Thousands Affected By Yorkshire Floods

27 September 2012, 13:59

The worst September storm in 30 years means thousands of Yorkshire people face another miserable day.

While the rain will continue to ease off, dozens of areas have been warned they are still at risk.

The River Ouse reached 16ft on Wednesday with Fire and Rescue Services describibg it as “the worst flood the city has seen in 10 years.”

Earlier this week the River Wharfe split Tadcaster in two, forcing firefighters to close the A659 bridge over the river, after water seeped through the structure.

The Wharfe is now falling from three metres, the Ure at Aldwark Bridge is expected to remain high and the Aire is due to calm down the Environment Agency have said.

Another North Yorkshire town Boroughbridge, was also divided when the bridge over the River Ure was closed due to flooding.



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