expected to cause flooding in parts of Sheffield tonight.

Water levels on the River Sheaf have been rising due to continued downpours in the wake of Storm Angus, prompting the Environment Agency to step up the amber flood alert it issued earlier today.

A red flood warning - meaning flooding is expected - has now been issued at the River Sheaf and Porter Brook at Leadmill.

Around a dozen amber flood alerts were issued across Yorkshire and North Derbyshire today.

Standing water caused by extreme weather has already led to trams being cancelled between Sheffield Station and Gleadless Townend.


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