Flooding - day 2

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  • Bridge closed in Tadcaster amid safety fears
  • Ouse expected to peak between 8-10am
  • Widespread disruption on the roads

8:18am

This story is no longer being updated - please follow the Day 3 story on our news page. Thanks to everyone who sent pictures and update yesterday.

7:51am

7:26am

The following roads in York will remain closed/restricted this morning:

  • A19 (Germany Beck) with diversions on Heslington Lane / A64
  • Skeldergate
  • Bishopthorpe Road, Bishopthorpe
  • Monks Cross Link Road
  • Acaster Malbis (riverside road)
  • Nether Poppleton (riverside road)
  • Naburn at Howden Lane
  • Terry Avenue
  • Huntington Road (restricted access)
  • Tower Street (both ways)
  • Fordlands Road
  • St George's Field and Esplanade Car Parks are also closed.

Also:

  • Bridge Street, Tadcaster
  • Cawood Swing Bridge, Cawood
  • B1223 New Road, Ulleskelf
  • A1 due to re-open this morning.


The following bus services are being diverted:

  • No. 7 Designer Outlet Park&Ride, via Piccadilly
  • No. 4 via Piccadilly
  • No. 3 Askham Bar Park&Ride, terminating at the station
  • Arriva 42 is operating between Selby and Cawood only
  • Passengers going from York towards Selby should use service 415, but buses are unable to serve Stillingfleet or Naburn
  • Nos. 10 and 20 in Nether Poppleton
  • Harrogate Coach Travel say Acaster Malbis is impassable on route 21
  • Nos. 7, 35, 36, 42, 415 and 416 on Fulford Road, Germany Beck.

1:11am

And this one from a few hours ago is from city council chief executive Kersten England -

1:11am

And this one from a few hours ago is from city council chief executive Kersten England -

1:10am

 

Another pic from Cllr Tracey Simpson-Laing in the Leeman Road area -

1:04am

 

Another picture from a reader, this time of Tower Street:

12:42am

 

This pic and tweet are from Cllr Tracey Simpson-Laing, who is in the Leeman Road area -

12:39am

The drainage problems around Leeman Road have also flooded Lincoln Street and the park behind Carnot Street, as well as Balfour Street.

We spoke to Cllr Tracey Simpson-Laing earlier at the scene, who said she was speaking with local authority officials to keep tabs on what was happening and to provide any help possible.

12:34am

 

11:54pm

An update on the earlier drama from Balfour Street....

Firefighter Andy Spence was part of the Harrogate crew which attended. He said: "We came to relieve the crews from Acomb to cover York, because York is going to reach critical stage at some point."

The standing water in Balfour Terrace was due to drains backing up, and was being pumped back towards the Ouse.

Firefighter Spence said that as far as they could telll, nearby homes were safe at the moment, but said: "It's a constantly-changing situation."  

11:44pm

I've just walked down Tower Street, which is closed to traffic in both directions. Firefighters, police and the army are all there and in the side-streets, trying to pump water away from properties. 

11:43pm

The council says that various organisations are monitoring the Leeman Road area, with sandbagging support from the Army.

11:42pm

The latest from City of York Council is that the following roads will remain closed or partially closed tonight and tomorrow:

  • A19 (Germany Beck) with diversions on Heslington Lane / A64
  • Skeldergate
  • Monks Cross Link Road
  • Acaster Malbis (riverside road)
  • Nether Poppleton (riverside road)
  • Naburn at Howden Lane
  • Terry Avenue
  • Huntington Road (restricted access)
  • Tower Street (both ways)
  • Fordlands Road

St George's Field and Esplanade Car Parks are also closed.

The Ouse is now 4.8 metres above normal for this time of year and are expected to peak around 8am to 10am tomorrow.

The following bus services are being diverted:

  • No. 7 Designer Outlet Park&Ride, via Piccadilly
  • No. 4 via Piccadilly
  • No. 3 Askham Bar Park&Ride, terminating at the station
  • Arriva 42 is operating between Selby and Cawood only
  • Passengers going from York towards Selby should use service 415, but buses are unable to serve Stillingfleet or Naburn
  • Nos. 10 and 20 in Nether Poppleton
  • Harrogate Coach Travel say Acaster Malbis is impassable on route 21
  • Nos. 7, 35, 36, 42, 415 and 416 on Fulford Road, Germany Beck.

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10:21pm

Firefighters look set to begin pumping out the cellar of The Jubilee. Many residents are gathered in the streets here, keen for information as well as respite.

10:11pm

Kelly Bailey, landlady at The Jubilee, says the cellar was dry this morning but water levels have been steadily rising in the past few hours.

10:10pm

Firefighters have just arived at Jubilee Terrace and Balfour Street, off Leeman Road. Drains appear to have failed and there is a vast area of standing water blocking the road. 

Many residents are concerned about their homes and the cellar of The Jubilee pub is under two to three feet of water.

One local resident, Alex Willmott of Carnot Street, said he returned from work today to find his car floating in the car-park behind his house.

He said: "The back lanes are totally flooded. A lot of young lads are out in their wellies, pretty much swimming. I got my car out just in time."

9:22pm

 

This is from the Environment Agency -

9:15pm

 

9:02pm

8:56pm

Fire Service just said they were quieter now than two hours ago, so here's hoping...
 

7:40pm

Thanks to everyone who has sent us information and pictures today. Do please keep them coming - please send any emails to newsdesk@thepress.co.uk or tweet us on @yorkpress.

7:40pm

County council officials have urged people not to ignore road-closed signs. They're there for a reason! Some people have been trying to brave the flood-waters, and becoming stuck.

