Video: Floodwater engulfs road west of York

Video: Anthony Starks

Floodwater has engulfed a road north west of York today (Monday).

This video was shot by Anthony Starks on Pool Lane, near Nun Monkton.

The floods swirl from the surrounding fields across the carriageway. A queue of cars is stopped close to where the water begins.

There are several flood warnings and alerts on the rivers Nidd and Ouse in that area.

The River Nidd at Skip Bridge, close to where this footage was shot, reached 5.19m at 2.32pm – significantly higher than the 4.55m which is the top of the normal range.

Advice from police and the fire service is never drive into floodwater.