South Yorkshire storms: the latest updates

Written by Jessica Lionnel

Storm Franklin brought in winds of up to 70mph across South Yorkshire last night and in the early hours of this morning. The Met Office issued a yellow warning.

Reports of disruption have been noted across the county.

–  Severe floods across Ecclesfield, Millbank and Kelham Island Sheffield.

– No train service for Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster.

– No tram service beyond Meadowhall South.

-Snake Pass is closed between Ladybower reservoir and the Royal Oak.

– Meadowhall Road in Sheffield is closed.

Sheffield was greeted this morning with blustering winds and torrential rain from Strom Franklin after the city suffered devastating effects from Strom Eunice and Storm Dudley.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Andy Page said: “Following the significant impacts of Storm Eunice on Friday, Storm Franklin will bring further high winds for many late on Sunday and into Monday, although not on the same scale as Eunice.

“Coastal areas of Northern Ireland, especially on that north coast, will get the strongest wind gusts, which could be around 80mph in a few places. Amber and Yellow Wind Warnings have been issued, and people should remain cautious ahead of the system that will bring 50-60mph wind gusts for much of the UK from late on Sunday and through Monday.”

Keep an eye out for the latest updates and have your say  @sheffieldwire.

Written by Jessica Lionnel

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