7:31pm

Another tweet from Skeldergate...

7:27pm

Another reader picture:

7:23pm

Praise for some of the flood stalwarts....

7:00pm

A man and his elderly passenger were rescued from a vehicle trapped in floodwater in Howden Lane, York.

A boat crew from North Yorkshire Fire Service attended the scene, at about 5.30pm, and helped both parties from the vehicle.

Neither was injured in the incident.

6:58pm

North Yorkshire Fire Service have confirmed fresh flood warnings have been issued for Skeldergate and Lower Ebor Street, in York, by the Environment Agency.

6:56pm

Today's scenes in York are making headlines internationally. This was tweeted a short while ago by Agence France-Presse -

6:54pm

Reporter on his way home says the Fulford Road closure seems to be having a serious knock-on effect for motorists no other routes. There are large queues on the inner ring road, Kent Street and Cemetery Road.

6:50pm

Eight people have been rescued from three properties by North Yorkshire fire crews in rescue boats in Howe, near Thirsk.

Twenty-five people and two cats were also rescued today by a boat crew from Topcliffe Mill, Thirsk.

6:47pm

A spokeswoman for Naburn Lock caravan park said parts of the park had been affected by the rising water.
She said: “The site is flooded, but the residents have access to a field on higher ground, so the few caravans we have at the moment are high, dry and safe. We moved people well in advance, because we were warned well in advance.
“They’re all keeping in touch on the computers with the Environment Agency, it’s all common sense stuff, really. The road through Naburn has been flooded, and people can’t use that, so have been finding alternative routes.”

6:31pm

Apologies, we mis-attributed this picture earlier today. Here it is again - it's by Ian Parker. It shows Tadcaster Albion's pitch - they were due to play Pickering Town last night and are due to meet Boston Utd in the FA Cup next weekend:

6:21pm

STAFF from Selby District Council are preparing to be on standby tonight, along with North Yorkshire Police, Fire Service, the Environment Agency and North Yorkshire County Council.
The council has supported emergency services throughout the day and had deployed staff to help with sandbags.
A council spokesman said: "We've got everything in place to monitor the situation overnight, to get resources where they're needed should river levels rise to certain levels.
"I'd urge people to stay in touch with what's happening in their local area through local radio or online."

6:18pm

This from Sally Burns at City of York Council, on twitter -

6:15pm

5:58pm

We've added two videos of the floods, one from York and one from Tadcaster. See here: http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/video/

5:54pm

Cawood Bridge has now been completely closed to the public, due to high floodwater. 

5:24pm

Those roads listed below will remain closed tonight and into tomorrow, the council says.

5:23pm

Another update from City of York Council...

Roads remaining closed:

  • A19 (Germany Beck) with diversions on Heslington lane/A64
  • Skeldergate
  • Monks Cross Link Road
  • Acaster Malbis (riverside road)
  • Nether Poppleton (riverside road)
  • Naburn at Howden Lane
  • Terry Avenue
  • Huntington Road (restricted access)
  • Tower Street (inbound access to Clifford Street closed)
  • Fordlands Road

St George's Field Car Park and Esplanade Car Park are also closed.

The council says the Ouse is 4.63 metres above normal at the moment.

5:22pm

The Kelfield to Cawood road has also now been closed, we are told.

5:20pm

Environment Agency now expect Ouse to peak at about 8am tomorrow. They say the river is now expected to peak at between 4.7m and 4.9 metres above normal for this time of year, which is marginally lower than previously feared.

They confirm this is the highest the Ouse has been since the infamous floods of November 2000.

4:52pm

Another pic by our features writer Maxine Gordon -

4:21pm

Environment Agency do not believe York's flood defences will be breached tonight. They say the Ouse is likely to peak just after midnight.

4:16pm

A spokeswoman for the Ferry Boat Inn, at Thorganby, said the River Derwent had risen due to the bad weather, but they were not concerned.

She said: "It's looking high, but it's not in full flood by any means yet.

"It could get a bit higher in the next few days, but it shouldn't get too bad. We've had a lot of rain. At the moment, it's coming up and has been rising all day. It's got a long way to go yet until it's in full flood."

4:16pm

4:10pm

The road between Newton-on-Ouse and Linton-on-Ouse has partially collapsed, county council officials have confirmed.

They say some people are foolishly trying to drive or cycle through the floodwaters, despite the road being closed, and urge people not to do so.

Officials say they cannot assess the extent of the damage until the water recedes.

4:08pm

The A1 at Catterick is reportedly now open southbound, but still closed northbound.

4:07pm

3:58pm

The AA say call-outs across the north have increased today, both for breakdowns and for people trying to drive through floodwaters and getting stuck.

3:48pm

Latest from the Environment Agency -

3:46pm

Another reader pic, this one from Skeldergate Bridge -

3:23pm

The Swordsman Inn, at Stamford Bridge, have previously suffered from flooding, but a spokeswoman said the pub had not been affected this week.

She said: "We haven't been affected at all in the last few days, there's been no flooding and it's quite a nice day. It's a nice change.

"Everyone keeps phoning to check, and the council have brought a pump just in case, but we haven't had to use it."

3:22pm

Here's the latest warning from the Environment Agency -

3:12pm

Cars pass over flood water near York's outer ring-road near Poppleton Park

York Press: Poppleton Park

Pic: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

3:12pm

A bridge at Scorton near Northallerton and Richmond has been partially swept away.

