Some Hull Trains services cancelled due to flooding

Published: Tuesday 29th December 2015 by The News Editor

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Hull Trains has been forced to cancel some services as flooding continues to affect parts of Yorkshire.

The National Rail website states that, due to rising water levels, trains between Selby and Brough are unable to run. Buses are running in place of cancelled services.

While many of the flood warnings for Hull and East Yorkshire have been withdrawn, a new flood risk alert has been introduced for Bridlington.

The Environment Agency’s warning for the North Sea coast at Bridlington reads: “This flood alert has been issued for the high tide on December 29 between 07:00 and 09:15, and 18:15 and 21:30. Strong winds and high water levels will cause overtopping and windblown spray along the coast. The areas of concern are Bridlington North Pier and South Pier.”

To the west of Hull there are also a number of alerts in place for Market Weighton, Broomfleet, Goole, and the Lower Derwent in the Pocklington area.

Floods Minister Rory Stewart warns there could be a “very bad situation” for flood-hit residents who are due for further misery with a fresh storm.

He says he is “very concerned” as Storm Frank is expected to sweep in from this evening, bringing gales and downpours.

Nine “severe” flood warnings issued by the Environment Agency for England and Wales – meaning potential loss of life – are centred on York, which was inundated on Boxing Day.

The storm is looming as a barrier on the River Foss which was opened on Boxing Day, flooding hundreds of properties in York, was closed again today after emergency repairs by engineers.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Tuesday 29th December 2015 by The News Editor

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