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Summary

  • Roads closed due to flooding
  • Bridge problems cause big rail delays
  • A month's rain forecast to fall today
  • Ouse in York to rise to 4m above normal

6:40am

This story has now closed. Please see the news page for live coverage on Tuesday.

9:47pm

This is from the Environment Agency:

9:43pm

Barring any major incidents tonight, this story is unlikely to receive many more updates. Visit thepress.co.uk/news on Tuesday morning for updates on flooding incidents, road closures, bus disruption etc. Thanks to everyone who sent in pictures and updates today - please do so again tomorrow, and remember to heed the police advice and keep out of flood waters.

9:40pm

In East Yorkshire, the Environment Agency says:

"The current river level at Buttercrambe is 2 metres and the river level at Stamford Bridge is 9.3 metres. These levels have risen slightly. Further rainfall is expected throughout the night which may cause the levels to rise even further. We will continue to monitor the situation closely."

9:39pm

On the Ouse at Linton Lock, the current level is 3.6 metres above normal and rising, says the Environment Agency

They say: "Further rainfall is expected throughout the night. We will continue to monitor the situation."

9:38pm

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning tonight for Pickering. The Agency's website says: "Significant rainfall has fallen on the North York Moors which will cause river levels in the area to rise significantly. The current level at Pickering is 0.7 metres and this level will not cause flooding from the river. However, during the early hours of Tuesday morning, the forecast river level is for 1.5 metres which will cause flooding in the Beck Isle area at around 2.30am. We are expecting to issue the larger Flood Warning for Pickering Beck at Pickering later this evening. We will continue to monitor the situation."

9:37pm

The Environment Agency tonight said the Foss at Huntington was 2.6m above normal and may rise again overnight.

9:36pm

6:00pm

JUST IN - This is not specific to today's floods, but a council report published this afternoon has warned that York's drainage system needs millions of pounds of investment to bring it up to the required standards, to prevent regular drainage problems.

The council has been looking at problems with drainage, standing water and floods since the 2007 floods nationwide. A report by York officials estimates it would take £5m to investigate, record and improve York's drainage system. The report also says the current gully-cleaning system does not satisfactorily address flooding risks.

The council controversially reduced gully-cleaning last year.

The council officials' report warns: "There are significant financial implications in the actions identified" and suggests a review of the road drainage system.

5:44pm

York Press: flood water rises in York

5:21pm

To reiterate, the Ouse is predicted to peak at about 4 metres above normal summer levels early tomorrow. The city council says that, at that level, the following roads/parks/bus routes will be affected:

  •  Main Street, Nether Poppleton, affecting bus Nos 10 and 20
  •  B1222 Naburn Lane, affecting No 42
  •  Skeldergate, affecting East Yorkshire Motor Services buses and the Askham Bar Park & Ride
  •  Monks Cross link-road
  •  Huntington Road at the Iron Bridge, affecting No 13
  •  Rowntree Park
  •  Terry Avenue
  •  Queen's Staith
  •  King Street
  •  Cumberland Street
  •  Acaster Lane, affecting No 21
  •  Hull Road Park

3:38pm

David Dunning (@daviddunninguk) speaks to John Gelson of East Coast trains about the current situation with the East Coast mainline which has reopened, but with speed restrictions.

3:33pm

Another pic from the city centre. Keep sending us your images, wherever you are. e newsdesk@thepress.co.uk or tweet @yorkpress

3:31pm

Here are a few pictures showing the situation in Stillingfleet:

 

3:28pm

Although Huntington Road has reopened, motorists are asked to take care due to standing water on the road.

3:11pm

The East Coast mainline has reopened, but with speed restrictions, and the situation is still being monitored by Network Rail.

2:41pm

All planned surgery has been cancelled at Northallerton’s Friarage Hospital because of rising floodwater.
Firefighters have been pumping water from the hospital grounds after a nearby stream overflowed, but three theatres have been closed due to drainage issues, resulting in 10 operations being cancelled, says an NHS spokeswoman.
"As a result the trust has made the decision at 11.30am to cancel all elective (planned) surgery today.
"The occupational therapy department has also had to close.
"Along with the fire service, the staff are working hard to keep the hospital working as normal and we are continuing to monitor the situation."

