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Cawood bridge still closed
9:21am Tuesday 9th October 2012 in News
ALMOST two weeks after the worst floods to hit the River Ouse in 12 years, Cawood Bridge is still closed.
Acres of farmland in North Yorkshire was submerged after excessive downpours at the end of September.
The B1222 was closed to traffic and pedestrians at Cawood for safety reasons.
Now, although the bridge remains closed to vehicles, one local businesswoman has said the inconvenience was better than flooding to property.
Sue Miles, who owns the post office and newsagents close to the bridge, said some people had complained about the inconvenience of having to take alternative routes when leaving the village, but it could have been much worse.
She said: “Someone said they walked across yesterday and could see rubbish in the tops of the trees where the water has been.
Parish councillor Stephen Lanaway said: “In the main, the village has been carrying on. There are small amounts of impact and people expect that. People have been very understanding and grateful to the Army and the Environment Agency for their help.”