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UPDATED - York's Foss Barrier expected to be lowered

Floods Car York

6:00am 23rd November 2017
(Updated 5:50am 24th November 2017)

The Foss Barrier in York is expected to be lowered this evening, as a number of flood alerts and warnings remain in place for North Yorkshire.

Flood alerts - meaning flooding is possible - are in place for:

  • Lower River Ure around Helperby, Boroughbridge and Ripon
  • River Wiske near Knayton and Thirsk
  • Upper River Swale near Richmond and Marske
  • Upper River Ouse in and around York City Centre
  • Tidal River Ouse at Naburn, Cawood and Selby

Flood Warnings - meaning flooding is likely - in place for:

  • Lower River Swale at Kirby Wiske

The alerts and warnings have been issued due to heavy rainfall on Wednesday in the Yorkshire Dales.

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