Flood alert issued for areas around the Lower River Wharfe as water levels rise following snow and rain

A flood alert has been issued for areas around the Lower River Wharfe.

By Emma Ryan
Tuesday, 30th November 2021, 8:22 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th November 2021, 8:24 pm

The alert area covers the Lower River Wharfe and tributaries from Ilkley to upstream of Ulleskelf.

It comes as river levels have risen as a result of snow which fell at the weekend melting and also additional rainfall that is forecast for overnight.

The government's flood warning service says that flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible tomorrow (Wednesday) and added that areas most at risk are low lying land and roads.

A flood alert has been issued for areas around the Lower River Wharfe.

It said: "Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast."

Motorists are also being asked to plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.

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