3:10pm

And this pic from Lendal Bridge was snapped by our features writer Maxine Gordon a short while ago -

3:10pm

Here's Clifford Street:

3:09pm

Police in Selby were called to help a man to his home, after the Cawood Bridge was closed due to the weather and high water at about 2pm.

A spokeswoman said the bridge had been opened to pedestrians after discussions with the Environment Agency.

The bridge will remain closed to traffic until further notice.

3:08pm

Aerial view showing flood water around Fulford

York Press: Fulford

Pic: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

3:06pm

Aerial view showing flood water around Sutton-on-Derwent

York Press: Sutton-on-Derwent

Pic: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

3:05pm

The road between Newton on Ouse and Linton on Ouse is reported to have partially collapsed. More detail when we have it.

3:04pm

And this is the scene near Scarborough Bridge -

3:02pm

This is the scene at Millennium Bridge in York -

2:55pm

A couple of pictures from Cawood Bridge -

 

2:37pm

The York floods have provided an unlikely location for a spot of fishing, as this picture of Blue Bridge Lane in the Fishergate area, taken by Doug Adamson, shows.

 

York Press: Street fishing in the York floods

2:12pm

2:04pm

Within the last 45 minutes, Assistant Chief Constable Iain Spittal, of North Yorkshire Police, has said some areas of the region have shown improvement.

He said: "We are seeing an improving picture in parts of Hambleton and Richmondshire, although we still have lots of roads closed and all the agencies are working hard to get the A1 open again.

"However, the indication is that the A1 at Catterick will remain closed throughout the day with diversions in place."

Asst Chief Const Spittal, who was also speaking on behalf of local councils, emergency services and other partner agencies, said the situation in Bridge Street, Tadcaster, would continue to be monitored.

He advised drivers to take "extreme care", and not to drive through roads that are closed, and urged residents and visitors to stay well clear of flowing water.

He said: "We are focusing our efforts on the potential impact in the York and Selby areas, where we have yet to see the peaks on the rivers.

"All partners are working together to get the road networks opened up and to help people to protect their property. We would encourage everyone to check details before they travel and pay attention to available advice and warnings on either roads or flooding."

2:00pm

1:51pm

A reminder of the latest list of road closures in York - http://bit.ly/UUI0o3

1:30pm

North Yorkshire Police have confirmed the Routes 4 U purple route, which covers Saxton, Ulleskelf, Barkston Ash, Bilbrough and Appleton Roebuck, has been cancelled for today, due to the flooding.

Anyone who wanted to attend one of the legal advice sessions or who wishes to speak to a police officer should phone 101.

1:11pm

Clean up in Tadcaster:

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Picture: David Harrison.

1:06pm

Bridge  threatened by the River Wharfe in Tadcaster - it is to remain closed until at least tomorrow:

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Picture David Harrison.

1:04pm

Flood waters on the A19 at Fulford shortly before the road was completely closed.

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Picture: David Harrison

12:59pm

Selby District Council says street-cleaning services across the district have been suspended in the wake of the flooding which has affected the Tadcaster area so staff can help with tasks such as filling and distributing sandbags.

The authority has set up two refuge centres in Tadcaster, one on either side of the River Wharfe, at Rosemary House Community Centre on Rosemary Court and at Calcaria House Community Centre, on Windmill Rise.

"We are deploying all available resources as a precautionary measure, which means some other services are currently taking a back seat," said a council spokeswoman.

"We'll continue to monitor the situation in partnership with the other organisations involved."

12:42pm

Helicopter hovering over River Ouse near Lendal Bridge - believed to be media

12:23pm

This from East Coast....

12:22pm

Buses have replaced trains between York and Harrogate.

12:22pm

An alert for music fans in York -

12:19pm

Flood update from City of York Council:

 

The following roads in York are closed/restricted access:

A19 (Germany Beck) with diversions on Heslington lane/A64

Skeldergate

Monks Cross Link Road

Acaster Malbis

Nether Poppleton

Naburn at Howden Lane

Terry Avenue

St George's Field Car Park

Esplanade Car Park

Huntington Road (restricted access)

Current river levels are 4.4 m above summer level. Levels are expected to peak in the next 24hrs and decrease steadily. To put this into context. the maximum river levels in the year 2000 floods was 5.4 m, so York is very much open for business and all agencies have sufficient resources in place.

The following bus services are currently being diverted:

*   Service 10 and 20 in Nether Poppleton
*   Service 21 in Acaster Malbis
*   Service 42 in Naburn
*   EYMS services and P&R service 3 may be affected by flooding in Skeldergate.
*   Services 7, 35, 36, 42, 415 and 416 on Fulford Road, Germany Beck. Any Fulford School services may also be diverted.

 

For further information residents and visitors can contact City of York Council on 01904 551550 or visit www.york.gov.uk<http://www.york.gov.uk>http://www.york.gov.uk

 

12:16pm

More for reporter Mike Laycock in Tadcaster: The Bridge Street Dental Surgery was flooded just after a major refurbishment project had been completed.

Nicola Eades, practise manager, said that fortunately, the damage had been restricted to carpets and flooring because the practice had bought a pump last night. She said her husband Robert, principal dentist, and her father Andrew Clark, had come in at 7.15 today and begun pumping out the surgery as water tried to come in from the back.

She said Susan Young and Carole Gill, members of staff, had assisted in the operation to clear as much equipment as possible out of the ground floor.

She said about 60 patients had missed their appointments today because of the flooding, but she hoped it would be possible to reopen the practice tomorrow using the surgery upstairs.

12:16pm

Some pictures from the staff at York Boat...
 

 

12:11pm

Police say it has been falsely reported elsewhere that the A64 at Tadcaster is closed. This is not correct - it's the bridge in Tadcaster itself which is closed.

