Yorkshire news York pubs and bars relieved at flood threat reduction ahead of reopening MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - The Environment Agency had predicted that the river levels would reach a point where nearby establishments would be flooded

Yorkshire news York pubs and bars relieved at flood threat reduction ahead of reopening MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - The Environment Agency had predicted that the river levels would reach a point where nearby establishments would be flooded

Yorkshire news  York pubs and bars relieved at flood threat reduction ahead of reopening  MetiNews.Com
30 June 2020 - 12:08

Breaking News ! York businesses have breathed a sigh of relief as the perpetual rain and fears of flooding prior to this weekend's restriction of lockdown rules look to have subsided. The Environment Agency yesterday predicted the the water levels along the city's Rivers Ouse and Foss could rise as high as 3.5m above normal levels today (Tuesday) after the river peaked at 2.7m yesterday. If the river would have hit this level then pubs along the riverside at spots such as King's Staith would have almost certainly been flooded and forced to close their doors. However, with the halting of the rain that has battered the Yorkshire Dales and area around York the past few days, the water levels have since started to fall and the agency has predicted that it will continue to do so. The Foss Barrier was put in place yesterday to protect properties alongside the River Foss. King's Staith was also closed to drivers. Revellers have been populating the King's Staith area of York when the sun has been out during the lockdown. (Image: NYP) Malcolm Goodwin, who has helped run Plonkers Bar on Cumberland Street just up from the River Ouse said that he and other businesses were looking forward to opening their doors again on Saturday without the fear of being forced to close. He said: "We haven't been too worried over the last few days of the flooding.

. I sometimes think we know more than them we've been here that long. "I don't think it's high enough now to effect the King's Arms or other pubs on the road. But if anything does happen we're always there to help each other." Sign up for the NorthYorkshireLive newsletter Get the latest NorthYorkshireLive news direct to your inbox with our newsletter. We send out daily newsletters with the best news and features - enter your email address here to sign up. You can also find NorthYorkshireLive on Facebook and Twitter, and download our YorkshireLive app which is completely customisable! He added: "This time it won't flood though and hopefully on Saturday it will be back in its banks so we can tables and chairs on the riverside. With it being opening day we don't want to be effected by the water." York Rescue Boat have also been optimistic about the likelihood of businesses opening as scheduled, saying: "The vast majority of York will remain open throughout. Businesses within York, as well as other areas, are just begining their journey to recovery after the Covid lockdown, please support them. "York is definitely ’Open for business’."

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Yorkshire news York pubs and bars relieved at flood threat reduction ahead of reopening MetiNews.Com


Yorkshire news York pubs and bars relieved at flood threat reduction ahead of reopening MetiNews.Com


Yorkshire news York pubs and bars relieved at flood threat reduction ahead of reopening MetiNews.Com


Yorkshire news York pubs and bars relieved at flood threat reduction ahead of reopening MetiNews.Com

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