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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A159 Lincolnshire both ways

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    A159 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, from B1205 Kirton Road to A156 Ashcroft Road.

    A159 Lincolnshire - A159 Gainsborough Road closed in both directions from the B1205 Kirton Road junction in Blyton to the A156 Ashcroft Road junction in Gainsborough, because of flooding.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  2. Warning of icy roads as temperatures plummet in Lincolnshire

    As icy conditions are forecast tonight, highways officials say roads will be hazardous because of the amount of standing water.

    Gritters will be treating every A and B road in Lincolnshire tonight and during the early hours:

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    Lincolnshire County Council spokesman, Darrell Redford, said: "Please remember that even treated roads can be hazardous, so do take care and drive to the conditions."

  3. 'Community spirit' unites Lincolnshire villagers

    Another Lincolnshire village affected by flooding is Waddingham, in the north of the county.

    A number of homes have been flooded and some roads are unpassable.

    This was the scene there a little earlier:

    Waddingham street flooded

    Resident Daisy Stones said: "The community spirit has been incredible. People driving through the village have stopped to help sweep the water away. A great example of community spirit."

  4. Emergency crews help residents in flooded villages

    This is the scene in the flood-hit Lincolnshire village of Covenham St Bartholomew near Louth this afternoon.

    Flooding in Covenham St Bartholomew

    Lincolnshire firefighters and police officers are also helping residents in Blyton and Sturton by Stow, near Gainsborough.

    Meanwhile, a number of homes in Market Rasen and Scotter, near Gainsborough, have been flooded.

    In Lincoln, the city's Brayford Pool has overflowed, blocking pavements and making businesses inaccessible.

  5. Flooding hits waterfront businesses in Lincoln

    Lincoln's historic Brayford Pool has overflowed, blocking pavements around the waterfront:

    Brayford waterfront

    A number of businesses are inaccessible and the end of Lucy Tower Street is closed.

    The general manager of the Royal William pub, Rosie Webster, said: "As the river surges, the water drifts in a bit which is the main problem at the minute."

    Flooding is causing disruption elsewhere in Lincolnshire with a number of homes flooded in Market Rasen and Scotter, near Gainsborough.

  6. Funerals resume at crematorium after ceiling collapse

    A crematorium which was closed after heavy rain caused part of the ceiling to collapse has been reopened.

    Lincoln Crematorium

    This morning a number of services were held in the lobby of Lincoln Crematorium following the incident while some of this afternoon's services were due to be moved to the Grandstand on Carholme Road.

    However, City of Lincoln Council says the ceiling has been repaired and the rest of today's funerals are running as normal.

  7. Council calls for help to assess flooding on county roads

    Lincolnshire County Council is asking motorists to update the authority on the state of the county's roads after yesterday's heavy rain brought flooding to the region

    Writing on Twitter the council called on drivers to help identify roads that are no longer flooded:

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  8. Watch: Rescue operation in flood-hit Lincolnshire village

    A rescue boat is in Scotter, near Gainsborough, this afternoon, helping people leave their flood-hit homes:

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    Video caption: People have been rescued from their homes by boat as Scotter is hit by flooding.

    The village is one of the worst affected areas, after the River Eau overtopped.

    There's also flood damage to homes in Market Rasen.

    The villages of Blyton and Sturton by Stow, also near Gainsborough, have also been hit by flooding.

  9. Torrential rain leaves Lincolnshire homes flooded

    A number of homes in Lincolnshire are flooded following last night's heavy downpours.

    This is Yvonne Horrocks' home in Market Rasen, whose efforts to stop water coming in last night sadly failed:

    Flooded home in Market Rasen

    She says: "We lifted everything off the floor last night onto the sofas and dining room table. The sofas are ruined, but luckily everything seems to be OK, apart from the kitchen and white goods."

    Other areas affected by flood water include the villages of Scotter, Blyton and Sturton by Stow, near Gainsborough.

    A Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue boat was in Scotter earlier today, rescuing families who were stranded in their homes.

  10. Heavy rain causes ceiling collapse at Lincoln Crematorium

    Funerals due to take place at Lincoln Crematorium today have been switched to another venue after the ceiling collapsed.

    Lincoln Crematorium

    This morning's services were held in the crematorium lobby, but this afternoon's will take place at the Grandstand on Carholme Road.

    Bereaved families are being offered the option of postponing their service until next week when the crematorium will be open early and close late each day.

    The damage, in the music room and main chapel, was discovered following last night's torrential downpours.

    Simon Walters, from City of Lincoln Council, said: "We understand this is a deeply upsetting time for families.

    "We are doing everything we can to support people to say goodbye to loved ones. We apologise to all those affected."

  11. Villagers take steps to prevent flooding in Scotter

    Villagers are taking steps to avoid flood water getting into their homes after the River Eau overtopped in Scotter, near Gainsborough.

    The village is one of the worst affected in Lincolnshire, with reports coming in that one home has waist high water in the kitchen.

    Sturton by Stow and Blyton near Gainsborough, Middle Rasen and Grimoldby near Louth have also been hit by flood water.

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  12. Properties flooded in Scotter after River Eau overtops

    A number of properties have been flooded and cars have become trapped in flood water after the River Eau in the village of Scotter near Gainsborough overtopped.

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    The Environment Agency say river levels are forecast to rise and flooding of property, roads and farmland is "imminent".

    It said the area areas most at risk in the village are Clay Lane and Lindholme.

  13. Torrential rain causes flooding in Lincolnshire villages

    This is the scene in the village of Blyton, near Gainsborough, this morning.

    Firefighters have spent the night pumping water away from homes at risk of flooding.

    They're also dealing with flooding incidents in Middle Rasen, Grimoldby and Sturton by Stow.

    Blyton near Gainsborough

    Sturton by Stow and Middle Rasen Primary Schools are both shut today because of flood water on nearby roads.

    The A46 between Market Rasen and the Laceby roundabout is also closed.

  14. Watch: Friday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    After yesterday's downpours today we will see some sunny spells and just a few showers across the region.

    Some of those showers will be heavy and bring a little cloud with them.

    Overnight the showers should start to ease and it will be largely dry and clear with temperatures dropping to as low as -4C in places:

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    Video caption: Watch: Friday's weather forecast