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Flood Focus Stays on Malton as York Crisis Team Stood Down

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8:16am 28th November 2012
(Updated 5:44am 29th November 2012)

There are concerns about levels on the River Derwent as North Yorkshire continues to battle the floods.

The Environment Agency says it expects the Derwent to continue to rise in Malton as rain enters the system from the North Yorkshire Moors.

The Ouse in York peaked in the early hours of the morning with a height of 4.5 metres but levels will stay high for a few days.

The York Silver Command emergency team has been stood down but those for North Yorkshire and the Selby area are in force.

The York decision means the management of flooding is returning to normal teams as the situation has "stabilised" according to the Environment Agency.

The latest travel situation in York is as follows:

  • Fulford Ward: A19 Fulford at Germany Beck and is likely to remain closed overnight
  • Fishergate Ward: St George’s Field Car Park
  • Micklegate Ward: Skeldergate, Terry Avenue, Knavesmire Rd, Esplanade Car Park
  • Wheldrake Ward: Naburn Lane, Howden Naburn
  • The B1228 road out of Elvington to Sutton on Derwent has been closed by East Yorkshire Council
  • Bishopthorpe Ward: Acaster Lane
  • Rural West York Ward: Main Street Nether Poppleton

Bus routes in and around York:
The ‘Fordlands Ferry’ came into operation from 6am to 12 midnight tonight, starting It will not run after midnight.
Bus route diversions at present are as follows:

  • Route 2 (Rawcliffe Bar Park & Ride) – Not affected.
  • Route 3 (Askham Bar Park & Ride) – Buses are currently running in to the city via Nunnery Lane and Bishopgate Street direct to Tower Street.  All outbound stops are still being served.
  • Route 7 (Designer Outlet Park & Ride) – With A19 Selby Road closed, buses between the Designer Outlet and the city centre are operating via the A64 and A1036 Tadcaster Road.  All usual city centre stops are being served.  Please note though that these buses will not stop on Blossom Street or Tadcaster Road.  In addition, First will be operating a shuttle service from the city centre as far as Broadway, then Heslington Lane, right onto A19 Main Street and back in to the city centre.
  • Route 8 (Grimston Bar Park & Ride) – Not affected.
  • Route 9 (Monks Cross Park & Ride) – Not directly affected but traffic management for the emergency repairs on A1036 Heworth Green may cause some delays at peak times.
  • Route 10 – Main Street, Nether Poppleton is closed so buses are running from Millfield Lane, via Ebor Way and Dikelands Lane back onto normal line of route at Main Street.
  • Route 20 – Main Street, Nether Poppleton is closed so buses are running from Millfield Lane via Ebor Way, Allerton Drive and Riversvale Drive back on to normal line of route at Main Street and vice versa.
  • Route 21 and the tour buses (due to closure of Knavesmire Road).  For route 21 there are two changes: the only part of Acaster Malbis that is currently being served is the Mount Pleasant caravan park; and, with the closure of part of Knavesmire Road, buses are coming in to the city centre on A1036 Tadcaster Road and are not serving the South Bank area and Bishopthorpe Road
  • Routes 24 and 26 – Fordlands Road is closed so buses are running from the city centre as far as A19 Main Street, left into Heslington Lane, Broadway, then right onto A19 Fulford Road back in to the city centre.  City of York Council is providing a four-wheel drive vehicle to provide a direct connection to the Fordlands Road area.
  • Route 35 – A19 Selby Road is closed so buses are running in via the A64, A1079 Hull Road, Field Lane, Heslington Lane and on to normal line of route at A19 Main Street and vice versa.
  • Route 36 - A19 Selby Road is closed so buses are running in via the A64, A1079 Hull Road, Field Lane, Heslington Lane and on to normal line of route at A19 Main Street and vice versa.
  • Route 42 – B1222 Naburn Lane is closed so buses are only running on the southern section of the route
  • Route 415 - A19 Selby Road is closed so buses are running via the A64, A1079 Hull Road, Field Lane and Heslington Lane.
  • Routes from East Yorkshire (routes X4, X46, X47, 195, 196, 744, 746 and 747) – Skeldergate is closed to traffic so some buses are taking a different route through the city centre but all usual stops are being served.


Despite local concerns about the County Bridge in Malton, North Yorkshire County Council say it has been closed as a precaution and not because of fears it is about to collapse.

This morning, firefighters have been called out to several incidents:

  • 08:51 Thornton Bridge, Helperby- car stuck in flood water

Several fire crews were sent to this incident. They are currently accessing the scene by a farmers tractor. A swift water rescue team has now been deployed to two people stuck in the car. Two occupants of the car and two dogs have been rescued and are in the care of the ambulance service, suffering from potential hypothermia.

Our crews at the scene have stated that the roads from Easingwold and Cundall heading to Thornton Bridge areunpassable due to flooding. Take extra care if you're travelling around this area today.

  • 09:01 Main Street, Elvington, Flooding in cellar Affecting Electrics

One fire crew at at the scene and have requested another fire engine attend to assit. The crew on scene are using an ejector pump to pump the water from the cellar.

  • 09:56 A59 Kirk Hammerton, Vehicle into ditch

On the arrival of the fire crews, all the occupants of the vehicle were out. Crews are making the vehicle safe and assisting the police to remove the car from the ditch.

There are currently 26 flood warnings in place across the North East:

Concerns remain focused on the Malton area and Peter Stevenson from the Environment Agency has this update for us.


Fire crews are still at Old Malton Road in Malton. Three additonal Environment Agency pumps arrived at 5:45pm last night, and the high volume pump from Humberside Fire Service is still in use.

Firefighters are also at Church Street in Norton. They've asked for a high volume pump from West Yorkshire Fire Service.

Crews are also monitoring the flooding situation at Castlegate in Malton.

At 6:55pm last night, crews were called to Railway Street in Malton, were flood water was entering a house.

They are using a main pump and a light portable pump to put water back into the river. 

They remain on scene this morning.

Aaron Clarke in Malton sent these photos to Minster FM:

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Minster FM reporter David Dunning took this video of workers battling the flooding in York last night.

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