Ryedale Flooding: Latest updates as pumping vehicles arrive and cleanup begins

Tankers have been visiting a flood-hit part of Ryedale to pump water out of gardens.

By Sarah Fitton
Monday, 25th January 2021, 3:21 pm
Updated Monday, 25th January 2021, 3:24 pm

The Yorkshire Water vehicles visited Norton yesterday as part of a clean-up operation.

Flood warnings are still in place this afternoon for Mill Beck at Welham Road in Norton and the River Derwent at Norton and Old Malton.

Ryedale District Council says the situation is stable and gradually improving but will continue to be monitored carefully.

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The scene as flood waters remain in Malton.

It has posted on its website: "River levels have dropped further over the last 24 hours. Groundwater is still high and is expected to stay high for some time so some pumps will remain in place for a number of weeks.

"Twenty-nine water pumps are still in place, although pumping operations will now start to be reviewed in light of the river position. Multiple response agencies are still in place on the ground to address any issues that arise.

"The issue with water seepage under the flood defence wall at the end of Wallgates Lane remains stable. The sandbags and pumps deployed on Friday night/Saturday morning are working effectively.

"During the course of this week additional actions will be taken on site to allow water to be pumped out more quickly."

A clean-up operation to remove debris will commence in the next few days.

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. There is no access through to Welham Road. County Bridge remains closed.

Parking spaces on Commercial Street in front of Costcutter are not available today as the area is being used for flood management equipment.