Live updates as flooding hits Yorkshire and 28 river flood warnings issued

A total of 28 river flood alerts have been issued for Yorkshire today.

Flooding in Otley on Saturday morning. Photo: Joseph Peel
Flooding in Otley on Saturday morning. Photo: Joseph Peel

The Environment Agency has published 28 flood warnings for Yorkshire overnight.

Otley in Leeds has been hit by flooding overnight, with several roads closed and impassable.

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A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Please avoid the Otley area, especially Billams Bridge. Do not put yourself in danger or attempt to drive through flooded areas.

The following rivers and coasts are subject to flood warnings according to the Environment Agency:

Earby Beck at Earby

Kettlewell Beck at Kettlewell

North Sea at Scarborough - Foreshore Road

North Sea at Scarborough - Sandside

River Aire at Allerton Ings, Barnsdale Road and Properties

River Aire at Gargrave

River Aire at Hirst Marsh and West Marsh

River Calder at Brearley and Luddenden Foot

River Calder at Horbury - The Strands

River Eden at Appleby, The Sands, Cricket ground, King George`s Field

River Eden at Bolton

River Nidd at Hunsingore and Cattal

River Nidd at Knaresborough Caravan Parks and Goldsborough Mill Farm

River Ouse at Naburn Lock

River Ouse at York - riverside properties

River Ouse at York - St George`s Field and Queen`s Staith

River Ure at Aldwark Bridge to Cuddy Shaw

River Ure at Masham

River Ure at Milby Island

River Ure at Roecliffe Caravan Park

River Wharfe at Addingham

River Wharfe at Billams Hill and riverside properties between Otley and Pool

River Wharfe at Bolton Bridge

River Wharfe at Burnsall

River Wharfe at Castley Lane

River Wharfe at Denton Road Ilkley

River Wharfe at Harewood Bridge

Swinney Beck at Masham

Flooding hits Leeds - live updates

Last updated: Saturday, 22 February, 2020, 14:04

  • Flooding has hit Otley on Saturday morning
  • Drivers warned to avoid the area and 'do not put yourself in danger'
  • Several bus services suspended

Drivers warned to avoid Otley after flooding

West Yorkshire Police issue warning: "Please avoid the Otley area, especially Billams Bridge.  Do not put yourself in danger or attempt to drive through flooded areas."

Bus services suspended due to floods

FLOOD WARNING UPDATE from Environment Agency

River Wharfe at Billams Hill and riverside properties between Otley and Pool

Flooding is expected - immediate action required

This flood warning remains in force following rainfall on Friday night (21/02/20) and Saturday morning. 

The current river level at Otley is 1.75m and the level appears to be at its peak. We expect levels to fall throughout Saturday morning (22/02/20). Areas of concern are the riverside properties between Otley and Pool, and Billam's Bridge is closed. Further bands of rainfall are expected over the coming days and river levels are expected to rise and fall. Please use the GOV.UK website for current river levels and stay aware of your surroundings as river levels can rise quickly with little warning. We will continue to monitor the situation closely. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.

28 Flood warnings in place for Yorkshire

The 28 flood warnings in place for Yorkshire right now

The current scene in Otley

The scene in Otley right now - Photo by resident Joseph Peel

Pool Road in Otley this morning

Pool Road in Otley this morning - Photo Anthony Gill
Pool Road has been flooded badly in Otley. Photo: Anthony Gill

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