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LIVE: Disruption continues following Storm Ciara

LIVE: Disruption continues following Storm Ciara

Published by May Norman at 7:26am 10th February 2020. (Updated at 5:32pm 10th February 2020)

Aftermath of Storm Ciara

  • Four flood warnings remain in place in the Stray FM area 
  • Roads and train lines still affected by flood waters
  • The biggest storm to hit the UK in seven years has caused widespread disruption.
5:32pm

Full list of road closures in Stray FM area 

These are the roads still closed in our area:

  • Bridge Street in Boroughbridge 
  • Thornton Bridge outside Boroughbridge
  • The road to Roecliffe is underwater between Bishop Monkton
  • Haggs Road at Spofforth
  • A6108 at Low Burton to Masham bridge
  • Aldborough to Great Ouseburn
4:46pm

Many roads still flooded

There's still a lot of water on roads in the Stray FM area. 

This was the scene in Lower Dunsforth a short while ago:   

4:11pm

Stay safe on the roads

Water levels are beginning to fall across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale, but police are reminding people to stay safe on the roads

2:54pm

Trains between Leeds and Ilkley/Skipton are now running 

The line near Leeds was flooded but has now been cleared.  

2:29pm

Four flood warnings still in place in the Stray FM area 

These are the flood warning and alerts still in place for our area: 

 

Flood Warnings

River Ure Milby Island – Boroughbridge

River Ure at Roecliffe caravan park

River Ure at Aldwarke caravan park

Collingham Beck at Collingham

 

Flood Alerts

Upper River Aire - Skipton

Upper River Nidd – Clint

Lower River Ure – Ripon racecourse

Lower River Swale – Leeming

2:03pm

Another weather warning 

Just a reminder that there's a yellow weather warning for snow and ice for Craven and Wharfedale in place until 3pm on Wednesday.  

12:57pm

Don't drive through floodwater

A reminder not to drive through flooded areas or ignore road signs.  

12:52pm

Rail disruption update

Northern says disruption between Leeds and Ilkley and Skipton is expected until at least 18:00. There is a service running between Bradford Forster Square and Ilkley and Skipton. 

12:44pm

House collapses due to flooding

This is just awful.

It happened in Scotland - so not local to us - but how heartbreaking.

Apparently, the building had stood for more than 200 years.

 

12:14pm

Repairs may be needed but at what cost?

Trading Standards are reminded us not to fall foul of cold callers who claim they're skilled enough to fix a damaged tile or other repairs.

Just be cautious - that's the message:

11:28am

The waters have receded but the damage is clear

A severe flood warning was in place in Pateley Bridge yesterday.

That's since been lifted.

The water has receded but in its wake, leaving visible damage:

11:22am

Wreaking havoc on our beautiful tourist attractions

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal also took a battering yesterday.

The National Trust attraction was closed as a precaution during Storm Ciara.

Today, it's open - but only in parts.

Just look at these dramatic pictures:

Fountains Abbey underwater during Storm Ciara
Fountains Abbey underwater during Storm Ciara

 

Fountains Abbey underwater during Storm Ciara

 

Fountains Abbey underwater during Storm Ciara
Parts of the National Trust attraction are underwater

 

Fountains Abbey underwater during Storm Ciara
Parts are waterlogged

 

Fountains Abbey underwater during Storm Ciara
11:12am

More praise for unsung heroes

There will be many people who will be keeping our emergency services fed and watered during these long shifts.

Keep up the good work!

10:56am

More road closures

The weather is much drier today but much of yesterday's rainfall and floodwaters are still lingering...

10:36am

From one weather front to another.....

Storm Ciara may have moved on but there is now a weather warning for snow and ice.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the Stray FM area.

Services around Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale are getting prepared...

10:20am

Scenes near Wetherby

The River Wharfe has burst its banks at Boston Spa.

10:16am

School closure 

Roecliffe, Church of England Primary School, has been told to close by the Environment Agency.

It's as the water levels of the River Ure continue to rise.

Parents are being asked to come and collect their children.

 

10:14am

All eyes on Boroughbridge

Emergency services have been in Boroughbridge overnight, over fears of flooding from the River Ure.

