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The Down Pour - A WAB Guide

Friday July 6 2012


Torrential Rain Flooded Worsbrough, July 5 2012. (Image By Claire Johnson) Torrential Rain Flooded Worsbrough, July 5 2012. (Image By Claire Johnson)


WARNINGS have been issued across Yorkshire as weather forecasters predict up to a month's worth of rain could fall in just 24 hours.

The Environment Agency says those in the North should be prepared for flooding as two bands of very heavy rain forecast.

Heavy rain yesterday already caused some local roads to flood and Dodworth St John's Primary issued a thank-you statement after locals rushed to help when they put an emergency call out.

A spokesman said: "On behalf of the staff and everyone involved with Dodworth St Johns can I please thank the parents, pupils, staff, governors, grandparents and friends of the school who, after a text requesting help, turned up on mass to help clear up the after effects of the torrential rainfall.

"Many hands did indeed make light work, and because of the support from these people school can open as normal tomorrow. It was a truly humbling experience and one that makes us all proud to be involved with the school."

UPDATES:
Accident on Broadway just below school. Drain lifted in road due to floods, causing car accident

Doncaster Road (near Windsors) lots of water on road

Doncaster Road, Goldthorpe - flooded

Longcar Lane flooding in the dip

Button Mill area, Worsbrough - flooding

Some parts of asda carpark - flooded

Junction at Market St/Hawshaw Lane Hoyland flooding - water spewing out of a manhole.

Dearne valley Link Road from Cathill in Darfield. Traffic only passing at one side.

Road from Bloomhouse Lane up to Woolly Grange is closed due to flooding.

Road down to oxspring from halifax road flooded, barely passable

Knabbs Lane near Chilli Lodge and 5-a-side at silkstone Common flooded and Bower Hill at Oxspring. Barely passable.

Car park in Darton beginning to flood, police are there monitoring the situation.

EDITED 16.06pm
Station Road, Worsbrough CLOSED
No trains between Barnsley and Wakefield Kirkgate due to flooding
Summer Lane, Barnsley - drains popping
Wath Road, Elsecar - flooding
Claycliffe Road, CLOSED
Ballfield Lane, Darton - flooded
Bottom of Medina Way - Flooded
Smith Bridge Lane, Hemingfield - CLOSED
A628 at Silkstone - CLOSED
Station Road, Wombwell - CLOSED
High Street, Worsbrough - CLOSED
Bower Hill, Oxspring - CLOSED

UPDATED 4.30pm
Green Road, Penistone - CLOSED
Trains between Barnsley and Huddersfield now SUSPENDED
First Bus number 22 not serving Manvers
Bradbury Balk Lane, Wombwell - CLOSED
Stagecoach Service 67 is currently unable to serve Little Houghton due to flooding

Stagecoach Service 93 is currently unable to serve the area surronding Woolley Colliery. This service is operating to Darton only

Flood warnings have now been issued for the RIver Don at Hoyle Mill Lane, River Dearne at Darton and Barugh and the River Dove from Aldham Bridge to Low Valley (including the Wombwell Ings Caravan site)

UPDATED 8.07am Saturday, July 7

Some flood alerts have now been lifted but more rain is forecast and council say they are monitoring the situation.

Grange Lane Barnsley, closed both ways between
Doncaster Road and Tank Row - CLOSED due to flooding

Grange Lane in Barnsley blocked between Stairfoot Roundabout and the Tank Row junction, because of flooding.

Manvers Way Wath Upon Dearne, both ways at A6195 - FLOODED

Manvers Way in Wath Upon Dearne closed near Broomhill Roundabout, because of flooding.

Barnsley Road Wombwell, CLOSED both ways at Aldham House Lane

Barnsley Road in Wombwell CLOSED at the Aldham House Lane junction, because of flooding.

We haven't yet been notified of any train cancellations but please do keep us updated

UPDATED 8.28am
Main road into Barnsley through Wombwell at Aldham House Lane is now open, according to one of the WABers who's just driven through it.

Have you noticed any roads flooding? Any areas to avoid in the car? Please comment in the box and we will share with our users throughout the day.

