MORE than a dozen roads remain closed due to flooding but some routes have reopened this morning.

Whams Road, Sheffield Road Hoyland, North Lane, Park Road (near Locke Park) and Gilroyd Lane are now all passable again according to Barnsley Council, but officials warn there is still significant surface water and urged drivers to take extra care.

At least seven schools have had to close, some due to the number of teachers unable to get into school due to flooding rather than the schools themselves being flooded.

Schools confirmed as closed include Carrfield Primary Academy, Gooseacre Primary Academy, Highgate Primary Academy, Kings Oak Primary Learning Centre Wombwell, Netherwood Academy, St Michael and All Angels Catholic Primary School Wombwell and The Dearne Academy. 

Northern Rail is 'advising people not to travel' between Penistone and Huddersfield. However it said services were operating between Sheffield and Penistone. Services between Barnsley and Leeds, Barnsley and Sheffield and Barnsley and Penistone appear to be running normally.  You can check latest realtime departure information here

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Roads still closed include Grange Lane at Cundy Cross, Dearne Valley Parkway between Cortonwood roundabout and Wath roundabout, and Dearne Hall Road at Barugh Green. 

The council’s full list of closures can be found here.