The North Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby has been cut off by unprecedented levels of flooding tonight, with many streets underwater.Read the full story ›
Whitby has been hit by flash floods tonight.
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue say that they have been responding to several flooding calls in the Whitby area with water entering premises.
The have also had to deal with a car stuck in flood water. Two people have been helped to safety by Fire crews.
Fire Engines from Whitby, Scarborough, Lythe and Robin Hoods Bay are currently dealing with flash flooding incidents.
Police say all roads into the town are cut off apart from one route at Ruswarp, which they say can only be used by 4x4 vehicles.
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The A169 Whitby Road at Pickering in North Yorkshire has been closed in both directions due to snow and high winds between Shaker Stile Road and Eskdaleside.
Traffic is being affected between Pickering and Whitby.
The A171 in North Yorkshire is closed both directions due to accident involving two vehicles between B1266 High Street and A169.
The accident occurred near to Egton village and is affecting traffic between Whitby and Scaling.
There is a diversion in place.
Eastbound where traffic should use the B1266 and westbound the A169
With Halloween coming up tonight, you might be preparing for a spot of apple bobbing, or a trip out for some tick-or-treating.
But for any self-respecting Goth there is only place to be this weekend, the east coast town of Whitby.
Adam Fowler reports:
Whitby Abbey is set to be lit up later tonight with thousands also expected to head to the seaside town for the twice-yearly goth festival.
They will be also be a live performance of Dracula which was inspired by the Abbey.
A father and daughter have been rescued after being washed out to sea near Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire.
The girl had been swept into the sea by the heavy swell and her father had gone into help, but both were unable to get back to the shore.
The waves were reaching four metres high when the Whitby lifeboat and a coastguard helicopter were called out to save the pair.
By the time the lifeboat crew were able to find the casualties, they had been in the water for 45 minutes and were exhausted and struggling to stay afloat.
The lifeboat crew managed to pull them aboard to check them over, before they were winched to safety by the rescue helicopter and transferred to hospital.
Whitby RNLI Pilot Mike Russell said, "It was a difficult job, but both crews performed a textbook rescue. Thank goodness we reached the casualties in time to save their lives."
Up to 400 jobs could be created in Whitby port with the development of a wind farm service centre. Dalby Offshore Services is working with Scarborough Borough Council to develop Endeavour Wharf in the town to become a key operations and maintenance centre for the offshore wind industry.
The roles will include marine and maritime skills, vessel repairs and maintenance, engineering and electrical contracting, component supply, port services. The development is also expected to provide a boost for local accommodation services.
Members of the public will be able to discuss the design at a consultation event tomorrow at The Coliseum.
A structural engineer has said that a bus has not structurally damaged a shop in Whitby after crashing into one of its front windows this afternoon. Boyes Stores had to be evacuated at around 2pm. Although the window will need to be secured and brickwork repaired, the main structure of the shop remains intact.
The Arriva Yorkshire bus, which travelled across Station Square, coming to rest in the front of the building, has now been removed. It was also damaged in the collision.
Bus company Arriva North East have issued a statement over the accident this afternoon where one of its buses crashed into a shopfront in Whitby.
We can confirm that one of our buses was involved in an incident in Whitby this afternoon. There have been no reported injuries, however a lady was treated for shock at the scene. We are currently working with the police in order to understand exactly what happened."