12:01pm

River levels in York set to peak at 4.5m above normal levels this afternoon, compared to 5.4m in 2000

11:58am

City of York Council say A19 closing now on Fulford Road at Germany Beck in both directions. Diversions will be signposted.

11:43am

A council workman places sandbags at the bottom of Tower Street as a pump puts flood water into the Ouse.

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Pic: John Giles.

11:40am

Residents leave Emporer's Wharf  in Skeldergate using specially erected walkways.

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Pics: John Giles.

11:37am

More from reporter Mike Laycock in Tadcaster: Fire Brigade Station Manager James Bowes said fire fighters had been helping to pump out properties and roads on both sides of the river since the early hours.

He said about 20 fire fighters in total were involved in two seperate operations on boths sides of the river as no one - not even emergency personnel - was allowed to walk across the bridge. He said there was no doubt that improvements ot flood defences and the fire fighters activities had reduced the amount of flooding in the town to levels far less than in 2000, the last major flood event in the town.

11:30am

Workers from East Coast House  evacuate their offices as flood water rises rapidly in Skeldergate. 

York Press: Workers from East Coast House  evacuate their offices as flood water rises rapidly in Skeldergate. Pic John Giles.

Pic: John Giles

11:29am

Pumping out at The Lowther pub in York.

York Press: Pumping out at The Lowther pub in York.

Pic: John Giles

11:26am

York Press: Beningbrough floods

This image from Joanne Parker events and marketing coordinator Beningbrough Hall and gardens of the grassed parkland in front of the hall.

She said: "Those of you who know Beningbrough – this is the south side of the hall that is a flood plane before the river gets to the city. Thankfully the hall is on higher ground and the flood won’t reach the ha-ha.

"We have staff who have lived on site for around 20 years and who haven’t seen it this high before."

Beningbrough is open as normal however due to flooding access to Beningbrough is via the coach road/exit road and not through Newton on Ouse or via the usual car entrance.

10:57am

More from Huntington Road in York: It's business as usual at the Spar shop. No flooding to homes yet, but the river level is still rising.

10:49am

Take a look at how the Ouse has risen, hour by hour over the past day or so. These pictures come from a river-side webcam:

http://www.farsondigitalwatercams.com/live-webcams/north/Ouse/York/

 

10:40am

Traffic is easing on the A59 at Kirk Hammerton, following earlier problems.

10:39am

More from reporter Mike Laycock in Tadcaster: Jeff Pacey of the Environment Agency said that the Wharfe was thought to have have "just about peaked".

He said that the flood waters were close to the top of the flood banks and there had been a little over topping in places, but most of the flooding in the town was caused through the drains, two six inch pumps were being brough in by the agency to assist in pumping flood water back in to the river.

He added that the flood defences had prevented a considerably worse flooding event.

He said he did not have any concerns that the flood embankments might collapse.

The river fills all but one archways of the bridge.

10:28am

Mel Pratt a partner in the business at Calcaria Carpets opposite the flooded bus park in Tadcaster said he arrived at work at 7am to find water coming through the back door. A trickle soon became a torrent and though staff managed to lift some of the stock away from the flood water much has been damaged.

He said: "The flood barrier on our side of the river was supposed to be made higher a few years ago and nothing was done and this is the result.

"The water came in really really fast. We have a fire engine outside at the moment pumping the water out and we are hoping that as the river peaked here at about 7.30am we have seen the worst of it."

10:25am

Here's a pic of the Park Inn car park in North Street -

10:19am

More from Mike Laycock in Tadcaster - Gary and Debbie Wilder, licensees at the Bay Horse pub, say they are knee-deep in water. Debbie says the water began coming in at about 8.20pm yesterday, after they received a flood warning in the afternoon.

She said regulars in the bar helped them to move tables, chairs, fruit machines and carpets to higher levels and said: "The customers were fabulous."

We've also been told that the Britannia pub was evacuated last night due to concerns that the flood banks may collapse, although we've not yet had that confirmed from any official source.

10:17am

Sgt Pearson in Tadcaster tells us there is a meeting taking place this morning in Northallerton between police, fire officials, Environment Agency representatives and council staff to discuss the situation across the whole of North Yorkshire. We'll report back on that as soon as we have any more detail.

10:15am

Flood warning on the River Ouse at Kelfield. River levels are also rising at Cawood in response to rainfall that has fallen in the Dales over the last two days.

 

10:07am

Our reporter Mike Laycock has just rung in from Tadcaster, where there are dramatic scenes. The main bridge over the Wharfe is closed and will remain so until at least tomorrow, police say. That means pedestrians have no way of getting from one side of town to the other. (The viaduct is also not usable on foot).

Sergeant Julian Pearson from North Yorks Police says water has been coming through joints of the bridge, leading to concerns for its structural safety, but proper inspections will not be possible until the water levels go back down.

The Wharfe is about an inch from the top of the embankment, but Commercial Street and Bridge Street are flooded, and most businesses near the river are closed.

Sainsbury's has been serving refreshments to those affected.

 

10:07am

A familiar scene at King's Staith today:

York Press: A familiar scene at King's Staith.Picture: Garry Atkinson

Picture: Garry Atkinson

10:03am

Staff of Streamline Taxis watch raising flood water in Cumberland Street this morning. Picture: Garry Atkinson

York Press: Staff of Streamline Taxis watch raising flood water in Cumberland Street this morning. Picture: Garry Atkinson

10:03am

An update on the buses -

9:59am

This just in from Ryedale District Council : Council staff have worked into the night to help local people deal with flooding in the area.
Sandbags have been delivered to properties in Ebberston, Hovingham, Normanby, Nunnington and Sinnington during the night with staff on standby as river levels continue to rise.
“Our staff  were busy yesterday afternoon and into the night.  The situation has improved overnight  and we are continuing to monitor the situation,” said Beckie Bennett, Streetscene Manager for Ryedale District Council.
“Refuse collections will be carried out as normal throughout the day.”
 

