Two flood warnings have been issued for York.
The warnings mean ‘Flooding is expected – act now’ and follow the heavy rainfall from Storm Babet.
Three car parks are closed along with Rowntree Park, and flood gates are closed.
The first flood warning, updated at 12.49pm today (Saturday, 21 October), is for the River Ouse at York – riverside properties. It says: “Levels are expected to rise through the rest of the day and reach 3.5m at York Viking Recorder during the early hours of Sunday morning.
“Areas most at risk include riverside properties.
“Our incident rooms are open and we are carrying out operational activity, as well as operating the Foss barrier.
“Avoid using low lying footpaths and any bridges near local watercourses and do not attempt to walk or drive through flood water.”
The level of the River Ouse as measured by the Viking Recorder is forecast to rise to 3.65m on Sunday 22 October at 1.30am. The top of the normal range is 1.9m.
The second flood warning is for St George’s Field and Queen’s Staith. It covers properties along Queen’s Staith, on South Esplanade, Friars Terrace and Tower Place. St George’s Field carpark and Rowntree Park.
The third warning is for the River Ouse at Naburn Lock.
City of York Council said: “We’re closing St George’s Field, Esplande and Rowntree Car Parks based on forecasts for the river levels over the weekend.
“We’re also closing Rowntree Park.”
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