Warning over the flooding
TORRENTIAL rain brought traffic chaos to a busy Scarborough road yesterday with residents warned to brace themselves for further potential flooding today.
Heavy overnight downpours caused drains in Scalby Road to overflow with water, which was six inches deep in places and threatened to spill into nearby properties.
The Environment Agency yesterday issued a flood warning for the town and extra rainfall is predicted throughout today.
The rain also caused problems in Lady Edith’s Drive and flooded a large area of Yorkshire Coast College’s field next to Scalby Road.
The water caused real problems for visitors to Orchard House Day Care Centre, with staff having to use emergency sandbags to stem the flow of the water.
Director David Stephenson said the flooding was a constant problem after heavy rain, but said it had not caused any damage.
He said: “The water was lapping at our front door when I arrived in the morning and had come from the road into our car parking area.
“Fortunately it didn’t get into the building but it looks like a very small amount of water got into one of the low level air bricks.
“This is a continuing problem through the winter for us and was certainly an inconvenience for the services using the centre.
“Drivers had to reverse off Scalby Road into our car parking area to drop people off because the water was six inches deep.”
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Weather for Scarborough
Sunday 26 May 2013
Temperature: 6 C to 15 C
Wind Speed: 13 mph
Wind direction: North
Temperature: 8 C to 15 C
Wind Speed: 21 mph
Wind direction: South