2:36pm

COUNCIL chiefs say the River Ouse is expected to rise to about 4 metres above normal summer levels by the early hours of tomorrow.
The river, which is currently about 3.8 metres above normal, reached 5.08 metres in September, when dozens of properties were flooded and the A19 at Fulford was blocked, causing traffic chaos across the city. The record-breaking floods of November 2000 saw levels reach 5.4 metres above normal.
City of York Council says 4 metres would affect Main Street, Nether Poppleton, the B1222 Naburn Lane, Skeldergate, Rowntree Park, Terry Avenue off Clementhorpe, Queens Staith, Skeldergate, King Street and Cumberland Street, and Acaster Lane, Bishopthorpe.
“York is very much open for business and all agencies have sufficient resources in place,” added a spokeswoman.

2:24pm

THE owner of a York snooker club has warned that he cannot afford another devastating flood of the premises.
Mehmet Yaman, proprietor of the 300-member Castle Snooker & Pool Club in Tower Street, which was inundated in September, says it only re-opened recently after an expensive refurbishment.
Now he is keeping his fingers crossed that river levels do not rise so high this time round. “If it happened again, that would be it,” he says.

2:15pm

A major operation has been launched to try to protect properties in Friars Walk and Peckitt Street from flooding by the Ouse.
Dozens of sandbags are being piled up by council workmen and a high volume pump is being used to pump water from drains back into the river.
Helen Lavers, owner of holiday apartments which flooded in September, says she hopes they would avoid being flooded this time, although it will be a close shave as river levels are predicted to rise further tonight and tomorrow.

The Lowther and Kings Arms on Kings Staith have already been flooded.

2:10pm

Huntington Road has re-opened to traffic.

Recent picture of the road by @daviddunninguk:

York Press: Huntington Road picture by @daviddunninguk

1:54pm

Reports that Coastliner buses from Malton are not coming through Stockton on Forest due to flooded beck

1:28pm

David Dunning speaks to Paul Williams of North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service following a house boat rescue on the River Ouse:

1:21pm

York council leader James Alexander tweets this:

 

1:15pm

Thanks to @LivGreaves on twitter for this picture of Knapton...

York Press: Thanks to @LivGreaves on twitter for this picture of Knapton

12:59pm

12:58pm

We're receiving reports that firefighters have rescued a man from a barge beside Ouse Bridge. More to come on that....

12:52pm

Network Rail says it has had to shut the East Coast Mainline near Doncaster - blocking direct services between York and London - because of concerns that the pillars of a railway bridge may have been scoured by the flooding river below.
A spokeswoman says the line will remain shut for safety reasons until divers have been able to go into the river to check whether it has been damaged. She does not know at this stage whether the divers will be able to do that this afternoon.

Passengers wanting to travel to London from York are being advised to travel to Leeds, and catch services to the capital from there.

12:42pm

All trains on the East Coast mainline between York and London have been stopped due to concerns over a railway bridge over a river just north of Doncaster.

Rail operator East Coast says all passengers travelling to London from York are being advised to go via Leeds.

12:42pm

All trains on the East Coast mainline between York and London have been stopped due to concerns over a railway bridge over a river just north of Doncaster.

Rail operator East Coast says all passengers travelling to London from York are being advised to go via Leeds.

12:40pm

A few more Foss pictures.....

 

12:40pm

12:40pm

12:36pm

Apologies; it turns out that earlier information from the city council (see 11.45am) was incorrect. Millthorpe School is not closed today. Sounds like wires got crossed between the school and council.

12:29pm

David Dunning speaks to Samantha Ashby, general manager of the Queens Hotel in York. The hotel remains open despite the floodwater in Skeldergate.

12:19pm

Businesses in York’s Tower Street are keeping their fingers crossed they do not suffer a repeat of September’s devastating floods.
Several restaurants, cafes and takeaways in the area were shut down after being inundated two months ago but have now mostly re-opened.
Andy Spracklen, co-owner of the Malaysian restaurant Ning, which re-opened after a big clean-up operation, says it will have to close for about a month in January for more substantial repairs. He is now hoping river levels do not rise as high as they did in September.
The nearby Tower Gardens have been flooded, with the entrance into Tower Street sandbagged this morning as a precautionary measure.

12:13pm

Ryedale District Council says it has issued about 250 sandbags to residents throughout the district, mainly for precautionary purposes.
Sandbags have been delivered by staff to householders in Kirby Grindalythe, Duggleby, Pickering , Thorton-le-Dale,  Ebberston , Ellerburn , Gilling East, Brambling Fields, Settrington  Claxton and Thornton Le Clay, and requests for sandbags are continuing to be received today as surface water continues to cause problems throughout Ryedale.

