Localised flooding across East Yorkshire - area affected include Pocklington, Stamford Bridge, Wilberfoss, Driffield and Beverley


Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is currently attending a large number of localised flooding incidents across the Service area due to the heavy rain.

There are a number of dangerous roads across the region that have become hazardous, making driving dangerous. Diversions are in place and motorists are advised to plan ahead, to drive to the conditions and to avoid making unnecessary journeys.

The rain has also caused ground to become saturated in places and there is a risk of it entering some people’s homes.

Although Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is coping well with current situation, it is receiving high number of calls and would ask residents not to call about flooding unless the water has entered the property or it is a real emergency and absolutely necessary that the fire and rescue service attends.

Although the rain is expected to pass this afternoon, further rain is expected in the early hours of the morning.

For advice on how best to protect your home Tel 0870 8506 506 or visit www.environmentagency.gov.uk

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There are 10 flood alerts across North Yorkshire and the City of York. The main affected areas are:

* The River Ouse and the River Foss in York.

* The River Tutt at Boroughbridge.

* The River Swale at Myton-on-Swale.

* The River Wiske at Kirby Wiske.

* Willow Beck at Northallerton.

There is also a flood alert for the River Leven.


Selby District

There is flooding in the Selby area, however the A19 at Chapel Haddlesey and the B1222 at Cawood Bridge are open as normal.

There is localised flooding in Saxton but the roads are passable with care.

The roads in and around Appleton Roebuck also remain open despite some standing water.


The following roads are closed: Huntington Road at Iron Bridge, Terry Avenue off Clementhorpe, King Street and Cumberland Street, Queens Staith and Skeldergate.

Roads in Bishopthorpe, Askham Bryan, Askham Richard, Naburn and Copmanthorpe are passable with care.

The trunk in and around York are unaffected at this time.

The road between Tollerton and Shipton is impassable.

Scarborough and Ryedale

The following roads are closed: Scalby Road near the hospital, the Coastal Road is flooded southbound. Buttercrambe and back road to Stamford Bridge closed.

Back roads to Salton and Brawby are passable only with a 4x4.

The A64 at East Knapton is flooded but passable with care.

There are no road closures in Whitby.

Hambleton and Richmondshire

There is heavy flooding on the A19 southbound carriageway at Knayton near Thirsk which has forced the closure of lane 1.

The A64 at Brompton is flooded but is passable with care at Constable Burton.

The B6274 at Gilling West towards the A66 is closed.

Dalton village is flooded but passable with care.

Dayton village is closed.

Harrogate and Ripon

The road between Bishop Monkton and Roecliffe is passable with care.

The B6161 at Leathley is flooded.

The road between Bishop Monkton and Ripon is passable with care.