Heavy flooding causes chaos and 'considerable traffic disruption' in Craven

Heavy flooding took place around the Craven district overnight, causing road closures and emergency service call-outs to more than 30 properties.

Ingleborough in Ingleton.

Fire crews from Bentham, Settle and Skipton responded to numerous flooding incidents in the Ingleton and Bentham area between the times of 9pm and midnight .

Crews assisted more thanthirty properties by pumping out water and diverting water flow, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

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Motorists were also asked to avoid areas of Craven due to what was described by police as "heavy flooding".

The A65 is currently closed north and south of Ingleton and between Settle and Long Preston. The flooding is being regularly assessed, however, it is not known when the roads will reopen. The closures are expected to cause "considerable traffic disruption" this morning, North Yorkshire Police said,

A number of minor roads are also blocked in the area and several villages in the north of Craven are difficult to access. People are asked to avoid this area at this time.

A number of vehicles have been recovered from flood waters this evening and motorists are asked not to drive through flood water to avoid becoming stranded.