17 pix: York’s floods on Friday – as river levels fall

Tower Gardens, with Clifford's Tower behind, in the floods of January 2021. Photographs: Richard McDougall

Our photographer Richard McDougall has been out and about in the city this morning, capturing the latest on the floods.

Levels of both rivers are falling. At 11.30am, the Ouse was at 4.55m – down from 4.6m at four hours earlier.

It is predicted to stay around this level until it starts dropping in the early hours of tomorrow (Saturday), reaching 4.26m at 11am.

The River Foss, meanwhile, has dropped to 1.80m at 11.45am, down from 1.98m at 7.45am.

It is receding fast, and Huntington Road reopened this morning.

Here are the latest road closures:

  • Clementhorpe – closed at Terry Avenue
  • Fordlands Road – closed, scaffold walkway in place to allow pedestrian access for essential travel
  • Knavesmire Road – closed
  • Main Street, Nether Poppleton – closed
  • Millennium Bridge – closed
  • Naburn Lane, Naburn – closed
  • Naburn Village – closed
  • Skeldergate – closed, access to City Mills sheltered housing via City Mills bridge.

St George’s Field car park, Esplanade car parks and Rowntree Park and car park are also closed, due to high river levels.

The floods in pictures