Flood warnings and road closures – how to check if your area is affected – The Sun

BRITAIN has been hit by a series of massive floods – as environment chiefs warn of a 'danger to life'.

But how do check which areas are affected, or find out which local roads are closed? Here's our lowdown…

How do I find out if my area is affected?

You can find out if your area is affected by going to the Government's flood information service.

Enter your postcode in the search box, then press enter.

You will be presented with a list of flood alerts in your area.

Which roads are closed?

You can find out which major roads are closed by going to the Highways England website.

There is a regularly-updated list of roads which are closed or congested.

The website will also tell you why the roads are closed.

The only major roads that are currently closed because of flooding are the A1 Northbound between the A46 and the junction with the A614, and the A1M northbound between junctions J34 and J35.

Where is it flooding in the UK today?

Brits have had to battle snow and floods in parts of the country with the Environment Agency issuing a "danger to life" weather warning.

A total of 100 flood warnings, and 109 flood alerts are in place across the UK, with Sheffield and Rotherham heavily affected.

Five severe flood warnings – which indicate a danger to life – remain in place along the River Don.

The Met Office has a yellow weather warning in place for Saturday, November 9, which may cause disruption to travelling.

Many commuters in and around the village of Tomintoul in the Scottish Highlands had to dig their cars out of snow drifts before setting off.

Further south, homes and businesses could be flooded as prolonged rain pummelled areas around Hull, Middlesbrough, Lincoln and Scarborough.

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