BSPA Boston Open still ON: unaffected by floods

December 6, 2013

12.40AM: Despite flooding in the Boston area, the BSPA Boston Open is unaffected and will be going ahead as planned this weekend.

 

Boston Squash and Racketball Club has not been affected, and the roads into Boston are currently fine.

 

Players travelling by train on Friday are likely to be affected by cancellations or delays, with no rail services running to Boston until at least midday. East Midlands Trains have said, "There will be no train services between Sleaford and Skegness until 1200. There will be no replacement road transport available."

 

Should any players be affected by problems with public transport, they should let tournament organiser Mark Hildred know as soon as possible. His contact details are on the 'Contact' page and also in Tim Garner's email last night. 

 

Those travelling to the club through the centre of town may experience slight traffic delays, as may those wishing to travel into town over the course of the weekend. Traffic flow will largely depend on the state of John Adams Way - the main junction running through town - although pumps are in place. 

 

Church Street, Wormgate, West Street and Boston Bus Station have suffered significant flooding and shops and restaurants in these areas may be closed. 

 

The flooding peaked last night (Thursday) at 7.30pm after the River Haven burst its banks, affecting the town centre.

 

No further flooding is expected overnight. The next high tide is due at 8.06am today (Friday), but it is likely to be 70cms lower than last night's tide, so is not expected to affect roads into Boston or the squash club itself.

 

BBC Radio Lincolnshire (94.9FM) will have regular updates throughout the day tomorrow. Follow @bspabostonopen on twitter (or visit www.twitter.com/bspabostonopen) for any further updates. See East Midlands Trains' disruption information for rail travel details. You can also follow their updates on twitter @EMTrains. 

 

Once again, the tournament is running as normal and those travelling to the club by road should not experience any problems. Travel into the town centre or by rail is likely to be affected. 

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