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Travel update - road closures from flooding

In Skeeby the A6108 Richmond Road closed due to flooding at Olliver Lane. A1(M) in both directions is closed, with queueing traffic due to flooding between J49 A168 (Dishforth) and J60 A689 (Bradbury).

In Morton on Swale the A684 closed due to flooding between Station Road and Potter Lane.

  • Burley in Wharfedale A65 closed due to flooding between A660 / A65 (Burley in Wharfedale) and B6382 Wheatley Lane (Ilkley) and A660 closed due to flooding between A65 / A65 and A659 Bradford Road.
  • Wensley - A684 closed due to flooding at Chapel Lane.
  • Harewood - A61 Harrogate Road blocked due to flooding at A659 The Avenue (Harewood Bridge).
  • Uckerby - B1263 blocked, traffic congestion due to flooding between Uckerby and B6271 Bolton Road.
  • Ripon - Boroughbridge Road closed due to flooding between A61 Ripon By-Pass and Skelton Road.
  • Richmond - Gilling Road closed due to flooding between A6108 Darlington Road and Waters Lane.
  • Normanby - Barugh Lane closed due to flooding at Westfield Lane.
  • Barnby Dun - Fordstead Lane closed due to flooding between Thorpe Bank and Marsh Lane.

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Highways Agency warns not all A1 slip roads cordoned off

The A1 (M) is still closed, and is expected to remain closed until at least tomorrow morning, in both directions due to flooding between J49 A168 (Dishforth) and J60 A689 (Bradbury).

The Highways Agency is warning drivers that some of the slip roads have not been cordoned off but the whole stretch of the road should not be used in either direction.

Road closures due to flooding

  • A1 in both directions closed, queueing traffic due to flooding between A1(M) J49 Dishforth and A6136 Gatherley Road (Catterick / Brompton-On-Swale Turn Off).
  • Skeeby - A6108 Richmond Road closed due to flooding at Olliver Lane.
  • Castleford - A656 Barnsdale Road closed due to flooding between Station Road and A6032 Aire Street.
  • Burley in Wharfedale - A660 closed due to flooding between A65 / A65 and A659 Bradford Road.
  • Morton-on-Swale - A684 closed due to flooding between Station Road and Potter Lane.
  • Wensley - A684 closed due to flooding at Chapel Lane.
  • A65 closed due to flooding between A660 / A65 (Burley in Wharfedale) and B6382 Wheatley Lane (Ilkley).

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"Crazy" behaviour on A1

Drivers crossing the central reservation on the A1

Drivers have reported "crazy behaviour" on the A1 in North Yorkshire near Catterick due to a 30 mile stretch being closed because of floods.

One driver, who uploaded this photo to our Facebook page, said: "The scene on A1 North bound. Drivers were crossing the middle and turning onto the south-bound fast lane. Even reversing down the northbound outside verge to get to the gap. crazy. I was pulled over with engine off when I took this."

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