Pools of flood water create hazards for motorists across East Yorkshire

A614 closed at the top of towthorpe lane
A614 closed at the top of towthorpe lane

Despite torrential rain over the weekend Pocklington, Market Weighton and even Stamford Bridge seem to have avoided some of the major flooding seen earlier in the year.

As the Environment Agency’s automated flood warning service issued advice to businesses and residents, there were fears that after two days of heavy rain flood waters could rise.

Buttercrambe road at Stamford Bridge

Buttercrambe road at Stamford Bridge

Although water pumps were needed in Stamford Bridge to keep Buttercrambe Road passable, and the screens at London Bridge in Pocklington needed clearing, no major problems developed.

The Council and Environment Agency are keen to emphasise that they are still keeping a close eye on the River Derwent at Stamford Bridge and remain on standby with sandbags if further precautions are needed.

Surface water forced the closure of the A614 road from Market Weighton to Driffield and there were considerable delays near Stamford Bridge on Monday morning.

Not every village escaped the flood waters, residents in Fangfoss found it hard leaving the village on Sunday as large pools of water blocked the road and manholes forced open by the water left raw sewage spilling into the street.

Photos by Roger Pattison show A614 closed at the top of Towthorpe Lane and Buttercrambe road at Stamford Bridge.

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