Council staff work around the clock to battle flood water

Pickering Flooding Braving the floodwaters Picture by Neil Silk  124810d 27/11/12
Pickering Flooding Braving the floodwaters Picture by Neil Silk 124810d 27/11/12

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council is continuing to monitor weather conditions following another night of rainfall on already saturated ground.

Yesterday, the council dealt with numerous requests for assistance from across the East Riding and deployed hundreds of sandbags to areas that had been identified as at risk of flooding.

Staff and equipment have been diverted from other areas of operation to support the round the clock efforts to clear trash screens, closed roads and sign post diversions.

The council continues to have vehicles, equipment and staff on standby at its depots to support our residents and is working closely with partners, including the Environment Agency, Humberside Police, Humberside Fire and Rescue and Yorkshire Water.

John Skidmore, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Forecasts are indicating that we are likely to see less rainfall over the coming days and cooler temperatures. We would urge all motorists to drive with extra care.

“There are a number of road closures in effect across the area, but diversions are in place. The B1244 is closed due to surface water flooding in the dip between Leven and Hornsea. The old road, Leconfield, is closed, as is the road through Catfoss village due to surface water flooding. The B1246 at Fishpond Hill near Kilnwick Percy, outside of Pockilngton, remains closed again with diversions in place.

“There are a number of flood warnings still in place for your area, including the River Derwent at Stamford Bridge, where the council has two pumps in operation and Buttercrambe Road is closed.”

For further information about flood warnings in the area, visit www.environment-agency.co.uk