You may have noticed that it’s a wee bit wild out there.
Storm Elin has swept in, bringing wet and windy weather to York and North Yorkshire today.
And fire crews have dealt with two flooding incidents in the county.
At 9.17am a crew assisted North Yorkshire Council in pumping away water from flooding at Sheepfoot Hill, Malton.
Then, at 10.32am firefighters from Acomb helped to pump away floodwater in a basement on St Mary’s, York.
Tonight there are three flood warnings for York:
- River Ouse at Naburn Lock
- River Ouse at York – riverside properties
- River Ouse at York – St George’s Field and Queen’s Staith
And two flood alerts:
In North Yorkshire, there are flood alerts for
- River Derwent at Buttercrambe Mill
- River Derwent at Stamford Bridge – The Weir Caravan Park and Kexby Bridge.
The level of the River Ouse in York had reached 3.53m by 7.15pm tonight (Saturday). The top of the normal range is 1.9m.
It is forecast to reach 4.03pm at 11pm tomorrow (Sunday, 10 December) and then drop slightly.
In Malton and Norton, the Environment Agency decided to close County Bridge in the interests of safety due to water levels going over 4.2m last night.
The River Derwent had reached 4.34m by 7pm tonight.
Additional pumps were put in place at Morrisons car park as water was pooling there.
Traffic is being diverted via Norton Road/Blackboards and the bypass.