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Snow leads to further flooding

Snow leads to further flooding

Published by May Norman at 2:41pm 24th February 2020. (Updated at 5:55pm 24th February 2020)

Flooding hits parts of Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale following snowfall

  • Snowfall caused problems on our roads earlier with widespread disruption during the morning's rush hour.
  • As the snow is now melting, the excess water has resulted in flooding in many parts.
  • Some train services between Leeds / Harrogate, Keighley / Skipton and Skipton / Lancaster are disrupted, some have been cancelled
  • Flooding on the roads is causing issues across the Stray FM area.

Earlier snowfall is now causing many flooding issues around Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale.

The snow is melting and is adding to already waterlogged areas.

There are disruptions on the roads with many routes suffering from heavy standing water and further delays on train services.


Flooding at Dacre Banks
Flooding at Dacre Banks, Credit: Rach Robinson


Roads with heavy standing water include:

  • A661, Harrogate Road at Plumpton Rocks
  • A629 at Crosshills
  • A568 between Pool in Wharfedale and the A61
  • A61 Harrogate and Harewood
  • B6161 at Leathley
  • B6451 between Farnley and the A59
  • A61 at the McDonald's roundabout at Ripon
  • A61 Ripley towards Wormald Green
Flooding on the A61 between Harrogate and Ripon

Are there delays to train services?

There is widespread disruption on the trains, again due to flooding from the snow.

Services between Keighley and Skipton are affected:

Again, services between Skipton and Lancaster are disrupted:

Due to heavy rain flooding the railway, services between Harrogate and Leeds are affected.

Currently, all lines are blocked - with services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed

In addition, flooding due to the snow is also plaguing homes:

For the latest local weather forecast, head to the weather pages of Stray FM.