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Heavy rain causes flooding across northern England

Heavy rain causes flooding across northern England

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Woodseats road flooded, prompting a warning for drivers
Flooding has brought road and rail disruption across northern England after hours of heavy rainfall.Rail commuters on the Northern network faced disruption across Derbyshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, South and West Yorkshire.Across Yorkshire and Derbyshire 42 flood warnings were in place. The Met Office has warned of "prolonged and occasionally heavy" rain throughout Thursday and into Friday, with up to 80mm (3in) falling in some areas.A yellow weather warning is in place for the East Midlands, North East England, parts of North West England and Yorkshire until 06:00 GMT on Friday.
As a precaution, temporary barriers have been installed in Mytholmroyd in the Calder Valley, which was badly hit by flooding on Boxing Day in 2015, the Environment Agency (EA) said.The area has since seen millions of pounds invested in improved flood defences.
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Spinkhill Road in Killamarsh, Derbyshire, has been badly affected by heavy and persistent rainfall
Roads around Barnsley were affected by the floodwater
Heavy rainfall has closed several roads in Leicestershire while homes at Whiston near Rotherham have also been flooded.The A1 northbound is closed between B6325 Great North Road (North Muskham) and A6075 Ashvale Road (Tuxford Junction, Tuxford) in Lincolnshire. One lane of the M1 southbound has been closed between junction 40 near Ossett and 39 at Denby Dale.
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Rail firm Northern has issued "do not travel" advice for passengers using three routes.Flooding has closed the lines between Sheffield and Gainsborough, Sheffield and Lincoln and Hebden Bridge and Manchester Victoria.The firm said roads were also closed in the corresponding areas, meaning "customers should not attempt to travel".Rotherham Central and Kiveton Park railway station are closed due to flooding and all lines between Todmorden and Rochdale are also blocked. Trains are also not stopping at Hadfield in Derbyshire due to the adverse weather.A Christmas event at Meadowhall Shopping Centre, near Sheffield, has also been cancelled.
Flood defences were put in place at Mytholmroyd by the Environment Agency
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There has also been rail travel disruption between Chester and Crewe due to flooding on the tracks, with some services running through those stations being cancelled.Transport for Wales Rail said a replacement bus service was in operation.Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said: "There is a risk some places will see significant amounts of rain, particularly the higher ground of North Wales, the Pennines, the North York Moors and the Peak District."The EA said: "Our incident rooms are open and we are working closely with partners to reduce flood risk."
Train lines between Chester and Crewe have been disrupted by flooding on the railway lines
Sheffield councillor Mark Jones said the city was struggling to cope following the torrential rainfall."The rain is going to get worse again tonight. We have a full emergency service running and we are monitoring the situation as best we can but we are inundated," he said."It's all hands on deck, everything is being activated and mobilised but the fire service and [council contractors] Amey are working at full capacity."
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