Sunday, February 07, 2021


A Met Office yellow-rated snow alert is now in place for Brigg and North Lincolnshire, lasting until 23.59 on Wednesday (February 10) as local people continue to show concern about the weather and the water level in the River Ancholme (Old & New).
The wintry weather relates to Storm Darcy, which is also been called The Beast From the East 2 and the Beast from the Baltic. Take your pick!
The County Bridge and the nearby wall adjoining the White Hart pub's beer garden are always good indicators. We took these pictures at 11am this morning.
However, the latest bulletin from the Environment Agency, posted at 7.10am today, says: "Levels in the River Ancholme continue to fall steadily and tidal impacts are also reducing. We do not expect any further flooding to properties in Brigg. There may be standing water in low-lying areas and fields for several days."
The Agency has removed the yellow flood warning issued yesterday for local properties near the Old and New sections of the river, and also for isolated properties and villages near the Ancholme from Broughton to Horkstow.
However, a flood alert remains in force for a section of the Lower River south of Brigg, following heavy rain on Friday and yesterday (Saturday).
A stiff easterly wind, accompanied by snow flurries, has made 'wind chill' a factor today for those out and about in Brigg - making it feel much colder than the air temperature suggests.