Flooding has caused disruption to communities in Worksop and surrounding areas. It follows a three-hour accumulation of localised, intense rainfall last night which resulted in surface water flooding in the area.
At least 30 residential properties and business premises were impacted, a rest centre was put on standby and an 8-foot-wide sinkhole is reported to have appeared in the Matalan car park. A tree was reported to have fallen in Carlton Road.
It is thought that waters have now receded and highways teams from Nottinghamshire County Council are currently assessing the impact on roads in the area. Motorists are advised to check before they travel and to exercise caution.
Stagecoach has reported some flooding at its depot but has confirmed that the bus station is open, and services are running as normal. No disruption has been reported at Worksop Library.
Worksop Leisure Centre was placed on standby as a rest centre in case properties needed to be evacuated. Agencies are working together to support anyone impacted by the flooding.
People are asked to report any hazards relating to the highways on 0300 500 80 80
Residents whose homes have been affected and require a skip for the disposal of flood damaged items should call Bassetlaw District Council on 01909 533 533.
Please check with your insurance company before arranging disposal of any items.
Any residents requiring temporary accommodation due to flooding should contact Bassetlaw District Council’s Housing Needs Team on 01909 533 533.
The County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, Councillor Neil Clarke, who visited the scene earlier today, said:
“We know from experience in Nottinghamshire how devastating flooding can be. Our priority, as always, is to support those impacted so they get the help they need. People can help by reporting disruption on our roads and by supporting neighbours who need help. I also want to thank all agencies for their quick response and continued efforts today.”
Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council, Councillor Julie Leigh said:
“We are working with our partners to support residents and business affected by last night’s flooding. Our Housing Team are carrying out inspections across Sandy Lane today and other affected areas and have started work on a number of repairs, whilst Environment Services can provide skips for disposal of flood damaged items. Our street sweepers are clearing the roads and streets in the worst affected areas as we deal with a significant amount of debris caused by the run off from the flooding.”
Nottinghamshire County Council’s flooding disruption pages provide information for people about what to do if they’ve been flooded, how to prepare for flooding and other source of support: Flooding help and advice | Nottinghamshire County Council.
Last Updated on Wednesday, August 17, 2022