Alerts issued for flooding in North Yorkshire, including warnings for York
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Alerts issued for flooding in North Yorkshire, including warnings for York

The Environment Agency has issued three flood warnings for the River Ouse and two flood alerts on the River Derwent near Stamford Bridge. Flood alerts have been issued for the River Derwent and River Rye, which impact Malton. The River Seven catchment flood warning was removed at 2.45 pm on December 28. The car park at St George’s Field in York was temporarily closed at 1 pm today. The Viking Recorder on the River Ouse in York recorded a level of 3.42 meters, which is 80% above the top of the normal range. The Ouse is expected to peak at 3.85 meters at 2.45 pm on December 29, lower than the peak level predicted following storms earlier this month. The highest level recorded at the Viking Recorder was 5.40 meters, recorded on November 4, 2000. At the Foss Barrier in York, a level of 8.32 meters was recorded at 2 pm, which is above the normal range. This figure is higher than the peak level recorded following storms earlier this month. The highest level recorded at Foss Barrier was 10.20 meters on the same November date in 2000. A flood alert on the Derwent, updated on December 28, affects Stamford Bridge and nearby areas. The agency stated that river levels remain high, and further wet weather is expected. The areas affected include local roads and low-lying land around Stamford Bridge, Pocklington, Wressle, Wilberfoss, and Elvington. The flood alert for the Upper Derwent affects areas around Low Marshes, Snainton Ings, Malton, and the Scarborough areas. The areas affected by the River Rye catchment flood alert include properties in Salton, Nunnington, and Helmsley.