Heavy rain forecast for large parts of Lincolnshire tonight

A WEATHER warning has been issued for large parts of Lincolnshire tonight.

Heavy rain is forecast for the county and the Joint Emergency Management Service and the Environment Agency have warned there is a risk of flooding in some areas.

David Powell, head of the Joint Emergency Management Service, said: “Heavy rain is forecast over overnight in large parts of Lincolnshire which could lead to surface water flooding in some areas. Driving conditions in the morning may be difficult.

“We are working to monitor both the weather and local rivers so that we can respond quickly to any incidents.

“We are also urging the public – particularly in communities which could be vulnerable to surface water flooding – to be prepared.”

For information and advice on flooding, visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk

You can also contact the Environment Agency’s Floodline Warnings Direct service on 0845 988 1188, 0845 602 6340 or visit www.environment-agency.co.uk/floodwarning