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Rain and flooding hit Scarborough

Come to sunny Scarborough. A couple walking along Foreshore Road during Friday's heavy rainfall. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn122758c 06/07/12

Come to sunny Scarborough. A couple walking along Foreshore Road during Friday's heavy rainfall. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn122758c 06/07/12

Torrential rain has caused havoc across Scarborough as flooding disrupts travel throughout the town.

Several roads have been unpassable all day causing delays to motorists and public transport.

Currently the A165 between Lebberston and Gristhorpe is closed as is Dunslow Road in Eastfield between the B1261 and the Hopper Hill Road junction because of flooding.

Four people had to be rescued by Filey’s lifeboat crew after they became stranded in their caravan due to rising flood waters.

Crews were called at around 1.30pm to Cayton Bay Caravan park, where four people, three of which were disabled, found themselves surrounded by up to three feet of water.

The two males and two females, aged between 40 and 65, were lifted to dry land safely by the lifeboat crew.

The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the River Derwent in the Upper Derwent and Scarborough areas, including land around The Sea Cut at Scalby, Throxenby Beck, Old Malton, and Priorpot Beck in Norton.

The Agency says: “During Friday we are expecting heavy rain showers to enter the region from the east travelling westwards across the region. Some of this rain is likely to be heavy, which has the potential to cause localised surface water problems. Saturated ground means that rivers will respond to these showers. We will continue to monitor the situation.”

Police in Scarborough are urging drivers to take note of road signs. A spokesman from North Yorkshire Police said: “Please, if you see a “road closed” sign, don’t ignore it - for your own safety. And if you must drive through standing water, do so slowly.”

After flooding in Ebberston early this morning which caused disruption to services East Yorkshire Motor Services says all bus routes are still running but may be delayed as drivers take care on the roads.

The rain spells a wet weekend for the Staxtonbury festival, which organisers say it still going ahead as planned.

Due to waterlogging tomorrow’s Driffield Farmers Market has been cancelled.

Have you been affected? Send you flooding pictures and stories to newsdesk@yrnltd.co.uk

 

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