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Reply Posted by donna on Friday July 6 2012 at 08:58
duz tha know what ,,,,,,,,, they have know about this ages ,,,,,, sort the drains out then ,, they get paid enough the council an everyone else ,,, here here

Reply Posted by Nicky on Friday July 6 2012 at 09:08
Longcar Lane flooding in the dip - go steady

Reply Posted by christine on Friday July 6 2012 at 09:10
i agree they had plenty of time to prepare for it.....council should get out of their vans and do what they are paid to do....THEIR JOB...

Reply Posted by gary barron on Friday July 6 2012 at 09:14
some parts of doncaster road goldthorpe are flooding be careful wen driving

Reply Posted by beccie stewart on Friday July 6 2012 at 09:57
Worsbrough near the button mill is flooding

Reply Posted by Robert on Friday July 6 2012 at 09:58
A new one, blaming the council for torrential rain? Grow up.

Reply Posted by kath on Friday July 6 2012 at 10:09
some parts of asda carpark is flooded

Reply Posted by Susan Batley on Friday July 6 2012 at 10:15
Write properly instead of like an illiterate fool.

The drains can not cope with this amount of water, think about it, if you took a large gulp of water would it go down your throat smoothly?
The rivers can't cope with this amount of rain either, so if it can't flow down then they will burst their banks.
The Council can't control things that nature throws at us, they can try to improve the drains and river that's all!

Reply Posted by Ann on Friday July 6 2012 at 10:34
Dearne valley link from cathill Darfield flooded as u come up. Only passable on one side.

Reply Posted by sue on Friday July 6 2012 at 10:40
Its not quite flooded yet but a lot of water on the road outside Hemingfield school and all bubbling up through the manhole cover

Reply Posted by bob on Friday July 6 2012 at 10:50
Mi garen flooded

Reply Posted by kerry on Friday July 6 2012 at 10:50
summer lane is floodingat points

Reply Posted by trav-lynn on Friday July 6 2012 at 11:02
Haigh lane just barely passable under bridge heading towards motorway..

Reply Posted by John on Friday July 6 2012 at 11:22
It's not council it's environment agencies rivers Iver need making wider and deeper or biger witch same effect no mater how clean it is it's not big enough to cope simple and a plasters no good for a gaping hole so council environment agency come on sort it

Reply Posted by mick on Friday July 6 2012 at 12:01
all rivers flow down stream susan a tha daft

Reply Posted by mick on Friday July 6 2012 at 12:01
all rivers flow down stream susan a tha daft

Reply Posted by mick on Friday July 6 2012 at 12:02
thay dont stop cause it rains lol

Reply Posted by Adrian on Friday July 6 2012 at 12:05
The Environment Ageny post recorded river levels on their website. There is an hour or so time lag from each reading, and clearly it takes some amount of time from the water landing on your road / garden to entering the river system
http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/riverlevels/120702.aspx

Reply Posted by jo on Friday July 6 2012 at 12:12
always some have to have a crack its about roads been flooded just answer simple question

Reply Posted by Greenginger on Friday July 6 2012 at 12:13
I have to agree with Susan on two counts. 1. Lets stop parcelling out blame for what is a product of nature. Sick of hearing the whining on here about everything. 2. Why do people in Barnsley think it is cool to write as though they are talking in a really awful accent??? Obviously education here is worse than I thought if Barnsley people can only write so poorly and cannot spell.

Reply Posted by anna on Friday July 6 2012 at 12:15
my garden flooded too :( suprised theres no ducks swimming about in mi garden lol x

Reply Posted by Gaz on Friday July 6 2012 at 12:51
well atleast water supply will be full again now.Greenginger are you saying barnsley people are thick? its not that we carnt spell we spell how we talk and you sould be proud of your barnsley accent

Reply Posted by jeanette baxter on Friday July 6 2012 at 12:52
which asda is partly flooded

Reply Posted by gen on Friday July 6 2012 at 12:57
any flooding in darton does anyone know?

Reply Posted by Ben on Friday July 6 2012 at 13:08
What about Tesco car park?

