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Torrential rain causes flooding across Sheffield

Over 150 roads have been affected by flooding in South Yorkshire after the torrential downpour on Monday. There have been reports of abandoned cars south of Sheffield and many commuters were affected by cancelled rail services and traffic gridlock. The Sheffield ‘Streets Ahead’ team were despatched across the city unblocking drains and clearing debris build ups. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke with drainage operations manager, John Mollart.

Lib Dems appeal for natural flood defences in Sheffield

The Liberal Democrats have criticised the governments National Flood Resilience Review and called for more natural measures to prevent flooding. Former Lib Dem leader and Hallamshire MP Nick Clegg called on Sheffield Council to review Sheffield’s flood defence system including risks to areas in Rivelin Valley and Gillyfield Wood in Totley. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to Councillor Shaffaq Mohammed, leader of the Liberal Democrats on Sheffield City Council.