Sheffield officials said the city's new flood defenses held up against the worst flooding in years.
The new £21 million ($27 million) flood defense scheme protecting businesses in Sheffield’s Lower Don Valley opened last year along a stretch of the river.
“There was some ‘overtopping’ of the flood defences at the Lower Don Valley but they were not breached. Without these defences the impact would have been significantly worse," said Councillor Mark Jones.
The council added that the temperature is expected to drop below freezing overnight.