11:59am

Another picture from Huntington Road:

11:45am

Millthorpe School is closed today due to problems with the heating, say City of York Council.

Update - Apologies, Millthorpe School is OPEN. It seems there was a miscommunication between the school and the council.

11:38am

This pic from York Boat....

11:05am

A FLOODING expert says the River Ouse in York will rise tonight and tomorrow as rainfall in the Dales comes downstream - but he still hopes it won’t flood as badly as it did in September.
Innes Thomson, Area Flood Risk Manager for the Environment Agency, also says the eight pumps at the Foss Barrier and pumping station are all ‘doing their job’ and protecting hundreds of properties alongside the River Foss by pumping water out of the river into the Ouse.
However, he says properties in the Huntington Road area remain at risk, particularly as irresponsible motorists have been ignoring police tape blocking the road to
drive through the floods, creating a damaging bow wave.
Mr Thomson says the Ouse is currently more than a metre lower than it was in September, when dozens of properties were flooded and the A19 at Fulford was blocked, causing massive traffic delays and disruption for tens of thousands of motorists and bus passengers.
He says it is impossible to predict how high the Ouse will get until today’s rainfall stops, but rainfall in the southern end of the catchment is not as heavy as in September.

11:04am

A FLOODING expert says the River Ouse in York will rise tonight and tomorrow as rainfall in the Dales comes downstream - but he still hopes it won’t flood as badly as it did in September.
Innes Thomson, Area Flood Risk Manager for the Environment Agency, also says the eight pumps at the Foss Barrier and pumping station are all ‘doing their job’ and protecting hundreds of properties alongside the River Foss by pumping water out of the river into the Ouse.
However, he says properties in the Huntington Road area remain at risk, particularly as irresponsible motorists have been ignoring police tape blocking the road to
drive through the floods, creating a damaging bow wave.
Mr Thomson says the Ouse is currently more than a metre lower than it was in September, when dozens of properties were flooded and the A19 at Fulford was blocked, causing massive traffic delays and disruption for tens of thousands of motorists and bus passengers.
He says it is impossible to predict how high the Ouse will get until today’s rainfall stops, but rainfall in the southern end of the catchment is not as heavy as in September.

10:22am

Emergency sandbag stores are being set up across Hambleton, say the district council.

A spokeswoman said: "Staff are working round the clock to fill bags to create banks in Northallerton, Stokesley, Thirsk and Bedale.  

"It means anyone already affected by the severe rain – or worried about rising water near their home or business – can collect ten bags to help protect their property."

Council leader Neville Huxtable said: "We are doing our best to help people help themselves."

Parish councils are also being encouraged to set up stores in their communities.

Bags are available from Thirsk Leisure Centre, Bedale Leisure Centre, Stokesley Leisure Centre and the council depot in Northallerton.

10:07am

This from the comments section below....

9:05am Mon 26 Nov 12

yorkguy says

Just used the Kirkbymoorside to Amotherby Road many areas of standing water but Normanby village is very flooded near the Sun Inn only 4X4's can get through, its quite dangerous as its after a bend and as yet has no warning so cars are in the flood before they know it!

10:05am

Firefighters are pumping water away from the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, to try to stop water getting into the operating theatres.

9:56am

North Yorkshire Police have given an update on which roads are affected by floodwater in York and North Yorkshire.
The force says there is localised flooding in Saxton, near Tadcaster, but the roads are passable with care, as are roads in the Appleton Roebuck despite some standing water.
Roads closed in York include Huntington Road at Iron Bridge, Terry Avenue off Clementhorpe, King Street and Cumberland Street, Queens Staith and Skeldergate, while roads in Bishopthorpe, Askham Bryan, Askham Richard, Naburn and Copmanthorpe are passable with care.
The road between Tollerton and Shipton, near Easingwold, is impassable, as is Scalby Road near Scarborough Hospital, the back road through Buttercrambe, near Stamford Bridge.
The A64 at East Knapton is flooded but passable with care and there is heavy flooding on the A19 southbound carriageway at Knayton near Thirsk which has forced the closure of one lane.

9:39am

This from Hartlepool MP Iain Wright:

9:38am

Police tape has been placed across Huntington Road to prevent motorists trying to drive through floodwaters from the River Foss. Flooding in the road is currently worse than during September's floods, and the Environment Agency has warned that river levels could rise even higher through the day as rain continues. The agency says the Foss Barrier - which prevents floodwaters from the Ouse backing up the Foss - is in operation and officials are monitoring the situation closely.

