York on flood alert as rain follows melting snow
Three flood alerts have been issued for in and around York.
The alerts come after Storm Arwen brought snow and torrential rain to the catchment area of the River Ouse.
Now the snow has melted, adding to yesterday’s heavy rain, leading to the alerts.
More rain is forecast today. These are the three flood alerts in and around York.
Upper River Ouse
Flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible from 6am today (Wednesday, 1 December). The Environment Agency expects to deploy the Foss Barrier.
The river at the Viking Recorder in central York is forecast to peak at 2.79m by 2.30am tomorrow (Thursday). Above 2.2m low lying land flooding is possible.
Tidal River Ouse from Naburn Lock to Selby
Flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible from 9am today. The flood alert says: “We expect river levels to remain high on Thursday. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast.”
Lower River Wharfe
Flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible today. “Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.”