Heavy rain leads to flooding and canceled events

North Yorkshire Police say they have received numerous calls about weather matters and have asked North Yorkshire Council Highways for help.

Areas affected included The Carrs, Briggswath and Whitby, where the river had crossed the road.

Outside Sainsburys in Whitby – one lane flooded.

Peasholm/Kepwick Gap, Scarborough – Lake Peasholm burst its banks and flowed towards Royal Albert Drive.

Scalby Road near Hospital – Scarborough.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue was attending to the following incidents on Saturday

06:50 Moor Lane, Newby, Scarborough

Scarborough crew helped with residential flooding caused by heavy rains. Rescuers were unable to stem the flow of water but provided advice and contacted the city government about sandbags.

07:32 High Hawker, Whitby.

Whitby crews were responding to reports of high levels of flooding in the housing development. Since no property was affected, the emergency services advised the residents.

07:58 Hackness Road, Scarborough.

Scarborough crews were attending to a property at risk of flooding due to rain. However, the fire brigade took no action because the water did not reach the property.

09:15 Briggswath, Whitby

Whitby’s teams helped clear a culvert to prevent properties from being flooded due to heavy rains.

09:48 Hackness Road, Scarborough

Scarborough teams went to a private garage, pumped water from the area and advised the resident to contact an electrician.

10:05 East Ayton, Scarborough

Filey’s emergency crews were dealing with a chimney fire that had already gone out upon arrival. The crews conducted inspections and gave advice.

10:53 New Quay Road, Whitby.

Lythe teams visited a pub to help with a flooded basement. Rescuers pumped out the water with a lightweight portable pump.

12:30 Hinderwell Lane, Runswick Bay.

Lythe crews helped flood a street. The emergency services used the main pump to lower the water level.

The Whitby Traction Engine Rally has also been cancelled.

A spokesman for Outdoor Events Ltd said campers had been given the option to leave on Sunday or Monday, helped by their team and tractor support on site.

They added, “Once we’ve helped the public campers who want to leave, we’ll move on to other sections of the show, which will be informed by their section leaders.”

“Please rest assured that despite the extremely difficult weather conditions, we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of everyone on site.”

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “It may seem obvious but please do not drive into the flood even if you think you can.”

In an emergency, call 999. 101 in a non-emergency. Contact us online on 0345 124 2424 – Yorkshire Water 105 – Northern Powergrid 0800 111 999 – Northern Gas

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