COUNCIL READY AS FLOODING GIVES WAY TO WINTER WEATHER IN EAST YORKSHIRE

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council, working alongside partner agencies, including the Environment Agency, Humberside Fire and Rescue and Yorkshire Water, has been working across the area to support its residents following the recent inclement weather that has caused localised flooding.

As of today, some roads remain closed due to standing water on the carriageway and the council is also continuing pumping operations in Stamford Bridge, near to the River Derwent.

The council has been working around the clock for the past week, with staff at the council’s depots deploying sandbags to areas identified as being at risk of flooding and closing flooded roads and putting diversions.

Resources are now being targeted to clear standing water and clean up affected areas.

While the risks of further flooding are subsiding, the chance of ground frost and ice are increasing, with clearer weather conditions and lower temperatures forecast for the East Riding over the next few days.

John Skidmore, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The council is continuing it’s clean up operations across the area following the recent period of prolonged rainfall and is pleased with how existing flood defences have operated and with the joint approach taken to tackle the inclement weather with our partners for the benefit of our residents.

“The council has been preparing for winter for many months and has full salt stocks at its barns and orders in place to replenish this as and when it is required.

“Our fleet of gritters went out last night and will again be treating the precautionary highway network tonight as road temperatures are expected to fall below freezing.

“The common denominator of both the flooding, experienced over recent days, and the cold weather forecast is how it can make driving conditions difficult.

“There is still the risk of surface water in fields ending up on the carriageway, which will turn to ice when temperatures drop so we would urge motorists to drive with extreme care in such conditions.”

For further information about winter weather, visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/environment/roads-streets-traffic-and-parking/winter-services/ or follow @ER_roads on Twitter.