York has four flood warnings today (Tuesday) as heavy rain is expected to push river levels above 4m again.
The yellow weather warning for rain is in place for the city, Selby and Tadcaster until 9pm tonight.
Met Office forecasters say it could cause localised flooding and traffic disruption.
The four weather warnings in York are:
- River Foss upstream of Yearsley Baths
- River Ouse at Naburn Lock
- River Ouse at York – riverside properties
- River Ouse at York – St George’s Field and Queen’s Staith
The Environment Agency says: “Further rainfall is forecast over the next few days. We are monitoring rainfall and river levels and are checking rivers for blockages in the area.
“Our incident rooms are open and we are closely monitoring the situation. We are liaising with emergency services and local authorities.”
It adds: “River levels are rising rapidly on the River Foss due to heavy rainfall. Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the River Foss, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around homes and businesses from Strensall to Yearsley Baths.”
The Ouse had reached 3.84m at 7.15am today. It is forecast to reach 4.01m at at 3am tomorrow. The top of the normal range is 1.9m.
The Foss is at 1.92m, below the top of the normal range which is 2.2m.
Elsewhere in North Yorkshire these flood warnings are still in place:
- River Derwent at Buttercrambe Mill
- River Derwent at Stamford Bridge – The Weir Caravan Park and Kexby Bridge
- River Aire at Burn
- River Wharfe at Ryther.
The B1222 is flooded at Naburn. In Cawood, the bridge is closed due to the floods.
Garry Vilmans, who sent us the picture above, told YorkMix: “We aren’t cut off. It’s just people who work in York have to drive a long way round by heading to Selby first then the A19 or head to Sherburn in Elmet then to Tadcaster.
“I’m a funeral director at Hayley Owen funeral directors in York and have been on call the last few days so glad it’s not been too busy with call outs.
“It’s probably around 2 weeks before the bridge could reopen.”