Reply Posted by Anna on Friday July 6 2012 at 13:10
Yes there is a part of darton flooded it's on the bend going up towards motorway it's coming out of farmers field

Reply Posted by Anna on Friday July 6 2012 at 13:10
Yes there is a part of darton flooded it's on the bend going up towards motorway it's coming out of farmers field

Reply Posted by wen on Friday July 6 2012 at 13:14
the road from Bloomhouse Lane up to Woolly Grange is closed through flooding

Reply Posted by gen on Friday July 6 2012 at 13:17
thanks for the darton updates am at work. and worried about coming back to floods

Reply Posted by natalie on Friday July 6 2012 at 13:21
does anyone know how aldham is please

Reply Posted by Joshua Mills on Friday July 6 2012 at 13:30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSTrLX0n5MA

This is a video of us going though button mill floods yesterday awful!, took the bumper off.

Reply Posted by Tom Goldsby-West on Friday July 6 2012 at 13:50
road down to oxspring from halifax road flooded, barely passable

Reply Posted by Thomas Goldsby-West on Friday July 6 2012 at 13:54
Knabbs Lane near Chilli lodge and 5-a-side at silkstone common flooded and Bower Hill at Oxspring. barely passable

Reply Posted by Roger on Friday July 6 2012 at 13:56
"well atleast water supply will be full again now.Greenginger are you saying barnsley people are thick? its not that we carnt spell we spell how we talk and you sould be proud of your barnsley accent"

If you 'spell how you talk', that means you either can't spell or are plain lazy. Any wonder the rest of the country laughs at us? Even if you had a good point to make, you come across as a dribbling toddler.

Reply Posted by sharon on Friday July 6 2012 at 14:15
does anyone know if wombwell is flooded ?

Reply Posted by poppy on Friday July 6 2012 at 14:18
is dodworth flooded has i am working later on at holiday inn and i dont know how long this rain is going to be like this , thanks if anyone gets back to me

Reply Posted by Rach on Friday July 6 2012 at 14:31
If you 'spell how you talk', that means you either can't spell or are plain lazy. Any wonder the rest of the country laughs at us? Even if you had a good point to make, you come across as a dribbling toddler.

not at all... all it shows is that hes proud to be from Barnsley, this site is called we are barnsley........ accent included... also tha can say what tha wants ya kno.... it dosent make you thick or lazy to shorten and text speak, just more efficient im proud to be from barnsley and of my accent.... tha knows pmsl xXx

Reply Posted by liz on Friday July 6 2012 at 14:37
car park in Darton beginning to flood, river high and fast, police are there monitoring the situation told even if rain starts to ease the flood water from higher up will continue to raise the river level likelihood will break its bank. x

Reply Posted by krissie on Friday July 6 2012 at 14:41
how someone spells is irrelevent on this topic...all Im interested in is if I'll be able to get back home when I've finished work...please stay on topic.

Reply Posted by Phil on Friday July 6 2012 at 14:47
Lidget Lane at Thurnscoe towards Hickleton is flooded in two places not advisable for small cars

Reply Posted by Kathy on Friday July 6 2012 at 14:53
I can't believe some people on here blaming the council for the torrential rain!!! The drains are designed to take away 'Normal' Heavy rainfall NOT Abnormal Torrential Rain! 1 months worth of rain in 24 hours is NOT normal rainfall. Unfortunately places get flooded because we build on land that once was marsh land - rivers fill up with rain many miles away and the water runs down through the valleys - the banks of the rivers then have to cope with the rainfall in the valleys too - double edged sword - the river gets too full and burst its banks - It is normal when the ground is so saturated with weeks and weeks worth of rain! Carry on warning people of the unavoidable floods - this page is useful for that but please blame a higher authority for the rain fall - OR should we just blame ourselves after all WE have accelerated the global warming that causes this type of unnatural rainfall, we love our cars, TV's, Dishwashers, playstations, ipads, we love to build houses on every bit of available land and knock the trees down that prevent flooding. Oh dear aren't we in a pickle!!!

