The struggle to save Malton

This picture from Thursday night shows a pump added on the County Bridge in Malton. Photograph: Martin Dales

This picture shows the extraordinary efforts to keep the floodwaters at bay in Malton.

Town councillor Martin Dales took the picture last night (Thursday). It shows “A serious pump being added to the other eight already in the County Bridge area,” he said.

As we reported earlier, these efforts appeared to have worked as the Derwent has peaked without a breach.

Today, though, roads in the town remain closed.

County Bridge remains shut, and there are road closures in place at

  • Castlegate
  • Norton Road (Blackboards)
  • and Church Street.