The River Ouse in York experiences a drop in flood warnings
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The River Ouse in York experiences a drop in flood warnings

Areas near the River Ouse in the city centre – including King’s Staith and Queen’s Staith – remain underwater. The Environment Agency expects the river’s level to return to its normal range (1.9m) by tomorrow night, as it is currently at 3.24m at the Viking Recorder, down from 3.80m yesterday morning.

Flood warnings have been lifted for the River Ouse at Skeldergate, Tower Street and Acaster Malbis, as well as Osbaldwick Beck and Tanghall beck. However, warnings persist for the Ouse at Naburn Lock, St George’s Field Car Park, and riverside properties from Lendal Bridge to Millennium Bridge.

The Environment Agency is cautioning that flooding is still possible from Naburn Lock to Selby, as well as in the Upper River Ouse. They urge people to avoid low-lying footpaths and driving through flood water. The agency is closely monitoring the situation, checking for blockages in the rivers, and collaborating with emergency services and local authorities.