Boston escapes worst of the flooding...but more rain is on its way

BOSTON has so far escaped the worst affects of the flooding despite heavy rainfall all day - but forecasters suggest there will be more downpours to come at the weekend.

Between 25 and 30 milimetres of rain is said to have fallen across the county this morning, with flood alerts in place across the area.

The main area to suffer disruption is Grantham. The A52 there has been closed in both directions due to surface water flooding in both areas, and a collision in the west.

Locally Gosberton has suffered flooding on several roads.

David Powell, head of the joint emergency management service in Lincolnshire, said: “Although there has been substantial rainfall this morning, there hasn’t been as much disruption as expected for residents and people trying to get around the county.

“Just 31 properties have reported surface water flooding, but we’d ask people to remain vigilant and be proactive, especially if they have suffered flooding in the past. Unless your home is in immediate danger of flooding, please do not contact your district council for sandbags.

“With the A52 closed currently in both directions in Grantham, we’re advising motorists to avoid the area.”

The Met Office predicts Boston will suffer showers from lunch time tomorrow, turning into heavy showers later in the afternoon. Heavy rain is also forecast for Sunday.

People can contact the Environment Agency’s Floodline Warnings Direct service on 0845 988 1188, 0845 602 6340 (for Type Talk) or log on to see updates on www.environment-agency.co.uk/floodwarning or Twitter @LincsOpsEA