Monday, February 17, 2020
STORM DENNIS AND BRIGG: PICTURES FROM THE RIVER ANCHOLME WITH FLOOD ALERT IN FORCE
An Environment Agency flood alert is still in place for the River Ancholme in and near Brigg today (Monday, February 17).
However, the Agency, which manages and monitors the river, said early this morning: "Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued.
"Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded."
The Agency expects "flooding of low-lying land and roads close to the river."
During high tides in the River Humber - morning and late afternoon - the Agency is unable to let flood water out of the Ancholme where it joins the estuary at South Ferriby. So those times of the day can be followed by rising levels on our river.
Brigg Blog took these pictures beside the Old River Ancholme late yesterday afternoon (Sunday). They show scenes near the Millennium Green, where Elwes Street meets Cadney Road, at the top of Candley Beck where it joins the river and along the Ancholme Way riverside path as far as the A18 Ancholme Way bridge.
The Environment Agency says it will issue a further update later today (Monday).
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