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Gainsborough: Send us your pictures of how the extreme weather is affecting you

Scenes like this on Theaker Avenue in Gainsborough were common throughout the town. The fire service eventually pumped all the excess water away

Scenes like this on Theaker Avenue in Gainsborough were common throughout the town. The fire service eventually pumped all the excess water away

Summer seemed a long way away in Gainsborough this afternoon (Monday) after the town was battered by torrential rain and hail which caused flooding misery and travel chaos.

More 28 inches of rain fell on the town centre in a very short space of time, accompanied by hailstones two centimetres in diameter, according one eye-witness.

Roads were quickly turned into rivers and rail travel was disrupted with services suspended between Gainsborough Lea Road and Retford.

Lincolnshire police also reported flooding on the A156 Lea Road in Gainsborough, near its junction with Foxby Hill and that the road between Gainsborough and Blyton is also closed.

Elsewhere, the roof at the B&M Bargains store on Lord Street, caved in under the weight of water forming on top if it, forcing the shop to close for the rest of the day.

People have been tweeting and posting to Facebook pictures of the flooding and trouble it has caused.

Send us your pictures of the extreme weather where you are in Gainsborough. Are you underwater or is your road now a river? Send your pictures to @GainsStandard

 

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