There are flood warnings and a flood alert in place today as Storm Ciaran blows in.
The storm is battering the south of England, but it is also affecting our area with heavy rain and strong winds.
Bus and train companies have warned of travel disruption as a yellow weather warning for rain is in effect today (Thursday). Roads are subject to flooding and National Highways Yorkshire has urged drivers to slow down and leave more space to the vehicle in front.
Here are the three flood warnings (flooding is expected):
- River Ouse at York – riverside properties
- River Derwent at Buttercrambe Mill
- River Derwent at Stamford Bridge – The Weir Caravan Park and Kexby Bridge
There’s also a flood alert in place for York (flooding is possible):
- Upper River Ouse – affecting riverside footpaths and low-lying land in York and to the south as far as Naburn Lock, including Kings Staith, Queens Staith, and South Esplanade.
City of York Council has closed St George’s Field and Esplande Car Parks. Rowntree Park is also shut.
The River Ouse at Viking Recorder had reached 3.11m at 11am today. The top of the normal range is 1.9m. It is due to reach 3.57m by 1pm tomorrow (Friday).
The York Pullman Bus Company has warned it can’t serve Acaster Malbis due to flooding:
One lane of the A64 at the A1M junction was been closed this morning due to floodwater. The AA reported at 10.27am: “One lane closed due to flooding on A64 Westbound at A1(M) J44 (York / Tadcaster). Traffic is coping well.”
It has since reopened.
The A66 at Scotch Corner in North Yorkshire was closed for a time due to flooding but has now reopened.
Train company LNER has warned of travel disruption both north and southbound today.
It says: “We strongly advise customers to avoid travelling on Thursday 2 November and Friday 3 November.
“Some LNER trains will be running, but there is likely to be major disruption including severe delays, short notice cancellations and overcrowding.
“There may be service alterations on Saturday 4 November as we work towards reinstating our normal timetable.”
The flooding has also affected the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, who said on X this morning: “Unfortuntely, due to flooding on the line, there will be no train services through to Whitby today (2 November).
“We apologise for the inconvenience, please check back for updates on Friday services.”