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LIVE: Heavy rain causes further flooding in Yorkshire

LIVE: Heavy rain causes further flooding in Yorkshire

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 8:42am 22nd February 2020. (Updated at 4:14pm 22nd February 2020)

There's disruption in Ilkley, Skipton and Craven after heavy rain last night.  

  • Flood warnings and alerts are in place.
  • There is some travel disruption 
3:50pm

Flooding in Wetherby

This is the scene at Wetherby Ings: 

3:42pm

Don't drive through floodwater

Another reminder from the Fire Service...

3:35pm

The rain hasn't stopped some from getting out for a run...

3:21pm

Strong winds causing a few problems 

The Met Office yellow weather warning for wind is in place until 10pm tonight 

3:02pm

B6265 closed near Ripon Races 

2:54pm

Flood alerts and warnings

These are the flood warnings and alerts still in place for the Stray FM area:

Flood warnings:

River Wharfe at Castley Lane
River Wharfe at Harewood Bridge     

River Nidd at Knaresborough Caravan Parks and Goldsborough Mill Farm

River Ure at Masham

River Ure at Milby Island

River Ure at Roecliffe Caravan Park

Swinney Beck at Masham

Flood alerts: 

Lower River Ure
Lower River Wharfe
Upper River Nidd

2:49pm

Flooding near Ripon Races

The River Ure had flooded near Ripon Races, with water across the B6265.  

1:39pm

DISRUPTION ON SKIPTON ROUTE ENDS

 

1:14pm

FLOODING IN WETHERBY 

1:03pm

THE SCENE IN ILKLEY

This is how the outfield at Ilkley Cricket Club looks like. 

12:59pm

BUS ALTERATIONS

The weather has forced public transport services to make a number of changes.

12:36pm

FLOODING ON A659 POOL ROAD

The road is passable as seen below, but you are advised to avoid if you can

11:34am

Travel updates

Floodwater levels are beginning to fall in affected areas.  Keep up-to-date with the latest travel updates throughout the day here.  

11:15am

'Fantastic' community spirit in Otley

Gareth from the Otley flooding response group talking to Stray FM's Will Smith.  

11:05am

Rain warning lifted

The Met Office has now lifted the yellow weather warning that was in place for rain for Craven and Wharfedale.  A warning for wind is still in place though.  

10:58am

Flooded Otley

In Otley, residents near the river are using sandbags to protect their homes 

 

10:47am

Ilkley Pool closed 

10:42am

Road updates

There is flooding on the following major roads:

  • A65 near Ilkley
  • A660 between Burley-in-Wharfedale and Otley 
  • A659 between Otley and Pool-in-Wharfedale 
  • Billams Bridge in Otley is closed 
9:48am

A reminder to avoid Billams Bridge in Otley

It's closed due to flooding 

9:43am

Travel disruption

The A659 between Pool-in-Wharfedale and Otley is flooded.  

9:37am

Bridge closed in Otley

The River Wharfe has also flooded in Otley.  The bridge across the river is closed

9:30am

A road has been damaged due to floodwater

This is the scene at Denton Road in Ilkley:

 

9:27am

Stray FM's Will Smith is in Ilkley

He'll be providing updates throughout the morning

9:25am

Bus disruption

Buses between Leeds and Ilkley/Skipton are terminating at Burley-in-Wharfedale.  

9:05am

Don't walk or drive through floodwater

A reminder from the Fire Service 👇

9:02am

Road closures

A reminder that some roads around Ilkley are blocked because of floodwater:

8:59am

Flooded Ilkley 

This was the scene in Ilkley a short while ago, taken from Ilkley Moor

8:50am

Flood warnings and alerts in place 

These are the flood warnings and alerts currently in place for the Stray FM area:

Flood warnings:

Kettlewell Beck at Kettlewell
River Aire at Gargrave
River Wharfe at Addingham
River Wharfe at Billams Hill and riverside properties between Otley and Pool
River Wharfe at Bolton Bridge
River Wharfe at Burnsall
River Wharfe at Castley Lane
River Wharfe at Denton Road Ilkley
River Wharfe at Harewood Bridge

Earby Beck at Earby
Kettlewell Beck at Kettlewell
River Aire at Gargrave

Flood alerts: 

Lower River Ure
Lower River Wharfe
Upper River Nidd

8:46am

Disruption to bus services