York & North Yorkshire

York River Ouse flood warnings remain as water level falls

Three flood warnings remain in place on the River Ouse in North Yorkshire although no significant rainfall is forecast overnight.

The Environment Agency said the level of the River Ouse would remain high overnight but it was falling slowly having peaked in York at 3.8m (12.5ft).

Properties in the city are at risk at Kings Staith, Queens Staith, New Walk and South Esplanade, the agency said.

Flood warnings were also in place at St Georges Field and Naburn Lock.

Karen Byrom, from the Environment Agency, said that a "small number" of properties could be affected by flooding in the areas covered by the warnings.

On Thursday, the River Ure flooded at Roecliffe Caravan Park in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, meaning some cars have to be moved to higher ground.

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