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Ouse 'not likely' to peak until Tuesday

The Environment Agency (EA) has said the River Ouse at York is "not likely" to reach its peak until Tuesday.

The video shows the current height of the river at Kings Staith in the city centre:

The current level of the Ouse at the Viking Recorder is 3.4m. Last week it peaked on Tuesday at about 4.35m above normal levels.

The EA has indicated that the river is likely to exceed that level, but not reach its record level of 5.4m in 2000.

River levels under control in Leeds

The River Aire is full but is not expected to cause problems in Leeds according the Environment Agency:

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Roads across Leicestershire flooded

Leicestershire Police have reported a number of roads are flooded across the county:

  • Desford Road, Enderby (near to Next) is flooded both directions.
  • The B4114 between the 'Foxhunter' roundabout towards Leicester Lane (city bound) remains closed.
  • The exit slip of the roundabout from Junction 22/M1 onto the A50 (city bound) is flooded.
  • Lots of surface water being reported on the A46 /Six Hills.
  • Lots of water being reported on the A42 Breedon on the Hill.
  • A5 flooded at the single carriageway prior to the dual carriage way at Smokicngton Hollow.

Work still going on in North Yorkshire

Preparations in York are still under way ahead of the River Ouse peaking in the next 48 hours.

In the village of Naburn, around six miles south of the city centre of York, you can see the work which has been happening.

Sandbags at Naburn
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People 'let down' by goverment says Calderdale leader

While efforts to prepare the Calderdale area against flooding have been praised, council leader Tim Swift said people had been let down by the government.

Flood preparations in Mytholmroyd
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"There are some real challenges here, but we have been hit by austerity which makes it much harder for us as a council to repsond and although there is money available for flood defences, it's hard to get these schemes completed quickly."

He added: "The thing that frustrates me the most is that this is the third serious storm we've had in eight years - the first bad flooding being in 2012 and there was really no progress then on the government making money available into flood defences.

"It was only after the devatsting floods on Boxing Day, so I feel to some extent the Environment Agency has been running to catch-up since then.

The Labour councillor said the government needed to recognise that more work needed to be done on tree planting and management of the land to slow the flow of water in periods of intense rainfall.

Clean-up begins in Cumbria

The clean-up begins across Cumbria for those areas affected by flooding last night due to Storm Dennis.

Some road closures remain in place across the county this morning:

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South Yorkshire flood warnings

There are dozens of flood alerts and warnings in place for South Yorkshire today.

Flood warnings in South Yorkshire
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There are 15 warnings at 08:30 on Sunday - which mean flooding is expected and to take action.

Manwhile there are currently 22 alerts - which means be aware.

You can find out more here.