9:57am

The scene in the centre of Tadcaster this morning where police have closed the bridge over the flooded River Wharfe:

York Press: The scene in the centre of Tadcaster this morning where police have closed the bridge over the flooded River Wharf

York Press: The scene in the centre of Tadcaster this morning where police have closed the bridge over the flooded River Wharf

9:55am

This from the RSPCA in York -

9:50am

Offices in Skeldergate have been evacuated.

9:48am

In Tadcaster the bus park is under water affecting many students getting to and from Tadcaster Grammar School.

The school is open as normal, but many students, who live further afield have not been able to make it in today.

9:48am

Flood water in Skeldergate today...

York Press: Flood water in Skeldergate. Picture : Garry Atkinson

York Press: Flood water in Skeldergate. Picture : Garry Atkinson

9:46am

This is from one of our readers on the comments section below:

9:29am Wed 26 Sep 12

happydad says

Bridge at Buttercrambe flooded - road to Buttercrambe off the A166 flooded by the old railway line. Stamford Bridge flooded by the caravan park - all the usual places

9:45am

The A64 at Bramham is just passable and there are large queues, we are told.

9:44am

Natalie Stroughair wades through flood water in Cumberland Street this morning:

York Press: Natalie Stroughair wades through flood water in Cumberland Street. Picture : Garry Atkinson

9:43am

The A19 at Fulford is partially flooded but still passable, according to our reporter in the area.

9:41am

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9:34am

Here's the Bonding Warehouse this morning:

9:33am

A flood warning has been issued for the River Derwent at Stamford Bridge for The Weir Caravan Park and Kexby Bridge. The current river level at Buttercrambe is rising.

9:29am Wed 26 Sep 12

happydad says

Bridge at Buttercrambe flooded - road to Buttercrambe off the A166 flooded by the old railway line. Stamford Bridge flooded by the caravan park - all the usual places

9:32am

From the Environment Agency -

9:31am

Council tell us that St George's Field and Esplanade Car Parks are flooded. So are city-centre riverside paths. Millennium bridge is still passable.

9:29am

Huntington Road is under about a foot of water near the old railway bridge, but no properties are currently believed to be flooded.

Jonathan Papaglimis, 27, who lives in a bungalow next to the flooded road said police banged on the door at 2.30am today to warn him that the property was in danger of flooding.

He said: "Half an hour later a couple of lads in a pick-up truck from the council turned up and dropped off some sandbags."

He said he believed the river was still rising but it would need to rise another foot before it entered his home.

Because the property is a bungalow he said he would have to put furniture on bricks.

9:27am

This is the scene in Tadcaster:

9:26am

Another tweet from a reader, showing the Ouse in York this morning:

9:25am

A tweet from a reader -

9:23am

We've just spoken to City of York Council, who say several bus services across the city are disrupted today. They include numbers 10, 20 and 42.

The council is talking to police at the moment and are likely to make a statement this morning.

9:21am

Remember, please send us details or pictuers of any incidents you know of. You can email newsdesk@thepress.co.uk or tweet us @yorkpress

9:20am

In York the Environment Agency is warning that isolated properties on Huntington Road, Haley's Terrace, Yearsley Cres, The Groves, Foss Bank and properties surrounding Wormalds Cut and Foss Navigation could be at risk of flooding.

The Ouse is expected to peak this afternoon at 4.5 metres above normal levels.

9:19am

In York, about 2,000 properties are on flood alert this morning.

The Environment Agency said stretches of the River Ouse at York and Selby are particularly vulnerable as the huge amount of rain that has fallen over the Yorkshire Dales in the last two days works its way through the system.

In Tadcaster, the bridge over the River Wharfe was closed to traffic last night as engineers made checks and the bridge over the River Ure in the centre of Boroughbridge was also shut. The Tadcaster bridge has also been closed to pedestrians.

9:18am

Flood warnings around York include Fulford, Naburn, Acaster Malbis, Skeldergate, St George's Field & Huntington Rd bit.ly/OpfdIq

9:18am

This tweet is from the Environment Agency -

9:17am

TRAVEL: The A1 is shut between J49-60. Bridge Street is shut in Tadcaster. Flooding on A59 at Kirk Hammerton. bit.ly/AxF1Hr

9:17am

Good morning on another day of disruption and flooding across York and North Yorkshire. We have now closed yesterday's live story - follow this one throughout today for rolling updates.

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9:25am Wed 26 Sep 12

Yorkres01 says...

does anyone know if the road at Naburn bridge (under the old railway line) is open?
does anyone know if the road at Naburn bridge (under the old railway line) is open? Yorkres01

9:29am Wed 26 Sep 12

smudge1 says...

Yorkres01 wrote:
does anyone know if the road at Naburn bridge (under the old railway line) is open?
Only if you have got flippers and a snorkel !!!
[quote][p][bold]Yorkres01[/bold] wrote: does anyone know if the road at Naburn bridge (under the old railway line) is open?[/p][/quote]Only if you have got flippers and a snorkel !!! smudge1

9:29am Wed 26 Sep 12

happydad says...

