YORK'S Knavesmire has turned into a lake after the recent heavy rain.

The city's huge open space is pictured in flood as the sun rises at 8.30am today.

The floods have even affected part of the track at York Raceourse, just beyond the finish line, although the main racecourse buildings are well above flood levels.

Knavesmire Road is flooded at one point, with road closure signs up - but one HGV splashed straight through the flood without mishap this morning.