Misery for motorists as floods shut A19 at Fulford

A19 closed due to flooding

A19 closed due to flooding

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COMMUTERS faced extra delays on their first day back at work today after one of York’s busiest routes was again closed by flooding.

The A19 at Fulford was shut to traffic just hours into the New Year yesterday, with traffic having to enter and leave the city on other routes such as the A1079 Hull Road and Tadcaster Road.

The road was submerged after the River Ouse rose to 4.2 metres above normal summer levels in York following the heavy rain on New Year’s Eve. The river continued rising to about 4.5 metres by last night, and was expected to remain at this level for some time.

Pubs and other properties along Kings Staith were all under water yesterday, with businesses in Tower Street also at increasing risk of being affected as the river rose.

Weathermen said another band of heavy rain was set to cross the region today, although coming days are set to be much drier.

Cawood Bridge, on the B1222 near Selby, was also closed by flooding, and the B1222 York Road, which has been closed between Naburn Village and Naburn Lock Caravan Park since Christmas Eve, remained shut.

City of York Council said river levels were expected to stay high for some time, as there had been a lot of rain in the catchment area. “Therefore we’ll need to keep a close eye on transport tomorrow but currently everything is planned to run as normal,” said a spokesman.

He said about 20 members of staff had been working through the Christmas and New Year holidays on flood and surface water issues.

“These are drawn from our civil engineering and highways maintenance teams,” he said. “There are about 60 of them in total, so about a third have had to work over the holidays.”

In Norton, Mayor Di Keal said the River Derwent had been ‘quite high’ for the last couple of days, leaving residents anxious. “Water levels are still very, very high all over the place, the ground is sodden and rivers are high, it could flood again at any time,” she said.

“The flood defences worked fantastically, thank God we had those, but the surface water problem which can be addressed, needs to be addressed now.”

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9:58am Wed 2 Jan 13

bob the builder says...

It gets better next week when the schools go back on Monday, the A19 will be closed, gasworks restart on Bishopthorpe Road and start on Micklegate! Traffic will be tailed back to Tadcaster (the brewery town not the road) as everyone tries to funnel in to York on one road. Why wait till the tax paying workers are back in their miserable jobs... because we wouldn't want to inconvenience the tourist now would we?
It gets better next week when the schools go back on Monday, the A19 will be closed, gasworks restart on Bishopthorpe Road and start on Micklegate! Traffic will be tailed back to Tadcaster (the brewery town not the road) as everyone tries to funnel in to York on one road. Why wait till the tax paying workers are back in their miserable jobs... because we wouldn't want to inconvenience the tourist now would we? bob the builder
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10:12am Wed 2 Jan 13

yorkguy says...

Let them build the germany beck development in fulford, as part of the scheme they raise the A19 to stop this low lying stretch flooding or is it the case that people in fulford dont want the new houses but also like the fact they have peace and quiet when the A19 is closed!! While the rest of york suffers for it!!
Let them build the germany beck development in fulford, as part of the scheme they raise the A19 to stop this low lying stretch flooding or is it the case that people in fulford dont want the new houses but also like the fact they have peace and quiet when the A19 is closed!! While the rest of york suffers for it!! yorkguy
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10:14am Wed 2 Jan 13

pedalling paul says...

bob the builder wrote:
It gets better next week when the schools go back on Monday, the A19 will be closed, gasworks restart on Bishopthorpe Road and start on Micklegate! Traffic will be tailed back to Tadcaster (the brewery town not the road) as everyone tries to funnel in to York on one road. Why wait till the tax paying workers are back in their miserable jobs... because we wouldn't want to inconvenience the tourist now would we?
Time to switch to park & ride (or put a folding bike in the boot)
[quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: It gets better next week when the schools go back on Monday, the A19 will be closed, gasworks restart on Bishopthorpe Road and start on Micklegate! Traffic will be tailed back to Tadcaster (the brewery town not the road) as everyone tries to funnel in to York on one road. Why wait till the tax paying workers are back in their miserable jobs... because we wouldn't want to inconvenience the tourist now would we?[/p][/quote]Time to switch to park & ride (or put a folding bike in the boot) pedalling paul
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11:48am Wed 2 Jan 13

xtc says...

Despite the signage out,three lots from cem road the idiots still ignored them so their so called delays were probably due to themselves choosing to ignore the signs!drive on and have to turn around!
Despite the signage out,three lots from cem road the idiots still ignored them so their so called delays were probably due to themselves choosing to ignore the signs!drive on and have to turn around! xtc
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11:59am Wed 2 Jan 13

rodney'sdog says...

We came back through Selby to york at 2.30 am new years day and had no probs with water..
We came back through Selby to york at 2.30 am new years day and had no probs with water.. rodney'sdog
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12:00pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Big Bad Wolf says...

pedalling paul wrote:
bob the builder wrote:
It gets better next week when the schools go back on Monday, the A19 will be closed, gasworks restart on Bishopthorpe Road and start on Micklegate! Traffic will be tailed back to Tadcaster (the brewery town not the road) as everyone tries to funnel in to York on one road. Why wait till the tax paying workers are back in their miserable jobs... because we wouldn't want to inconvenience the tourist now would we?
Time to switch to park & ride (or put a folding bike in the boot)
Time to switch to park & ride (or put a folding bike in the boot)

Or get a 4 x 4 that can ford water better?
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: It gets better next week when the schools go back on Monday, the A19 will be closed, gasworks restart on Bishopthorpe Road and start on Micklegate! Traffic will be tailed back to Tadcaster (the brewery town not the road) as everyone tries to funnel in to York on one road. Why wait till the tax paying workers are back in their miserable jobs... because we wouldn't want to inconvenience the tourist now would we?[/p][/quote]Time to switch to park & ride (or put a folding bike in the boot)[/p][/quote]Time to switch to park & ride (or put a folding bike in the boot) Or get a 4 x 4 that can ford water better? Big Bad Wolf
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12:07pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Garrowby Turnoff says...

pedalling paul wrote:
bob the builder wrote:
It gets better next week when the schools go back on Monday, the A19 will be closed, gasworks restart on Bishopthorpe Road and start on Micklegate! Traffic will be tailed back to Tadcaster (the brewery town not the road) as everyone tries to funnel in to York on one road. Why wait till the tax paying workers are back in their miserable jobs... because we wouldn't want to inconvenience the tourist now would we?
Time to switch to park & ride (or put a folding bike in the boot)
Wouldn't a rubber dinghy be more useful?
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: It gets better next week when the schools go back on Monday, the A19 will be closed, gasworks restart on Bishopthorpe Road and start on Micklegate! Traffic will be tailed back to Tadcaster (the brewery town not the road) as everyone tries to funnel in to York on one road. Why wait till the tax paying workers are back in their miserable jobs... because we wouldn't want to inconvenience the tourist now would we?[/p][/quote]Time to switch to park & ride (or put a folding bike in the boot)[/p][/quote]Wouldn't a rubber dinghy be more useful? Garrowby Turnoff
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12:32pm Wed 2 Jan 13

yorkie71 says...

It seems we are awaiting a council decision on extending the time period the developers can build there.....

http://planningacces
s.york.gov.uk/online
-applications/applic
ationDetails.do?acti
veTab=dates&keyVal=M
42KWLSJ0A700

Maybe all that bad publicity for the site (flooding and access issues) will have an impact? either way its in the hands of the Council to approve OR remedy A19/Fulford flooding themselves.
It seems we are awaiting a council decision on extending the time period the developers can build there..... http://planningacces s.york.gov.uk/online -applications/applic ationDetails.do?acti veTab=dates&keyVal=M 42KWLSJ0A700 Maybe all that bad publicity for the site (flooding and access issues) will have an impact? either way its in the hands of the Council to approve OR remedy A19/Fulford flooding themselves. yorkie71
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3:05pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Hoofarted says...

This flooding has to be James Alexanders fault!
This flooding has to be James Alexanders fault! Hoofarted
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4:25pm Wed 2 Jan 13

capt spaulding says...

Hoofarted wrote:
This flooding has to be James Alexanders fault!
It is and if we dare to criticise we get our letters taken down.
[quote][p][bold]Hoofarted[/bold] wrote: This flooding has to be James Alexanders fault![/p][/quote]It is and if we dare to criticise we get our letters taken down. capt spaulding
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7:38pm Wed 2 Jan 13

pedalling paul says...

Big Bad Wolf wrote:
pedalling paul wrote:
bob the builder wrote: It gets better next week when the schools go back on Monday, the A19 will be closed, gasworks restart on Bishopthorpe Road and start on Micklegate! Traffic will be tailed back to Tadcaster (the brewery town not the road) as everyone tries to funnel in to York on one road. Why wait till the tax paying workers are back in their miserable jobs... because we wouldn't want to inconvenience the tourist now would we?
Time to switch to park & ride (or put a folding bike in the boot)
Time to switch to park & ride (or put a folding bike in the boot) Or get a 4 x 4 that can ford water better?
Wot....a 4 x 4 that makes nasty bow waves which slosh into adjoining resident's homes....very unsociable
[quote][p][bold]Big Bad Wolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: It gets better next week when the schools go back on Monday, the A19 will be closed, gasworks restart on Bishopthorpe Road and start on Micklegate! Traffic will be tailed back to Tadcaster (the brewery town not the road) as everyone tries to funnel in to York on one road. Why wait till the tax paying workers are back in their miserable jobs... because we wouldn't want to inconvenience the tourist now would we?[/p][/quote]Time to switch to park & ride (or put a folding bike in the boot)[/p][/quote]Time to switch to park & ride (or put a folding bike in the boot) Or get a 4 x 4 that can ford water better?[/p][/quote]Wot....a 4 x 4 that makes nasty bow waves which slosh into adjoining resident's homes....very unsociable pedalling paul
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3:30am Thu 3 Jan 13

Magicman! says...

Shame there weren't a few of those ex-Army amphibious buses around, like are used in Liverpool on their 'duck tours'... Modify them with a wheelchair lift on the back and they'd be able to do P&R duties and go through to Naburn (wouldn't go across Cawood bridge though)
Shame there weren't a few of those ex-Army amphibious buses around, like are used in Liverpool on their 'duck tours'... Modify them with a wheelchair lift on the back and they'd be able to do P&R duties and go through to Naburn (wouldn't go across Cawood bridge though) Magicman!
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5:16pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Dpagain says...

Isn't it about time something was done as a matter of urgency to prevent this flooding on such an important road into York? Who would be responsible for such an undertaking, York Council or the Environmet Agency? The inconvenience that this flooding causes must result in much loss of revenue for York businesses.
Isn't it about time something was done as a matter of urgency to prevent this flooding on such an important road into York? Who would be responsible for such an undertaking, York Council or the Environmet Agency? The inconvenience that this flooding causes must result in much loss of revenue for York businesses. Dpagain
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