The Knox ford in Harrogate
The Knox ford in Harrogate

North Yorkshire flooding


North Yorkshire has seen heavy rainfall and flooding over many areas.More rain is also expected across parts of the county over the course of this evening.

Police are advising people to keep an eye on the weather forecast and road conditions before they travel.

There are a number of flood warnings and alerts issued by the Environment Agency across all parts of North Yorkshire.


River Nidd near Bilton




Superintendent Dave Hannan of North Yorkshire Police, said:

All agencies are working together to monitor the current flooding risk across North Yorkshire.  There are currently a number of road closures in place across the county due to flooding.

It’s important that motorists check the weather forecast and only make journeys that are absolutely necessary and under no circumstances ignore road closure signs. It is impossible to judge the depth of flood water and you could put yourself and passengers at risk if you attempt it. Please also remember to adjust your driving to the current road conditions and arrive safely at your destination.

Over the coming hours and days, we will continue to monitor the situation in residential areas that are at risk, and working with local authority partners, will take the necessary action to ensure the safety of local residents.


Wetherby, opposite Police Station
Wetherby, opposite Police Station



Keep up to date with the latest flood warnings and situation in your area at


River Nidd near Bilton in Harrogate



River Nidd near Bilton in Harrogate


Sean Dooley from Harrogate has given us permission to use his video.

A video of the floods in our area,I have permission from the caravan site to use this footage. Everybody is safe and…

Posted by Sean Tackleberry Dooley on Saturday, 26 December 2015


You can also follow @EnvAgencyYNE and #floodaware on Twitter for the latest updates. Or call Floodline on 0345  9881188

Keep up to date with the weather forecast and weather warnings at

For local information about sandbags and services, please contact your local council.

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Images from Matti Ward:

Knaresborough cafe
Knaresborough riverside
Knaresborough riverisde
Knaresborough cafe

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