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Homes and businesses evacuated as River Aire bursts its banks at Snaith

Some roads have turned into rivers making them impassable Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Homes and businesses have been evacuated after the River Aire at Snaith burst its banks.

Some buildings have become submerged in floodwaters Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Parts of the town have been cut off by flood waters, with roads impassable, as emergency services battle to protect homes and residents.

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The A1041 is closed in both directions with people being urged to avoid the area.

Businesses have been forced to close after the river burst its banks Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The church in Carlton has opened its door as a rest centre for those who have been forced to leave their homes.

The lower River Aire has been causing concern since the weekend with a handful of homes reported to be flooded in nearby Hirst Courtney, on the opposite side to Snaith.

To find out if there are flood warnings in your area visit: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings