Flooding in York – update

Provisions in place to protect the city from flooding

Pumping 7th Dec 2015Provisions are in place and York is open for business – is the message following a multi-agency York Flood Group meeting which took place this morning.

The group is reassuring residents and businesses that provisions are in place should river levels rise. The group comprises of representatives from City of York Council, the Environment Agency, North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, Yorkshire Water, Northern Powergrid and the Army.

The group only meets when the River Ouse levels reach 4.2 meters above normal summer level (asl).

River levels are currently at 4.25 meters asl and are expected to peak at 4.3m asl today and will remain at these high levels throughout the week.

As a result of the high river levels Rowntree Park, St George’s Field Car Park and Millenium Bridge are all closed.
City of York Council has erected sandbag defences at Peckitt Street, Tower Gardens and Tower Place. The access bridge to City Mills Residential Home has also been erected.

Front line teams are on standby from all organisations to work round the clock if required to protect residents, tourists and keep York open for business.

The Environment Agency is monitoring the situation. The Environment Agency Floodline number is 0345 988 1188 or visit http://apps.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood/31618.aspx

Flooding in York – latest from the Environment Agency

Flood Warnings have been issued for the River Ouse at York for Skeldergate and Peckitt Street, St Georges Field, and Riverside Properties.

The current river level at the York Viking Recorder is 4.26m or 13 feet 12 inches and slowly rising. Levels are expected to peak between 4.3m or 14 feet and 1 inch, and 4.4m or 14 feet 5 inches during Monday.

We will see showery rain on Monday and we are expecting further rain overnight into Tuesday.

Our Incident Response teams are on 24 hour duty.

We will continue to monitor the situation and update this forecast as new information becomes available.

Situation last changed 7:45am Monday 07 December 2015

Ouse 0932 7th Dec 2015

Skeldergate, Poppleton,. Clifton Green, Leeman Road flooding. Bus diversions affecting 3, 4 and 59

Location: Skeldergate/Clifford Street and Nether Poppleton
Cause: Flooding
Dates: 7 Dec 2015
Skeldergate Flooding

From Blossom Street buses will divert via Nunnery Lane, Prices Lane, Bishopgate Street, Tower Street then as normal route.

Skeldergate and Clifford Street Flooding

Buses will follow normal route to Railway Station, where they will terminate, returning by turning at Station Road.

Nether Poppleton Flooding

Buses will divert in Poppleton as follows;

From Millfield Lane  left on to Ebor Way, right onto Alllerton Drive, Riversvale Drive, left on to Main Street, then as normal route. Wait time at Upper Poppleton Green.

Clifton Green/Leeman Road Flooding

From Poppleton, buses will divert from Boroughbridge Road via Poppleton Road, Holgate Road, Blossom Street, Queen Street, Station Road, then as normal route.

To Poppleton, buses will divert from Rougier Street via Station Road, Railway Station, Queen Street, Blossom Street, Holgate Road, Poppleton Road, then as normal route.

Stamford Bridge Flooding

Buses will divert from Dunnington as follows; From Greyhound crossroads, left on to Common Road, left on to A1079, leftonto Long Lane, bear right Lofthouse Lane, follow road round, High Catton Road, to Stamford Bridge Terminus.

Returning; via Roman Avenue loop, left High Catton Road, Lofthouse Lane, Long Lane, right on to A1079, right on to Common Road, left at Greyhound crossroads, then as normal route.

More at http://manage.firstgroup.com/york/news-and-service-updates/current-issues/buses-3-4-and-59

Latest York Flood alert from the Environment Agency

The Environment Agency has issued an update saying that flood levels could reach 4.5 metres by Monday afternoon.

They are not expected to reach 2012 levels.

The flood warnings for the River Ouse at York riverside properties and St George’s Field remain in force due to rising levels on the Ouse in response to rain in the upper catchments. The current river level at the York Viking Recorder is 3.62m or 11 feet 11 inches. We are expecting the River Ouse to rise during Sunday. Currently we expect the peak to be during Monday afternoon and evening at around 4.2m to 4.5m or 13 feet 9 inches to 14 feet 9 inches. Our Incident Response teams are on 24 hour duty. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this forecast as new information becomes available. 

Situation last changed 10:03am Sunday 06 December 2015

Follow the environment Agency on Twitter https://twitter.com/EnvAgencyYNE

Live York river level gauge here https://twitter.com/riverlevel_1900

click to access live cam

click to access live cam

Serious flooding can be expected if the top of the no entry sign disappears underwater.



Wet feet? Here’s who to blame!

River levels in York are set to peak later tonight. They are not expected to reach 2012 levels, but some riverside properties are at risk.
The St Georges Field car park remains closed.
Flood level 1700 16th Nov 2015

Click to access Environment Agency web site

In a strange coincidence, the York Council has today added the minutes of  a large number of drainage Board meetings to its public “on line” library.

Safer York

Action Taken

Good to report that the graffiti has been removed from the North Street flood gates
Graffiti now removed from second set of flood gates on North Street

Graffiti now removed from second set of flood gates on North Street

All the flood gates have been closed as a precaution today
Flood barriers closed 1130 Tanners moat 1130 10th Nov 2015 Ouse breaks banks 1130 10th Nov 2015
Unfortunately weed growth on Ouse Bridge is still there as is a similar problem on the Riverside Walk
Pose Bridge

Pose Bridge

Riverside Walk

Riverside Walk

Riverside walk

Riverside walk

and some graffiti blights also blights the Riverside Walk

Graffiti Riverside walk 1130 10th Nov 2015

and a final bit of good news, the Council has agreed to repaint the cycle barriers on the Teal Drive to Carrfield snicket
Cycle barriers Teal Drive Carrfield snicket

Cycle barriers Teal Drive Carrfield snicket

Flooding risks in York

10th Nov 2015

10th Nov 2015

It’s that time of year again and a flood warning has been issued by the Environment Agency.
River levels are not expected to increase to those seen in 2012.
Detailed river levels can be found on the EA web site http://tinyurl.com/Ouse-catchment
The best indicator remains the real time CCTV camera which records river levels on Kings Staith (above).
There is a significant risk if the top of the “no entry” sign disappears under water!
You can register to receive flooding alerts by clicking here (phone text or Email)