York’s River Ouse is in flood again, affecting riverside paths and closing a park.
This evening (Monday) there are three flood warnings in place for the city, and four flood alerts.
Riverside properties in the city are affected by one of the warnings. The River Ouse appears to have peaked at 3.39m at the Viking Recorder, about 5pm today.
There’s another flood warning at Naburn Lock, and a third at St George’s Field and Queen’s Staith.
Rowntree Park is closed, as is St George’s Field car park. Terry Avenue and New Walk are underwater.
York Central MP Rachael Maskell has expressed her concern about more flooding in the city.
“I take every opportunity in Parliament to raise the significant failures to protect households and businesses, and how the delays in providing protection to residents impacts on the stress they experience every time the river rises,” she said.
“Businesses are despairing at the lack of support they are receiving, not least as the insurance industry is turning its back on them.”