There has been widespread heavy rain accompanied by high winds throughout Sunday 09/02/2020, and we expect further patchy rainfall throughout the coming week. River levels are rising and are currently 1.8m at York Viking recorder and rising.
We expect levels to rise above 4.5m mid-afternoon tomorrow Monday 10/02/20 and remain high into next week along the River Ouse catchment.
Avoid using low lying footpaths near local water courses. We are monitoring the situation closely and expect to operate the Foss barrier.
City of York Council tweeted out: “With all this water around from #StormCiara, river levels are rising.
“We’re working with partners to monitor our rivers, and are ready to put in place our flood defence plans to protect our communities as the needs arise.”
More updates from around the city and beyond
12 months ago
Here are some more of the impacts of Storm Ciara near us, which has closed everything from cycle paths to museums and made driving treacherous. The worst of it appears to be in Pateley Bridge which has a severe flood warning.
Due to the adverse weather the Museum is closing early today at 3:00pm#StormCiara
These pictures show how a falling tree caused serious problems on a street in Tang Hall, York, earlier today.
The tree, brought down by Storm Ciara, hit a car on St Hilda’s Mews.
It struck a white Nissan Juke, causing damage to its roof and door. The car was being driven at the time. A witness said the driver was shocked but appeared otherwise unhurt, but had to be checked out by medics.
The tree blocked the road for some time but it has now been cleared away and the road is passable again.
Thanks to reader Kelly Maughan for the photos.
Fallen tree cleared from Stockton Lane
12 months ago
You can now get through on Stockton Lane.
A tree had fallen close to the mini-roundabout near the stray and was all but blocking the road.
But a City of York Council worker has done a great job of cutting back the tree and clearing the road.
Flood risk information in York – update
12 months ago
Pedestrians and walkers are warned that riverside paths could soon be unusable in York.
This from City of York Council deputy leader Andy D’Agorne:
A fallen tree is causing problems on Stockton Lane in York.
It was reported by Coastliner buses at 11.42am. The service is being diverted.
According to Twitter user Genius & Me it is blocking three quarters of the road.
There’s a fallen tree on Stockton Lane so our #Coastliner buses are having to take a slightly different route to Malton Road. It means we have to miss stops at Herberts Way, Seymour Grove, Hewarth Golf Course and Monk Stray. Sorry if this affects your journey with us today
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