YORK'S Foss Barrier was closed last night and flood warnings are in force for the River Ouse.

The Environment Agency has issued a warning, meaning flooding is expected, for the Ouse at York riverside properties.

The warning is in place due to rising levels on the Ouse in the city, with properties on King’s Staith and on the riverside from Lendal Bridge to Millennium Bridge forecast to be at risk.

A warning is also in place for the Ouse at Naburn Lock, south of York.

In addition, there is a warning in force for the River Derwent at Buttercrambe Mill. However, the warning for the Derwent at Stamford Bridge - The Weir Caravan Park and Kexby Bridge, has been removed.

A less severe flood alert is in place for the Upper River Ouse at Queen’s Staith Road in York.

An alert is also in place for the Tidal River Ouse. The area covered by the alert includes Selby.

There is an alert in force for the Lower River Derwent, with the alert area covering Stamford Bridge and Wilberfoss.

In addition, the EA has issued an alert for the Lower River Nidd around Skip Bridge, near Kirk Hammerton.

The alert for the River Foss is no longer in force.