Raw sewage pours onto York road

Leeman Road is flooded, in this picture by York councillor Kallum Taylor on Twitter
20 Jan 2020 @ 3.23 pm
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Yorkshire Water are investigating after a main York road was flooded with what is said to be raw sewage.

Leeman Road has been affected, and drivers are asked to drive with care through the water.

According to Holgate ward councillor Kallum Tayor, the leak originates near the Siemens site.

He described it as “a serious health and safety risk”.

Yorkshire Water has told Minster FM that they are investigating.

They said:

  • We were made aware of sewage in Leeman Road in York late this morning with a team sent to the site as quickly as possible.

    The team jetted a number of sewers in the area and found no blockages.

    They also inspected the road gullies which were blocked with silt and could be causing the issue.

    The council are going to attend to unblock the gullies.