Reply Posted by Leigh on Friday July 6 2012 at 15:08
Churfield lane going up to kexborough is flooded and drains are spewing water up, also sack up lane is exactly the same even though they a both hills. It's like a new river. Where's Noah's rowing boat when you need him hmm? I love going through the massive puddles in my car too :)

Reply Posted by tina on Friday July 6 2012 at 15:11
kathy. its greedy council that sell greenbelt for building on. as if they dont get enough money from the whole population of barnsley paying on average £100 every week! and they are allocated money for maintaining the land. i can understand why people get annoyed when weather causes disruption and its natural that someone has to "carry the can"
anyway bottom of littleworth lane has lots of standing water!

Reply Posted by Sam on Friday July 6 2012 at 15:16
Any news in regards to the 21 bus route heading back to Penistone to Barnsley to anyone who uses that bus? Looking to get back home after work but not sure if route will be disrupted by Bower Hill.

Reply Posted by Sam on Friday July 6 2012 at 15:16
*from Barnsley to Penistone

Reply Posted by kat on Friday July 6 2012 at 15:17
Bark house lane Cawthorne is flooded just before the bridge.

Reply Posted by Spike on Friday July 6 2012 at 15:18
Road flooded just before the mini roundabout at the bottom of High Street,diverting traffic to the brickyard roundabout

Reply Posted by Spike on Friday July 6 2012 at 15:18
thats Grimethorpe

Reply Posted by darren pudlich on Friday July 6 2012 at 15:32
Lidgett lane hoyland common under train bridge flooded

Reply Posted by kathy on Friday July 6 2012 at 15:39
Tina - Blame the council for the Global warming why don't you????
The rain is abnormal - the greenbelt does not belong to the council - it belongs to different private owners..... errrr the planning board can say NO but appeal after appeal after appeal and the owners get their way. Unfortunately I agree bent councillors don't help either. Its about time that the people of \barnsley looked at the bent councillors they have - and get rid of them - however if we could do that and pass it further up the line to get rid of the bent MP's and the dopes that run the country... anyway we digress - Just heard that Sheffield Road at hoyland Common is flooded at the bottom under the bridge. Just be careful out there guys :-(

Reply Posted by michelle on Friday July 6 2012 at 16:05
hi houghton rd in thurnscoe is flooded. also started to flood at bolton on dearne

Reply Posted by jill on Friday July 6 2012 at 16:18
road into BnQ car park rather large pond in middle of road passable with car , water running down slopes of car park like waterfall take care

Reply Posted by janine on Friday July 6 2012 at 16:19
Smithies lane under railway bridge is getting bad

Reply Posted by jill on Friday July 6 2012 at 16:19
stairfoot that is

Reply Posted by Zoe on Friday July 6 2012 at 16:21
Ive heard reports that the road near Pugneys is closed, anyone been back to Barnsley from Wakefield recently?

Reply Posted by sue on Friday July 6 2012 at 16:23
Lots of standing water on the dearne valley parkway, especially near the roundabouts for some reason. Particularly bad coming from morrisons towards brewsters

Reply Posted by boo on Friday July 6 2012 at 16:30
What's everybody arguing about? It's mother nature and it happens once a blue moon so in true Barnsley slang " Ger or it "!

Reply Posted by nicky on Friday July 6 2012 at 16:31
Does anyone know if aldham bridge is still open and are the buses still running btwnroyston to town and town to wombwell?

Reply Posted by nicky on Friday July 6 2012 at 16:32
Does anyone know if aldham bridge is still open and are the buses still running btwnroyston to town and town to wombwell?

Reply Posted by Laura on Friday July 6 2012 at 16:32
Higham Lane between Higham and Gawber flooded in dip unpassable for a small car...

Reply Posted by Bianca on Friday July 6 2012 at 16:34
station road (a633) at wath is closed off

Reply Posted by Bianca on Friday July 6 2012 at 16:34
station road (a633) at wath is closed off

Reply Posted by Helen on Friday July 6 2012 at 16:39
Grimethorpe high Street is shut from Milefield round about

Reply Posted by Your name Krissie on Friday July 6 2012 at 16:41
16.30 Sheffielx to penistone no 29 is running so is 16.35 265 shef to bsly which thankfully I am on

Reply Posted by lisa on Friday July 6 2012 at 16:49
Huge tail backs at barugh green and up redbrook hill. Police managing road at chestnut tree.

