York City Council Give Clear-Up Advice Following the Floods
5:16pm 28th September 2012
Clean-up after the floods: General advice for residents cleaning up after a flood from the City of York Council:
- · Always ensure you wear waterproof gloves and footwear to prevent any contaminates coming into contact with the skin
- · Avoid eating and smoking whilst clearing up and make sure hands are thoroughly washed before doing either
- · Wash any areas of skin that have come into contact with flood water, silt or other rubbish
- · Be mindful of weight when lifting any bags – wet bags are heavier than dry ones
- · If bags do tear, please clear any spillages quickly and place in a clean, dry bag without overfilling it..
- · Don’t overfill refuse bags as they will be very heavy and may tear when lifted causing further problems
Customers affected by flooding who need emergency assistance over the weekend for flood recovery can call City of York Council on 07768 937400 BETWEEN 10AM- 4PM SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
For more health information/advice please visit:
Health Protection Agency: http://www.hpa.org.uk/web/HPAweb&Page&HPAwebAutoListName/Page/1158934608011
For general advice and information please visit the council’s website at www.york.gov.uk
Food Safety: http://www.york.gov.uk/business/food/safety/
Environmental Health: http://www.york.gov.uk/environment/Environmental_health/
Housing Options: http://www.york.gov.uk/housing/Homelessness/options/
The City of York Council are advising residents:
Leeman Road area, there will be some disruption to rubbish collections today
The following streets did not receive a collection yesterday but we will attempt to pick up rubbish on Saturday, 29 September:
- · Swinerton Avenue
- · Forth Street
- · Lincoln Street
Nether Poppleton there will be some disruption to rubbish collections today
Unable to collect rubbish in Riverside Gardens today but we will attempt to pick up rubbish on Saturday, 29 September:
The following bus services are currently being diverted/cancelled
Below is a summary by routes showing the current diversions that are in place:
Route 1 – Not directly affected.
Route 2 Rawcliffe Bar Park & Ride – Not directly affected.
Route 3 Askham Bar Park & Ride – Buses are terminating at York Station and not serving Rougier Street or Tower Street.
Route 4 – Clifford Street not being served with buses stopping in Piccadilly in both directions.
Route X4 – Not directly affected.
Route 5 – Not directly affected.
Route 6 – Not directly affected.
Route 7 Designer Outlet Park & Ride – Service is split: Some buses are travelling directly between the site and the city centre via A1036 Tadcaster Road (intermediate stops not served). Some buses are travelling via A19 Fulford Road, Broadway, Heslington Lane, returning to the city centre via A19 Fulford Road.
Route 8 Grimston Bar Park & Ride – Not directly affected.
Route 9 Monks Cross Park & Ride – Not directly affected.
Route 10 – Buses are not serving Main Street, Nether Poppleton and Long Ridge Lane. All are travelling out via Millfield Lane, Ebor Way and Long Ridge Lane, returning via Millfield Lane.
Route 11 – Buses returning to original route following earlier diversion.
Route 12 – Not directly affected.
Route 13 – Not directly affected.
Route 16 – Not directly affected.
Route 19 – Not directly affected.
Route 20 – Main Street Nether Poppleton is not being served with all buses running via Ebor Way.
Route 21 – Buses are not serving Acaster Malbis village but are still serving Mount Pleasant caravan park. Buses are unable to serve Knavesmire Road, South Bank and Bishopthorpe Road.
Route 24, 26 – Buses are not able to serve Fordlands Road and Crossfield Crescent but are still running on A19 Main Street as far as its junction with Fordlands Road.
Route 29, 29A – Not directly affected.
Route 30 – Not directly affected.
Route 31, 31X – Not directly affected.
Route 35 – Buses are not serving A19 Fulford Road. All buses are running via A1079 Hull Road.
Route 36 - Buses are not serving A19 Fulford Road. All buses are running via A1079 Hull Road.
Route 37 – Buses are terminating at York Station and not serving any other city centre stops.
Route 40 – Not directly affected.
Route 42 – Service only operating between Selby and Cawood.
Route 44 – Not directly affected.
Route X46, X47 – Not directly affected.
Route 142, 143 – Most of the route is unaffected but buses are not currently serving Tower Street.
Route 181 – Not directly affected.
Route 195 - All stops are still being served but currently experiencing significant delays.
Route 412, 413 – Most of the route is unaffected but buses are not currently serving Tower Street.
Route 415 – No stops on A19 Fulford Road south of the junction with Heslington Lane are currently served. In the city centre, buses are serving Piccadilly and The Stonebow only (not Clifford Street).
Route 840 and other Coastliner routes – Not directly affected in York but diversions in place for Tadcaster.
Route 844 – Buses from Leeds are terminating in the city centre and not serving University of York.
For further information, please contact BusInfo on 01904 551400
The City of York Council say:
Current river levels are 4.5 mtrs above summer level. Levels have stabilised and are now expected to decrease slowly over the next few days.
Important safety message from York City Council: members of the public are being asked by all agencies to keep clear from operational staff and equipment diverting traffic and clearing flood water (and not to remove safety signs or diversion signs). Drivers should avoid/drive sensibly through flood water (particularly when in the vicinity of residential areas as driving at fast speeds can increase the risk of flood water flooding properties).
They add, ror further information residents and visitors can contact City of York Council on 01904 551550/ 551551 or visit www.york.gov.uk In emergency situations, residents should call 999
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