York flooding – Live updates
We’ll keep you up-to-date on the river levels after Storm Dennis in York and North Yorkshire.
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Pictures of the river at its peak last night
They include an image of the Peckitt Street pump working hard to keep the waters at bay.
The river levels are now set to gradually fall.
Tuesday flooding update – the roads affected
The river level remains high and is affecting a number of roads in and around York.
As at Tuesday (25 February):
- Skeldergate is closed.
- Tower Street is open.
- A19 at Germany Beck – pumps are in place to deal with any surface water. We expect that the road will continue to stay open.
- Fordlands Road is closed. A 4-wheel drive vehicle is providing a shuttle service for residents.
- B1222 Naburn Lane is closed.
- Main Street, Nether Poppleton is closed.
- Acaster Lane is closed.
- Millennium Bridge is closed.
- Knavesmire Road is closed.
Here are the bus routes affected by the floods
This table, from iTravel York, gives details of which bus routes are affected by floods.
As a guide, at 5pm today (Tuesday, 25 February) the river level was 4.45m.
|River level*||Roads closed||Bus routes affected||Diversion|
|3.55m||Main St. (Nether Poppleton)||10||Dikelands Lane, Ebor Way|
|3.90m||Acaster Lane||21||Appleton Road|
|3.90m||B1222 Naburn Lane||42||A19|
|4.00m||Skeldergate||3, 3A, 4, 59, ZAP||Nunnery Lane, Bishopgate St.|
|4.00m||Skeldergate||45, 46, X46||Rougier St, Station Rd, Nunnery Lane|
|4.3m||Fordlands Road||25, 26||Terminate services on Fulford Main St.|
|4.80m p||A19 Selby Rd||7, 18, 36, 42, 415||A64, Hull Road|
|4.80m p||Tower St.||3, 3A, 4, 59, ZAP||Terminate at Rail Station|
|4.80m p||Tower St.||7, 42, 66, 415||Piccadilly, Merchantgate|
|5.45m||Clifton Green||2, 2A, 19, 29, 30, 31X||A1237, Boroughbridge Rd.|
|5.45m||A19 Shipton Rd||2, 2A, 29, 30, 31X||A1237, Boroughbridge Rd.|
|5.45m||Salisbury Road||2, 2A, 10, 19, 29, 30, 31X||Poppleton Rd.|
|5.45m||Hamilton Drive||16||York Rd.|
Here’s the river level – live and updated
This live gauge showing the River Ouse level at Viking Recorder, is from Gauge Map.
It is updated hourly.
Keith Aspden responds to Fordlands Road flooding concerns
We reported yesterday on the concerns of residents in Fordlands Road in Fulford, about the flooding they are suffering.
Council leader Keith Aspden – who also happens to be the Liberal Democrat councillor for Fulford and Heslington – has now responded. He said:
Residents in Fulford should not have to suffer from the flooding on Fordlands Road and Fordlands Crescent. This is an issue I and many local residents have long been campaigning on.
Although it’s welcome that volunteers, additional Council staff, pumps and tankers have been deployed today, with Yorkshire Water, the concerns of the local community must be taken on board.
What is most important here is to ensure flood protection for the wider community, including Fordlands Road, Fordlands Crescent and the A19.
A flood defence scheme developed in isolation, for example, just to protect the A19, would not be acceptable to the community.
He said having secured £500K from the council, “agencies including the Environment Agency, must now urgently bring forward a plan and consultation.
“It is time to challenge partners to develop a joined up flood plan for Fulford.”
Cllr Aspden has launched a petition calling for just that.
He has also been talking to David Dunning of Minster FM about the situation.
Fordlands Road #Fulford #york Response to residents who said @CityofYork wasn’t doing enough to stop flooding at Germany Beck Cllr Keith Aspden has just spoken to @minsterfm #floods #A19 #Flooding pic.twitter.com/CbyNR2SZ7N
— DavidDunninguk (@daviddunninguk) February 24, 2020
River could peak as high as 4.72m tomorrow
In the words of Sir Alex Ferguson, we could be approaching squeaky bum time.
The latest forecast from the Flood Information Service is that the River Ouse could peak at 4.72m.
It is predicted to reach that level at 11pm tonight (Tuesday, 25 February).
City of York Council have consistently said the city’s flood defences will hold water up to 4.8m, so it’s getting close.
Skeldergate remains closed today.