Ryedale Flooding: Latest situation as some pumps switched off

Flood warnings are still in place for three parts of Ryedale this morning.

Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 9:34 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 9:39 am

The Environment Agency warnings - where flooding is expected - are in force for Mill Beck at Weltham Road in Norton, and the River Derwent in Norton and Old Malton.

The agency is warning that further unsettled weather is expected today and is urging people to avoid walking or driving through flood water.

According to Ryedale District Council, there are 27 water pumps in Ryedale but pumping operations are under review in light of the river position, and some pumps are now being switched off.

Flood waters are having a big impact, even the skate park remains underwater

It says several different agencies are still on the ground to monitor the situation and address any issues that arise.

Sandbags and pumps deployed to halt water from seeping under the flood defence wall at the end of Wallgates Lane seem to be working and repairs are planned during this week.

Yorkshire Water is supporting a clean-up operation to remove debris from gardens in Norton.

Road closures are still in place at Castlegate and Norton Road, Church Street is open as far as the petrol station to allow residents to use the petrol station but there is no access through to Welham Road, and County Bridge remains closed.

Pumps are being used to reduce the water level.