9:37am

Environment Agency flood warning for the River Derwent at Buttercrambe Mill
 

9:30am

Environment Agency flood warnings for the River Ure at Roecliffe and the River Ouse at Naburn Lock including lock cottages

 

9:14am

25 residents at Windsor House care home in Acomb were evacuated yesterday, after the heating broke down when the boiler room basement flooded. City of York Council say all residents have been temporarily moved to alternative care homes and are all well, and say staff remain on site at Windsor House.

9:09am

Environment Agency flood warning for riverside properties on the River Ouse in York at New Walk, South Esplanade, King's Staith and Queen's Staith

9:08am

Another pic of the rising Ouse...

9:04am

Environment Agency flood warning for the River Ouse at St George's Field car park in York as well as Rowntree Park and Bishopthorpe Marina
 

9:03am

We've just spoken to City of York Council again. They confirm Skeldergate, Huntington Road and the Monk's Cross Link Road are closed; as are Rowntree Park, Hull Road Park and St George's Field car park.

8:58am

Environment Agency has flood warnings in place for the River Ouse at Linton Lock and the River Derwent at Stamford Bridge - the Weir Caravan Park and Kexby Bridge
 

8:49am

The Ouse beginning to encroach on Skeldergate:

8:48am

Pic and tweet here re Skeldergate, which has now closed to traffic:

8:12am

The Environment Agency's list of flood warnings for areas in and around York -  http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk

8:06am

7:58am Mon 26 Nov 12

Guy Fawkes says

There is a very big puddle of standing water on the A64 between the A162 and A659 slip roads (about half way between Tadcaster and the A1/Aberford roundabout): only the nearside lane is usable (unless you're in a 4x4 or a lorry), and this was causing a bit of a slowdown when I passed it at about 0640 this morning. If it doesn't drain away soon, I'm guessing it could cause a significant rush hour traffic queue.

8:05am

Huntington Road last night, before it was closed to traffic. Video: David Dunning.

7:53am

Travel: Many roads closed this morning including:

Huntington Road (at rail bridge)

Skeldergate

Monks Cross Road (between A1237 and Aviva) 

Buttercrambe Road, Stamford Bridge

A64 between A1036 Tadcaster Road and A19 - just passable

Stockton Lane between Hopgrove Lane South and Galtres Road - just passable

Church Street, Kirk Hammerton - just passable

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7:58am Mon 26 Nov 12

Guy Fawkes says...

There is a very big puddle of standing water on the A64 between the A162 and A659 slip roads (about half way between Tadcaster and the A1/Aberford roundabout): only the nearside lane is usable (unless you're in a 4x4 or a lorry), and this was causing a bit of a slowdown when I passed it at about 0640 this morning. If it doesn't drain away soon, I'm guessing it could cause a significant rush hour traffic queue.
There is a very big puddle of standing water on the A64 between the A162 and A659 slip roads (about half way between Tadcaster and the A1/Aberford roundabout): only the nearside lane is usable (unless you're in a 4x4 or a lorry), and this was causing a bit of a slowdown when I passed it at about 0640 this morning. If it doesn't drain away soon, I'm guessing it could cause a significant rush hour traffic queue. Guy Fawkes
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8:07am Mon 26 Nov 12

pedalling paul says...

Oh no...time to swop pedals for paddles again ....!
Oh no...time to swop pedals for paddles again ....! pedalling paul
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8:32am Mon 26 Nov 12

Guy Fawkes says...

Should have added that it was the westbound carriageway that had one lane effectively out - didn't notice what the eastbound one was like.
Should have added that it was the westbound carriageway that had one lane effectively out - didn't notice what the eastbound one was like. Guy Fawkes
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9:05am Mon 26 Nov 12

yorkguy says...

Just used the Kirkbymoorside to Amotherby Road many areas of standing water but Normanby village is very flooded near the Sun Inn only 4X4's can get through, its quite dangerous as its after a bend and as yet has no warning so cars are in the flood before they know it!
Just used the Kirkbymoorside to Amotherby Road many areas of standing water but Normanby village is very flooded near the Sun Inn only 4X4's can get through, its quite dangerous as its after a bend and as yet has no warning so cars are in the flood before they know it! yorkguy
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9:56am Mon 26 Nov 12

Elle says...

