Storm Ciara latest – Riverside paths flooded, plus Shambles Market, city walls and park closed

Underwater again: Kings Staith in York. Photographs: Richard McDougall

The worst of Storm Ciara may be over, but it’s still pretty gusty out there – and there’s some riverside flooding.

Although very much open for business, York is affected by the weather.


York’s flood defences are holding up well. As at 9.35am today (Monday) there are five flood warnings in place in and around the city.

This means ‘flooding is expected – immediate action required’. They are:


The River Ouse encroaches into Tower Gardens today. Photograph: jaynetheunicorn on Twitter
Cumberland Street, with The Lowther on the left
Sandbags and a pump operating in Tower Gardens
The weather has also affected other parts of city life. The city walls are closed today for safety.

Shambles Market is closed too, “so that the team can undertake a full safety evaluation”.

Rowntree Park is also shut due to the high river levels, but the reading café is open.

Generally however the city centre is open and life going on as normal.