River levels are rising in York and flood warnings are now in place for the city centre.
The Environment Agency has put out a flood warning for riverside properties in the city centre and for the Ouse at St George’s Field.
The Ouse is expected to reach its peak of 4m mid to late Monday morning.
The Foss Barrier is now in operation, an agency spokesman said, and several other small flood gates in the city have been closed.
They added: “Our York incident room is open and our duty team is closely monitoring the situation. We also have our teams out on the ground, checking that our defences are working properly and clearing any blockages. We are not expecting there to be any issues.”
The King’s Arms pub on King’s Staithe – which regularly floods – closed at 5.30pm with water levels already close to the front door and expected to rise to around 3.8m by midnight.
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