Bridge at Buttercrambe flooded - road to Buttercrambe off the A166 flooded by the old railway line. Stamford Bridge flooded by the caravan park - all the usual places
Bridge at Buttercrambe flooded - road to Buttercrambe off the A166 flooded by the old railway line. Stamford Bridge flooded by the caravan park - all the usual places happydad

10:01am Wed 26 Sep 12

cheekychops36 says...

Its crazy every year the same problem this time seems worse and that poor boat that sank yesterday dreading winter
Its crazy every year the same problem this time seems worse and that poor boat that sank yesterday dreading winter cheekychops36

11:19am Wed 26 Sep 12

Guy Fawkes says...

Just been phoned by a colleague who is trying to get from Helperby to Leeds, and is currently at York station. He reports:

- Boroughbridge and Aldwark bridges closed

- The Helperby-Flawith-Tol
lerton-Shipton road (the B-road that runs parallel to the A19, just to the west) is passable, but only just and probably not for long.

- The Clifton Moor Park and Ride is closed.

- Shipton Road/Clifton/Bootham is carmageddon southbound, thanks probably to displaced traffic from Huntington Road.

- Severe disruption to northbound trains on the ECML, but York-Leeds trains appear to be running more or less normally.
Just been phoned by a colleague who is trying to get from Helperby to Leeds, and is currently at York station. He reports: - Boroughbridge and Aldwark bridges closed - The Helperby-Flawith-Tol lerton-Shipton road (the B-road that runs parallel to the A19, just to the west) is passable, but only just and probably not for long. - The Clifton Moor Park and Ride is closed. - Shipton Road/Clifton/Bootham is carmageddon southbound, thanks probably to displaced traffic from Huntington Road. - Severe disruption to northbound trains on the ECML, but York-Leeds trains appear to be running more or less normally. Guy Fawkes

11:52am Wed 26 Sep 12

The Dasher says...

Oh my good God (sorry for the blasphemy but this is incredible).

Cannot believe a City renowned for flooding has suffered flooding!!!!

Who could have seen this coming???? "cue - pictures of people wading in wellies, car parks full of water and sandbags in doorways".

If only we would have had some warning of this possible occurrence through historical records.

I blame global warming, no I mean al-Qaeda, no I mean the government, no I mean the illegal immigrants stealing our jobs, no I blame myself, it's my fault.

"How could I have let this happen - aaaarrgghhh".
Oh my good God (sorry for the blasphemy but this is incredible). Cannot believe a City renowned for flooding has suffered flooding!!!! Who could have seen this coming???? "cue - pictures of people wading in wellies, car parks full of water and sandbags in doorways". If only we would have had some warning of this possible occurrence through historical records. I blame global warming, no I mean al-Qaeda, no I mean the government, no I mean the illegal immigrants stealing our jobs, no I blame myself, it's my fault. "How could I have let this happen - aaaarrgghhh". The Dasher

12:08pm Wed 26 Sep 12

BigDog-LittleDog says...

The Dasher wrote:
Oh my good God (sorry for the blasphemy but this is incredible).

Cannot believe a City renowned for flooding has suffered flooding!!!!

Who could have seen this coming???? &quot;cue - pictures of people wading in wellies, car parks full of water and sandbags in doorways".

If only we would have had some warning of this possible occurrence through historical records.

I blame global warming, no I mean al-Qaeda, no I mean the government, no I mean the illegal immigrants stealing our jobs, no I blame myself, it's my fault.

"How could I have let this happen - aaaarrgghhh".
James Alexander clearly to blame. Get a grip.
[quote][p][bold]The Dasher[/bold] wrote: Oh my good God (sorry for the blasphemy but this is incredible). Cannot believe a City renowned for flooding has suffered flooding!!!! Who could have seen this coming???? "cue - pictures of people wading in wellies, car parks full of water and sandbags in doorways". If only we would have had some warning of this possible occurrence through historical records. I blame global warming, no I mean al-Qaeda, no I mean the government, no I mean the illegal immigrants stealing our jobs, no I blame myself, it's my fault. "How could I have let this happen - aaaarrgghhh".[/p][/quote]James Alexander clearly to blame. Get a grip. BigDog-LittleDog

12:09pm Wed 26 Sep 12

MrChuckles says...

Hahaha oh my! Can we all take a moment to stop and have a good laugh at the prospect of there been homes on Germany beck in the future.
Hate to say I told you so, and I can't wait to see them try and get home insurance on them!
Hahaha oh my! Can we all take a moment to stop and have a good laugh at the prospect of there been homes on Germany beck in the future. Hate to say I told you so, and I can't wait to see them try and get home insurance on them! MrChuckles

12:21pm Wed 26 Sep 12

The Dasher says...

Councillor James Alexander must clearly carry some of the blame for this unseen disaster.

Why, oh why, oh why did we fail to close down York City Centre years ago, make it a no-go area and move all of the businesses to Monks Cross.

I bet the geordie stag and hen parties are also responsible in some way, shape or form.

However, I digress, the main culprits for this "DISASTER" are without doubt the poorly tethered horses dotted around the outskirts of York.

Alexander - YOU DID NOTHING!!!!!
Councillor James Alexander must clearly carry some of the blame for this unseen disaster. Why, oh why, oh why did we fail to close down York City Centre years ago, make it a no-go area and move all of the businesses to Monks Cross. I bet the geordie stag and hen parties are also responsible in some way, shape or form. However, I digress, the main culprits for this "DISASTER" are without doubt the poorly tethered horses dotted around the outskirts of York. Alexander - YOU DID NOTHING!!!!! The Dasher

12:48pm Wed 26 Sep 12

twoleftfeet says...

Latest news from The Press:

Helicopter hovering over River Ouse near Lendal Bridge. More to follow

oh lordy...........
Latest news from The Press: Helicopter hovering over River Ouse near Lendal Bridge. More to follow oh lordy........... twoleftfeet

2:45pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Gary Gilmores Eyes says...

‘The Dasher says... 12:21pm Wed 26 Sep 12
Councillor James Alexander must clearly carry some of the blame for this unseen disaster.

Why, oh why, oh why did we fail to close down York City Centre years ago, make it a no-go area and move all of the businesses to Monks Cross.

I bet the geordie stag and hen parties are also responsible in some way, shape or form.

However, I digress, the main culprits for this "DISASTER" are without doubt the poorly tethered horses dotted around the outskirts of York.

Alexander - YOU DID NOTHING!!!!!’


See it’s not just me!

Perhaps if York city council considered dredging the Ouse and the Foss as per suggested to them several times, the capacity of both rivers would be higher and therefore less liable to flooding within the city centre, as opposed to ignoring the suggestion completely.
It’s not that hard!

The river Foss used to be navigable up to Strensall, you can walk across almost without getting your feet wet normally under the bridge between Haxby & Strensall, all silted up!

I think James Alexander should resign over this!
‘The Dasher says... 12:21pm Wed 26 Sep 12 Councillor James Alexander must clearly carry some of the blame for this unseen disaster. Why, oh why, oh why did we fail to close down York City Centre years ago, make it a no-go area and move all of the businesses to Monks Cross. I bet the geordie stag and hen parties are also responsible in some way, shape or form. However, I digress, the main culprits for this "DISASTER" are without doubt the poorly tethered horses dotted around the outskirts of York. Alexander - YOU DID NOTHING!!!!!’ See it’s not just me! Perhaps if York city council considered dredging the Ouse and the Foss as per suggested to them several times, the capacity of both rivers would be higher and therefore less liable to flooding within the city centre, as opposed to ignoring the suggestion completely. It’s not that hard! The river Foss used to be navigable up to Strensall, you can walk across almost without getting your feet wet normally under the bridge between Haxby & Strensall, all silted up! I think James Alexander should resign over this! Gary Gilmores Eyes

3:48pm Wed 26 Sep 12

MrChuckles says...

Dredge the rivers, instead of playing a £60,000,000 game of "pass the parcel" with flood water! It's fantastically hilarious the way the council have been so naive as to just spend great amounts of money on flood defences to merely shift the volume of water on-to the next road or village...
P.s Again...is the picture of Germany Beck under water going to be used on the marketing promos once the development is complete?
Dredge the rivers, instead of playing a £60,000,000 game of "pass the parcel" with flood water! It's fantastically hilarious the way the council have been so naive as to just spend great amounts of money on flood defences to merely shift the volume of water on-to the next road or village... P.s Again...is the picture of Germany Beck under water going to be used on the marketing promos once the development is complete? MrChuckles

3:58pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Dennis.Dart says...

CyC are baffoons
its 12 years now since the 'great floods of york' and CyC have done sod all as per-norm, they all should be sacked and a new breed employed may be a troop of barbary apes could do a better job,
does to take alot to work out take soil from clifton inngs and use this to re-build the flood banks and dredge the ouse and foss
CyC are baffoons its 12 years now since the 'great floods of york' and CyC have done sod all as per-norm, they all should be sacked and a new breed employed may be a troop of barbary apes could do a better job, does to take alot to work out take soil from clifton inngs and use this to re-build the flood banks and dredge the ouse and foss Dennis.Dart

4:40pm Wed 26 Sep 12

tapatun says...

York became North Venice!!! http://www.talkyork.
com/galleries/40
York became North Venice!!! http://www.talkyork. com/galleries/40 tapatun

5:33pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Tim Cronin says...

I love Venice, i was there in the war.
I love Venice, i was there in the war. Tim Cronin

5:34pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Tim Cronin says...

These cyclists riding through the flood waters, `tusk`, they caused mini tsunamis doing this and have flooded my flower beds!
These cyclists riding through the flood waters, `tusk`, they caused mini tsunamis doing this and have flooded my flower beds! Tim Cronin

5:48pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Captain Grimble says...

Monk's Cross Link Road as listed above, if it's referring to the stretch from the A1237 that was previously closed, is no longer closed as the water has all gone.

It was in fact passable when it was 'closed' yesterday afternoon. Ten centimetres of water isn't really something that should cause a road to be shut.
Monk's Cross Link Road as listed above, if it's referring to the stretch from the A1237 that was previously closed, is no longer closed as the water has all gone. It was in fact passable when it was 'closed' yesterday afternoon. Ten centimetres of water isn't really something that should cause a road to be shut. Captain Grimble

9:22pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Buzz Light-year says...

I just want to say credit to The Press for this coverage, the rolling news and the harvesting of Twitter feeds and linking to crowd-sourced photos and stories makes the reporting of what's happenning feel more dynamic and makes readers feel involved.
Whoever's idea it was deserves pay rise, promotion. Bravo!

Whether we like it or not this is the future of local journalism.
I like it.

Much better than tired locals moaning and the constant textual re-casting of press releases and advertorials.

The Press have come in for criticism for not venturing out and investigating much... this is how it's done in the 21st century.

