The Foss Barrier is in use in York tonight as river levels rise. But the good news is that the yellow weather warning for rain has been cancelled.
The barrier protects 2,000 properties in the city by stopping the River Ouse backing up in the River Foss.
Waters are still rising, but the Met Office’s yellow warning of rain covering York and North Yorkshire, which was due to last till 6am tomorrow (Friday, 3 November) was cancelled this afternoon.
These are the flood warnings in place this evening:
- River Ouse at York – riverside properties
- River Derwent at Stamford Bridge – The Weir Caravan Park and Kexby Bridge
- River Derwent at Buttercrambe Mill
- Creyke, Mill and Broadlane Becks at Cottingham.
The Viking recorder is now predicting the River Ouse in York will peak at 3.68m at 4pm tomorrow. The top of the normal range is 1.9m.
City of York Council environment lead Cllr Kate Ravilious told Adam Laver of the Local Democracy Reporting Service: “The current predictions indicate that the flooding on the Ouse and Foss will be within the usual range for York from Storm Ciaran.”
She added: “We are watching things closely.”
St George’s Field and Esplanade Car Parks remain closed, as does Rowntree Park.