There are now six flood warnings in place for York after more heavy rain yesterday (Friday).
The new flood warning added since yesterday is for Fulford and Fordlands Road.
It says: “Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the River Ouse, with low-lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around riverside properties in Fulford from Blue Bridge Lane to the A64, and properties in the Fordlands Road area that can be cut-off by road flooding. Further rainfall is forecast over the coming days.”
These are all the flood warnings in place today:
- 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.
The Foss Barrier is in operation.
The River Ouse peaked at 4.33m at 12.45am this morning (Saturday, 30 December).
It is forecast to fall to 4.03m at 8.15pm tomorrow (Sunday / New Year’s Eve).
Five more days of light rainfall are forecast for York, before drier days next Thursday and Friday.
Yesterday, City of York Council said it had closed three roads due to flooding: the B1222 at Naburn; Skeldergate; and Main St, Lower Poppleton.
Today, most of the city is open for business as usual. However:
- Rowntree Park, play area, and car park are closed
- St George’s Field Car and Coach park is closed
- Esplanade car park is closed.