Sheffield has suffered from torrential rain and floods on Thursday, causing disruption throughout the city.

The Met Office has issued an amber warning and forecasters are warning of ‘severe disruption’ and a danger to life.

The S10 area has not been severely affected unlike other areas of the city. No compulsory evacuation notices have yet been issued.

However, Ecclesall Road South remains shut along with; Parkway Drive, Mickley Lane, Fife Street, Whitley Lane and Mill Road in other areas of the city.

The Town Hall is only on standby, contrary to reports on the Sheffield Star that it was open all night to those affected by floods.

Forecasters anticipate rainfall to continue in S10 until 9 am tomorrow.

The rainfall is the 4th most in a single 24hr period since 1989 and could still rise higher, according to Sheffield Weather data.

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Northern are advising passengers not to travel with severe delays between Leeds, Ilkley and Bradford for the rest of the day.

There are also significant delays on the buses and trams in the city.


The South Yorkshire Fire Department has issued some guidelines for residents to follow.

Speaking to the BBC, Councillor Mark Jones cabinet member for environment, street scene and climate change said: “The advice is: stay home, stay warm and dry and stay safe.

“Don’t travel unless absolutely necessary.”