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Sheffield Wednesday’s match against Swansea at risk of going ahead

Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City fans have been left concerned about their match going ahead this weekend due to heavy flooding.

Roads in South Yorkshire have been left underwater and the River Don has burst it’s banks as can be seen in the video below.

As can be seen, the high levels of water looks very close enough to going into the car park at Hillsborough Stadium.

As of Thursday evening, the M1 was closed at Meadowhall after the river had burst, flooding and closing the northbound exit and entry slips.

Stagecoach Supertram have wrote on Twitter: “Traffic delays now easing across the system and trams returning to time. Please remember, TramTrain services suspended and Yellow Route services terminating at Tinsley/Meadowhall South. Stay safe. Have a good evening.”

Trains have also been affected with flooding stopping services through Rotherham Central where buses are replacing trains.

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The Met Office has warned of prolonged and occasionally heavy rain throughout Thursday and into Friday, with up to 80mm (3in) falling in some areas – you can read the latest weather warning HERE.

Sheffield Wednesday are yet to speak of any concerns of the game going ahead, but if it keeps on like this, it wouldn’t be surprising if it was called off.

 

Fans have expressed their concerns with the flooding around Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough Stadium – see what they’re saying on the next page.

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