Huntington Road is very long, a few more specifics about which part is closed would be more useful to drivers and pedestrians!
Huntington Road is very long, a few more specifics about which part is closed would be more useful to drivers and pedestrians! Elle
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10:03am Mon 26 Nov 12

poptree says...

its says by the iron bridge so where the old railway track/cycle path goes over the top of huntington road.
its says by the iron bridge so where the old railway track/cycle path goes over the top of huntington road. poptree
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11:11am Mon 26 Nov 12

Fat Harry says...

Do the police not have the power to nick those drivers who are ignoring the warnings and dangerously driving through flood water?
Do the police not have the power to nick those drivers who are ignoring the warnings and dangerously driving through flood water? Fat Harry
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11:26am Mon 26 Nov 12

TerryYork says...

Plenty of cars driving down Huntington Road, so not sure which part is blocked.
Plenty of cars driving down Huntington Road, so not sure which part is blocked. TerryYork
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11:55am Mon 26 Nov 12

DYLANESQ says...

Driving through standing water of undetermined depth is suicidal. Having said that, and having seen the consequences of not doing so,if you must do so, then it is imperative that you drive very, very slowly.

Why ? Firstly if you speed through water you create a wave which can blow out shop windows and further damage or weaken adjoining properties. Secondly, you are far more likely to have a surge of water up inside your engine compartment which will disable the electrical circuits in your vehicle and, potentially exacerbate the already dangerous situation in which you have placed yourself and others who may be called to rescue you.

Inconvenience or death and damage. You choose.
Driving through standing water of undetermined depth is suicidal. Having said that, and having seen the consequences of not doing so,if you must do so, then it is imperative that you drive very, very slowly. Why ? Firstly if you speed through water you create a wave which can blow out shop windows and further damage or weaken adjoining properties. Secondly, you are far more likely to have a surge of water up inside your engine compartment which will disable the electrical circuits in your vehicle and, potentially exacerbate the already dangerous situation in which you have placed yourself and others who may be called to rescue you. Inconvenience or death and damage. You choose. DYLANESQ
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12:09pm Mon 26 Nov 12

TerryYork says...

Well said above.

Ok, so Huntington Road is blocked along the stretch where you come from Foss Islands Sainsburys and down the opening part of Huntington Road - just past where you can feed the ducks.
Well said above. Ok, so Huntington Road is blocked along the stretch where you come from Foss Islands Sainsburys and down the opening part of Huntington Road - just past where you can feed the ducks. TerryYork
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12:52pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Tom6187 says...

Fat Harry wrote:
Do the police not have the power to nick those drivers who are ignoring the warnings and dangerously driving through flood water?
Haven't you noticed that there's not enough police to enforce the laws? God bless the Tories.
[quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: Do the police not have the power to nick those drivers who are ignoring the warnings and dangerously driving through flood water?[/p][/quote]Haven't you noticed that there's not enough police to enforce the laws? God bless the Tories. Tom6187
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12:54pm Mon 26 Nov 12

YSTClinguist says...

........and car drivers are still driving through the police take and round the 'road closed' signs?

What is up with these people?
........and car drivers are still driving through the police take and round the 'road closed' signs? What is up with these people? YSTClinguist
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1:37pm Mon 26 Nov 12

YorkPatrol says...

Tom6187 wrote:
Fat Harry wrote: Do the police not have the power to nick those drivers who are ignoring the warnings and dangerously driving through flood water?
Haven't you noticed that there's not enough police to enforce the laws? God bless the Tories.
God bless Labour for sending this country into financial ruin
[quote][p][bold]Tom6187[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: Do the police not have the power to nick those drivers who are ignoring the warnings and dangerously driving through flood water?[/p][/quote]Haven't you noticed that there's not enough police to enforce the laws? God bless the Tories.[/p][/quote]God bless Labour for sending this country into financial ruin YorkPatrol
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1:40pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Guy Fawkes says...

Why ? Firstly...


...and thirdly, you could totally sodomise your car. Even if you don't go that far, driving through a big puddle is a highly effective way to knacker your catalytic converter (they don't like sudden changes of temperature), at £200-600 for a replacement. But in the September floods, there was a story about some idiot who drove his gleaming new BMW through a big pool of standing water, some of which got into the engine air intake. That meant £15k for a new engine, and the insurance wouldn't cover it, their position being that he caused the damage through his own negligence.
[quote]Why ? Firstly...[/quote] ...and thirdly, you could totally sodomise your car. Even if you don't go that far, driving through a big puddle is a highly effective way to knacker your catalytic converter (they don't like sudden changes of temperature), at £200-600 for a replacement. But in the September floods, there was a story about some idiot who drove his gleaming new BMW through a big pool of standing water, some of which got into the engine air intake. That meant £15k for a new engine, and the insurance wouldn't cover it, their position being that he caused the damage through his own negligence. Guy Fawkes
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1:41pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Tom6187 says...

