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Flooding

York's location, on low ground at the junction of the rivers Ouse and Foss, means that certain parts of the city and surroundings can be prone to flooding.

If you're planning a visit to York, don't be put off. All but the most severe flood events have a minimal impact on daily life and business in York.

Flood warning status

Current river level

 

                                                               Data visualisation from riverlevels.uk

The table below shows which roads and bus routes are likely to be affected when the River Ouse in York reaches certain key levels. Please note that the table is advisory and does not necessarily reflect actual road closures during a particular flood event. For up-to-the minute information during flood emergencies, please see Flood advice and information on the City of York Council website.

River level* Roads closed Bus routes affected Diversion
3.55m Main St. (Nether Poppleton) 10 Dikelands Lane, Ebor Way
3.90m Acaster Lane 21 Appleton Road
B1222 Naburn Lane 42 A19
4.00m Skeldergate 3, 3A, 4, 59, ZAP Nunnery Lane, Bishopgate St.
45, 46, X46 Rougier St, Station Rd, Nunnery Lane
4.3m Fordlands Road 25, 26 Terminate services on Fulford Main St.
4.80mp A19 Selby Rd 7, 18, 36, 42, 415 A64, Hull Road
Tower St. 3, 3A, 4, 59, ZAP Terminate at Rail Station
7, 42, 66, 415 Piccadilly, Merchantgate
5.45m Clifton Green 2, 2A, 19, 29, 30, 31X A1237, Boroughbridge Rd.
A19 Shipton Rd 2, 2A, 29, 30, 31X A1237, Boroughbridge Rd.
Salisbury Road 2, 2A, 10, 19, 29, 30, 31X Poppleton Rd.
Hamilton Drive 16 York Rd.

* Height of River Ouse above normal summer levels, measured at the Viking Recorder (near Lendal Bridge in York city centre).

p Flooding levels shown for A19 Selby Road and Tower Street are dependent on mobile pumps to bolster flood defences. Without pumps, these roads are vunerable at around 4.5m

Locations are shown on the map below:

Flood advice

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