Reply Posted by cameron on Friday July 6 2012 at 16:52
Doncaster road near kendray has flooded and drain lifts all the way down that street.

Reply Posted by cameron on Friday July 6 2012 at 16:52
Doncaster road near kendray has flooded and drain lifts all the way down that street.

Reply Posted by Deb on Friday July 6 2012 at 16:55
Dodworth bottom ROAD CLOSED, Keresforth Road between Gilroyd Lane and Wateroyd Drive. Flooded

Reply Posted by Mick on Friday July 6 2012 at 17:04
Its a reyt load of bollocks...

Reply Posted by jeanette on Friday July 6 2012 at 17:17
is birdwell near barnsley ok

Reply Posted by toni on Friday July 6 2012 at 17:24
birdwell is fine yes near vida at kendry is flooded x

Reply Posted by shell on Friday July 6 2012 at 17:25
gilroyd lane flooded

Reply Posted by Michelle on Friday July 6 2012 at 18:01
Is aldham bridge flooding?

Reply Posted by Michelle on Friday July 6 2012 at 18:01
Is aldham bridge flooding?

Reply Posted by kirsty on Friday July 6 2012 at 18:04
Does anyone know whether theres any problems with trains between Barnsley and Sheffield?

Reply Posted by Janet on Friday July 6 2012 at 19:17
road through wood from Worsbrough to Wombwell closed - flooded - but the road in front of Button Mill was open and dry at 6.30pm

Reply Posted by Julie on Friday July 6 2012 at 19:30
Car stuck under Aldham bridge at 18.30

Reply Posted by Eric Bailey on Friday July 6 2012 at 19:38
I don't blame the council for the weather, I blame them for not responding to my complaint to them over two months ago, that the road drain at the bottom of my drive is blocked, water just flows over it, some one will suffer further down the road. I hope they don't get corns on their rumps in the council departments, as they may be painful.

Reply Posted by suz on Friday July 6 2012 at 22:06
Ardsley road by Vida/Fives passable with care entrance flooded and road

Reply Posted by tasha on Friday July 6 2012 at 23:09
will this be updated soon ?

Reply Posted by shaun on Friday July 6 2012 at 23:11
aldham bridge flooded and closed off

Reply Posted by Joanne on Saturday July 7 2012 at 01:38
Road between cundy cross roundabout and stairfoot roundabout closed off

Reply Posted by dj on Saturday July 7 2012 at 09:02
As a person born in Thurnscoe and living in Barnsley, I find myself having a very broad accent (typically Barnsley). The arguement here is about who is to blame for the floods. In acutal fact, mother nature gave a deluge, the council are no more to blame than the ducks on the mill pond at Worsbrorugh, however asd for the rivers, the caretaking of them is down to the environment agency, who under the rules of the gvt are not allwoed to dredge the rivers, canals or ditches, thus not leaving enough room for the water to flow in its natural course.

As for GreenGingers problem with people writing as they speak, we have a very proud culture of accent around here, though I do agree that we should all use the the propper written English Language. Learn to differentiate and realise that education here is as good if not better than it is everywhere else and that the college here is one of the best in the country.

Reply Posted by louise on Saturday July 7 2012 at 09:03
aldham house estate bus just gone down so aldham house bridge now open.?

Reply Posted by Kay on Saturday July 7 2012 at 11:31
Grange lane now open as is manvers way.

Reply Posted by tina on Saturday July 7 2012 at 13:04
Dearn river on grange lane is not far from bridge level!! Expect problems with tomorrows rain!!

Reply Posted by Ben Dover on Thursday August 9 2012 at 18:22
Take this story off your front page you idiots it's a month old now.

Reply Posted by NickyWAB on Friday August 10 2012 at 13:55
The story isn't on our front page - and hasn't been for a month. But there's absolutely no need for the abuse.

Reply Posted by Rob Stead on Saturday August 11 2012 at 21:24
He's got a good point Nicky it's still on the news page and it bugs me everyday.

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