IMAGES: District-wide travel warning as homes hit by floods

Flooding in Wetherby on Boxing Day. Picture: Stefan Kusinski

Flooding in Wetherby on Boxing Day. Picture: Stefan Kusinski

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People across Harrogate, Ripon and Wetherby are working to salvage their homes and businesses after serious flooding affected the district on Boxing Day.

Main Street in Tadcaster remains severely flooded this morning, the town and nearby Wetherby among the worst affected areas in the country.

A flood warning remains in place.

An Envronment Agency statement read: "The flood warning for the River Wharfe at Wetherby remains in force as a result of recent heavy rainfall causing levels on the River Wharfe to rise.

"The current level of the River Wharfe upstream at Netherside hall is 2.91m and will remain high.

,The current level at Wetherby Flint Mill is 3.64m. Further rain is forecast which may cause levels to rise further."

The Gardeners Arms in Bilton on Boxing Day. Picture: Abi, via Twitter: (@bmthdrown_)

The Gardeners Arms in Bilton on Boxing Day. Picture: Abi, via Twitter: (@bmthdrown_)

Images of submerged streets, cars and even buildings have been posted to social media.

Across the district

Homes have been evacuated at Nidderdale Lodge Park in Knaresborough.

There has been a landslide at Barleyfields Road in Wetherby.

Submerged playground at the Ings, Wetherby. Picture: Matthew Smyth

Submerged playground at the Ings, Wetherby. Picture: Matthew Smyth

Tadcaster Medical Centre closed due to flooding. Those who need to are asked to call 111 for medical advice.

However, the district's bus and train routes to Leeds are running as close to normal as possible.

Transdev, operators of the 36 service, Tweeted: "running as normal Sunday times between #Ripon & #Harrogate. To #Leeds but diverted between #Pannal & #Moortown not serving #Harewood."

Rail services between Leeds, York and Harrogate are running as normal.

Nidderdale Lodge Park in Knaresborough. Picture: Emma Thrippleton

Nidderdale Lodge Park in Knaresborough. Picture: Emma Thrippleton

North Yorkshire Police have urged people to check conditions before travelling.

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.”

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 www.metoffice.gov.uk

Ripon Racecourse on Boxing Day. Picture: Richard Galvin

Ripon Racecourse on Boxing Day. Picture: Richard Galvin

Follow police advice about driving in wet conditions http://www.northyorkshire.police.uk/winterdriving

Bridge over the Rivet Wharfe in Tadcaster. Picture: Wendy Binns

Bridge over the Rivet Wharfe in Tadcaster. Picture: Wendy Binns