Some roads in North Yorkshire are still closed by flooding today (Tuesday, 12 December).
Six flood warnings remain in place for York and there are more for North Yorkshire.
But the level of the River Ouse has peaked and it is now forecast to fall.
Roads still closed this morning include the A659 Tadcaster Bridge both ways. It is open to pedestrians.
River Wharfe levels are falling throughout the upper catchment and in Tadcaster. The bridge road closure will be reviewed at 10am today.
In Norton, Castlegate is still closed by floodwater.
In Cawood the road closed due to flooding on B1222 both ways between King Street and Cawood bridge.
Temporary traffic lights installed due to floodwater near Kexby are causing long delays on the A1079.
Sutton upon Derwent is also flooded and the bridge between Elvington and Sutton upon Derwent is closed.
Slow traffic is reported due to flooding on the A163 both ways from Church Street to Back Lane at North Duffield.
In York, water pumps are deployed at Tower Gardens, Peckitt Street and Fordland’s Crescent.
And these measures are still in place:
- Esplanade car park is closed
- Rowntree Park, play area, and car park are closed
- St George’s Field car and coach park is closed
- Riverside paths closed along the River Ouse and the River Foss
- City Mills temporary access bridge is in place
- Flood signage is in place on the A19.
According to the Viking recorder, the Ouse in central York peaked at 4.19m at 7.15pm last night (Monday).
It had dropped to 4.14m at 7.15am this morning, and is forecast to fall rapidly over the next 48 hours. The top of the normal range is 1.9m.
Light rain is forecast for today, with outbreaks of drizzle for Wednesday and Thursday. York is largely open for business.
Here are the active flood warnings for York:
- River Ouse at Acaster Malbis
- River Ouse at Naburn Lock
- River Ouse at York – Fulford and Fordlands Road
- River Ouse at York – riverside properties
- River Ouse at York – Skeldergate and Tower Street
- River Ouse at York – St George’s Field and Queen’s Staith.
Flood warnings in North Yorkshire include:
- River Derwent at Buttercrambe Mill
- River Derwent at Stamford Bridge – The Weir Caravan Park and Kexby Bridge
- River Wharfe at Ryther.