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Craven roads and homes hit by floods
11:38am Thursday 27th September 2012 in News
Heavy rain engulfed Craven this week, flooding homes and bringing chaos to the roads.
Flooding was also reported at Red Lion Farm near Bolton Bridge, Bolton Abbey, and at homes on the A629 at Farnhill .
And, on the roads, one of the worst-hit places was Carleton, where cars were said to be floating on Pale Lane and a stranded driver had to be rescued by firefighters.
Other flooding blackspots included Burnsall, where the bridge near the Red Lion Hotel was closed, Gargrave and Settle.
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said it had received more than 270 calls in the 24 hours up to 2.30pm on Tuesday. At one point, it was dealing with 50 incidents, with 73 incidents queued waiting for fire crews to be assigned to them.
The west and north of the country were the worst affected.
North Yorkshire Police itself fell victim to the floods, with staff unable to get to the headquarters at Newby Wiske, near Northallerton, because of flooded roads.