York Pubs Underwater & Raw Sewage In Streets In Worst Flooding Of The Winter So Far

York Pubs Underwater & Raw Sewage In Streets In Worst Flooding Of The Winter So Far

The North Yorkshire City of York has seen its worst flooding so far this winter as it the River Ouse reaches 3.66m above normal levels today.

The Kings Arms and The Lowther have been submerged by the River Ouse – a common site for York residents.

Due to heavy and persistent rainfall in the Dales, which caused flash floods in the area, on roads in the Hawes areas as well as filling the 60ft deep Hull Pot pothole.

Photos captured by David Hemingway and London Town Tours show the extent of the River Ouse flooding in the York City centre.

David showed the difference in the water’s height with two snaps taken 24 hours apart where it looks like the Ouse has risen at least a foot which you can see below:

Credit: David Hemingway
Credit: David Hemingway

The Environmental Agency issued a flooding warning in York stating said: “Flooding is expected in this area. This means properties are at risk of flooding.

It issued a warning to people to: “Please take action to protect yourself and your property and monitor local weather and river conditions. Avoid contact with, walking or driving through flood water. Consider activating any property flood protection products you may have.”

The York Press reported raw sewage leaking through drains down King Street due to high water levels .

Yorkshire Water addressed the issue saying said: “We understand sewer escapes such as this are unpleasant and we will be sending teams to the area to conduct a clean-up, as well as to investigate and resolve the cause of the escape.”

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