Good work!
I just want to say credit to The Press for this coverage, the rolling news and the harvesting of Twitter feeds and linking to crowd-sourced photos and stories makes the reporting of what's happenning feel more dynamic and makes readers feel involved. Whoever's idea it was deserves pay rise, promotion. Bravo! Whether we like it or not this is the future of local journalism. I like it. Much better than tired locals moaning and the constant textual re-casting of press releases and advertorials. The Press have come in for criticism for not venturing out and investigating much... this is how it's done in the 21st century. Good work! Buzz Light-year

10:03pm Wed 26 Sep 12

The Dasher says...

Buzz Light-year wrote:
I just want to say credit to The Press for this coverage, the rolling news and the harvesting of Twitter feeds and linking to crowd-sourced photos and stories makes the reporting of what's happenning feel more dynamic and makes readers feel involved.
Whoever's idea it was deserves pay rise, promotion. Bravo!

Whether we like it or not this is the future of local journalism.
I like it.

Much better than tired locals moaning and the constant textual re-casting of press releases and advertorials.

The Press have come in for criticism for not venturing out and investigating much... this is how it's done in the 21st century.

Good work!
Not your idea by chance Buzz (secret Press worker).

On a side note though, quality brown-nosing though.

If you don't work at the Press you sure might be soon.

PS, it's water, the river has risen due to rain, this is no new phenomenon for York.
[quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: I just want to say credit to The Press for this coverage, the rolling news and the harvesting of Twitter feeds and linking to crowd-sourced photos and stories makes the reporting of what's happenning feel more dynamic and makes readers feel involved. Whoever's idea it was deserves pay rise, promotion. Bravo! Whether we like it or not this is the future of local journalism. I like it. Much better than tired locals moaning and the constant textual re-casting of press releases and advertorials. The Press have come in for criticism for not venturing out and investigating much... this is how it's done in the 21st century. Good work![/p][/quote]Not your idea by chance Buzz (secret Press worker). On a side note though, quality brown-nosing though. If you don't work at the Press you sure might be soon. PS, it's water, the river has risen due to rain, this is no new phenomenon for York. The Dasher

6:47am Thu 27 Sep 12

Buzz Light-year says...

The Dasher wrote:
Buzz Light-year wrote: I just want to say credit to The Press for this coverage, the rolling news and the harvesting of Twitter feeds and linking to crowd-sourced photos and stories makes the reporting of what's happenning feel more dynamic and makes readers feel involved. Whoever's idea it was deserves pay rise, promotion. Bravo! Whether we like it or not this is the future of local journalism. I like it. Much better than tired locals moaning and the constant textual re-casting of press releases and advertorials. The Press have come in for criticism for not venturing out and investigating much... this is how it's done in the 21st century. Good work!
Not your idea by chance Buzz (secret Press worker). On a side note though, quality brown-nosing though. If you don't work at the Press you sure might be soon. PS, it's water, the river has risen due to rain, this is no new phenomenon for York.
Boy does life taste bitter in your mouth. I pity you.

Can't even make a post finding a positive in what is a bad situation for many people without some cynic presuming your job or accusing you of brown-nosing.

It was genuine praise and observation on how technology is changing media.

Lighten up Dasher, it's not all that bad.
[quote][p][bold]The Dasher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: I just want to say credit to The Press for this coverage, the rolling news and the harvesting of Twitter feeds and linking to crowd-sourced photos and stories makes the reporting of what's happenning feel more dynamic and makes readers feel involved. Whoever's idea it was deserves pay rise, promotion. Bravo! Whether we like it or not this is the future of local journalism. I like it. Much better than tired locals moaning and the constant textual re-casting of press releases and advertorials. The Press have come in for criticism for not venturing out and investigating much... this is how it's done in the 21st century. Good work![/p][/quote]Not your idea by chance Buzz (secret Press worker). On a side note though, quality brown-nosing though. If you don't work at the Press you sure might be soon. PS, it's water, the river has risen due to rain, this is no new phenomenon for York.[/p][/quote]Boy does life taste bitter in your mouth. I pity you. Can't even make a post finding a positive in what is a bad situation for many people without some cynic presuming your job or accusing you of brown-nosing. It was genuine praise and observation on how technology is changing media. Lighten up Dasher, it's not all that bad. Buzz Light-year

7:13am Thu 27 Sep 12

asd says...

Please will drivers stop slowing down at the bridge on the A1237 over the Ouseinbetween Rawcliffe and Poppleton to look at the flood land.You are causing problems even at 6:30 am this will cause gridlock later. Rubber necking for accident and now for WATER on FEILDS.
Please will drivers stop slowing down at the bridge on the A1237 over the Ouseinbetween Rawcliffe and Poppleton to look at the flood land.You are causing problems even at 6:30 am this will cause gridlock later. Rubber necking for accident and now for WATER on FEILDS. asd

8:00am Thu 27 Sep 12

Shouter says...

The extra traffic (generated by the closure of the A19 at Germany Beck flood plain - I certainly wouldn't buy a house on that new development as it would be under water regularly) on the diversion from Fulford via Heslington to the Hull Road was bumper to bumper last night for miles and not moving at all. Just as well CYC hasn't yet closed off Field Lane by Heslington school!
The extra traffic (generated by the closure of the A19 at Germany Beck flood plain - I certainly wouldn't buy a house on that new development as it would be under water regularly) on the diversion from Fulford via Heslington to the Hull Road was bumper to bumper last night for miles and not moving at all. Just as well CYC hasn't yet closed off Field Lane by Heslington school! Shouter

9:35am Thu 27 Sep 12

Pedro says...

Attention: Knavesmire Rd is now being closed by the police. Both ways. Avoid if you can.
Attention: Knavesmire Rd is now being closed by the police. Both ways. Avoid if you can. Pedro

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