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Fluctuating river levels under watch

Thursday 27th December 2012

Walking, Cycling, Buses, Driving

The level of the River Ouse has now dropped to around 2.7M above normal levels, but is expected to rise again tonight (Thursday) to 3.6M. Further rain is forecast over the next few days. City of York Council’s environmental protection officers and the Environment Agency continue to monitor the situation.

Please avoid travelling in or through flooded areas at all times, and take extra care if cycling or driving through heavy rain or standing water. All riverside paths and cycle routes are likely to be affected. Even if flood waters have receded, surfaces will remain muddy and slippery for several days.

For the latest flood information and details of flood alerts in force for York or the Yorkshire region see the environment agency website on this page or follow the @CityofYork #floodaware Twitter feed. Please also check BBC Radio York FM and Minster FM for the latest situation.

You can also follow our YorkTravel Twitter feed on the home page for general news of incidents affecting York's road network including flooding, icy conditions, roadworks or accidents.  

City of York Council is reassuring residents and businesses that provisions are in place over Christmas and New Year should localised flooding occur. Front line teams are on standby to work round the clock if required to protect residents, tourists and keep York open for business. For more details please visit www.york.gov.uk. Should any residents need support outside normal office hours or on Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26 or Tuesday 1 January when council offices are closed, they are asked to call 01904 551550.