Flooding continues to cause disruption across the Harrogate district

The Harrogate district is still reeling in the aftermath of the heavy rain that descended yesterday and overnight.

Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 11:53 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd November 2016, 1:02 pm
A swollen River Wharfe from yesterday rain forcing it way underneath the damged road bridge in the middle of Tadcaster, which is still under a state of repair following on from the 2015 Boxing Day floods.

Work on Tadcaster Bridge is currently restricted by high water levels, and Tadcaster Albion football ground has been closed by the local flood group.

There is disruption elsewhere, with Cattal Bridge near Tockwith being closed on the approach roads, and the road from Bishop Monkton to Roeclife remains closed due to flooding.

Roads across the district are still affected by surface water, and North Yorkshire County Council has urged drivers to take extra care.

North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Highways, County Councillor Don Mackenzie, said: “A few roads remain closed and we continue to monitor the highways network and work to get the roads open as soon as we can.

"However, it is very important that people continue to drive carefully owing to surface water on roads across the county."