Wicker closed as the Don bursts its banks

Flooding reaches the Wicker Arches
Flooding reaches the Wicker Arches
Wicker and Nursery Street flooded
Wicker and Nursery Street flooded

Continuous rain caused flooding and forced road closures across Sheffield today (Monday 25th June).

Burngreave and Fir Vale were affected with the closure of the Wicker, Nursery Street and Sutherland Street as the River Don burst its banks. Upwell Street was also reported as closed. The resulting traffic problems caused tail backs affecting many roads including Burngreave Road, Spital Hill and Cookswood Road.

Nursery Street flooded
Nursery Street flooded

Neighbouring areas such as Attercliffe were also seriously affected, roads around Meadowhall were flooded, the train station was closed, and Hillsborough College was reported as flooded.

News reports can be found on the BBC and Star websites:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/southyorkshire/content/image_galleries/flooding_june_2007 _gallery.shtml?1


School closures for Tuesday are:

Byron Wood Primary, Busk Meadow Nursery and Infants, Firth Park Community Arts College, Fir Vale Secondary School, Owler Brook Nursery and Infants Parkwood High School, Pye Bank Primary School, Whiteways Junior School, SYAC day Nursery.

An up to date list of school closures can be found on the BBC's website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/southyorkshire/content/articles/2007/06/25/june_07_floodi ng_feature.shtml

Sheffield Forum seems to be the most informative about road closures:


You can see live camera images of different roads on the Council's website (camera 7 – Nursery Street, camera 18 Sutherland Street):


Logged in users of the website can add comments to this page.
Login to this site if you'd like to add a comment. Sign-up for an account if you are not currently a member.

<< | Up

Print version

The content on this page was added to the website by Lisa Swift on 2007-06-25 17:04:07.
The content of the page was last modified by Rohan Francis on 2007-07-03 23:00:25.

Follow us on Twitter @TheBMessenger

All content is copyright © Burngreave Messenger Ltd. or its voluntary contributors, unless otherwise stated, not to be reproduced without permission. If you have any comments, or are interested in contributing to the Messenger and getting involved, please contact us.

Burngreave Messenger Ltd. Abbeyfield Park House, Abbeyfield Road, Sheffield S4 7AT.
Telephone: 0114 242 0564. Email: mail@burngreavemessenger.org
Company Limited by Guarantee: 04642734
Registered Charity: 1130836

The Burngreave Messenger is a community newspaper with editorial independence, funded by the Big Lottery, Foyle Foundation, Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Scurrah Wainwright Charity, local residents and our advertisers.

Help the Messenger with a donation