Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Homes outside Hillsborough evacuated due to severe flooding but Sheffield Wednesday vs Swansea set to go ahead


SEVERE FLOODING near Hillsborough will not stop Sheffield Wednesday’s game against Swansea being played tomorrow despite homes nearby being evacuated.

Sheffield was hit with “danger to life” rainfall on Thursday evening and – after families were forced to flee their homes near the Owls’ stadium – there were concerns tomorrow’s 3pm kick-off vs the Swans would be cancelled.

Huge bodies of water could be spotted flowing past Hillsborough
The Owls’ Championship clash against Swansea on Saturday will go ahead despite flash flooding

Flash floods were seen across the Steel City as the Met Office issued an amber warning.

Vere Road runs directly behind the iconic 40,000 seater stadium and its residents were forced out by the water on Thursday evening.

Several schools and local businesses were forced to close after the Government’s Environment Agency issued further flood warnings for the early hours of Friday.

Pictures clearly show water barrelling down streets next to the famous old ground but luckily no damage was done.

Wednesday had to cancel a community graduation programme they were set to host on Thursday night.

But the club confirmed this morning the flood had caused no further issues.

Local reports also show the water level near the stadium has now dropped significantly.

And as a result the game against Steve Cooper’s fourth place Swans will take place as scheduled.

Wednesday sit seventh in the Championship – just four points behind the Welsh side.

Fans uploaded images near the stadium as “danger to life” rain fell on Thursday night
Homes near the stadium were evacuated as a result of the floods

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