YorkPatrol wrote:
Tom6187 wrote:
Fat Harry wrote: Do the police not have the power to nick those drivers who are ignoring the warnings and dangerously driving through flood water?
Haven't you noticed that there's not enough police to enforce the laws? God bless the Tories.
God bless Labour for sending this country into financial ruin
Labour are to blame for the WORLDWIDE financial crisis of course.
[quote][p][bold]YorkPatrol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tom6187[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: Do the police not have the power to nick those drivers who are ignoring the warnings and dangerously driving through flood water?[/p][/quote]Haven't you noticed that there's not enough police to enforce the laws? God bless the Tories.[/p][/quote]God bless Labour for sending this country into financial ruin[/p][/quote]Labour are to blame for the WORLDWIDE financial crisis of course. Tom6187
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2:48pm Mon 26 Nov 12

hustler says...

As well as the issues with electronics, catalytic convertors fuel system etc, another potential problem from driving through flood water too quickly can be that the water surges around the cambelt which can cause the belt to "skip" a couple of teeth. Potentially, this causes terminal top end engine damage, which will cost a fortune to repair.
As well as the issues with electronics, catalytic convertors fuel system etc, another potential problem from driving through flood water too quickly can be that the water surges around the cambelt which can cause the belt to "skip" a couple of teeth. Potentially, this causes terminal top end engine damage, which will cost a fortune to repair. hustler
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3:15pm Mon 26 Nov 12

YorkShrimper says...

Tom6187 wrote:
YorkPatrol wrote:
Tom6187 wrote:
Fat Harry wrote: Do the police not have the power to nick those drivers who are ignoring the warnings and dangerously driving through flood water?
Haven't you noticed that there's not enough police to enforce the laws? God bless the Tories.
God bless Labour for sending this country into financial ruin
Labour are to blame for the WORLDWIDE financial crisis of course.
The deals that caused the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and triggered the global crisis, occurred in the UK due to our lax laws and regulation. Successive governments are to blame for allowing that situation to occur. That said, James Alexander should resign over this, I bet he's behind all this rain water too (tongue very firmly in cheek).
[quote][p][bold]Tom6187[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkPatrol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tom6187[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: Do the police not have the power to nick those drivers who are ignoring the warnings and dangerously driving through flood water?[/p][/quote]Haven't you noticed that there's not enough police to enforce the laws? God bless the Tories.[/p][/quote]God bless Labour for sending this country into financial ruin[/p][/quote]Labour are to blame for the WORLDWIDE financial crisis of course.[/p][/quote]The deals that caused the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and triggered the global crisis, occurred in the UK due to our lax laws and regulation. Successive governments are to blame for allowing that situation to occur. That said, James Alexander should resign over this, I bet he's behind all this rain water too (tongue very firmly in cheek). YorkShrimper
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3:24pm Mon 26 Nov 12

YorkShrimper says...

On topic, I notice the environment agency website has no flood warning in place for Skeldgergate. From experience they only put a flood warning in place once an area is already flooded. Anyone else had this experience?
On topic, I notice the environment agency website has no flood warning in place for Skeldgergate. From experience they only put a flood warning in place once an area is already flooded. Anyone else had this experience? YorkShrimper
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4:21pm Mon 26 Nov 12

leeman_lass says...

After reading previous post regarding coastliner, I have spoken to them and confirmed via my own eyes that the Coastliner continues to travel through Stockton-on the Forest but is very delayed
After reading previous post regarding coastliner, I have spoken to them and confirmed via my own eyes that the Coastliner continues to travel through Stockton-on the Forest but is very delayed leeman_lass
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6:28pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Buzz Light-year says...

Guy Fawkes says...
1:40pm Mon 26 Nov 12
...and thirdly, you could totally sodomise your car.


Pure poetry :)
[quote]Guy Fawkes says... 1:40pm Mon 26 Nov 12 ...and thirdly, you could totally sodomise your car. [/quote] Pure poetry :) Buzz Light-year
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