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UPDATED - Banks of River Ouse burst as flood warning is issued

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6:00am 24th November 2017
(Updated 8:41am 24th November 2017)

Photo of the burst river banks this morning from No 21. York

The Flood Information Service has said that 'Immediate action is required' in York and Kirby Wiske today.

They've issued flood warnings, meaning that flooding is likely.

The Foss Barrier has been closed overnight, as levels on the River Ouse rose after significant rainfall over the Pennines.

Current flood warnings in place:

  • River Ouse at Naburn Lock
  • River Ouse at York - riverside properties



There are also a number of flood alerts in place, meaning that flooding possible.

They are:

  • Lower River Swale near Leeming Bar
  • River Wiske near Borrowby and Thornton-le-Street
  • Lower River Ure around Ripon and Helperby
  • Upper River Ouse at Moor Monkton and Linton upon Ouse
  • Tidal River Ouse around Selby, Wistow and Cawood
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