They remain in place at river levels peak.

There are many road closures in the centre of town.

9:30am

More than 95 flood warnings still in place

More than 95 flood warnings are in place across Yorkshire after Storm Ciara brought heavy rain and strong winds yesterday.

Over 20 of them are in North Yorkshire!

9:22am

Road closure update

Many roads are still affected by yesterday's Storm Ciara.

Here is the latest:

  • The B6265 in Boroughbridge is closed.
  • Sharow Lane at Ripon Bypass is closed.
  • The road by the Ripon racecourse is closed off due to flooding.
  • Cattal Bridge is flooding and therefore closed.
  • Boroughbridge High Street in both directions is closed.
  • Magdalen Road is closed.
  • The B6161 at Leathley remains closed.

 

9:18am

River Ure bursts its banks

Stray FM's Will Smith's been out to Boroughbridge.

There are some dramatic scenes in the town where the River Ure has burst its banks.

 

9:17am

Camping anyone?

Thanks to Shelia Brennan for sharing these pictures with us.

The Caravan and Camping Club site in Boroughbridge is underwater:

Boroughbridge, Camping and Caravan site 1

 

Boroughbridge, Camping and Caravan site 1
9:08am

Worth their weight in gold!

Emergency services are still working round the clock.

Crews have been across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale for 24 hours or more:

8:55am

More road closures

Cattal Bridge is closed.

A car can be seen submerged under the floodwaters.

8:36am

Ripon Racecourse hit by flooding

Listeners have been sharing their pictures of flooding around the Stray FM area.

This is the road outside Ripon Racecourse:

8:34am

Don't drive through flood waters

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue is warning against even attempting to drive on flooded roads.

It's not worth it.

Find an alternative route.

8:19am

Bus services affected by flooding

Many services will be disrupted due the flooding.

The best advice is check before you travel.

8:16am

There's no rest for many

Just look at the number of calls received by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue yesterday.

And that’s not all the calls handled yesterday either! 

8:03am

RNLI crew called out

This was yesterday - that must have been terrifying.

The crew were scrambled to reports of a missing surfer

7:41am

Flood warnings still in force

Over 20 flood warnings remain in place across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale this morning.

The Environment Agency still has warnings and alerts on the following:

Flood Warnings:

  • River Aire at Gargrave
  • Broughton Beck at Elslack and Broughton Business Park
  • Earby Beck at Earby
  • Ings Beck Ings Lane, Skipton
  • River Aire and Snaygill Industrial Estate and Cononley Business Park at Sutton in Craven
  • Holme Back, Glusburn
  • Holme Beck at Crosshills
  • River Aire at Skipton Road, Kildwick
  • River Wharfe at Addingham
  • River Wharfe at Otley
  • River Wharfe at Billam Hill and riverside properties between Otley and Pool
  • River Wharfe at Harewood Bridge
  • Collingham Beck at Collingham
  • Bramham Beck at Bramham
  • River Nidd at Knaresborough
  • River Nidd at Knaresborough Caravan  Park and Goldsborough Mill Farm
  • River Skells, Ripon
  • River Ure at Roecliff
  • River Ure at Milby Island
  • River Ure at Masham
  • Swinney Beck at Masham

Flood Alerts:

  • Earby Beck at Glusburn Beck
  • Lower River Wharfe at Weeton
  • Upper River Nidd near RIpley
  • Lower River Ure
  • Upper River Ure at Aysgarth
  • Upper River Wharfe near Grassington
7:40am

Road closures in place

Magdalen Road in Ripon is closed due to flooding.

B6265 is closed due to flooding between Kirby Hill roundabout and Ripon.

Peg Bridge in Boroughbridge is closed.

Flooding on the B6161 at Leathley is causing problems.

7:36am

Travel disruption for many

As expected, there continues to be disruption on our roads - with some still affected by heavy surface water.

On the trains - many services out of Skipton and Ilkley have been cancelled.

7:33am

Still on flood alert

There were fears of flooding in Boroughbridge earlier.

Emergency services are at the scene:

7:32am

Warnings remain in place

The Environment Agency is still closely monitoring the situation.

There are over 20 flood warnings currently in place: