THE Met Office has issued an amber warning for heavy rain across Craven today.
It says people should be prepared for disruption due to river and surface water flooding.

The rain is expected to clear away towards the southeast by the early hours of tomorrow.The Environment Agency has issued numerous flood warnings.

They include:

  • The River Wharfe and Town Beck, at Addingham;
  • The River Wharfe at Bolton Bridge;
  • Eller Beck in central Skipton, Carleton Business Park, Snaygill Industrial Estate, Engine Shed Lane and Broughton Road;
  • Ings Beck, Ings Lane, Skipton;
  • The River Aire at Cross Hills, including Airedale Trading Park, Skipton Road, Kildwick, and Cononley Business Park;
  • Eastburn Beck at Sutton-in-Craven;
  • Broughton Beck at Elslack and Broughton Business Park;
  • River Aire at Gargrave.

In a tweet, Stacey Stothard, of Skipton, says the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Skipton is nearly overflowing.

"My house is five metres away and six feet lower," she writes.

Environment Agency teams are out working with partners to support communities and reduce the risk of flooding as far as possible. Volunteer flood wardens are operating in Airedale.

Environment Agency duty manager Frank de Planta said: “With heavy rain continuing to fall across West and North Yorkshire today and into tonight, we urge people to remain vigilant and check their flood risk at or follow @EnvAgencyYNE and #floodaware on Twitter for the latest flood updates.
"We also want to remind people never to drive through flood water: just 30 centimetres of flowing water is enough to move your car.”

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