Roads remain closed as Met Office issues flood warning for further rain on Wednesday

A near tornado above Leyburn on Tuesday. Photo: Mark Denton.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for further rain to hit Richmondshire on Wednesday.

Forecasters say there is likely to be further heavy rain and some thunderstorms which will bring a chance of flooding and travel disruption.

The yellow warning covers much of north of England.

The Environment Agency has also issued a flood alert for the Reeth area.

It states: “Areas of concern are Reeth and Grinton Bridge.

“River levels are high due to intense localised downpours, and surface water is causing flooding.

“River levels are forecast have now peaked, and are forecast to fall slowly through the night. More showers are forecast from midnight, but are likely to be far less intense.

“Roads and low lying areas may continue to experience surface water flooding, affecting transport and access. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.”

North Yorkshire County Council says several roads remain closed this morning following yesterday’s deluge.

These include:

  • B6270 Downholme to Grinton
  • A6108 Downhole to Halfpenny House
  • C106 Grinton to Reeth
  • B6270 Grinton to Reeth Riverside Road, Richmond

Richmondshire District Council says waste collections will be disrupted in the areas affected by the flooding today due to the road closures.

The forecast is set to improve later this week, with possible light rain on Thursday and Friday but dry on Saturday.

Click here for an updated report on yesterday’s flooding in the Leyburn and Reeth areas.